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Early Immunotherapy Prevents Disability With Limbic Encephalitis Early Immunotherapy Prevents Disability With Limbic Encephalitis
Early immunotherapy for faciobrachial dystonic seizures that precede onset of limbic encephalitis is highly effective in preventing cognitive impairment and long-term disability, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Suicidality is a common and serious feature of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis - Zhang L, Sander JW, Zhang L, Jiang XY, Wang W, Shuang K, Abdulaziz ATA, Wu MQ, Chi XS, Li JM, Zhou D.
We aimed to assess suicidality risk amongst people who had had anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis. All people with a definitive diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis in West China Hospital between June 2012 and February 2017 were identi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Girl became convinced she was a dinosaur
Lucy Evans, from Aberystwyth, was eventually diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis - which affects just one in 75,000 people, figures suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 18, became convinced she was a dinosaur
Lucy Evans, from Aberystwyth, was eventually diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis - which affects just one in 75,000 people, figures suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubled Indian hospital says 217 children died in August
A government hospital in northern India where dozens of babies died within two days earlier this month says at least 217 children have died during the month of August for a variety of reasons including an encephalitis outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis
A national outcry over an Indian hospital's oxygen shortage highlights encephalitis outbreaks that kill and disable thousands of children, spiking each year with the monsoon rains (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital
The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and HARI KUMAR Tags: India Hospitals Modi, Narendra Deaths (Fatalities) Adityanath, Yogi Corruption (Institutional) Oxygen Politics and Government Uttar Pradesh State (India) Encephalitis Source Type: news

CU Anschutz and UC San Diego researchers find creosote bush could treat deadly infections
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UC San Diego have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against two deadly parasites responsible for Giardia infections (Giardia lamblia) and the amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis (Naegleria fowleri). Standard treatment for both infections involve antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia and 'brain-eating' amoeba infections
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible for giardia infections and an amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Statement of the 14th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The Secretariat presented a report of progress for affected IHR States Parties subject to Temporary Recommendations. The following IHR States Parties presented an update on the current situation and t...
Source: WHO news - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

Disease sleuths unmask deadly encephalitis culprit
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Pulla, P. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Can head trauma trigger adult-onset Rasmussen's encephalitis? - Soh D, Cordato DJ, Bleasel AF, Brimage P, Beran RG.
We describe a patient with a unique presentation, wher... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mosquito Season Could Be Worse Than Usual In Northeast
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A wetter-than-normal spring in the Northeast is producing a bumper crop of mosquitoes, leading to worries of a corresponding spike in mosquito-borne illnesses this summer. The heavy rain that erased last summer’s drought has put public health officials on alert as summer begins to unfold. “Anecdotally, everybody is telling me that they’re being eaten alive by mosquitoes,” said Sara Robinson, an epidemiologist for the Maine Center for Disease Control. Mosquitoes (WBZ-TV) But, she hastened to add, it’s too early to say whether there will be an increase in West Nile v...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Local News Mosquitoes Source Type: news

FDA Grants Profounda Inc. Orphan Drug Designation for treatment of Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis (GAE) with Miltefosine
GAE is a serious infection of the brain and spinal cord that typically occurs in persons with a compromised immune system. Few patients are known to have survived because of successful drug treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment might increase the cha... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Profounda, miltefosine, Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Regional 'hot spot' of Borna disease discovered in upper Austria
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date only a few cases were reported in Austria. Recently, four horses were afflicted in the same area of Upper Austria within just two years. Tests on local shrews, the reservoir host, confirmed the suspicion of a local viral reservoir. The study in Emerging Microbes& Infections documents a rare outbreak of Borna disease in a new endemic area in Austria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne Diseases in New Hampshire 2017 Mosquito-borne Diseases in New Hampshire 2017
Mosquito-borne diseases transmitted in New Hampshire include West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis virus, both transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Afghanistan [country], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

WHO DG-elect on high-level US tour to advance new vision for WHO
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in the United States of America 12-17 June to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders, before taking up his new position on 1 July. Over 5 days Dr Tedros will meet with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation; Jim Kim, World Bank Group President; Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director; Tom Price, Secretary of US Health and Human Services; and others, including leadership for the Canadian Ministry of International Development and La Francophonie, Carter Center, United Nations, US Agency for International Development, US Centers for...
Source: WHO news - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance and Immunization — Asia and Western Pacific Regions, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 25 May
The World Health Assembly today made decisions relating to polio, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and the health workforce. Delegates paid tribute to ongoing efforts to end polio transmission in the last three endemic countries - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. They expressed concern about the continued shortage of inactivated poliovirus vaccine, and noted the urgent need to contain polioviruses in safe facilities, destroy unneeded materials, and appropriately contain resources that can be used for research or other purposes. This has become particularly important since the eradication of type 2 of the wi...
Source: WHO news - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: health workforce [subject], human resources for health, health workers, healthcare workers, health care workers, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Press releas Source Type: news

