Ebola stayed in the semen of one man for 565 days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned late Tuesday that Ebola lingers in semen much longer than previously believed, underscoring how much we still don't understand about the virus. Researchers initially thought that once people survived Ebola they were immune and could no longer get sick and transmit the virus to others, as is the case with many other infectious diseases we're […]Related:These futuristic contact lenses dispense drugs while you wear themMore parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screening
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Publication date: 17 July 2018Source: Cell Reports, Volume 24, Issue 3Author(s): Andrew Nguyen, Louisa Ho, Samuel T. Workenhe, Lan Chen, Jonathan Samson, Scott R. Walsh, Jonathan Pol, Jonathan L. Bramson, Yonghong WanSummaryImmune recognition of tumor-expressed antigens by cytotoxic CD8+ T cells is the foundation of adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) and has been shown to elicit significant tumor regression. However, therapy-induced selective pressure can sculpt the antigenicity of tumors, resulting in outgrowth of variants that lose the target antigen. We demonstrate that tumor relapse from ACT and subsequent oncolyt...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Adolescent boys as well as girls should get the vaccine, an advisory committee says.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A NOROVIRUS outbreak has struck the UK, with reports of the infection now being present in three counties. Although not life-threatening, the virus can seriously affect health for a week causing vomiting, diarrhoea and other unpleasant symptoms. Avoid the norovirus bug and protect yourself against the spread by doing this.
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Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Parasitology InternationalAuthor(s): Yuto Kegawa, Masahito Asada, Takahiro Ishizaki, Kazuhide Yahata, Osamu KanekoAbstractPlasmodium malaria parasites multiply within erythrocytes and possess a repertoire of proteins whose function is to recognize and invade these vertebrate host cells. One such protein involved in erythrocyte invasion is the micronemal protein, Erythrocyte Binding-Like (EBL), which has been studied as a potential target of vaccine development in Plasmodium vivax (PvDBP) and Plasmodium falciparum (EBA-175). In the rodent malaria parasite model Plasmodi...
Source: Parasitology International - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Yilong Zhu, Yiquan Li, Bing Bai, Jinbo Fang, Kelong Zhang, Xunzhe Yin, Shanzhi Li, Wenjie Li, Yizhen Ma, Yingli Cui, Jing Wang, Xing Liu, Xiao Li, Lili Sun, Ningyi JinAbstractGoatpox virus (GTPV) is prevalent in goats and is associated with high mortality. This virus causes fever, skin nodules, lesions in the respiratory and lymph node enlargement. Considering the safety risks and side effects of vaccination with attenuated live GPTV vaccine strain AV41, an attenuated goatpox virus (GTPV-TK-ORF), was constructed by deleting non-essential ge...
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
In this study, we generated a chimeric H7/H5 recombinant virus that expressed the entire HA1 region of the HPAI A/chicken/Guangdong/RZ/2017(H7N9) virus and the HA2 region of the HPAI A/chicken/Fujian/5/2016(H5N6) viruses. The resulting chimeric PR8-H7/H5 virus exhibited similar growth kinetics as the parental PR8-H5 and PR8-H7 viruses in vitro. The inactivated chimeric PR8-H7/H5 vaccine induced specific, cross-reactive hemagglutination inhibition antibodies against the H7 virus only but induced serum-neutralizing antibodies against both H7 and H5 viruses. Furthermore, the inactivated chimeric PR8-H7/H5 vaccine significantl...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
In this study, we developed an RA vaccine to control virulent serotype 1 and 2 RA, which predominate in worldwide prevalence. We established a strategy for vaccine candidate screening, and selected strains D15-RDA-92 (serotype 1) and D14-RDA-8 (serotype 2). These strains were characterized by ≤ 50% embryo mortality and
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Yixue Sun, Jing Qian, Xiaohong Xu, Yubo Tang, Wenzhang Xu, Wentao Yang, Yanlong Jiang, Guilian Yang, Zhuang Ding, Yanlong Cong, Chunfeng WangAbstractH9N2 avian influenza viruses are of significance in poultry and public health for the past two decades. Vaccination plays an important role in preventing the infection in domestic poultry. Current H9N2 vaccines have not yet offered ideal protection and eliminated shedding of G57 genotype viruses responsible for H9N2 outbreaks during 2010-2013. Targeted vaccination is a promising strategy t...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
In conclusion, the results of this study revealed a high exposure of backyard chickens to NDV and the identified risk factors could be vital in the prevention and control of the disease in Oman.
Source: International Journal of Veterinary Science and Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it is well known that repealing the ACA could leave nearly 20 million Americans uninsured and simultaneously result in millions of job losses across the country. An associated cost that has been less discussed, but no less relevant, is what repeal could mean for the nation’s...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Costs and Spending Following the ACA Public Health Big Cities Health Coalition Community Health Prevention and Public Health Fund. Source Type: blogs
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