Virus Health News

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4/26/2003
SARS Roundup: April 26, 2003

    Two possible cases from Toronto tested in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

4/25/2003
SARS Roundup: April 25, 2003

China introduces tougher measures to control disease's spread

4/24/2003
SARS Roundup: April 24, 2003

Disease may be more deadly than previously thought

4/17/2003
U.S. Revises 'Probable' SARS Estimates Downward

Of 208 suspected cases, only 35 fit the case definition, CDC says

4/10/2003
Coronavirus Causes SARS, Studies Say

Experts conclude they're dealing with a new bug

4/4/2003
Face Masks of Questionable Value Against SARS

Experts don't think respiratory illness is spread through casual contact

4/2/2003
SARS Cases Rise to 85 in United States

Health experts advise against nonessential travel to hard-hit areas of Asia

3/28/2003
U.S. SARS Cases: An Emerging Picture

Health officials reveal little about the 51 suspected cases in 21 states

3/26/2003
More May Be at Risk from Smallpox Inoculations

Study: Half of hospital patients could get secondary infections

3/26/2003
SARS Global Toll More Than 1,200 as China Releases Its Numbers

34 died in Guangdong province, which had 792 cases, official says

3/25/2003
Epstein-Barr Virus Closely Tied to MS

Study adds evidence, but no smoking gun

3/24/2003
Suspected U.S. SARS Cases Now 39

Health officials now think new virus is behind mysterious respiratory illness

3/22/2003
The Sneeze Felt Around the World?

Deadly respiratory illness seems to have started in a specific spot

3/22/2003
U.S. Issues Travel Warning on Respiratory Illness

22 suspected cases being probed in 12 U.S. states

3/20/2003
N.Y. Joins 10 Other U.S. States With Suspected SARS Cases

15 people in U.S. have possible symptoms of the deadly global respiratory illness.

3/19/2003
11 in U.S. Now Possible SARS Cases

CDC widens health alert on deadly illness

3/18/2003
Scientists Probe Why Body Can't Best HIV

Antibodies eventually lose battle with ever-changing virus

3/14/2003
Common Infant Lung Infection Treatments May Not Work

Evidence doesn't support any routine therapies for bronchiolitis

3/13/2003
Eye Shingles No Laughing Matter

Condition that is keeping David Letterman off the air can cause severe eye damage

2/27/2003
First Moderate Reaction to Smallpox Jab Reported

Nurse breaks out in pustules, one of 3 affected

2/11/2003
Doctors Still Prescribing Too Many Antibiotics

Particularly new 'broad-spectrum' drugs such as Cipro

2/5/2003
Study Identifies Major Viruses Tied to Cervical Cancer

Finds 18 types that could be incorporated into vaccine

2/3/2003
Fighting West Nile Virus

Scientists find antibodies that play key role in keeping disease at bay

1/30/2003
Preventing Common Eye Infection Proves Costly

Probably too costly for individuals and insurers

1/23/2003
U.S. Reports Rise in Stomach Bug Cases

Finds new strain that seems to pass easier from person to person

1/7/2003
Norwalk Virus: Outbreaks on Land, Sea

Despite cruise ship woes, problems more prevalent on land

1/7/2003
Flu's Toll Higher Than Thought

Study finds huge increase in deaths, especially in elderly

12/30/2002
Ebola Virus Tamed for Beneficial Use

Killer can be adapted to treat lung diseases

12/23/2002
Common Virus Tied to Heart Disease Risk

Researchers find link to cytomegalovirus

12/19/2002
Americans Largely Ignorant About Smallpox

Survey shows many believe disease is treatable, other falsehoods

12/19/2002
Pregnant Woman Passes West Nile to Baby

Infant has defects in first known mother-to-child transmission

12/2/2002
New Link to Colon Cancer Found

Researchers find genetic evidence of common virus in intestinal tumors

11/15/2002
Common Virus May be Linked to Colorectal Cancer

But more research needed to prove the connection

9/27/2002
Gene for West Nile Found in Breast Milk

No live virus found, and baby hasn't tested positive yet

8/19/2002
Does Genetics Affect West Nile Bite?

Mouse study shows particular genetic mutation can make difference in how ill you get

8/9/2002
Research Sheds New Light on 1918 Epidemic

Birds not to blame for devastating worldwide influenza deaths

8/5/2002
West Nile's Early Outbreak a Troubling Sign

Its impact so early this season has health officials concerned

8/4/2002
As West Nile Virus Spreads, Louisiana Struggles With Deadly Outbreak

13 cases reported in Texas and Mississippi in wake of 4 Louisiana fatalities

7/16/2002
Viruses Boost the Bite of Some Bacteria

Genes from resident viruses make some germs even nastier

7/8/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Testing Starts

Stash of 70 million doses could be stockpiled if found effective

7/3/2002
DEET Deemed Best at Repelling Pests

Study: Other products don't come close in keeping mosquitoes away

6/20/2002
Panel: No Mass Smallpox Vaccinations Needed

CDC experts say some health-care workers should be inoculated

6/20/2002
Rash of Rashes in Schools Perplexes CDC

Mysterious outbreak has now spread to 27 states

6/13/2002
Manifest Destiny for West Nile Virus

CDC says it's spreading, establishing strong foothold in U.S.

6/13/2002
Soft Contacts Can Cause Harsh Problems

Good hygiene is essential to avoid eye abrasions

6/10/2002
Cellular Recall

Cells protect you long after exposure to a virus

6/4/2002
On the Trail of West Nile Virus

Experts can't predict where the mosquito-borne disease will surface this summer

4/8/2002
Common Cold Virus Designed to Fight Colon Cancer

New study finds survival rate doubled among victims

3/29/2002
Hanging Around With Epstein-Barr

Scientists think they know why infection with the virus is a life-long affair

3/9/2002
Computer Reveals 3-D Structure of Deadly Virus

Could lead to therapies for dengue virus, yellow fever, West Nile