Zika Virus IgM 25 Months After Symptom Onset, Florida, USA Zika Virus IgM 25 Months After Symptom Onset, Florida, USA

A study of cases from a 2016 outbreak in Florida provides insight into Zika virus IgM persistence.Emerging Infectious Diseases
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TTP, a technology company based in Melbourn, UK, is developing a handheld PCR (polymerase chain reaction) diagnostic device that can rapidly detect influenza viruses, and one day other viruses, in samples of nasal mucus. The company claims that the s...
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This study draws on the Planned Risk Information Seeking Model (PRISM) to assess Zika virus information seeking and systematic processing, paying particular attention to the relationship between perceived knowledge and knowledge insufficiency. Novel risks, such as Zika, provide an interesting context for examining whether information ‐seeking models, such as PRISM, are able to predict information seeking when available information is limited or scarce. A cross‐sectional, online study of men and women of childbearing age (N = 494) residing in the state of Florida was conducted. Our results provide some support for the P...
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Publication date: 18 February 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 7Author(s): Marta Giovanetti, Nuno Rodrigues Faria, José Lourenço, Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, Joilson Xavier, Ingra Morales Claro, Moritz U.G. Kraemer, Vagner Fonseca, Simon Dellicour, Julien Thézé, Flavia da Silva Salles, Tiago Gräf, Paola Paz Silveira, Valdinete Alves do Nascimento, Victor Costa de Souza, Felipe Campos de Melo Iani, Emerson Augusto Castilho-Martins, Laura Nogueira Cruz, Gabriel Wallau, Allison FabriSummaryZika virus (ZIKV) has caused an explosive epidemic linked to severe clinical outcomes in the Ameri...
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Conclusion: Almost all the women in our study showed serological evidence of Dengue immunity, suggesting that microcephaly can occur in DENV immune mothers. T cell immunity to Zika virus showed a multifunctional response to the antigens Env and NS1 and immune regulatory responses to NS5 and C protein. Our data support an argument that different viral products may skew the antiviral response to a more pro or anti-inflammatory outcome, with an associated impact on immunopathogenesis.
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Conclusion: These results suggest that if no vector control measures are considered to be in place, the risk of new arboviral outbreaks in Cabo Verde is high. The vector control strategy adopted must include measures of public health directed to domestic water storage and management.
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 11, 2020 – Johnson &Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health &Human Services. The collaborative partnership with BARDA builds on Johnson &Johnson’s multipronged response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to Janssen’s effor...
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Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
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“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
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(Regenstrief Institute) As public health leaders work to contain the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a team at Regenstrief Institute, an international leader in health information technology, is providing help to track cases of the illness. The team also created codes during the Zika and SARS outbreaks, among others. The codes are part of LOINC, a terminology system, created and maintained at Regenstrief, that is used in 176 countries.
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Guidelines now discourage the use of geographic locations (like Zika virus), animals (swine flu) or groups of people (Legionnaires' disease) in naming diseases.
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