June ’s top stories: NIH’s Phase I/II trial for chikungunya, Boehringer & Eli Lilly ’s empagliflozin trial
A new Phase I/II clinical trial of MV-CHIKV for the prevention of the chikungunya virus began enrolment, while Boehringer Ingelheim, along with Eli Lilly and Company, made plans to evaluate empagliflozin in a new clinical outcomes trial for chronic k … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sun Pharma, NIV join hands to fight zika, chikungunya, dengue
Under the agreement, Sun Pharma will provide drug molecules to NIV for testing against zika, chikungunya and dengue in model systems, the company said in a statement. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitos found in Brazil
(PLOS) While more than 13,000 cases of Chikungunya viral disease were reported in Brazil in 2015, scientists had never before detected the virus in a captured mosquito in this country. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified a mosquito -- caught in the Brazilian city of Aracaju -- that's naturally infected with the East-Central-South-African (ECSA) genotype of Chikungunya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC surveys find increase in the number of U.S. counties with Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes that can spread Zika
The Southern United States shows a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of the mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Mosquitoes More Prevalent Than Expected
Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected
Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. counties are finding mosquitoes that can spread Zika
With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many states, a new report shows a significant increase in U.S. counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data […]Related:200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care productsWhy a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip can be a life-threatening injuryEnvironmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. counties are finding Zika-carrying mosquitoes
With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many U.S. states, a new report shows a significant increase in counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data […]Related:200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care productsWhy a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip can be a life-threatening injuryEnvironmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- The latest buzz from federal health officials is that mosquitoes that can spread Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses are in more counties in the southern United States than previously thought. After a Zika outbreak in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Persistent Arthralgia Associated With Chikungunya Outbreak Persistent Arthralgia Associated With Chikungunya Outbreak
How prevalent is chikungunya virus-associated persistent arthralgia? An outbreak of the virus in the US Virgin Islands provides insight.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Understanding the Pathogenesis of the Emerging Zika Virus
American Society for Microbiology. 07/05/2016 This one-hour, eight-minute webinar focuses on how the speaker's laboratory has studied three emerging mosquito-transmitted viruses (West Nile, Chikungunya, and Zika viruses) of global importance from a basic perspective, and how this information facilitates the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. He discusses where the viruses come from, mosquito vectors, areas at risk, and Zika's emergence as a flavivirus. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New Phase I/II trial of MV-CHIKV for chikungunya begins enrolment
A new Phase I/II clinical trial of MV-CHIKV sponsored by the National Institutes of Health ’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for the prevention of the chikungunya virus has begun enrolling healthy adult subjects at… (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIAID-Sponsored Trial of Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Begins
A clinical trial is now enrolling healthy adult volunteers at three sites in the United States. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech ’s Chikungunya vaccine enters phase-1 clinical trials
In a statement, the company said “the placebo controlled study involving 60 healthy volunteers would test escalating doses of the vaccine in prime-boost regimen.” (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAID-sponsored trial of experimental Chikungunya vaccine begins
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine to prevent infection with chikungunya virus is now enrolling healthy adult volunteers at sites in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030: Version 5.4
World Health Organization. 06/01/2017 This 49-page report provides strategic guidance to countries and development partners for urgent strengthening of vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks. Major vector-borne diseases include malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus disease, and yellow fever. The report discusses how increased global travel and trade, combined with environmental factors such as altered land use patterns (e.g., deforestation) and climate change, can influence the reach of vector populations and the transmission patterns of disease-causing pathogens. (PDF...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

With innovative strategy, UN health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases
Spread of the Zika virus disease and emerging threat of dengue and chikungunya were the result of weak mosquito control policies adopted nearly half a century ago, the United Nations health agency has said, vowing a renewed attack on global spread of such vector-borne diseases. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health Is Local Health: Eradicating Threats from A to Zika
Rockefeller University. 05/11/2017 This 41-minute presentation, the 2017 Women and Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon, features a speaker who shares the most recent findings of her research about Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads the Zika infection, and how her research is utilizing new technology to learn more about insect-borne illnesses. She also discusses other insect-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
