Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/30/2003
Life 'Surreal' for Nurse Under SARS Quarantine

Must be isolated even from closest colleagues

5/23/2003
The Virus Behind the Bacteria

Some infectious diseases may be spread by 'bacteria-eating' viruses

5/23/2003
SARS Update: May 23, 2003

- WHO lifts travel warning for Hong Kong and Guangdong province
- Taiwan remains SARS hot zone
- Toronto reports 4 new possible cases
- Civet cat may be source of SARS

5/22/2003
SARS Theory Not Universally Accepted

Researchers suggest virus could have come from outer space

5/13/2003
Study Suggests War in Africa Spread an AIDS Virus

Says dirty needles may have been a culprit in W. Africa

5/13/2003
Study Points to Possible SARS Drugs

Virus has Achilles' heel like that of some cold-causing germs

5/8/2003
U.S. Denies Changing Smallpox Vaccine Policy

Refutes news report on 'about-face' for health, emergency workers

5/7/2003
Gene Mutation Makes Mosquitoes Resistant to Insecticides

French researchers say finding could help combat malaria, West Nile virus

5/6/2003
Could a Cold Virus Attack Brain Cancer?

Scientists say it works in mice, plan to try it in humans

5/5/2003
West Nile Outlook Is Biting

Experts already see disturbing trends for this year

4/30/2003
Annoying Viruses Turn Deadly in Cancer Patients

With limited treatment options, prevention is best medicine, says study

4/29/2003
SARS Roundup: April 29, 2003

- WHO lifts travel advisory for Toronto
- China warns SARS will be complex, recurrent epidemic
- Southeast Asian leaders hold SARS summit
- Researchers look at eyes as infection route
- Children less affected by SARS

4/28/2003
SARS Roundup: April 28, 2003

- Disease contained in some places, but not China
- Quarantines, travel bans proving effective
- Chinese economy hard hit
- Toronto gets a foothold
- Experts warn against U.S. complacency

4/27/2003
SARS Roundup: April 27, 2003

    China closes theaters as death toll climbs
    WHO may reconsider Toronto travel ban
    Two possible cases from Toronto monitored in U.S.
    China's health minister fired
    Cruise ship lines issue SARS ban
    Virus test inconclusive

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