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In California, an unexplained increase in valley fever this year
State health officials announced earlier this year that 2016 broke the record for the most valley fever cases reported since the state started keeping count in 1995. Now 2017 is on pace to have even more infections. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever virus: An infection mechanism identified
(Institut Pasteur) Rift Valley fever virus is responsible for outbreaks in livestock in Africa and can also be fatal in humans. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS, working with the University of G ö ttingen, have characterized the mechanism used by the virus to insert one of its envelope proteins into the host cell membrane, thereby enabling it to infect the cell. Understanding these interactions should pave the way for the identification of new therapeutic strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A glycerophospholipid-specific pocket in the RVFV class II fusion protein drives target membrane insertion
The Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, causing severe disease in humans and livestock across Africa. We determined the x-ray structure of the RVFV class II fusion protein Gc in its postfusion form and in complex with a glycerophospholipid (GPL) bound in a conserved cavity next to the fusion loop. Site-directed mutagenesis and molecular dynamics simulations further revealed a built-in motif allowing en bloc insertion of the fusion loop into membranes, making few nonpolar side-chain interactions with the aliphatic moiety and multiple polar interactions with lipid head groups upon membrane r...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardado-Calvo, P., Atkovska, K., Jeffers, S. A., Grau, N., Backovic, M., Perez-Vargas, J., de Boer, S. M., Tortorici, M. A., Pehau-Arnaudet, G., Lepault, J., England, P., Rottier, P. J., Bosch, B. J., Hub, J. S., Rey, F. A. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news

The Changing Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Valley Fever
Coccidioidomycosis, commonly known as valley fever, is a disease caused by two species of fungi, Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Coccidioidomycosis is often self-limiting; however, in some patients, the disease can rapidly progress to a severe and potentially life-threatening illness. Proper diagnostics for coccidioidomycosis are important because acute disease can manifest as community-acquired pneumonia, and can be misdiagnosed as a viral or bacterial infection. Improper diagnosis can lead to unnecessary antibacterial therapy and may encourage extra-pulmonary proliferation of the fungus, which then requi...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - October 7, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bridget M. Barker Source Type: news

NIH awards $4.8 million to UA Valley Fever Center for Excellence
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The center will use the money to accelerate development of a Valley fever vaccine for dogs that one day may lead to a successful human vaccine. A California-based biotech company and Colorado State University have joined the center in the effort. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coccidioidomycosis Cases on the Rise in California Coccidioidomycosis Cases on the Rise in California
Despite a trend downward in recent years, coccidiomycosis cases are on the rise in California, according to a recent report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Increase in Coccidioidomycosis — California, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

DxNA LLC announces 510(K) submission of GeneSTAT analyzer and GeneSTAT coccidioides assay
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) The Valley Fever assay on the GeneSTAT System has been developed based on intellectual property exclusively licensed from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Flagstaff, Arizona. The highly sensitive GeneSTAT test is performed directly on the patient specimen, providing a same-day result and significantly reducing the time to a definitive diagnosis and appropriate care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dust Storms In The Southwestern U.S. Are Increasing. Is There A Connection To Valley Fever?
Dust storms are increasing in the Southwest U.S., and they may be related to an uptick in Valley Fever Infection too. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marshall Shepherd, Contributor Source Type: news

