Virus Health News

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5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/10/2016
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study

It protected more than half of healthy adult volunteers for up to a year

5/9/2016
What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

As mosquito season approaches, people can take simple steps to protect themselves, health officials say

5/9/2016
With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle

The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, expected to hit Gulf Coast states like Florida, Louisiana and Texas

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

5/4/2016
Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind

1 in 5 developed severe or total vision loss within weeks of recovery, Sierra Leone study found

5/4/2016
Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

4/29/2016
Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico

The victim was a 70-year-old man

4/26/2016
Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later

Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

4/26/2016
With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything

Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

4/22/2016
Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says

One advisory: Let employees who feel nervous about travel to endemic areas stay put

4/19/2016
Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial

But one expert says two shots might be hard to give in an outbreak setting

4/18/2016
Generic Hepatitis C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Brand Names: Study

Inexpensive antivirals could be a game-changer in many countries, researchers say

4/15/2016
U.S. Health Experts Debate Advice to Women Once Zika Virus Arrives

At issue: should women be told to avoid getting pregnant during mosquito season

4/14/2016
Hepatitis C Therapy May Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

If findings are confirmed, treatment could cut number of patients on waiting lists, researchers say

4/13/2016
Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies: CDC

Agency says evidence confirms infection during early pregnancy leads to severe form of microcephaly

4/11/2016
Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy

Too little shuteye linked to higher risk of colds and infections, study finds

4/11/2016
Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says

Researchers in Brazil detect symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis

4/6/2016
U.S. Moving Money From Ebola Fund to Help Fight Zika

More than $500 million pulled out to prepare for likely outbreaks of mosquito-borne virus in U.S.

4/4/2016
Scientists Try to Stop Another Deadly Virus

Junin, an Ebola-like disease in Argentina, has a death rate of 20 to 30 percent

4/1/2016
CDC Zika Summit Details Plans to Fight Mosquito-Borne Illness

The primary concern is potential for birth defects, officials say

3/30/2016
FDA Approves Experimental Zika Test for Blood Donations

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now

3/30/2016
Study Explores Mechanism Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Protein on fetal stem cells provides pathway for Zika; discovery might lead to infection-blocking drugs, researchers say

3/29/2016
Many Americans Misinformed About Zika Virus

Harvard poll shows they don't know how virus spreads or how it affects health

3/25/2016
CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure

Men with known infection from the virus should wait 6 months before condom-free sex, agency says

3/24/2016
Gene Analysis Pinpoints Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013

3/21/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/18/2016
CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

Nearly all had a probable link to travel to a Zika-endemic area outside the United States, agency says

3/17/2016
Scientists Pick U.S. Cities Where Zika Might Hit This Summer

Weather and travel patterns could expose people as far north as New York City

3/16/2016
New Dengue Virus Vaccine Shows Promise

Research may also aid in development of Zika virus vaccine, expert suggests

3/16/2016
Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected With Zika

A woman infected in 1st trimester has 1 in 100 chance of delivering baby with microcephaly, data suggests

3/11/2016
In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito

Agency says testing the insects in Florida Keys poses little risk to people, animals and the environment

3/10/2016
Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials

They say funds needed to battle the virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects

3/10/2016
Another Neurological Disorder Tied to Zika

It may cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain, researchers say

3/4/2016
Scientists Report Insights Into Zika Virus and Birth Defect

The pathogen appears to attack cells crucial to the developing fetal brain

3/1/2016
Zika Virus Tied to Rare Disorder That Can Cause Paralysis

But researchers found that nearly two-thirds of study cases walked again within 3 months

2/29/2016
Risk of Getting Ebola From Survivors Seems Low, Study Finds

However, sexual contact still carries some danger of transmission months after patient has recovered

2/29/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/26/2016
Zika Found in 9 U.S. Pregnancies, Outcomes Often Severe: CDC

Four cases ended in either miscarriage or abortion, one involved severe birth defect

2/25/2016
Monkey Trial Offers Hope for Future Ebola Treatment for Humans

Antibodies from 1995 survivor protected macaques even when given five days after exposure

2/25/2016
Report Suggests Zika's Effect on Fetus May Be Even Deadlier Than Thought

But some scientists say link is still inconclusive

2/25/2016
Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC

In more good news, health officials report flu vaccine is 59 percent effective so far

2/24/2016
Ebola May Leave Lasting Neurological Problems

Six months after active illness, headaches, memory loss, depression were still being reported

2/24/2016
2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines Show Potential

Both produced high levels of antibodies to the deadly virus, researchers say

2/23/2016
Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Test for Zika Virus Detection

But it will only be available at hospitals that developed it for now, research team says

2/23/2016
Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

2/23/2016
CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex

Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says

2/23/2016
Obama Asks Congress for $1.9 Billion to Battle Zika Virus

Money would go toward mosquito-control programs, vaccine development and tests to better spot the virus

2/22/2016
Vaginal Ring Offers Some Protection Against HIV, Study Says

Use of the new device cut infection rates between 27 percent and 56 percent in African women

2/22/2016
Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say