CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on September 29-30, 2021. The agenda will include discussions on cholera vaccine, hepatitis vaccines, herpes zoster vaccines, orthopoxvirus vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, and tickborne encephalitis vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer
Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - June 16, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Researchers create new CRISPR tools to help contain mosquito disease transmission
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego scientists have developed a genetics toolkit that helps pave the way to a gene drive designed to stop Culex mosquitoes from spreading disease. Much less studied than other genera, Culex mosquitoes spread devastating afflictions stemming from West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus and the pathogen causing avian malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Presenting With Bizarre Behavior and Encephalopathy COVID-19 Presenting With Bizarre Behavior and Encephalopathy
This case of a patient who presented with bizarre behavior and found to have COVID-19 calls attention to encephalopathy and encephalitis as a potential presentation of COVID-19 disease.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Brain disease transmitted by tick bites may be treatable
(Rockefeller University) The virus that causes tick-borne encephalitis appears to trick the immune system, misdirecting it into producing inferior antibodies. But new research shows some people produce more potent antibodies, providing hope for treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

TBE patients' lasting problems
(University of Gothenburg) Impaired memory, reduced motivation, and declining motor skills. These are some of the problems that may persist several years after people contract tick-borne encephalitis, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Expert Alert: Encephalitis prevention another reason to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Mayo Clinic lights buildings for World Encephalitis Day ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Patients with COVID-19 are at risk for neurologic complications, including encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. "Encephalitis cases have been reported in patients with COVID-19, although on the whole it appears to be a relatively rare complication," says Michel Toledano, M.D., a Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - February 22, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is encephalitis?
World Encephalitis Day will be observed on Monday, Feb. 22, which makes this a good time to learn more about this potentially life-threatening condition. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. It affects nearly 500,000 people of all ages worldwide each year, according to the Encephalitis Society, with young children and older adults most vulnerable. Other risk [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Drought restrictions had side benefit: Lowering risk of mosquito-borne disease
Shallow pools of water on lawns are ideal breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, the most common mosquito-borne disease in the United States.A new study by scientists from UCLA and three other universities found that reducing shallow pools of water where the insects lay their eggs is key to preventing the spread of the virus.The study, funded by a grant from the UC Office of the President and published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found that California ’s water-use restrictions during the statewide drought from 2012 to 2016 led to a decrease in the number of mosquit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers Are Tracking Covid-19 ’s Long-Term Effects On Brain Health
The role, either direct or indirect, of the influenza virus in encephalitis lethargica is still up for debate, but scientists have linked other respiratory viruses, like SARS-CoV-2, to neurological symptoms. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackie Rocheleau, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Medical oddity reveals unheard-of 'immunity gene' mutations and new way to screen them
(Hiroshima University) Researchers baffled by an infant's rare encephalitis case unusual in children found unheard-of mutations and a new way to examine the 'immunity gene.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Valneva initiates Phase 1/2 clinical study of inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1/2 clinical study for its inactivated, adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate, VLA2001. VLA2001 leverages the manufacturing platform of Valneva's licensed Japanese encephalitis vaccine, IXIARO® and is the first publicly announced inactivated vaccine against COVID-19 to commence clinical development in Europe. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

COVID-19 may also invade the central nervous system, cause neurological illnesses
(Cleveland Clinic) COVID-19 is known primarily as a respiratory disease, with symptoms that include cough, shortness of breath, and, in severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia. Now, Cleveland Clinic researchers note in a recent review that infection with the coronavirus may also affect the central nervous system and cause corresponding neurological disorders, including ischemic stroke, encephalitis, encephalopathy and epileptic seizures.According to the review published in Cells, the symptoms of COVID-19-related neurological manifestations include dizziness, headache, a loss of consciousness and ata...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Development of a new method for decoding viral genes
(The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo) A research team led by Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, developed a new decoding method for viral genes that can easily and quickly obtain even non-canonical genetic information. Using this new decoding method, they identified nine novel proteins encoded by herpes simplex virus type 1(HSV-1) and found that one of them, piUL49, is a pathogenic factor that specifically controls the onset of herpes encephalitis . (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections caused by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), a mosquito-borne virus notorious for causing fast-spreading, deadly outbreaks in Mexico, Central America and northern South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Screening for autoimmune encephalitis cost effective in first psychosis?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Unravelling the origins of autoimmune psychosis
(University of Barcelona) Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is an autoimmune brain illness that is often mistaken by a psychiatric disorder since it causes psychoses and other behaviour alterations. Despite having these similarities, the illness does not respond to common antipsychotic treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Herpes Simplex Keratitis?
Discussion Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are common with an estimated 50% of the US population being infected by age 30, and with latent infection harboring in the trigeminal nerve in 100% of people by age 60 years. HSV infections can cause a vesicular or pustular skin rash that is painful, burning or pruritic and also flu-like symptoms with fever, chills, headache, and fatigue. HSV can also be asymptomatic. To laymen, herpes simplex viruses cause “cold sores,” but to health care personnel, herpes causes many systemic infections including eczema herpeticum, folliculitis, herpes gladiatorum, whitlow, e...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 5, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Succination inactivates gasdermin D and blocks pyroptosis
Activated macrophages undergo a metabolic switch to aerobic glycolysis, accumulating Krebs’ cycle intermediates that alter transcription of immune response genes. We extended these observations by defining fumarate as an inhibitor of pyroptotic cell death. We found that dimethyl fumarate (DMF) delivered to cells or endogenous fumarate reacts with gasdermin D (GSDMD) at critical cysteine residues to form S-(2-succinyl)-cysteine. GSDMD succination prevents its interaction with caspases, limiting its processing, oligomerization, and capacity to induce cell death. In mice, the administration of DMF protects against lipop...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Humphries, F., Shmuel-Galia, L., Ketelut-Carneiro, N., Li, S., Wang, B., Nemmara, V. V., Wilson, R., Jiang, Z., Khalighinejad, F., Muneeruddin, K., Shaffer, S. A., Dutta, R., Ionete, C., Pesiridis, S., Yang, S., Thompson, P. R., Fitzgerald, K. A. Tags: Biochemistry, Immunology reports Source Type: news