Case: Coccidioidomycosis Mimicking Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Case: Coccidioidomycosis Mimicking Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
New onset ascites, lymphadenopathy, and peritoneal nodules suggested a metastatic carcinomatosis in this patient; but her residence in Arizona provided the key to the correct diagnosis.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ume å epidemiologist joins UN expert mission to confront Rift Valley fever outbreak
(Umea University) A Rift Valley fever outbreak was recently reported at the border between Niger and Mali in West Africa. So far, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been confirmed in Niger, according to the World Health Organization. Ume å University infectious disease epidemiologist Osama Ahmed Hassan recently joined an international expert fact-finding mission to Mali as a consultant with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever in Niger
On 30 August, the Ministry of Health in Niger notified WHO of unexplained deaths among humans, along with deaths in livestock in the Tahoua region of Niger. On 23 September, human and animal specimens were tested at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) and were reported positive for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus by PCR and for specific IgM antibodies confirming the first outbreak of RVF in Niger. Initially the outbreak was centered in the north west of the country in areas bordering Mali, in particular around Tassara and Tchintabaraden in the Tahoua Region, however suspected cases of RVF have recently been identified in new...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Better surveillance, more cohesive policies needed against Rift Valley fever outbreaks
Research on the mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever in east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula shows that current surveillance systems are unable to detect the virus in livestock before it spreads to humans. A coherent policy is needed to combat the viral disease, which has the potential to spread to previously unaffected areas, according to research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Better surveillance and more cohesive policies needed against Rift Valley fever outbreaks
(Umea University) Research on the mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever in east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula shows that current surveillance systems are unable to detect the virus in livestock before it spreads to humans. A coherent policy is needed to combat the viral disease, which has the potential to spread to previously unaffected areas, according to studies at Ume å University in Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Rift Valley Fever Response — Kabale District, Uganda, March 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 3, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus causes miscarriage
The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus has been linked to miscarriage in humans. A study of 130 pregnant Sudanese women with fever showed that the risk of miscarriage was seven times greater if the woman was infected with Rift Valley fever virus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus causes miscarriage
(Umea University) The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus has been linked to miscarriage in humans. A study of 130 pregnant Sudanese women with fever showed that the risk of miscarriage was seven times greater if the woman was infected with Rift Valley fever virus. The study was recently published in the journal Lancet Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemri Develops New Testing Kit for Rift Valley Fever
[East African] The Kenya Medical Research Institute has developed a new rapid diagnostic test kit for testing Rift Valley Fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A top 10 list waiting to save lives!
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Sometimes I have to remind myself we are in the 21st Century when I hear that infectious diseases are a leading cause of death among adults and remain the leading cause of death in children. While most of these deaths occur in the developing world, a significant number occur in middle income countries. Vaccines are the most cost effective medical intervention known to prevent infectious diseases. An effective vaccine can significantly reduce the mortality associated with them. However, while we have come a long way, the reality is that we have relatively few effective vaccines. O...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever in Niger
On 30 August 2016, WHO received reports about unexplained deaths among humans, along with death and abortion in livestock in the North Western parts of Niger, and the areas bordering Mali. From 2 August to 22 September 2016, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been reported in Tchintabaraden health district in Tahoua region. The area is mainly populated by nomadic stockbreeders. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Niger: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Kills 21 in Western Niger
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -With no specific treatment or effective human vaccine, Rift Valley fever can cause blindness and severe haemorrhaging, leading the victim to vomit blood or even bleed to death (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Updated Guideline Seeks to Improve Early Diagnosis of Valley Fever Updated Guideline Seeks to Improve Early Diagnosis of Valley Fever
Timely treatment of coccidioidomycosis is often hampered by clinicians overlooking the fungal infection as a possible cause of pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms in patients who live in or visit the southwestern U.S., according to an updated practice guideline from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Boy With Nighttime Fevers Solved!
Readers solve the mysterious case of the little boy from Minnesota with fevers and night sweats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Deserts Doctors Fungi Immune System Lungs Tests (Medical) Featured Live Think Like a Doctor Source Type: news

Failure to Detect Oxacillin Susceptibility in Staphylococcus aureus Due to the Presence of an Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producer in a Patient with Polymicrobial Bacteremia
A 58-year-old male who had undergone liver transplantation 2 years previously was admitted to our hospital for the evaluation of fever and abdominal pain. Three blood culture sets were collected, and both bottles in each set were positive for the presence of bacterial growth within 10 h of incubation using the Bactec FX system (Becton-Dickinson Microbiology Systems, Cockeysville, MD). Gram-stained smear of the positive blood culture broths showed the presence of Gram-positive cocci in clusters and Gram-negative rods. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 4, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Felipe P érez-García, Carlos Sánchez-Carrillo, Emilia Cercenado, Mercedes Marín, Emilio Bouza Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

US issues patent for Valley Fever detection technology developed by TGen and NAU
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Valley Fever, a potentially deadly dust-borne fungal disease, should be easier to diagnose and treat thanks to a testing technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU), and now protected by a patent issued today by the US Patent and Trademark Office. TGen and NAU have exclusively licensed this technology to DxNA LLC, which plans to make this Valley Fever Test commercially available to hospitals and clinics this year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever in China
On 23 July 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of China notified WHO of an imported case of Rift Valley fever (RVF). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Is it flu, or is it valley fever?
HealthDay News Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
Potentially fatal infection is found in Southwest U.S. and is often misdiagnosed, specialists say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Flu, Valley Fever (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?
THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 -- Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say. Doctors should suspect valley fever in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Valley fever diagnosis often missed
( Infectious Diseases Society of America ) For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fever, an often-overlooked fungal infection. Early diagnosis ensures the best management and reduces unneeded tests and treatment, note updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Joint Faculty Position in the UA Valley Fever Center and Infectious Diseases
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 18, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Mechanism for Rift Valley fever virus infection discovered
Viruses can't live without us -- literally. As obligate parasites, viruses need a host cell to survive. Scientists are exploiting this characteristic by developing therapeutics that close off pathways necessary for viral infection, essentially stopping pathogens in their tracks. Rift Valley fever virus and other bunyaviruses may soon be added to the list of viruses denied access to a human host. Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which RVFV hijacks the host machinery to cause infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sandia researchers discover mechanism for Rift Valley fever virus infection
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Viruses can't live without us -- literally. As obligate parasites, viruses need a host cell to survive. Scientists are exploiting this characteristic by developing therapeutics that close off pathways necessary for viral infection, essentially stopping pathogens in their tracks.Rift Valley fever virus and other bunyaviruses may soon be added to the list of viruses denied access to a human host. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have discovered a mechanism by which RVFV hijacks the host machinery to cause infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Frontiers 2016 Report: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
United Nations Environment Programme. 05/19/2016This 77-page report presents six emerging environmental issues, and provides examples of how certain issues may be addressed by innovating and rethinking policy interventions, new solutions, or adapting existing practices. The issues include a worldwide increase in disease emergence and epidemics, particularly from zoonoses, which include Ebola, bird flu, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Rift Valley fever, sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, and Zika virus disease. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Origins, spread of potentially deadly Valley Fever tracked
Scientists have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever. In a story that spans 2 million years and includes the effects of glaciation and the pre-historic movements of animal hosts, the study sets the stage for tracking future outbreaks of this potentially deadly dust-bound disease as it spreads across arid regions of North and South America. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

