Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

7/22/2003
West Nile Can Cause Lasting Motor Damage

Some patients never recover fully from paralysis, other problems

7/22/2003
Get the Last Laugh on Colds

Happy people experience fewer symptoms

7/21/2003
New Weapon Against Germs

Scientists clone bacteria and virus-fighting protein

7/15/2003
West Nile Virus on the March

It's showing up in more states this year, officials report

7/15/2003
SARS: An Emerging Picture

Virus causes critical illness in 25 percent of patients, studies show

7/14/2003
Less Smallpox Vaccine May Be More

Weakened strains may be safer and just as effective

7/9/2003
First Test for West Nile Virus

Fast results, earlier diagnosis

7/7/2003
What to Watch for With West Nile

Muscle weakness and paralysis are among symptoms, study says

6/24/2003
Military Smallpox Vaccine Program Deemed Safe

Side effects from 450,000 vaccinations lower than expected

6/19/2003
Study Faults WHO Guidelines on SARS

Says doctors should watch for earlier symptoms

6/19/2003
Ward Off West Nile Virus

Tips on protecting yourself during mosquito season

6/19/2003
The Goods on Garlic

It has antiviral and antibacterial properties

6/18/2003
Donated Blood to Be Screened for West Nile

Experimental tests for virus faces test of its own

6/12/2003
Scientists Find Missing AIDS Link

Monkeys may have spread HIV-like virus to chimps

6/11/2003
U.S. Tries to Curb Monkeypox on Several Fronts

Health officials recommend smallpox shots, ban imports of African rodents

6/10/2003
Monkeypox Prompts Voluntary Quarantine

Wisconsin residents who may have virus stay home

6/2/2003
Deadly Cold Virus Strikes Disabled in N.Y.

Outbreak blamed for as many as 3 deaths in special home

6/2/2003
New Kids' Respiratory Virus Identified

Human metapneumovirus responsible for significant portion of infections