Powassan Virus Disease in an Infant -- Connecticut, 2016 Powassan Virus Disease in an Infant -- Connecticut, 2016
This report of a case of Powassan disease in Connecticut highlights the need to consider this uncommon tick-borne infection whenever a patient in a tick-endemic area is evaluated for encephalitis.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly infects poultry. Lately, however, it’s started jumping from chickens to humans more readily–bad news, because the virus is a killer. During a recent spike, 88% of people infected got pneumonia, three-quarters ended up in intensive care with severe respiratory problems, and 41% died. What H7N9 can’t do–yet–is spread easily from person to person, but experts know that could change. The longer the virus spends in humans, the better the chance that i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized CDC Disease ebola Gates Foundation MERS outbreak pandemic Zika Source Type: news

Husband married for 30 YEARS has no idea who his wife is
Gary Newman. 59, from Hereford, who is married to Christine, was struck down with encephalitis - a rare but serious condition where the brain becomes inflamed - after being bitten by a fly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six autoantibodies associated with autoimmune encephalitis are not detectable in the cerebrospinal fluid of suicide attempters - Fernstr öm J, Westrin A, Grudet C, Träskman-Bendz L, Brundin L, Lindqvist D.
Previous findings suggest a link between neuroinflammatory processes and suicidality. Despite several lines of evidence supporting this link, including increased pro-inflammatory markers in blood-, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)- and in post-mortem brain sample... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Statement of the 13th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The thirteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 24 April 2017. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio
More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, African Region [region], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Reemergence of St. Louis Encephalitis, California, 2015 Reemergence of St. Louis Encephalitis, California, 2015
What caused this virus to re-emerge in southern California after an 11-year absence?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What Health Risks Does Climate Change Pose?
Discussion Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a Flavivirae, arbovirus that is endemic to many areas of Asia and the Pacific. It is estimated to affect ~70,000 people/year with ~10-15,000 deaths yearly in 20 countries, with a fatality rate of 35-40%. It can cause encephalitis and irreversible neurological morbidity. JEV is spread by Culex mosquitos which feed on swine. Increased environmental temperature and increased humidity (warm air is more moist) increases mosquito numbers, their survivability and ultimate dissemination. China has the highest rates of JEV with particular areas being more prone, as some areas co-farm ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Officials To Decide If The U.S. Should Get 3 MMR Shots Instead Of 2
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs of encephalitis - cold and flu symptoms could be mistaken for fatal condition
ENCEPHALITIS is a rare but serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed - and can be life-threatening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic lights Plummer Building red for World Encephalitis Day
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? In February 2014, Christa Thesing of Andover, Minnesota, stopped sleeping and started hallucinating. Her worried family took her to the hospital. Her initial diagnosis was possible bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness. Her condition worsened. Thesing was confused and losing the ability to walk, talk and eat. Two days later, Thesing was transferred [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - February 21, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] An encephalitis-boosting microRNA
Author: John F. Foley (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John F. Foley Tags: Antiviral Immunity Source Type: news

Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - February 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

[Research Article] The host microRNA miR-301a blocks the IRF1-mediated neuronal innate immune response to Japanese encephalitis virus infection
Targeting a microRNA that inhibits type I interferon production may be a strategy to treat Japanese encephalitis virus infection. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bibhabasu Hazra, Kanhaiya Lal Kumawat, Anirban Basu Source Type: news

Exhaustive RAND Corporation review of vaccine side effects finds strong evidence that vaccines cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome, myalgia, seizures, meningitis, encephalitis and more
(Natural News) A little-known vaccine safety review published by RAND Corporation in 2014 and labeled a “RAND External Publication” reveals that vaccines are almost certainly causing serious, permanent damage in some children. Titled Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States, the analysis was published in Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 215 (Prepared... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Borna Disease Virus, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & Depression
This study closes the door on the relationship between BDV and mental illness in humans. There is no apparent connection between the Borna Disease Virus and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression.   References Bautista J R, Schwartz G J, de la Torre J C, Moran T H, Carbone K M. Early and persistent abnormalities in rats with neonatally acquired Borna disease virus infection. Brain Res Bull. 1994;34:31–40. Carbone, K. M. (2001). Borna Disease Virus and Human Disease. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 14(3), 513–527. http://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.14.3.513-527.2001 Dittrich W, Bode L, Ludwig H, Kao M, Schne...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Bipolar Depression Disorders General Schizophrenia BDV behavioral symptoms Bipolar Disorder Borna disease virus borna virus Infectious disease Source Type: news

Will "Measles Parties" Return?
The co-author of this post is Will Schupmann President Trump's possible appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a commission on vaccine safety should frighten all American parents. Kennedy, a vocal believer in the thoroughly discredited notion that childhood vaccines lead to autism, could strengthen the anti-vaccination movement, which would undoubtedly result in the deaths of unvaccinated children. Today's anti-vaccination movement has already proved to be dangerous. The Disneyland-linked outbreak of measles in California two years ago brought attention to a significant decline in vaccination rates, which vaccine o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Global Vector Control Response
World Health Organization. 12/05/2016 This five-page report describes the vector-borne diseases that pose a major threat to the health of societies around the world, including malaria, dengue, Zika virus, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, and Japanese encephalitis. It details the draft Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030, which aims to support countries in mounting coherent and coordinated efforts to counter the increasing burden and threat of vector-borne diseases. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Trump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children | Celine Goudner
Vaccines have been shown safe and effective. When he hints otherwise, the president-elect is gambling with young livesThis week, vaccine skeptic Robert F Kennedy Jr announced that he ’d beennominated by President Elect Donald Trump to chair a commission on vaccine safety. A few hours later, the transition team issued a statement saying that that Trump was “exploring the possibility of forming a committee on autism”. Last summer, Trumpmet with Andrew Wakefield, who lost his medical license and was found to have producedfraudulent research linking vaccines to autism. Whether Trump is creating a commission o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Celine Gounder Tags: US politics Health Society US news World news Source Type: news

Researchers develop new treatment for rare form of encephalitis
Amy WallaceBERLIN, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers in Germany have made progress in treating anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment for a rare form of encephalitis
Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. It is a rare autoimmune disease that results in the body producing antibodies against the NMDA receptor, a protein that plays an important role in signal transduction in the brain. Using a new treatment regimen, researchers have recorded significant progress in treating the disease, including in patients who did not previously respond to treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New treatment for a rare form of encephalitis
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Researchers from Charit é report success in treating anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psychosis: Link to brain inflammation antibodies raises new treatment hope
Study reveals that encephalitis-causing antibodies - such as against NMDAR - are present in some people with a first episode of psychosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Some psychotic episodes 'may be triggered by immune disorders'
Conclusion The implication of the headlines reporting on this study is that many people diagnosed with schizophrenia or another psychiatric illness might have been misdiagnosed, and that they need treatment for an immune disease instead. If true, that would be a massive concern. But the results of this study don't really bear out these fears. There's no evidence that most of the antibodies tested are more common in people with psychosis than in people without mental illness. Only one antibody, NMDAR, was significantly more common in people with psychosis than in the control group. Only 3% of people with psychosis had thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Blood-brain barrier on a chip sheds new light on 'silent killer'
(Vanderbilt University) An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE) has developed a microfluidic device containing human cells which faithfully mimics the behavior of the blood-brain barrier and used it to gain new insights into brain inflammation, which can be caused by injury or infections such as meningitis and encephalitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cracking the code of a deadly virus
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an unforgiving killer of horses, donkeys and zebras, resulting in mortality as high as 80 percent of infected animals. It causes rapid, catastrophic swelling of the brain and spinal cord, leading to severe neurological symptoms and —in many cases—sudden death. The virus can also infect humans, with similar results. Now a research team has exploited a weakness in VEEV's genetic code, resulting in a far less deadly mutant version of the virus when tested in laboratory mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

HEV Breaks the Blood-brain Barrier and Replicates in the CNS HEV Breaks the Blood-brain Barrier and Replicates in the CNS
Neurological disorders such as GBS, encephalitis, and meningitis are emerging as extrahepatic manifestations of HEV infection. How does HEV invade the central nervous system?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

UMD researchers crack the code of a deadly virus
(University of Maryland) Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an unforgiving killer of horses, donkeys and zebras, resulting in mortality as high as 80 percent. The virus can also infect humans, with similar results. A research team has exploited a weakness in VEEV's genetic code, resulting in a far less deadly mutant version of the virus when tested in laboratory mice. The new discovery could enable the development of a vaccine and other drugs to combat VEEV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A three-year (2011-2013) surveillance on animal bites and victims vaccination in the South of Khorasan-e-Razavi Province, Iran - Riabi HR, Ghorbannia R, Mazlum SB, Atarodi A.
INTRODUCTION: Rabies is acute encephalitis caused by rabies virus and is transmissible between humans and warm blooded animals. The virus is belong to the family of Rabdoviridae and, of Lissavirus genus. AIM: To find out the success of rabies surve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news