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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Contributors : Claudia S ánchez San Martín ; Tony Li ; Jerome Bouquet ; Jessica Streithorst ; Guixia Yu ; Aditi Paranjpe ; Charles Y ChiuSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Homo sapiensZika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging, mosquito-borne pathogen associated with a widespread 2015 –2016 epidemic in the Western Hemisphere and a proven cause of microcephaly and other fetal brain defects in infants born to infected mothers. ZIKV infections have been also linked to other neurological illnesses in infected adults and children, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), ...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Epilepsy &Behavior Case ReportsAuthor(s): Jason Lockrow, Hannah Tully, Russell SanetoAbstractCongenital TORCH infections are a significant cause of epileptic spasms, an infantile epileptic encephalopathy, through disruptions to several pathways in neurodevelopment. Congenital Zika virus has a similar neurotropism to other TORCH agents, and leads to microcephaly, severe neurodevelopmental impairment, and high rates of early onset seizures. Here we report a child with confirmed congenital Zika virus who developed extensor epileptic spasms and hypsarrhythmia associ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This report summarizes surveillance data reported to CDC from U.S. states in 2017 for nationally notifiable arboviruses. It excludes dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses because, in the continental United States, these viruses are acquired primarily through travel. In 2017, 48 states and the District of Columbia (DC) reported 2,291 cases of domestic arboviral disease, including 2,097 (92%) WNV disease cases. Among the WNV disease cases, 1,425 (68%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (e.g., meningitis, encephalitis, or acute flaccid paralysis), for a national rate of 0.44 cases per 100,000 population. More Jamestown ...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Public Health England has upgraded the risk status of catching the virus in Rajasthan - which borders the Taj Mahal - to high. Zika can cause microcephaly for children in the womb.
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Conclusion: Given this, the application of techniques to accurately diagnose the relationship between causes and effects in the pathogenesis of Zika virus infection in the central nervous system should be prioritized.RESUMO OBJETIVO: O presente estudo analisou a associa ção entre Zika vírus e microcefalia durante o período gestacional de mulheres no Brasil. METODOLOGIA: Revisões sistemáticas de pesquisas de intervenção, publicações atuais de investigações clínicas. Foram utilizadas estratégias de buscas sistemáticas em ...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Local mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission has been reported in two counties in the contiguous United States (US), prompting the issuance of travel, prevention, and testing guidance across the contigu...
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women.
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The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women.
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Britta Schiela, Sarah Bernklau, Zahra Malekshahi, Daniela Deutschmann, Iris Koske, Zoltan Banki, Nicole M. Thielens, Reinhard W ürzner, Cornelia Speth, Guenter Weiss, Karin Stiasny, Eike Steinmann, Heribert Stoiber
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.
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