Virus Health News

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5/18/2017
HPV Vaccine May Also Prevent Cancers Affecting Men

Study finds the cervical cancer vaccine cuts infection for viruses tied to oral, head and neck cancers

5/18/2017
Another Step Toward Ebola Protection

Discovery of critical human antibodies may put scientists closer to new vaccines, treatments

5/15/2017
Many U.S. Travelers Skip Measles Shots, Despite Infection Risk

Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

5/12/2017
Mosquito-Borne Illnesses May Not Be Limited to Tropics

Study suggests southern U.S. at greater risk than thought for outbreaks of Zika, dengue and other diseases

5/11/2017
New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA

Screening for the often-silent disease remains key, especially in baby boomers

5/9/2017
Zika Risk May Be Lower Than Thought for Some Pregnant Women

U.S. study found only 1 of 185 who traveled to active areas tested positive, and baby wasn't infected

5/3/2017
Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario

A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

4/26/2017
Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

4/18/2017
Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter

Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments

4/18/2017
Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

4/14/2017
Another Type of Mosquito May Carry Zika

Genetic fragments, but not live virus, were found; researchers call for more testing of mosquito types

4/7/2017
U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

4/6/2017
A Surprising Culprit Behind Celiac Disease?

Study suggests harmless viruses may set stage for immune system response to the grain protein gluten

4/4/2017
Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia

Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

3/29/2017
Cases of Zika-Linked Birth Defects Dropped in Brazil in 2016

The South American country was the epicenter of the mosquito-borne disease a year earlier

3/21/2017
Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

3/20/2017
New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

3/9/2017
Chimps Can Get Ebola, Too, But Oral Vaccine May Help

However, trial was halted due to new animal research laws

3/9/2017
Zika Attacks Nerves, Muscles, Other Tissues

Monkey study may help pinpoint where the virus does damage

3/9/2017
Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart

9 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

3/7/2017
Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

3/2/2017
Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC

Finding highlights importance of preventing infection during pregnancy, researchers say

3/1/2017
Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

2/23/2017
Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women

CMV associated with increased chances of metabolic syndrome in those of normal weight

2/21/2017
Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy

Mouse study shows how infection crosses placenta to harm the fetus

2/13/2017
Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey

Better treatments may translate into complacency, HIV experts say

2/9/2017
Skimp on Sleep and You Just May Wind Up Sick

Study of twins showed when someone is sleep-deprived, immune system weakens

2/8/2017
Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks

Dry environment might alter how easily mosquito-borne virus is transmitted, researchers say

2/1/2017
Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs

But cases of drug-resistant strains of AIDS virus are still rare, doctors say

1/20/2017
Ebola Blood Test May Help Predict Survival Chances

Findings might lead to more effective patient care, researchers suggest

1/20/2017
8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

1/17/2017
Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu

Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

1/16/2017
Debunking Winter Weather Myths

For starters, alcohol won't warm you up

1/12/2017
How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

1/6/2017
Flu Season Starting to Peak

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

1/5/2017
Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds

Discovery in one patient could advance understanding of deadly disease, doctors say

12/28/2016
Don't Let Germs Spoil Your Holiday Getaway

Good hygiene and disinfectant wipes will help keep illness at bay, germ expert says

12/21/2016
Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S.

Contagious virus, which can cause complications, can be prevented by vaccine, specialist says

12/16/2016
Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head

It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

12/15/2016
Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

Advisory follows reports of 5 cases of local infection in Brownsville

12/14/2016
Lab Vaccine Shields Mice Against Zika Virus

Chinese researchers may be one step closer to a defense against the mosquito-borne infection

12/14/2016
Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought

Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

12/13/2016
Zika Still a Threat During Winter Months

Public health expert says mosquito eggs can survive colder temps

12/12/2016
Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season

CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

12/9/2016
Florida Now Zika-Free: CDC

But Texas reporting 4 new cases of possible infections, near the Mexican border

12/8/2016
Mummy of 17th Century Child May Alter the History of Smallpox

Virus might have appeared much later than originally suspected, researchers say

12/7/2016
Best Way to Beat Back Zika a Matter of Debate

Analysis found conflicting evidence on which mosquito-control method worked best

12/6/2016
New Clues to Huge Jump in U.S. Mosquito Population

Urbanization, DDT pesticide ban played roles, but climate change may become a factor, researchers say

12/2/2016
Another Miami Neighborhood Now Zika-Free

Only one area in South Miami Beach still considered an active zone for local transmission of the virus, officials say

11/30/2016
First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant

Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb