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New Study Uncovers Why Rift Valley Fever Is Catastrophic To Developing Fetuses

Dec 08, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Like Zika, infection with Rift Valley fever virus can go unnoticed during pregnancy, all the while doing irreparable – often lethal – harm to the fetus. The results of a new study, led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR), underscore the importance of dise......
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Flu Shot Still Left Off To-Do List For 40 Percent Of Adults Even After Last Year’s Deadly Season

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
At the heart of their decision are worries about the shot giving them the flu and suffering from other side effects. Public health officials warn about a repeat of last year when the virus killed 80,000 people, and they stress that side effects are mild. Other public health news focuses on the outcry over the first CRISPR babies; climate change and the rise of mosquito-born illnesses; a potential link between infections and mental illness; more raw beef recalls; the impact of childhood trauma...
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Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?

Dec 06, 2018 , WebMD
Adenovirus refers to a cluster of viruses -- more than 50 known strains -- that most commonly infect the respiratory system. Each strain may bring about a different set of symptoms, such as the common cold, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, and...
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A Cancer Drug May Help Treat Human Papillomavirus Infections

Dec 04, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Preclinical experiments by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. HPV infections caused an estimated 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer world......
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Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry - OIE

Dec 04, 2018 , Reuters
Iran has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus among backyard poultry in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Iran's agriculture ministry....
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FDA approves Meridian Bioscience's test for herpes in newborns

Dec 01, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday the first test - a diagnostic from Meridian Bioscience Inc - to help detect a type of herpes virus in newborns....
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Polio-like disease sparks new sense of urgency

Dec 01, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Back in 2014, as Dr. Riley Bove's family was just getting over a respiratory virus, her 4-year-old son suddenly developed some very scary symptoms. "He woke up with a paralyzed arm, neck and shoulder," said Bove, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. "I got him right into care. Over the course of the next eight days he continued to get worse and was eventually paralyzed from the face down to his toes."...
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Patients With Rare Natural Ability To Suppress HIV Shed Light On Potential Functional Cure

Nov 29, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified two patients with HIV whose immune cells behave differently than others with the virus and actually appear to help control viral load even years after infection. Moreover, both patients carry large amounts of virus in infected cells, but show no viral loa......
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At-Home HPV Tests Could Be Powerful Tool For Hard-To-Reach U.S. Women

Nov 29, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Screening women for HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a promising way to help detect cervical cancer early, but many at-risk women go without screening for the virus and without Pap tests that look for abnormal cells on the cervix. A new study from The Ohio State University found that mailing at-ho......
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Zovirax vs. Famvir

Nov 28, 2018 , RxList
Zovirax (acyclovir) and Famvir (famciclovir) are antiviral medications that interfere with the replication of herpes viruses used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital...
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Zovirax vs. Denavir

Nov 28, 2018 , RxList
Zovirax (acyclovir) and Denavir (penciclovir cream) are antiviral medications used for different types of viral infections. Zovirax interferes with the replication of herpes viruses and is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. Denavir is used topically (on the skin) for the treatment of recurrent cold...
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State Highlights: Number Of N.J. Kids Infected With Virus Continues To Climb; Inspection Reports, Code Violations Paint Grim Picture Of Pa. Nursing Home

Nov 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, Ohio, California, Maryland, Kansas and Louisiana....
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South Africa's Aspen launches three-in-one HIV drug

Nov 27, 2018 , Reuters
South African drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare on Monday launched a triple-combination tablet for the treatment of HIV in the country where the virus is most prevalent....
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State Highlights: Searchers Worried Rain Could Wash Away Remains Of Calif. Fire Victims; University Of Maryland Student Dies from Virus That Killed 11 Children In New Jersey

Nov 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from California, Maryland, Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Iowa, Georgia, Connecticut, Louisiana and...
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Officials Warn That Chickenpox Outbreak In North Carolina Could Spread To Neighboring Communities

Nov 22, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The school where more than three dozen children have been struck with the chickenpox virus has one of the state's highest rates of religious exemptions for the vaccination. During the 2017-2018 school year, about two-thirds of the 28 kindergartners at Asheville Waldorf School received a religious exemption from the required...
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University of Maryland student dies from adenovirus-related illness

Nov 22, 2018 , CNN Health
A student at the University of Maryland has died from adenovirus associated illness, the director of the university's health center said in a statement Tuesday....
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11th Child Dies in Respiratory Virus Outbreak at N.J. Care Facility

Nov 21, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: 11th Child Dies in Respiratory Virus Outbreak at N.J. Care FacilityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2018 12:00:00...
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Paradise Lost: Wildfire Chases Seniors From Retirement Havens To Field Hospitals

Nov 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Having fled quickly — often without medications, wheelchairs or pets to comfort them — refugees from the Camp Fire manage as best they can in makeshift shelters miles from home. A virus is spreading, and medical attention is...
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Emergent-Valneva Zika vaccine clears early trial

Nov 20, 2018 , Reuters
A vaccine to prevent infections caused by the deadly mosquito-borne Zika virus induced immune response and was found to be safe in an early stage trial, Emergent BioSolutions Inc and partner Valneva SE said on Monday....
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The Medical Minute: Preventing Shingles Through Vaccination

Nov 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
While this season is usually associated with the flu vaccine, adults, especially those who are older than 50, should also consider getting a vaccine for shingles. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the vi......
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