Michigan reports suspected case of deadly mosquito-borne EEE virus
Michigan health officials suspect a resident has contracted the rare and life-threatening disease Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) after being bitten by a mosquito, they announced Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify key role of immune cells in brain infection
(University of Liverpool) Researchers at the University of Liverpool have identified the specific type of immune cell that induces brain inflammation in herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis. Crucially, they have also determined the signalling protein that calls this immune cell into the brain from the bloodstream. The findings, published in Cell Reports, could aid the development of targeted treatments for the brain infection, which is the most common cause of viral encephalitis worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atezolizumab-associated Encephalitis in Metastatic Lung Cancer Atezolizumab-associated Encephalitis in Metastatic Lung Cancer
This case demonstrates encephalitis as an rare but potentially serious adverse event associated with the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

First Human Death from Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Chippewa County
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Chippewa County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a woman in her 60 ’s who had been living in Chippewa County. This is the second human case of EEE in state so far this year, and the first resulting in a death. “We are very sad to report that one of our fellow Wisconsinites has contracted EEE and has passed...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

First Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Wisconsin in 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Eau Claire County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the first human case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection this year, in a female under the age of 18 who is a resident of Eau Claire County. As a result, DHS and Eau Claire County Health Department are reminding everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent any time...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The road to recovery: a pilot study of driving behaviors following antibody-mediated encephalitis - Day GS, Babulal GM, Rajasekar G, Stout S, Roe CM.
INTRODUCTION: Safe driving requires integration of higher-order cognitive and motor functions, which are commonly compromised in patients with antibody-mediated encephalitis (AME) associated with N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors or leucine-rich glioma-inacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Horses Test Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging everyone to continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites now that six horses in Northwestern Wisconsin have tested positive foreastern equine encephalitis (EEE), caused by the EEE virus, since late July. EEE virus can be spread to humans, horses, and other animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire EEE virus by feeding on infected birds. The virus is not spread person to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - August 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Africa: Mosquitoes - the Devastating Impact On Global Health
[Malaria Consortium] On World Mosquito Day, Malaria Consortium calls for the international community to reflect on the devasting impact the mosquito has on global health. In 2018, there were over 228 million malaria cases throughout the world and a global death toll of 405,000. But mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting more than just malaria - from zika virus to yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and many more - collectively adding another 500 million cases of people burdened with febrile disease ea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Outdoor Lunch? Cold vs. Hot Water? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. My husband and I plan to be the first in line for a new coronavirus vaccine but my step-son is an anti-vaxxer. Will we have to continue to stay away from him after we are vaccinated? – Jean We just don’t know how effective these vaccines in development will be but...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is back. Should you be worried?
EEE is a rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus that has recently been found in Connecticut. Yale experts say people should take extra precautions against bites. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘ One-Third Who Contract It Die, ’ Plymouth County Official Warns Everyone To Take EEE Seriously
BOSTON (CBS) – Mosquito spraying is underway in more than two dozen communities in Massachusetts. Public health officials are hoping to prevent EEE, a mosquito-born illness that can be deadly, or cause serious health problems. Eastern Equine Encephalitis is rare but it can affect people of all ages. In 2019, there were 12 human cases and six deaths. The first human case this year was in Plymouth County, but mosquitoes have tested positive in Franklin, Middlesex and Norfolk counties. Cathy Drinen, the commissioner of Plymouth County Mosquito Control, says residents in southeastern Massachusetts should take precautions...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Mosquitoes Nick Emmons Source Type: news

State ’ s First Human EEE Case Of 2020 Reported In Middleboro
MIDDLEBORO (CBS) — Massachusetts has its first human case of eastern equine encephalitis of 2020, the state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday. The EEE patient is a male under the age of 18 and was exposed in Middleboro. In Plymouth County, the EEE risk level is “critical” for Middleboro and Carver, and high for Plympton, Kingston and Rochester. Both Carver and Middleboro have banned outdoor activities on town properties from dusk until dawn. EEE has been found in 29 mosquito samples this year, the state says. The EEE risk map for Massachusetts. Green indicates a remote risk, Blue is low,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Middleboro News Source Type: news

