Virus Health News

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10/16/2013
Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some People

Cells' second-line defense, found in a rare few, could cut need for long-term drug therapy, researchers say

10/11/2013
Deadly Respiratory Infection Took Hold in Bats, Study Says

Genetic analysis indicates they were probably first species to battle MERS virus

10/8/2013
Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

10/4/2013
Scientists Say Pressure Allows Herpes Viruses to Infect Cells

New ability to measure that pressure may help lead to treatments, study authors suggest

10/3/2013
AIDS Virus in Cats Might Help Human Vaccine Effort, Study Hints

Protein in feline virus triggered immune reaction in blood from people with HIV

10/2/2013
Study Questions Discovery of 'New' Hepatitis Virus

Contaminated lab glassware caused confusion, researchers say

9/23/2013
Nail Fungus Drug Might Help Against HIV, Study Suggests

Lab research shows the anti-fungal aided cells in elimination of AIDS-causing virus

9/20/2013
Deadly Respiratory Virus Has Passed Between Animals, Humans Before

Study still doesn't pinpoint from which animal the virus is coming

9/18/2013
Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections

Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

9/10/2013
For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV

Study of heterosexual couples in Uganda suggests strict adherence to meds is key

9/3/2013
Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals

They suspect at least 320,000 viruses exist, and say finding them might reduce toll of human epidemics

8/27/2013
Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC

Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report

8/21/2013
Experimental Treatment May Help Fight Deadly Ebola Virus

Therapy led to recovery in nearly half of study animals up to 5 days after infection

8/8/2013
Many Docs Wrongly Prescribe Powerful Antibiotics: Study

Using these drugs incorrectly, such as for viruses, adds to problem of drug-resistant bacteria

8/7/2013
China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person

Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

7/26/2013
Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans

Study of germ that killed primates in a California colony should spur more vigilance, researchers say

7/26/2013
Recently Emerged MERS Virus Less Infectious Than SARS: Study

But Middle East respiratory virus has high death rates among people with chronic illnesses

7/22/2013
Midwest Ticks Show Signs of 'Heartland Virus'

Recently discovered disease struck two Missouri farmers

7/18/2013
China's Bird Flu Might Someday Spread More Easily: Report

For now, however, the virus doesn't transfer well from human to human, experts say

7/12/2013
West Nile Spraying Safe in Short Term: Study

California researchers found Sacramento County residents had no immediate health problems after pesticide was applied

7/11/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke

Doctors had implanted a device to help his weakened heart pump blood

7/10/2013
Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread

They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab

7/9/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection

Singer first admitted to Dallas hospital on Sunday after developing what he thought was a cold

6/26/2013
Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers

Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

6/19/2013
Study Reveals How New Respiratory Virus Spreads

Infectious-disease experts went to Middle East to gather information on often deadly MERS virus

6/14/2013
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection

Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

6/6/2013
MERS Virus May Never Become Big Threat in U.S., Experts Say

New strain will most likely weaken over time, infection specialists explain

5/31/2013
Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study

Researchers found no extra health benefit compared to standard dose

5/29/2013
Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics

Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains

5/23/2013
Modified Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors, Study Suggests

Treatment is harmless to normal cells but attacks cancer cells; finding is preliminary, researchers say

5/13/2013
Unusual Heat May Have Boosted West Nile Virus Last Year: CDC

More illnesses, deaths from mosquito-borne disease reported in 2012 than in recent years, agency says

5/8/2013
Immune Cell Discovery May One Day Lead to Herpes Vaccine: Study

Understanding specialized cells could be key to preventing genital herpes, researchers say

4/18/2013
Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise

Researchers report two drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C stopped virus from replicating in lab tests

4/10/2013
Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer

Certain strains of the cervical cancer virus found in tumors from nonsmokers

3/27/2013
Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

3/25/2013
Could Herpes Virus Affect Memory in Older Adults?

Chronic infection with cold sores may affect thinking, especially in sedentary folks, study suggests

3/18/2013
Craze for Hairless Genitals Accompanies Rise in Infections

Shaving, clipping and waxing may raise risk of skin virus, study finds

3/14/2013
Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says

3/13/2013
Secrets of New SARS-Like Virus Uncovered

Finding shows how it enters cells, could lead to vaccine, researchers report

2/28/2013
Man Who Got Smallpox Vaccine Passes Milder Infection to Sex Partner: CDC

Transmission is common if the vaccine wound is not covered, expert says

2/28/2013
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread

Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity

2/14/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Norovirus

Wash your hands frequently

2/13/2013
Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital

Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

1/24/2013
HIV-Like Virus Arose in Primates Millions of Years Ago, Scientists Say

Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in monkeys

1/24/2013
CDC Researchers Spot Increase in New 'Stomach Bug' Strain

A norovirus from Australia caused majority of U.S. outbreaks at the end of 2012

1/17/2013
Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds

Increase in Eastern equine encephalitis may be partly due to warming climate, more exposure to mosquitoes, researcher says

1/3/2013
Climate Change May Bring Another Mosquito-Borne Illness to U.S.

Study uses computer model to assess risk of Chikungunya virus

12/28/2012
New Raccoon Virus May Offer Clues to Human Cancer

Rare brain tumors seen in 12 animals with polyomavirus, researchers say

12/25/2012
Keep Kitchen Utensils Clean While Preparing Holiday Meal

Cross-contamination can occur easily during cooking process, study says

12/14/2012
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study

Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults