Prevention for Zika Virus Infection

Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 9 August 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): Kumar Udit Saumya, Deepak Kumar, Prateek Kumar, Rajanish Giri
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Biomembranes - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
(University of California - Riverside) A research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has outlined how the Zika virus, which constituted an epidemic threat in 2016, suppresses the immune system of its host. The work provides valuable structural and functional information on the interaction between ZIKV and its host and offers a framework for the development of vaccines and antivirals.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Ticks and mosquitoes don’t care about COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t care that people are trying to squeeze out the last moments of this restrictive summer by getting outdoors, hiking, or just sitting on their decks at night and feeling something that’s close to normal. COVID-19 has commanded our attention and caused people to adapt their behaviors to prevent one major health concern, but it doesn’t mean others have been eliminated. “Masks and social distancing will do nothing to protect you from what ticks and mosquitoes potentially carry,” says Dr. Todd Ellerin, director of infe...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Autoimmune diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: blogs
Source: Health Communication - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research
Zika virus in rhesus macaque semen and reproductive tract tissues: a pilot study of acute infection†. Biol Reprod. 2020 Aug 06;: Authors: Kropp Schmidt JA, Mean KD, Puntney RC, Alexander ES, Sullivan R, Simmons HA, Zeng X, Weiler AM, Friedrich TC, Golos TG Abstract Although sexual transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV) is well-documented, the viral reservoir(s) in the male reproductive tract remains uncertain in humans and immune-intact animal models. We evaluated the presence of ZIKV in a rhesus macaque pilot study to determine persistence in semen, assess the impact of infection on sperm functiona...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research
New Brunswick, N.J., August 05, 2020 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered into an agreement with the U.S. government for the large scale domestic manufacturing and delivery in the U.S. of 100 million doses of Janssen’s SARS-CoV-2 investigational vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S, for use in the United States following approval or Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news
ernandes Congenital abnormalities cause serious fetal consequences. The term TORCH is used to designate the most common perinatal infections, where: (T) refers to toxoplasmosis, (O) means "others" and includes syphilis, varicella-zoster, parvovirus B19, zika virus (ZIKV), and malaria among others, (R) refers to rubella, (C) relates to cytomegalovirus infection, and (H) to herpes simplex virus infections. Among the main abnormalities identified in neonates exposed to congenital infections are central nervous system (CNS) damage, microcephaly, hearing loss, and ophthalmological impairment, all requiring regular...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
(Earth Institute at Columbia University) New system infuses 'R0' models with climate information to help public health agencies forecast places and times when environmental conditions might enhance transmission of dengue, Zika and other Aedes-borne diseases
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Journal of Proteome ResearchDOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.0c00320
Source: Journal of Proteome Research - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: July–August 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Volume 86, Issue 4Author(s): Mariana de Carvalho Leal, Lilian Ferreira Muniz, Silvio da Silva Caldas Neto, Vanessa van der Linden, Regina Coeli Ferreira Ramos
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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