National Institutes of Health. 05/16/2017 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
3-in-1 bite might also spread chikungunya and dengue fever, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses
Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite, scientists report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zika Mosquito Can Transmit Other Viruses, Too
FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 -- The mosquito species that's the main carrier of the Zika virus might also transmit two other viruses -- chikungunya and dengue -- in a single bite, researchers report. " A mosquito, in theory, could give you multiple viruses... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses
(Colorado State University) A new study led by Colorado State University found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tool for the Diagnosis and Care of Patients with Suspected Arboviral Diseases
World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization. 03/2017 This 102-page document is a tool for the diagnosis and care of patients suspected of arboviral diseases: dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. It offers information on the clinical manifestations of the three diseases, and facilitates differential diagnosis among them. It also contains recommendations for the proper management of each of the three diseases, as well as the necessary elements for laboratory confirmation of diagnosis, which will be a valuable contribution to epidemiological surveillance. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses May Not Be Limited to Tropics
FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 -- Mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika, dengue and chikungunya can be spread in cooler temperatures than previously thought, researchers say. Based on data from Latin America and the Caribbean, transmission of the illnesses is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV
(Natural News) The turmeric compound curcumin was found to effectively suppress a large number of viruses, recent studies showed. The compound was previously known to defer cancer growth, resolve Lichen Panus, reduce type-2 diabetes and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia onset. However, a new article published in GreenMedInfo.com listed several other studies indicating that the compound was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures, potentially expanding impact
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika, occur at lower temperatures than previously thought, a recently released study co-authored by two researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Fla., shows. The study, led by Stanford University, used data collected by the USF researchers to create a model showing the potential effects of temperatures and temperature change on the transmission of dengue, chikungunya and Zika around the world. These three diseases are mosquito-vectored and increasing in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases: Critical Developments and Global Forecast
New York University, International Center for Enterprise Preparedness. 04/18/2017 This six-page document is the summary of a discussion on infectious diseases, including recent developments and the global forecast for 2017. It details how understanding emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases is critical given their potential role as global disruptors of business. It discusses the Zika virus, chikungunya, influenza, Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). It also illustrates the Disruptor Outbreak Dashboard, which summarizes and color-codes information about health ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases
A new analysis reveals that the ideal temperature for the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya and Zika is 29 degrees C. This finding helps predict disease outbreaks in a warming world. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases
(Stanford University) A new analysis by Stanford researchers reveals that the ideal temperature for the spread of mosquito-born diseases like dengue, chikungunya and Zika is 29 degrees C. This finding helps predict disease outbreaks in a warming world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Florida releases experimental mosquitoes to fight Zika
Thousands of mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria were released in an area of the Florida Keys this week, in hopes of a new approach to control the disease-carrying female Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika virus, Dengue fever and Chikungunya. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Present Report On Tropical Diseases At Geneva Forum
[Nation] Kenya will on Wednesday present to the world the progress it has made in eradicating diseases such as elephantiasis, intestinal worms, trachoma, dengue and Chikungunya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Toolkit: Adaptation for Latin America and the Caribbean
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 04/18/2017 These tools for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention include three toolkits, teaching modules, and a Seasonal Calendar for Vector Control that were developed to initiate a long-term engagement with the communities at risk through awareness and health promotion materials. These materials will help healthcare practitioners and volunteers foster dialogue with communities and ensure that prevention is seen as the primary way of combating vector-borne diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change
Dry drains will reduce the numbers of mosquitoes breeding, but now the Aedes aegypti mosquito is going underground to breed underground in available water and flying to feed. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPSBy Zadie NeufvilleKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 18 2017 (IPS)There were surprised gasps when University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor John Agard told journalists at an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting in late November 2016 that mosquitoes were not only living longer, but were “breeding in septic tanks underground”.For many, it explained why months of fogging at the height of Zika and Chikung...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zadie Neufville Tags: Caribbean Climate Wire Climate Change Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Projects Water & Sanitation Chagas Disease Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mosquitoes Zika Virus Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Has Become A Looming Threat For Brazilian City-Dwellers
