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Zika rewrites maternal immunization ethics

Source: ScienceNOW - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

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A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “ insufficient value. ”
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Zika Virus Vaccination and Immunization Research National Institutes of Health Science (Journal) University of Washington Source Type: news
Authors: Carod-Artal FJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Zika virus (ZIKV) disease is a vector-borne infectious disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Recently, ZIKV has caused outbreaks in most American countries. Areas covered: Publications about neurological complications of ZIKV infection retrieved from pubmed searchers were reviewed, and reference lists and relevant articles from review articles were also examined. Vertical/intrauterine transmission leads to congenital infection and causes microcephaly and congenital ZIKV syndrome. ZIKV preferentially infects human neural progenitor cells and triggers cell apoptosis. ...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a United Nations agency said Thursday after a successful test releasing sterile mosquitos from aerial drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.  
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
(The Wistar Institute) The Wistar Institute and partners at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, and GeneOne Life Science were recognized among the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards by the Clinical Research Forum for their ground-breaking phase 1 DNA-based Zika vaccine research -- the first trial of a Zika vaccine in humans, which proved safe and effective.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
Future Virology, Ahead of Print.
Source: Future Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
Recently, a very important prospective multicentre study reported that 2.4% patients with non-traumatic neurological injury had evidence of current/recent hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, highlighting the role of HEV in inducing neurological diseases.1 To date, the full spectrum of HEV-associated neurological injury is still unknown. Myasthenia gravis (MG) has been associated with a number of viral infections, such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV),2 poliovirus,3 and Zika virus.4 One study described a woman suffering with MG as a complication of acute HEV infection.
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
by Yi-Ping Kuo, Kuen-Nan Tsai, Yin-Chiu Luo, Pei-Jung Chung, Yu-Wen Su, Yu Teng, Ming-Sian Wu, Yu-Feng Lin, Chao-Yang Lai, Tsung-Hsien Chuang, Shih-Syong Dai, Fan-Chen Tseng, Cheng-Han Hsieh, De-Jiun Tsai, Wan-Ting Tsai, Chun-Hong Chen, Guann-Yi Yu Zika virus (ZIKV) is primarily transmitted byAedes mosquitoes in the subgenusStegomyia but can also be transmitted sexually and vertically in humans. STAT1 is an important downstream factor that mediates type I and II interferon signaling. In the current study, we showed that mice with STAT1 knockout (Stat1-/-) were highly susceptible to ZIKV infection. As low as 5 plaque-formi...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. 04/12/2018 This 60-page report describes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's preparedness and response activities in 2016 and 2017, and demonstrates how investments in preparedness enhance the nation's ability to respond to public health threats and emergencies. Topics include the opioid epidemic, 2017 hurricane season, and Zika virus. Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program Fact Sheets provide information on PHEP funding from 2015 to 2017 and progress in reaching the 15 public health preparedness capabil...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Warmer weather signals the onset of vacations, destination weddings and—unfortunately—mosquitoes. Since the Zika virus emerged three years ago in the Americas, cases have declined, but many people wonder if they still need to consider the mosquito-borne disease when making travel plans. “The bottom line is yes,” says Dr. Paul Mead, a medical officer in the CDC’s division of vector-borne diseases: Americans do still need to take precautions to protect against Zika. The CDC recommends that pregnant couples who live or travel to areas with Zika (a list that currently includes countries in Africa,...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime places with Zika zika travel Source Type: news
People who live in cities are used to the company of furry vermin. But a new study reveals that mice and men may be sharing much more than just living quarters. In a study published in the journal mBio, researchers led by Dr. Ian Lipkin, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, studied the gut microbes of 416 mice collected from mostly residential buildings all over New York City. Lipkin and his team did a thorough genetic analysis of the microbes they extracted from the feces of the mice, and found that they contained a number of disease-causing bacteria. Nearly 40% of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria healthytime Source Type: news
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