Virus Health News

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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

6/28/2016
Success in Mice Shows Zika Vaccine 'Feasible'

Two candidates provided protection after just one shot; clinical trials planned for later this year

6/28/2016
Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

Combination drug treats six major forms of HCV

6/23/2016
Dengue Virus May Bolster Zika's Attack

Prior exposure to this other mosquito-borne virus might worsen infection, study says

6/23/2016
Dallas Confirms 10 Zika Cases in Pregnant Women

All were infected while traveling abroad; number of U.S. cases continues to rise

6/22/2016
Zika Can Also Strike Eyes of Adults: Report

Case of man with potentially severe condition suggests virus can damage vision in more than babies

6/22/2016
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows

Brazil, Ecuador have seen requests to a women's helpline double in 2016 over prior rates

6/21/2016
Zika's Delivery Via Mosquito Bite May Boost Its Effect

Body's response to being bitten could help the virus, mouse study suggests

6/20/2016
Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

Drug lowered viral activity, recurrence of symptoms in study patients

6/17/2016
Scientists Explore Possible Way to Stop Zika in Its Tracks

Gene pathway that allows virus to move from one cell to the next could be future drug target

6/17/2016
Zika Spreading Rapidly Through Puerto Rico: CDC

Possibly hundreds of babies could be born with brain birth defect related to virus in coming year

6/16/2016
CDC Reports Six Cases of Birth Defects Caused by Zika

Three babies born with defects, while three pregnancies were lost or ended due to brain damage caused by virus

6/15/2016
Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk

Colombian study found no cases of microcephaly when infection occurred in 3rd trimester

6/14/2016
Zika Could Spread in Southern Europe This Summer

Conditions will be ripe for transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquito, study warns

6/10/2016
Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises

Agency acknowledges it's the only sure way to avoid having babies born with severe brain defect

6/3/2016
Report Hints Zika Can Spread Through Oral Sex

French finding adds to growing evidence that sexual transmission of the virus more common than thought

6/2/2016
Zika Threat Calls for Extra Mosquito Protection This Summer

Experts offer tips on how to avoid infection

6/1/2016
Girl With Zika Birth Defect Born at New Jersey Hospital

The mother was apparently infected in her home country of Honduras, reports indicate

5/31/2016
Zika Infections Through Sex More Common Than Thought: WHO

Women planning to become pregnant should wait 8 weeks if they or partner live in areas where infections are occurring