Virus Health News

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12/15/2015
Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

12/10/2015
Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/19/2015
Person-to-Person Bird Flu Transmission Likely Happened at Chinese Hospital

Previously, the spread has been limited to within families, researchers say

11/18/2015
When Antibiotics Are Needed

'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

11/17/2015
Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

11/16/2015
Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

11/12/2015
SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans

But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

11/8/2015
What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash

Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

11/4/2015
In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study

But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile

10/28/2015
New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

In early trial, genetically engineered cold sore virus was injected into tumors, caused them to rupture and die

10/17/2015
Dermatologist Offers Tips for Dealing With Warts

Duct tape and over-the-counter products can work, but take time

10/15/2015
Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

10/14/2015
Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors' Semen: Study

Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners

10/12/2015
Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study

But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say

10/8/2015
Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare

Virginia data show rates of viral suppression rose on federally funded insurance

9/10/2015
More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission

This preventative treatment should be routinely offered to gay men at high risk, researchers say

8/26/2015
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

8/26/2015
Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

8/26/2015
Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests

Health care workers deemed at high risk for infection didn't get sick after treatment with anti-flu regimen

8/24/2015
Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

8/19/2015
Synthetic MERS Vaccine Works in Animal Tests

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has sickened more than 1,300, claimed nearly 400 lives since 2012

8/18/2015
Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

8/12/2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/7/2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

8/6/2015
Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds

Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

8/6/2015
HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

7/24/2015
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

7/23/2015
Drug Might Fight Ebola-like Marburg Virus

Study found infected monkeys were less likely to die with treatment

7/21/2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice

If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

7/15/2015
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study

But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports

7/13/2015
Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

Study finds easier immunization method protects animals against severe illness and death

7/8/2015
Exotic Squirrels Transmit Deadly Virus to Breeders in Germany, Study Finds

But the infection is unlikely to spread widely or from person-to-person, expert says

6/25/2015
Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study

Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

6/18/2015
Gene Mapping Yields Clues to Recent Ebola Outbreak

Cross-border movement in West Africa was less than anticipated, research shows

6/17/2015
Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

6/16/2015
Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests

But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA

6/11/2015
As Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Threaten U.S., Less Money Spent Fighting Them

Study shows funding has dropped 61 percent since 2004

6/5/2015
College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

6/4/2015
Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

5/26/2015
Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

Study shows it helped a minority of patients, and experts say this approach has promise

5/26/2015
U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC

Only sixth known case in United States since 1969, but virus is much less deadly than Ebola

5/14/2015
Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

5/9/2015
Many Americans Under 50 Living With Cold Sore Virus

American Academy of Dermatology offers advice for treating and preventing spread

5/6/2015
'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

4/27/2015
HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

4/22/2015
Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study

Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say

4/21/2015
Study Supports HPV Vaccination Guidelines

Protection may go beyond cervical infection

4/17/2015
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

4/15/2015
Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did