Virus

Medical News Today: Common Foods Alter Gut Bacteria By Influencing Viruses

Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria.
Related topics: Bacteria, Virology, Medical Research

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17 New Cases Of Mysterious Sars-like Virus Discovered In China — As Country Prepares For Lunar...

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The virus...
Related topics: Virology, Medical Research

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Utah Governor Halts State-sponsored Condom Programme Over Packages Being Too Suggestive

Health officials in the US state decided to draw attention to an HIV awareness campaign that distributed condoms with catchy slogans on the wrappers. They re-phrased well-known Utah memes to give them sex references, but the local authorities seemed...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, HIV

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Morning Break: Wuhan Virus In Japan; 'consumer Choice' A Fiction; Don't Google Probiotics

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. Japan now has a case of the Wuhan pneumonia coronavirus. (AP) As the U.S. State Department warns travelers to China about the outbreak, Chinese officials said that seven of...
Related topics: Virology, Google, Pneumonia

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Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- About 170 visitors and employees at Yosemite National Park have been hit by gastrointestinal illness, park officials say. They said most of the cases occurred around the first week of January and the number of new cases...
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No More Pandemics?

Remember SARS? Back in 2003, this deadly coronavirus had jumped the species barrier (probably from bats) into human beings and was spreading across the world. People could pass along the virus via coughs and sneezes. Some 8,000 cases and 774 deaths...
Related topics: Virology

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3 U.s. Airports Will Screen Travelers From Chinese City For New Coronavirus

The CDC says the U.S. will start screening passengers traveling from Wuhan, China for symptoms related to a novel virus that's caused an outbreak of pneumonia in that city.
Related topics: Airports, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Virology, Pneumonia

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Resist All Dengue Viruses, Researchers Find - Cnet

This new kind of mosquito can't spread any form of the deadly disease.
Related topics: Genetics, Virology, Medical Research

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Utah Health Officials' Jokey 'sl, Ut' Condoms Don't Go Over Super Swell With Governor

The state Health Department was ordered to yank quirky condoms aimed at combatting HIV because of "sexual innuendo."
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, HIV

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Second Person In China Dies After Exposure To Mysterious Virus

BEIJING (Sputnik) – An unknown strain of a viral pneumonia was reported in Wuhan in early January. Those infected reportedly display symptoms typical of pneumonia and other acute respiratory diseases. The outbreak was confirmed to be a new type of...
Related topics: Virology, Pneumonia

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Engineered Mosquitoes Cannot Be Infected With Or Transmit Any Dengue Virus

Genetically engineered mosquitoes are resistant to multiple types of dengue virus (DENV), according to a study published January 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Prasad Paradkar of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, and Omar...
Related topics: Virology, Genetics, Medical Research

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Whooping Cough Is Now A Superbug, And China’s Mystery Virus Just Spread To Japan And Thailand

And don’t forget about the measles and ebola epidemics consuming the DRC. There’s a lot to be worried about in epidemic world this week: The Democratic Republic of Congo is consumed by measles (6,000 deaths) and ebola (3,400...
Related topics: Cough, Virology, Ebola

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Zika Virus' Key Into Brain Cells Id'd, Leveraged To Block Infection And Kill Cancer Cells

Two different UC San Diego research teams identified the same molecule -- αvβ5 integrin -- as Zika virus' key to brain cell entry. They found ways to take advantage of the integrin to both block Zika virus from infecting cells and turn it into...
Related topics: Virology, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Scientists Create Decoy Molecule That Neutralizes Arenaviruses

A host of disease-causing viruses called arenaviruses lurk in animal populations in various parts of the world, sometimes crossing over into humans. When they do cross over, they can be lethal, and only very few treatments exist. Researchers led by...
Related topics: Virology, Medical Research

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Nanopore Sequencing Of African Swine Fever Virus

African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most pathogenic viral diseases in pigs caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV). The fatality rate is almost 100%, which brings huge economic losses to the hog industry in countries with epidemics. China was...
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China Believes New Virus Behind Mystery Pneumonia Outbreak

China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. Lead scientist Xu Jianguo told the official Xinhua news...
Related topics: Virology, Pneumonia

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What Does An Influenza B Dominant Flu Season Mean?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Every flu season is predictably unpredictable, with the current one a prime example thanks to an unexpected virus strain becoming predominant early on. According to the CDC's most recent FluView data, the agency's weekly...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Flu, Virology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Mystery Sars-like Virus Spreads To Japan

Mystery SARS-Like Virus Spreads To Japan A new mystery disease which has sickened dozens in Wuhan, China has made its way into Japan, after a Chinese national traveled from the eastern Chinese city to his home in Kanagawa Prefecture,...
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Hiv-infected Newborns Can Wait Awhile For Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in newborns with HIV is similar whether it begins within days or within weeks, a new study finds. It included 73 infants in South Africa who were born with HIV...
Related topics: HIV, Medical Research, South Africa

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Study: Pig Virus Is Easily Transmitted Among Chickens And Turkeys

The first animal study of a pig virus' potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a select group of birds, is easily transmitted to healthy chickens and turkeys.
Related topics: Medical Research, Virology

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