Brazil could be on the precipice of a serious yellow fever outbreak ― even though a vaccine for the disease has existed since the 1930s and is 99 percent effective. Health authorities in the country reported at least 600 laboratory-confirmed yellow fever infections and more than 200 deaths, primarily in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São Paulo, between December and April 6. Hundreds of additional cases are still being investigated.  Yellow fever can be extremely serious, according to the Mayo Clinic. Acute symptoms can include fever, headache and dizziness, while more severe s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus Disease Update for Clinicians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 04/06/2016 This 51-minute webinar provides a Zika virus update for health care clinicians, including background information about Zika virus, Aedes mosquitoes and their range in the United States, and modes of transmission. It discusses the complications of Zika virus, distinguishing Zika from dengue and chikungunya, diagnostic testing for Zika virus, and reporting Zika virus disease cases. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Genetically modified mosquito use considered in Houston
Mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya ​ are common in the Houston region (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing for Zika Virus: There's an App for That
Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Testing for Zika virus: There's an app for that
Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Testing for Zika virus: There's an app for that
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

There's A Reason Zika Virus Became A Pandemic In 2015
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers aim to disrupt egg production in dengue- and Zika-spreading mosquito
(University of California - Riverside) The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a blood meal to develop eggs. One way to control the spread of these diseases is to tamper with the reproductive events that follow this mosquito's blood meal. A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside has explored this at the molecular level. They focused on microRNAs, which play a critical role in mosquito egg maturation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Washington D.C. Lab Messed Up Hundreds Of Zika Tests
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Officials in Washington, D.C.’s public health laboratory had to repeat Zika tests for nearly 300 pregnant women, including two women who were mistakenly told they tested negative for the mosquito-borne virus that has been shown to cause birth defects. A routine check of lab practices in December revealed that all of the lab’s Zika tests were coming back negative, raising concerns about their accuracy, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. CDC experts, who have been working with the lab since mid-January, discovered that technicians doing Zika...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mouse study reveals potential drug target for arthritis caused by chikungunya virus
(PLOS) An immune system proteinase called granzyme A appears to promote arthritic inflammation in mice infected with chikungunya virus, scientists report in a new PLOS Pathogens study. The study also suggested that granzyme A could serve as a potential target for new drugs to treat chikungunya and related viral arthritides in people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA nod for whole-blood molecular test for Zika
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that the FDA approved its RealTime ZIKA test to detect Zika virus in whole blood for emergency use. This is the 1st molecular test made by a commercial manufacturer that the federal watchdog has authorized to detect Zika in whole blood samples, the company touted. Research suggests that Zika virus can be detected in whole blood for a longer period of time and at higher levels compared to serum and urine sample types, according to Abbott. The company’s RealTime ZIKA test was developed to be used with its m2000 RealTime molecular diagnostics instrument. The automated test yields results in ...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Clearance Abbott Source Type: news

Repurposed Drugs May Treat Chikungunya Symptoms Repurposed Drugs May Treat Chikungunya Symptoms
Established autoimmune drugs that target T cells appeared to reduce virus-induced joint pathology, including inflammation in mouse models.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Drug combination effective against chikungunya arthritis in mice
Chikungunya virus causes a painful, debilitating arthritis for which there is currently no treatment. A new study has found that combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the chikungunya virus can eliminate the signs of chikungunya arthritis in mice in the earliest stage of the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug combination effective against chikungunya arthritis in mice
(Washington University School of Medicine) Chikungunya virus causes a painful, debilitating arthritis for which there is currently no treatment. A new study has found that combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the chikungunya virus can eliminate the signs of chikungunya arthritis in mice in the earliest stage of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers identify mechanism in chikungunya virus that controls infection and severity
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Researchers led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects healthy cells and controls how severe the disease it causes will be, a mechanism they believe can be found in a number of other related viruses for which there are no treatments or licensed vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news