Researchers identify new compounds to treat RSV, Zika virus

(University of Alberta) A new and promising class of chemical compounds has major potential for treating Zika virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, according to a new study by University of Alberta scientists. The next step is to develop a drug.
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ConclusionsAlthough there is adequate knowledge, incorrect ideas still persist and more than half of the surveyed population reported not feeling sufficiently informed. Preventive practices, in general terms, are found in acceptable compliance percentages, but they should still be improved.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Jacob T. Beaver, Nadia Lelutiu, Rumi Habib, Ioanna Skountzou
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
by Riccardo Moretti, Pei-Shi Yen, Vincent Hou é, Elena Lampazzi, Angiola Desiderio, Anna-Bella Failloux, Maurizio Calvitti Among the strategies targeting vector control, the exploitation of the endosymbiontWolbachia to produce sterile males and/or invasive females with reduced vector competence seems to be promising. A newAedes albopictus transinfection (ARwP-M) was generated by introducingwMelWolbachia in the ARwP line which had been established previously by replacingwAlbA andwAlbBWolbachia with thewPip strain. Various infection and fitness parameters were studied by comparing ARwP-M, ARwP and wild-type (SANG pop...
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TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- An approach to shared decision-making that stratifies risk might be most appropriate for preventing Zika infection, according to an Ideas and Opinion piece published online July 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Noting...
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Conclusion/significanceOur results indicated a low ZIKV transmission byAe.aegypti andAe.polynesiensis tested from the Pacific region. These results were unexpected and suggest the importance of other factors especially the vector density, the mosquito lifespan or the large immunologically naive fraction of the population that may have contributed to the rapid spread of the ZIKV in the Pacific region during the 2013 –2017 outbreak.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
To identify the knowledge and preventive practices on Zika among reproductive-age women in Lambayeque, Peru.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
ConclusionWe present a modelling approach to infer the risk of dengue outbreaks given the cumulative effect of climate variations in the months leading up to an outbreak. By combining the dengue prediction model with climate indicators, which are routinely monitored and forecasted by the Regional Climate Centre (RCC) at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), probabilistic dengue outlooks could be included in the Caribbean Health-Climatic Bulletin, issued on a quarterly basis to provide climate-smart decision-making guidance for Caribbean health practitioners. This flexible modelling approach could be...
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(MedPage Today) -- Experts recommend following guidelines as majority of Zika cases are asymptomatic
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[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has disputed travel guidelines by World Health Organisation (WHO), advising pregnant women against travelling to Uganda, classified as Zika-infected country with a potential of passing birth defects to an unborn baby.
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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On e...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs
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