Virus

Scientists Spot Signs Of Virus Behind Disease Paralyzing Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- A new antibody test appears to have honed in on the most likely cause of a mysterious polio-like disease that regularly sweeps through the United States. The new test detected antibodies for two types of enteroviruses in...
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In Congo, An Ebola Survivor With A Motorbike Helps Ease Fear

When Germain Kalubenge gets a request for a ride on his motorcycle, it can be a matter of life or death. The 23-year-old is a survivor of the Ebola virus and often is the only driver his community trusts to help if someone suspects they are...
Related topics: Ebola, Virology

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Study Points To Virus As Culprit In Poliolike Illness Paralyzing Kids

Some 590 cases of the ailment have been confirmed in the U.S. since 2014. Scientists may now be one step closer to finding a treatment.
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Medical News Today: Scientists May Be Getting Closer To Creating A Universal Flu Vaccine

A phase I clinical trial may represent the first step toward finding a universal vaccine that could prevent several influenza viruses.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Virology

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'exciting' Hiv Sessions At Id Week 2019

(MedPage Today) -- Monica Gandhi, MD, reviews some of the "really novel" HIV presentations
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Kenya Starts Vaccinating Girls Against Human Papilloma Virus

Kenyan authorities have begun a mass vaccination of girls against the human papilloma virus, HPV, which causes cervical cancer. According to the World Health Organization, the East Africa region has the highest rate of cervical cancer in the...
Related topics: Virology, Vaccines, Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Newly Discovered Virus Infects Bald Eagles Across America

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. Scientists found the virus while searching for the cause of Wisconsin River Eagle Syndrome, an enigmatic disease endemic to bald...
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Newly Discovered Virus Infects Bald Eagles Across America

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America's bald eagle population. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USGS and the Wisconsin DNR found the virus while searching for the cause of...
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis May Be Caused By A Virus

(MedPage Today) -- CDC confirms seasonal, biennial AFM pattern and pediatric predominance
Related topics: Virology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Keep Your Hands Dry And Free Of Poo Particles With Dyson's New Bathroom Dryer - Cnet

The Airblade 9kJ has a HEPA filter that captures 99.97% of bacteria and virus particles from the air.
Related topics: Bacteria, Virology

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Medical News Today: What Is Influenza B And What Does It Do?

Influenza B is one type of influenza virus that can cause the flu. It typically causes milder flu symptoms than influenza A and affects children more often than adults. Learn more here.
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Virology, Flu

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Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With Hiv, Fatty Liver Disease

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Tesamorelin reduces liver fat content in patients with HIV and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study published online Oct. 11 in The Lancet HIV. Takara L. Stanley, M.D., from Massachusetts...
Related topics: HIV, Liver Disease, Medical Research, The Lancet

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Officials Say Eee Remains A Threat Until A Hard Frost. What Is That Exactly?

So far this year, 12 people have contracted Eastern equine encephalitis virus in Massachusetts, and as of Friday, four of those people have died from the disease.
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Sperm And Egg Cell 'immune Response' Protects Koala Dna

Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. A team of scientists are studying tissue samples from koalas to understand how a unique...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Medical Research, Virology

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Drug Reverses Signs Of Liver Disease In People Living With Hiv

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver ... Read more
Related topics: Liver Disease, HIV, Medical Research, Hormones

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Sperm And Egg Cell ‘immune Response’ Protects Koala Dna

Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas’ DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. ... Read more
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Medical Research, Virology

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Add Prep And Pep To The List Of Drugs The Fda Should Make Otc

Jeffrey A. Singer This week California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that allows people at risk for contracting HIV to obtain both pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) directly from a pharmacist,...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, HIV

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Flu Season Returns: Protect Yourself Now

Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to fight against the flu as the number of people getting sick from the potentially life-threatening virus will...
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Study Reveals How Mucus Tames Microbes

More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract — are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence that mucus is not just a physical barrier that traps bacteria and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria, Virology

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Family Of Crop Viruses Revealed At High Resolution For The First Time

For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers.
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