EEE Risk Level Raised To High In Carver And Middleboro
CARVER (CBS) — State officials have raised the risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis to high in Carver and Middleboro after more mosquitoes tested positive for the virus. Carver is now banning outside activities at parks, playgrounds and beaches from dusk to dawn beginning Saturday. “The mosquito surveillance results indicate that the virus activity has increased in one area in southeastern Massachusetts,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “We want people to be aware that the EEE virus is present in mosquitoes in the area and are encouraging residents to take steps to avoi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Carver News Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE Middleboro News Source Type: news

‘ High ’ EEE Threat: Carver Bans Outdoor Activities From Dusk To Dawn
CARVER (CBS) — Health officials have raised the risk level for Eastern Equine E to high in Carver and Middleboro after more mosquitos tested positive for the virus. “The mosquito surveillance results indicate that the virus activity has increased in one area in southeastern Massachusetts,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “We want people to be aware that the EEE virus is present in mosquitoes in the area and are encouraging residents to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.” Carver is now banning outside activities at parks, playgrounds and beaches from dusk to dawn beginn...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Carver News Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE Source Type: news

First COVID-19, now mosquitoes: Bracing for bug-borne ills
As the coronavirus pandemic subsides for now in the hard-hit Northeast, public health officials in the region are bracing for an outbreak of another mysterious virus: eastern equine encephalitis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts Bracing For High Number Of EEE Cases Again This Summer
PLYMOUTH (CBS) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the state is expecting another summer with a high number of cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Baker spoke about EEE preparations during a press conference Tuesday in Plymouth. “Every few years there are outbreaks with a higher number of cases,” said Baker. “We saw one of those just last summer. During the 2019 season, there were 12 human cases of EEE and six people died from those infections. It’s important to keep in mind that EEE outbreaks typically last two or three years. That means that we can expect the 2020 season to featu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

EEE Detected In Massachusetts Mosquitoes For The First Time In 2020
ORANGE (CBS) — For the first time this summer, EEE has been detected in a sample of Massachusetts mosquitoes. The Department of Public Health said a mosquito sample collected July 1 in Orange tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. As a result, the state raised the EEE risk level to moderate in Orange and neighboring Athol. “We have been preparing for EEE activity this year,’’ said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel in a statement. “It is early in the year for the first evidence of EEE, therefore, continued mosquito surveillance over the next several weeks will help us under...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Orange News Source Type: news

Altered Mental Status Not Uncommon in Severe COVID - 19
Altered mental status includes encephalopathy or encephalitis and primary psychiatric diagnosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Does CSF Antibody Testing Confirm Coronavirus in the Brain? Does CSF Antibody Testing Confirm Coronavirus in the Brain?
A case series of three patients who had severe COVID-19 and encephalitis shows all had evidence of immunoglobulin antibodies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tick-borne encephalitis spread across Eurasia with settlers and their pets and prey
(Sechenov University) Researchers from Sechenov University together with colleagues from several Russian institutes analysed data on the RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis virus. Much larger than in previous studies, the data volume of the new study allowed them to estimate the age of the virus subtypes and track its spread in Eurasia. The results of the study were published in the journal Viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis or Primary Psychiatric Disorder? Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis or Primary Psychiatric Disorder?
Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is a rare, immune-mediated disease that is usually found in children and young adults; in about 90% of cases, patients will have prominent psychiatric and behavioral symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cochrane Review confirms effectiveness of MMR vaccines
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism. Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to potentially fatal illnesses, disabilities and death. Measles remains one of the leading causes of childhood death around the globe. Rubella is also dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause miscarriage or harm to unborn babies. The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) is a combined...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Can COVID-19 Spread Through Mosquitoes? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, we are receiving a number of questions from the public. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of the questions sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. I live 1/4 of a mile away from a testing tent. It’s very windy where I am. Can the wind carry the virus to my area from the testing tent? – Tara, Facebook It’s still unclear how far tiny infected respiratory droplets can travel. Perhaps up to a dozen feet or more, but they’re not going to travel that kind of distance. The tent itself will contain much of ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Encephalitis Case Report, Silent Spreaders
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Case of Encephalitis Linked to COVID-19 Reported
A 58-year-old woman with COVID-19 and altered mental state was diagnosed with acute necrotizing encephalopathy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Encephalitis Case Report, Silent Spreaders COVID-19 Daily: Encephalitis Case Report, Silent Spreaders
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First Case of Encephalitis Linked to COVID-19 Reported First Case of Encephalitis Linked to COVID-19 Reported
A 58-year-old woman with COVID-19 and altered mental state was diagnosed with acute necrotizing encephalopathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Strategies for Japanese encephalitis vaccination in the Philippines
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pediatric MOG-Antibody-Associated Syndromes Include Encephalitis Pediatric MOG-Antibody-Associated Syndromes Include Encephalitis
Pediatric myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-antibody-associated syndromes should be expanded beyond demyelinating syndromes to include encephalitis, according to a multicenter study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antibody Found That May Help Autoimmune Disorders
The investigators identified the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody in their study of 535 children with central nervous system demyelinating disorders and encephalitis. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news