Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/25/2004
Researchers Unlock Genetic Code of Dangerous Parasite

Could lead to drugs to treat germ that threatens those with weak immune systems

3/18/2004
New Way to Treat Hepatitis B?

Researchers find an enzyme might disrupt reproduction cycle of dangerous virus

3/15/2004
Mice Produce SARS Antibodies

It could lead to effective protection for people, a new study says

3/12/2004
Cold Kits Cut Antibiotic Use

They may reduce unnecessary prescriptions, study says

3/3/2004
Ancient Virus May Help HIV Patients Live Longer

Apparently harmless germ related to hepatitis seems to boost immune system

3/1/2004
Antibacterial Products Don't Cut Infection Risk at Home

Study adds they may have some value in large settings, such as a school

2/26/2004
New Norovirus Behind Stomach Bug Outbreak

Variant linked to gastroenteritis outbreaks in 2002, study finds

2/19/2004
Blood Test Can Prevent Unneeded Antibiotic Use

Shows whether bacteria or viruses cause lung infection

2/11/2004
Plague Debunked As Link to AIDS Immunity

Smallpox seen as likely cause of mutation

2/10/2004
Smallpox Vaccine Spread Virus Through Family

Case report on U.S. soldier details how his wife and infant daughter were infected

2/6/2004
Bird Virus Linked to 1918 Flu Pandemic

Researcher: Jump to humans was 'simple'

2/2/2004
Immune Protein Might Fight SARS

'Good fortune' leads to promising therapy against killer virus

1/29/2004
Scientists Map Evolution of SARS Virus

The research might help in vaccine development

1/28/2004
New Virus Common Cause of Respiratory Infections

Researchers found it in 12% of sick children

1/26/2004
Understanding SARS: One Year Later

U.S. suffered far fewer cases than thought

1/23/2004
West Nile Mosquitoes Show Signs of Resistance

Species in California first in U.S. to show defense against pesticide

1/21/2004
Unraveling the Monkeypox Mystery

Doctors piece together virus' advance from Africa to America

1/14/2004
Kids' Immune Systems Unfamiliar With Flu Strain

Researcher speculates why this season has been rough on children

1/2/2004
Viral Cure for Diabetes Discovered

Virus helped pre-diabetic mice fend off blood sugar disease

12/24/2003
Exercise Can Keep Kids Healthy

Researchers find link between health and exercise, body fat

12/23/2003
Taming SARS: What Worked, What Didn't

Quarantines, certain drugs helped to contain 1st outbreak of the disease

12/19/2003
CDC: Flu Outbreak Now an Epidemic

Wider net cast to track and control virus

12/17/2003
SARS Can Take Flight

U.S. study finds deadly virus was transmitted on airplanes

12/17/2003
Did West Nile Conquer Alexander the Great?

'Retrodiagnosis' fingers mosquito-borne virus

12/5/2003
Bracing for a Second Round of SARS

New report says U.S. not prepared for an epidemic

12/4/2003
SARS Vaccine May Be on the Horizon

Pittsburgh researchers develop one that works in monkeys

11/17/2003
Is Smallpox Behind AIDS Immunity?

Roots of resistance may lie in Middle Ages

10/31/2003
Oral Vaccines Show Promise

They protected newborn mice against rabies virus

10/31/2003
Oral Steroids Don't Help a Toddler's Wheeze

British study finds they may even cause harm

10/29/2003
Felines and Ferrets Can be Infected With SARS

They could be used to test potential treatments or vaccines

10/8/2003
Hepatitis A May Prevent Allergies in Some

Common gene variation combines with virus to bolster immune system

10/2/2003
Norwalk Virus

How to protect yourself

10/1/2003
Mono Virus Tied to Hodgkin's Disease

Higher lymphoma incidence seen in those with Epstein-Barr bug

9/25/2003
U.S. West Nile Cases Near 5,000

New record set while CDC reports small malaria outbreak

9/18/2003
Hantavirus

Deer mice carry the dangerous germ

9/18/2003
Blood Screening Cuts Risk of W. Nile Transmission

New tests make transfusions much safer, study says

9/17/2003
Cancer Virus Now Tied to Deadly Lung Ailment

Herpesvirus found in primary pulmonary hypertension

9/15/2003
Hand Washing at Airports Not Taking Wing

Survey finds 22% of passengers don't lather up in restroom

9/15/2003
Mosquito Coils May Contain Carcinogen

Some contain a banned substance, finds study

9/4/2003
West Nile Toll in U.S. Tops 2,000; 43 Dead

Colorado remains hardest-hit as virus surges across western states

9/4/2003
Exotic Market Yields a SARS Clue

Human-like virus found in Chinese animals

8/18/2003
New Smallpox Vaccine May Be Safer

Trials looming to compare it to existing one

8/15/2003
Some Viruses Linked to Age-Related Dementia

Infection may help to explain Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease

8/14/2003
Screening Catches West Nile in Donated Blood

But CDC reports cases continue to climb sharply

8/12/2003
West Nile Kin a Potential West Nile Vaccine

Kunjin virus protects mice in study

8/12/2003
Vaccine Won't Replace Pap Smears

But it may cut frequency of cervical cancer screening, study finds

8/12/2003
Panel: Don't Give Public Smallpox Vaccination

Risks may outweigh benefits for mass inoculation

8/7/2003
West Nile Infections Mounting Fast

CDC reports tripling of cases in just a week

8/6/2003
Fast-Acting Vaccine Blocks Ebola Virus

Quicker protection may aid outbreak control

8/4/2003
Some Hard-Learned Lessons About SARS

Report tracks how the disease spread in Hong Kong hospital