Virus

Ebola Outbreak Hits 1,000 Cases

More than a thousand people have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in an outbreak that has claimed hundreds of lives and flummoxed public health officials.The Congolese...
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It’s ‘time To #endtb’, Says Un On World Tuberculosis Day

Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the world's top infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of deaths among people with HIV and a major cause of antimicrobial resistance-related deaths, the United Nations health agency said on Sunday, World...
Related topics: Tuberculosis, HIV

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How Facebook Helps People With Hiv Shed The Stigma And Shame - Cnet

In the era of #DeleteFacebook, the social network is proving to be a lifeline for HIV-positive people.
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, HIV

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Naltrexone Implant Helps Hiv Patients With Opioid Dependence Prevent Relapse

A new study shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes compared to the oral drug.
Related topics: HIV, Medical Research

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Complicated Tb: Are Shorter Treatments Just As Good As Standard Of Care? (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Two trials in HIV-related TB and rifampin-resistant TB suggest answer is yes
Related topics: HIV

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Gov. Matt Bevin Exposed All Nine Of His Kids To Chickenpox Virus Instead Of Vaccine

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin revealed on Tuesday that he intentionally exposed all nine of his children to the chickenpox virus, in the hopes they would catch the disease and develop immunity. They did, indeed, catch the disease, and in what is the...
Related topics: Virology, Vaccines

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Spaceflight Triggers Herpes Viruses To 'reawaken'

Being in outer space can have some odd effects on the body, including triggering dormant herpes viruses to reawaken, according to a recent review study.
Related topics: Herpes, Virology, Medical Research

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Hiv Remission: Lessons From The 'london Patient'

(MedPage Today) -- 'We're on the right track,' notes Timothy Henrich, MD
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Mobile Dna Element Found In Mosquito Parasite Has Potential For Infectious Disease Control

Controlling mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Dengue or West Nile virus, has historically been difficult due to a lack of effective vaccines and concerns about the environmental impact of insecticides. Thus, scientists have turned to manipulating...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Parasites, West Nile Virus, Virology, Vaccines

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Antibodies From Earlier Exposures Affect Response To New Flu Strains

Research highlights role of immunological imprinting -- or how the immune system fights the flu after previous exposure to the virus via infections or vaccinations -- in the elicitation of new antibodies.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research, Virology, Vaccines

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Does Novavax Have A Viable Path Forward?

Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX), a pre-revenue vaccine developer, is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Following the latest clinical failure of its respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, ResVax, last month, the company could be forced into making...
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God, Country And Chickenpox: How An Outbreak Entangled One School In A Vaccine Showdown

Jerome Kunkel, 18, was banned from his Kentucky school, which is experiencing a chickenpox outbreak, because he isn't vaccinated against the virus. Now he's suing.
Related topics: Vaccines, Virology

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A Tale Of Two Viruses: Why Aids Was Pinned To Hiv, But Chronic Fatigue Remains A Mystery

Vincent Racaniello is Higgins Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University, where he oversees research on viruses that cause common colds and poliomyelitis. He teaches virology to undergraduate, graduate, medical, dental, and...
Related topics: Virology, AIDS, HIV, Medical Research, Nursing

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Trump Health Chief Backs Needle Exchanges In Anti-hiv Strategy

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday backed needle exchange programs as a way to reduce new HIV infections among people who inject illicit drugs.“Syringe services programs aren’t necessarily the first thing that comes to...
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Revealing The Rules Behind Virus Scaffold Construction

A team of researchers including Northwestern Engineering faculty has expanded the understanding of how virus shells self-assemble, an important step toward developing techniques that use viruses as vehicles to deliver targeted drugs and therapeutics...
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Revealing The Rules Behind Virus Scaffold Construction

New insights into virus shell self-assembly could impact future drug delivery and therapeutic strategies.
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"the Situation Is Quite Severe": Aluminum Giant Norsk Crippled By Massive Ransomware...

Two years after some of the world's biggest corporations were hit by the WannaCry virus which morphed into the "biggest ransomware attack in history", and which subsequently was found to have been created with NSA hacking software, on Tuesday, Norsk...
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Most New Hiv Cases Stem From People Undiagnosed Or Untreated

Ensuring that more people are tested and are receiving HIV care is the foundation of the recently announced federal initiative to cut new infections by at least 90% during the next 10 years. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: HIV

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Cdc Cites Urgent Need To Expand Hiv Testing, Treatment

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. "We have the tools to end the HIV...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, AIDS, HIV, Virology

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Hepatitis B Virus Sheds Light On Ancient Human Population Movements Into Australia

Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory that the mainland Aboriginal population separated from other early humans at...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virology, Medical Research, Genetics

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