Virus Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/22/2002
Virus Might Be Linked to Childhood Brain Cancer

Common bug may spur malignant medulloblastomas

12/26/2001
A Viral Suspect in Multiple Sclerosis

Study fingers Epstein-Barr virus

12/7/2001
Virus Is Front-Line Fighter in Bacteria War

Scientists use bug to fight bug

11/15/2001
West Nile Virus Vaccines Are Relative Success

What protects against a related virus may protect against West Nile, says new research

10/11/2001
Rotavirus Vaccine Danger Questioned

Government study finds no increase in bowel-blockage complication in babies as a result of shot

9/13/2001
Rare Virus Causing Meningitis in Kids

CDC seeing resurgence of echovirus 13 in South

9/11/2001
West Nile Virus Spreading

Migrating birds carrying disease south and west

9/5/2001
Hepatitis-G Virus May Stall HIV's Advance

Infection with mystery microbe improves odds

8/24/2001
Mixed Stem Cell Revelation Doesn't Alarm Many

Government, researcher says stem cells grown on rodent cells not a barrier to research at this time

8/6/2001
West Nile Shows Up in Ohio

Dead bird was stricken with mosquito-borne disease

7/26/2001
West Nile Virus Spreading Early and Far

Infection is moving along the Atlantic coast and also heading west, officials say

7/23/2001
Rare Rodent-Borne Virus Surfaces in Vermont

First case of hantavirus lung disease found in New England

6/13/2001
Diabetes a Risk for West Nile

But elderly still the hardest hit, says study

6/1/2001
Canada's Guard Is No Chicken

But U.S. still relies on disease-detecting poultry

5/16/2001
Common Cold Tied to Transplant Rejection

Viral genes in heart muscle may affect failure