Virus Health News

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11/29/2016
Texas Reports 1st Likely Case of Local Zika Infection

Woman had no travel-related risk factors, CDC says

11/22/2016
U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

11/22/2016
Zika Babies May Look Normal at Birth, Display Brain Defects Later: CDC

Findings underscore need for continuing evaluation after prenatal exposure

11/22/2016
Imaging Studies Shed Light on Zika's Effects

Brazilian radiologists assess damage to adults, babies

11/18/2016
Zika No Longer 'Global Health Emergency,' WHO Says

Spread of mosquito-borne virus is now a chronic issue, not an acute crisis, agency explains

11/18/2016
FDA Scientists Develop Mouse Model for Zika Research

Researchers hope strain of mice will help speed development of vaccines, treatments

11/16/2016
Women at Greater Risk Than Men for Zika Infection: Study

In mice, the vagina had a delayed immune response to the virus

11/15/2016
Some Ebola Infections May Be Symptomless

Findings suggest impact of virus during recent outbreak may have been underestimated

11/14/2016
Mosquitoes Can Deliver Zika/Chikungunya Double Whammy

And like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can also cause neurological problems, study found

11/10/2016
Drug Combo Shows Early Promise for Remission of HIV

Monkey study produces 'one-two punch' that combines an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug

11/9/2016
Antibodies May Hold Key to HIV Suppression

Two early trials suggest approach might make it possible for patients to go off antiretroviral meds

11/8/2016
Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu

When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

11/3/2016
Ebola Virus Mutated to Become More Infectious, Scientists Say

Virologists hope this information will help them better prepare for the next outbreak

10/27/2016
HIV May Hide in Tissues, Even After Treatment

Study suggests this hidden virus might spur other conditions in patients

10/25/2016
Mouse Study Hints at Damage Zika May Cause to Adult Brain

Stem cells critical to learning, memory might be vulnerable to the virus

10/19/2016
New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects

Virus appears to hijack certain cells involved in normal head and brain development, scientists say

10/14/2016
Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study

Individuals, and large part of populations, may be protected against future epidemics, scientists say

10/12/2016
Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study

Finding challenges thinking that fetus is only in danger during first trimester

9/30/2016
CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika

Meanwhile, French report shows virus can infect sperm

9/29/2016
Scientists ID Key Fetal Cells Vulnerable to Zika

Lab study suggests possible mechanism for birth defects to develop

9/22/2016
DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study

Human safety trials are already under way, researchers add

9/15/2016
Zika Found in Eye Fluid in Study

Virus may stay in urine, saliva longer, but corneal transplants may pose transmission risk, researchers say

9/14/2016
Experimental Shingles Vaccine Looks Quite Effective: Study

Found to protect about 90 percent of adults age 70 and up

9/12/2016
Monkey Study Shows How Zika May Harm Baby's Brain Development

Findings suggest virus starts to cause damage in fetus shortly after mother's infection

9/6/2016
Zika Infection Found in Eyes of Mice

Discovery may explain why virus can cause serious vision problems in people, but more research is needed

8/31/2016
Ebola May Be Present in Semen for Year or More

And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report

8/30/2016
Case Study Links New Neurological Complication to Zika

Problems with sensory nerves developed in Honduran man with Zika infection, disease experts say

8/29/2016
3 Drugs Identified to Potentially Fight Zika Virus

But only one is already approved in the United States

8/25/2016
Animal Research Yields Clues to Sexual Spread of Zika

Researchers think vaginal fluid may be ideal breeding ground for the virus, which can cause fetal brain damage

8/25/2016
New Case of Local Zika Infection Reported in Florida

Latest one in Palm Beach County brings state total to 43; scientists predict 400 cases by summer's end

8/23/2016
Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

8/18/2016
Zika Kills Vital Nervous System Cells in Adult Mice, Study Finds

Researchers are investigating why the virus is attracted to neural stem cells in the brain

8/11/2016
Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly

Discovery might one day lead to a way to prevent the birth defect, scientists say

7/28/2016
Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission

If all 4 are confirmed, they would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

7/27/2016
Zika Now Tied to Miscarriage

Dutch case finds woman's infection in South America may have spurred her pregnancy loss

7/25/2016
CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Any sex partner, male or female, has potential to pass the virus on, agency says

7/23/2016
How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

CDC offers advice on thwarting disease-carrying insects

7/22/2016
Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

If confirmed, cases would be first instances of mosquito-borne infection in continental United States

7/20/2016
Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

If confirmed, it would be first case of local spread of the birth-defect causing disease in continental U.S.

7/18/2016
Latest Zika Puzzle: How U.S. Patient Infected Caregiver

Officials say transmission by mosquito, sex unlikely

7/15/2016
1st Case of Female-to-Male Sexual Transmission of Zika Reported

Woman in NYC contracted the virus on trip to endemic area, then passed it to boyfriend, health officials say

7/14/2016
Latin America Zika Outbreak Should 'Burn Out' Within 3 Years, Scientists Say

As more people become immune after infection, virus will have nowhere to go, UK team predicts

7/12/2016
Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study

Male circumcision, broader use of preventive drugs could help control epidemic, researchers say

7/6/2016
Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell

The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

7/6/2016
U.S. Army, French Drugmaker to Join Forces on Zika Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur says it has produced vaccines for viruses related to Zika

7/5/2016
Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours

Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

7/1/2016
2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico

Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

7/1/2016
Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

New type of shot protected animals against deadly infection

6/30/2016
Zika Brain Damage May Occur in Babies With Normal-Sized Heads

Study suggests microcephaly birth defect isn't always present; cases may be underreported

6/28/2016
Zika Infection May Give Future Immunity, Monkey Study Suggests

But researchers also found evidence that pregnancy may lengthen time virus stays in body