Brain abnormalities on CT, MRI indicate severe Zika

Structural abnormalities visible on the brain MRI and CT scans of infants with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can prenatal ultrasound predict Zika infection outcomes? Zika's effects hard to detect on ultrasound, MRI MRI advances detection of Zika-related brain abnormalities Studies at RSNA offer new insights into Zika's spread Zika's rapid spread on MRI scans shocks researchers
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lla J Abstract The Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is a major public health concern in Brazil and worldwide, being a rapidly spreading disease with possible severe complications for pregnant women and neonates. There is currently no preventative therapy or specific treatment available. Within this context, drug repositioning is a very promising approach for the discovery of new treatment compounds, since old drugs may become new ones. Therefore, this paper aims to perform a literature mini-review to identify promising compounds to combat this virus. The mechanism of action at the molecular level and, when possible, th...
Source: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Mini Rev Med Chem Source Type: research
AbstractSouth Texas has experienced local transmission of Zika virus and of other mosquito-borne viruses such as chikungunya virus and dengue virus in the last decades. Using a mosquito surveillance program in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) and San Antonio, TX, from 2016 to 2018, we detected the presence of an insect-specific virus, cell fusing agent virus (CFAV), in theAedes aegypti mosquito population. We tested 6,326 females and 1,249 males from the LRGV and 659 females from San Antonio for CFAV by RT-PCR using specific primers. Infection rates varied from 0 to 261 per 1,000 mosquitoes in the LRGV and 115 to 208 per...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
[UNEP] Ebola, SARS, Zika, HIV/AIDS, West Nile fever and now COVID-19. These are some of the highest-profile diseases to emerge in the last several decades. And while they emerged in different parts of the world, they have one thing in common. They are what scientists call "zoonotic diseases," infections that jump between animals and humans, some of which leave illness and death in their wake.
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Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Noemi R. Gardinali, Renato S. Marchevsky, Jaqueline M. Oliveira, Marcelo Pelajo-Machado, Tatiana Kugelmeier, Marcio P. Castro, Aline C.A. Silva, Douglas P. Pinto, Lais B. Fonseca, Leandro S. Vilhena, Heliana M. Pereira, Sheila M.B. Lima, Emily H. Miranda, Gisela F. Trindade, José H.R. Linhares, Stephanie A. Silva, Juliana Gil Melgaco, Ada M.B. Alves, Julio Moran, Maria C.C. Silva
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: Advances in Virus ResearchAuthor(s): Derek J. Platt, Jonathan J. Miner
Source: Advances in Virus Research - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Authors: Naghipour S, Ghodousi M, Rahsepar S, Elyasi S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), originally were prescribed for prevention or treatment of malaria, but now successfully are used in several rheumatologic diseases. In addition, in recent decades considering their immunomodulatory effects, high tolerably and low cost, they are evaluated for various viral infections from HIV to COVID-19. AREAS COVERED: In this review we tried to summarize all available studies on HCQ and CQ efficacy for management of viral infections and the probable mechanisms of action. The data were co...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
The disease is transmitted through the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, an invasive species that also spreads diseases like yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya.
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Mosquitoes carrying Zika virus are infectious when temperatures are 19 °C or higher – climate change may increase the virus’s range into southern and eastern Europe and the northern US
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Zika virus (ZIKV) is an enveloped positive stranded RNA virus belonging to the genus Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae that emerged in recent decades causing pandemic outbreaks of human infections occasionally associated with severe neurological disorders in adults and newborns. The intracellular steps of flavivirus multiplication are associated to cellular membranes and their bound organelles leading to an extensive host cell reorganization. Importantly, the association of organelle dysfunction with diseases caused by several human viruses has been widely reported in recent studies. With the aim to increase the knowle...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- It's a virus some might not even remember, but babies born to mothers infected with Zika who appeared normal at birth still experienced neurological or developmental problems, new research suggests. A hallmark of infection...
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