TGen tracks the origins and spread of potentially deadly Valley Fever
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever, according to a study published today in the journal mBio. In a story that spans 2 million years and includes the effects of glaciation and the pre-historic movements of animal hosts, the study sets the stage for tracking future outbreaks of this potentially deadly dust-bound disease as it spreads across arid regions of North and South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 26, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Plans Yellow Fever, Zika Vaccination
[East African] Rwanda plans mass vaccination for yellow fever, Zika virus, Rift Valley fever and Ebola after neighbouring countries reported cases of the diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Application of Droplet Digital PCR to Validate Rift Valley Fever Vaccines
Droplet Digital™ polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR™) is a promising technique that quantitates the absolute concentration of nucleic acids in a given sample. This technique utilizes water-in-oil emulsion technology, a system developed by Bio-Rad Laboratories that partitions a single sample into thousands of nanoliter-sized droplets and counts nucleic acid molecules encapsulated in each individual particle as one PCR reaction. This chapter discusses the applications and methodologies of ddPCR for development of Rift Valley fever (RVF) vaccine, using an example that measures RNA copy numbers of a live-attenuated M...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - April 8, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Generation of a Single-Cycle Replicable Rift Valley Fever Vaccine
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) (genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae) is an arbovirus that causes severe disease in humans and livestock in sub-Saharan African countries. The virus carries a tripartite, single-stranded, and negative–sense RNA genome, designated as L, M, and S RNAs. RVFV spread can be prevented by the effective vaccination of animals and humans. Although the MP-12 strain of RVFV is a live attenuated vaccine candidate, MP-12 showed neuroinvasiveness and neurovirulence in young mice and immunodeficiency mice. Hence, there is a concern for the use of MP-12 to certain individuals, especially those that ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - April 8, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Uganda: U.S. Experts in Kabale for Rift Valley Fever Assessment
[Monitor] Kabale -A team of six epidemiologists from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have joined local health workers and politicians in Kabale District to assess the magnitude of the outbreak of Rift Valley haemorrhagic fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

View on Poverty: Rift Valley fever fight is flawed
Unexplained meat bans can alienate people and hurt livelihoods. Salome Bukachi proposes ways to improve response. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - March 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Confirms Rift Valley Fever Outbreak
[Observer] The ministry of Health this week confirmed an outbreak of the rift valley fever (RVF) in the western district of Kabale. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Rwanda On High Alert After Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Uganda
[East African] Rwanda is on high alert following a recent outbreak of the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in neighbouring Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of Pediatric Coccidioidomycosis in CaliforniaEpidemiology of Pediatric Coccidioidomycosis in California
Pediatric coccidioidomycosis cases and hospitalizations have increased in California since 2000. More awareness and research is needed to decrease the burden of this fungal disease. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Rift Valley fever vaccine heads for human trials
Vaccine proved to be safe in at-risk livestock species and eliminated the virus from the blood, researchers say. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - March 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What are the Most Common Arboviruses in Children in the US?
Discussion Arboviruses are viruses transmitted by arthropods (primarily mosquitos and ticks) to humans. Most infections are asymptomatic. Many others have mild symptoms such as an influenza-like illnesses. But for some patients they can cause neuroinvasive disease with meningitis, encephalitis and flaccid paralysis. Some patients also unfortunately die. Diagnosis is by serum or cerebrospinal fluid IgM antibody to the specific virus. Treatment is supportive only as there is no specific treatment and currently there are no vaccines for prevention. Mosquito bite and tick bite prevention are the best options for families and c...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 30, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What are the Most Common Arbovirus in Children in the US?
Discussion Arboviruses are viruses transmitted by arthropods (primarily mosquitos and ticks) to humans. Most infections are asymptomatic. Many others have mild symptoms such as an influenza-like illnesses. But for some patients they can cause neuroinvasive disease with meningitis, encephalitis and flaccid paralysis. Some patients also unfortunately die. Diagnosis is by serum or cerebrospinal fluid IgM antibody to the specific virus. Treatment is supportive only as there is no specific treatment and currently there are no vaccines for prevention. Mosquito bite and tick bite prevention are the best options for families and c...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 30, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nonsolid lung nodules carry greater cancer risk in women
For lung nodules detected on CT, certain types can pose a higher risk of cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung cancer or valley fever? CT can spot the difference CT lung cancer screening puts patients on edge Hybrid lung CAD scheme improves accuracy JNCI: CT screening beneficial in shorter-term smokers CT lung cancer screening doesn't boost surgical rate (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 24, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news