Virus Health News

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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

12/12/2012
Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs

Finding might help public health officials develop plan to contain possible outbreak

11/28/2012
Latest West Nile Tally: 5,245 Cases, 236 Deaths

Texas still the hardest hit state with 1,714 cases, 76 deaths, CDC says

11/26/2012
U.S. Task Force: Baby Boomers Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Generation has highest rate of infection, likely contracted decades ago

11/13/2012
Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study

Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

11/9/2012
Black Women With Both HIV, Hep C Less Likely to Die From Liver Disease

Study compared black, white and Hispanic women with both viruses

11/7/2012
CDC: West Nile Toll Now 5,054 Cases, 228 Deaths

Texas the hardest hit state with 1,684 cases and 76 deaths

10/25/2012
West Nile Cases Pass 4,700 Mark Nationwide: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 219, up from 183 last week

10/17/2012
West Nile Cases Pass 4,500 Mark Nationwide: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 183, up from 168 last week

10/10/2012
West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says

Number of deaths now stands at 168, up from 163 last week

10/3/2012
West Nile Cases Continue to Climb, CDC Says

Number of deaths now stands at 163, up from 147 last week

10/1/2012
Scientists Probe How Some HIV Patients Resist AIDS

Understanding immune response in these 'elite controllers' might help pave way to vaccine

9/26/2012
West Nile Cases Rise by 400 Since Last Week: CDC

Number of deaths now stands at 147, and Texas continues to be the hardest-hit state

9/26/2012
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

9/25/2012
A Virus That Zaps Zits?

Early research finds common strain on skin seeks out, destroys bacteria behind acne

9/24/2012
U.S. Antibiotic Prescribing Rates Highest in South: Study

Seniors took more of these drugs during winter months

9/21/2012
Lab Contamination Behind Debunked Link Between Virus, Prostate Cancer

'XMRV' also once thought to cause chronic fatigue syndrome

9/19/2012
West Nile Cases Still Rising; Death Toll Now at 134, CDC Says

Texas continues to be epicenter of outbreak, with nearly 40 percent of all mosquito-borne infections

9/18/2012
New Study Debunks Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Finding refutes earlier paper; cause remains unknown

9/17/2012
Shingles Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study States

Screening for cancer after diagnosis is unnecessary, researchers say

9/12/2012
More Evidence That Truvada Can Help Prevent HIV

Findings suggest the drug still blocks the virus even when patients miss a dose

9/11/2012
Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Some Success

The painful, potentially deadly illness is endemic to the tropics, and has reappeared in the United States

8/29/2012
Yet Another Tick-Borne Illness Emerges in U.S.

'Phlebovirus' symptoms in 2 Missouri men included fever, short-term memory problems

8/22/2012
West Nile Outbreak Could Be Biggest Ever: CDC

Thirty-eight states have reported infections, almost half of 1,118 cases in Texas

8/17/2012
Dallas Launches Insecticide Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The north Texas area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease this summer

8/16/2012
North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday

Dallas, Fort Worth area has been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/14/2012
Dallas, Fort Worth Area Braces for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/13/2012
Dallas-Fort Worth Brace for West Nile Spraying

The Texas cities have been hit hard by the potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease

8/8/2012
New Vaccine May Offer Protection From Deadly Nipah Virus

Virus causes serious respiratory distress syndrome and encephalitis, researchers say

8/1/2012
Poor Sleep Hampers Vaccine Effectiveness: Study

Adults who slept less than six hours nightly weren't adequately protected from virus

7/25/2012
Cancer Drug May Flush Out 'Hidden' HIV: Study

Strategy could help battle 'reservoir' of germs, but research is in early stages

7/25/2012
Airports in N.Y., L.A., Hawaii Deemed Worst for Pandemic Spread

MIT researchers calculated which locations are most likely to play a role in disease dispersal

7/23/2012
All HIV Patients Should Take Meds Early On, Experts Now Say

New guidelines reflect the improvements in antiretroviral therapy over last 25 years

7/12/2012
CDC Warns of Another Emerging Tick-Borne Threat

Babesiosis can be fatal; another report shows mosquitoes continue to spread West Nile

7/6/2012
Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study

Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

7/3/2012
Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study

Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

6/21/2012
Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Yields Sobering Findings

Few mutations needed to allow airborne spread of H5N1 virus in mammals, scientists find