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Russia reports severe bird flu outbreak: OIE

Aug 18, 2018 , Reuters
Russia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu virus on a farm in the Kostromskaya region in the west of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from Russia's Agriculture Ministry....
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Long-acting injection a shot in the arm for GSK's HIV business

Aug 16, 2018 , Reuters
A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker's key HIV business....
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Congo deploys experimental Ebola treatment as cases rise

Aug 15, 2018 , Reuters
Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak....
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State HPV vaccine laws do not appear to influence teen sex

Aug 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) don't appear to influence adolescents' choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests....
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Link Between Common 'Harmless' Virus And Cardiovascular Damage

Aug 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a very common virus similar to the herpes virus that causes cold sores and is generally......
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Four new Congo Ebola cases as medics prepare experimental treatment

Aug 12, 2018 , Reuters
Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment....
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Catch-up HPV Vaccination Effective for Women Under 21 Years

Aug 11, 2018 , RxList
Girls and young women who initiate the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series between ages 15 and 20 years and receive all three doses are adequately protected against cancers caused by HPV infection, new data suggest. Catch-up vaccination among those ages 21 to 26 does not provide the same benefit,...
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Ebola Virus Experts Discover Powerful, New Approach For Future Therapeutics

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of scientists in the journal Cell. Their findings suggest new therapies should disable Ebola virus's infection machinery and spark the patient's immune system to call in reinforcements. "Th......
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Researchers Uncover Potential New Drug Targets In The Fight Against HIV

Aug 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins scientists report they have identified two potential new drug targets for the treatment of HIV. The finding is from results of a small, preliminary study of 19 people infected with both HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—and the hepatitis C virus. The study revealed that two genes—CMPK2 an......
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Congo starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east....
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Latest Congo Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

Aug 08, 2018 , Reuters
An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed as the Zaire strain of the virus, and vaccinations will start on Wednesday, health officials said....
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One in 7 babies prenatally exposed to Zika has health problems, CDC says

Aug 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Nearly one in seven babies born to women infected with the Zika virus while pregnant had one or more health problems possibly caused by the virus, according to a Vital Signs report published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The problems consisted of birth defects including small head size, brain damage, eye damage and nervous system problems, such as vision and hearing impairments, as well as seizures....
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Gamble Pays Off For Patients Who Accepted Organs Infected With Hep C

Aug 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Powerful new drugs can cure the virus, so scientists wanted to test out if the transplants would be successful despite the donor being infected. “When there’s such a bad organ shortage, we can’t just do business as usual,” said Dr. Peter Reese, a kidney specialist who led the study. “We need to shake off that these organs aren’t valuable and that people will not want them.” In other public health news: ticks, microbiome testing, gene-muting drugs, cancer, postpartum struggles, and...
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Zika exposure before birth could cause health issues in babies: CDC

Aug 08, 2018 , Reuters
Some babies exposed to the Zika virus before birth may face health problems related to the mosquito-borne illness, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, providing guidance for couples planning pregnancies....
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Malaysia reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on farm: OIE

Aug 07, 2018 , Reuters
Malaysia has reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the eastern region of Sabah, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from Malaysia's veterinary authorities....
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33 reported dead in Congo's new Ebola outbreak

Aug 06, 2018 , CNN Health
The Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, the World Health Organization said Sunday....
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Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday

Aug 06, 2018 , Reuters
Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said on Sunday....
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GeoVax Labs partners with Emory University to develop HPV vaccine

Aug 05, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
GeoVax Labs and Emory University are embarking on developing a therapeutic vaccine for human papillomavirus infection that focuses on head and neck cancer. Read More...
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Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33: health ministry

Aug 05, 2018 , Reuters
An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, the health ministry said on Saturday....
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New Ebola cluster confirmed in Congo

Aug 03, 2018 , CNN Health
A new cluster of Ebola virus cases emerge in an eastern province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, just about a week after the country declared that its most recent outbreak had ended....
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