Virus Health News

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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

4/14/2015
Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak

4/8/2015
Researchers Create One-Dose Ebola Vaccine

Animal tests are promising, but more work needed before human trials

4/1/2015
Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise

Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable

3/31/2015
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

3/27/2015
Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

3/26/2015
More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

3/25/2015
Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

3/20/2015
When to Keep Kids Home From School

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

3/17/2015
Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too

Researchers found that Valtrex appeared to reduce viral levels

3/16/2015
American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition

CDC monitoring other health care workers who may have had contact with the patient

3/13/2015
Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home

3/10/2015
Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mouse Study

It also seems effective against oral herpes, but only human trials can prove true benefit, experts say

3/5/2015
Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

3/5/2015
Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Successful in At Least One Case

High-risk situation led doctor to get immunization; no serious illness developed

3/4/2015
Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine

New immunization offers nearly 5 years of protection, experts say

2/25/2015
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

2/23/2015
Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease

2/18/2015
Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse

Virus hid deep within 'memory cells' of immune system, where it couldn't be detected

2/18/2015
Study Ties Shingles Virus to Dangerous Blood Vessel Disease in Elderly

Condition causes inflamed vessels in scalp, neck and arms, and can be deadly, researchers say

2/13/2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

2/10/2015
Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

Experimental medicine targets a key gene in the virus; 75 percent of infected study animals survived

2/4/2015
Ebola Donations Slow to Reach West Africa

Just 40 percent of pledged aid has been received by hardest hit countries, report says

1/29/2015
Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

1/27/2015
Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

But it's too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus

1/23/2015
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

1/22/2015
Ebola Virus Gets More Lethal as It Spreads, Study Says

Genetic changes make it more deadly with each additional infection, researchers contend

1/20/2015
Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts

Researchers need to be aware of these mutations, study says

1/16/2015
Rare Virus Discovered in Common Tick

Scientists not yet sure of risk to humans

1/13/2015
CDC Lab Worker Has No Sign of Ebola Infection, Agency Says

Possible exposure occurred at lab last month during research on the dangerous virus

1/13/2015
Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say

1/6/2015
Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in Winter

Animal study suggests body's defense system doesn't seem to work as well at cooler temperatures

1/5/2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths