Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine
This report indicates that some vaccine providers remain confused.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

From vitamin C therapy to acupuncture: Natural ways to prevent and ease shingles
(Natural News) Even though at least one in three people will develop shingles, or herpes zoster, in their lifetime, there are only a handful of effective remedies for the viral disease. A person develops shingles when latent varicella-zoster/chickenpox virus reactivates along the sensory nerves in the skin. The symptoms of shingles include painful blisters that last for about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Epstein-Barr virus testing
The Epstein-Barr virus is a type of herpes virus. It is very common, and because the symptoms are quite general, a doctor may order an Epstein-Barr virus blood test to confirm whether or not a person currently has or has had this virus in the past. Read on to learn about the procedure and how to interpret the results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

T-VEC Immunotherapy Shows Promising Early Activity in Melanoma
Bryant FurlowJun 7, 2018The genetically engineered oncolytic herpes simplex virus produced promising clinical responses in stage IIIB –IVM1a melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

June Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The June 2018 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue read about research to help people recover from trauma, learn about herpes, and discover some healthy habits that can extend your life! /da NIH News in Health is a monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

June 2018
Dealing With Trauma : Recovering From Frightening Events Herpes Can Happen to Anyone : Share Facts, Not Fears Healthy Habits Can Lengthen Life Join With NIH to Personalize Medicine Healthy Moments Radio (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robust Immune Responses for Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Recipients of the herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su), consisting of varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein E (gE) and AS01B Adjuvant System, develop robust immune responses, according to a study published in the June 1 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genital Herpes
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Tremendous potential' for a herpes vaccine after success in animals
Universities in Louisiana and Pennsylvania have developed vaccines that stop monkeys and guinea pigs developing symptoms after being exposed to aggressive forms of the genital herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Over age 50? Get your shingles vaccine
All adults over 50 are encouraged to get the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) and related complications. "When people get shingles, it?s a very painful ordeal," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Watch: Dr. Pritish [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Recommendations for the Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines
May 10, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Stop sharing your lip balm
Besides the ick factor, Dr. Dawn Davis, a?dermatologist at?Mayo Clinic, says sharing your lip balm or lip moisturizer with another person is a bad idea. Sharing these products increases your risk for contracting?cold sores, which are caused by herpes?simplex virus (HSV-1). Dr. Davis says people can carry the herpes virus in their mouth without developing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Shingles: guidance and vaccination programme
This Guidance Collection covering the characteristics, management and surveillance of shingles (herpes zoster) was updated in April 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler left covered in a rash after catching herpes from her father
The unnamed three-year-old, from Portugal, is believed to have caught the infection after her father, who had a cold sore, kissed her. Doctors initially dismissed her symptoms as eczema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler was left covered in an angry rash after catching herpes from her father's cold sore  
The unnamed three-year-old, from Portugal, is believed to have caught the infection after her father, who had a cold sore, kissed her. Doctors initially dismissed her symptoms as eczema. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does eye herpes look like?
The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores can also affect the eyes. Herpetic eye disease can lead to sores forming on the eyelid, light sensitivity, and may affect vision. In this article, we examine the ways that herpes affects the eyes and what treatments are available to bring relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

FDA investigating unauthorized herpes vaccine research
William Halford had spent two decades researching and developing a vaccine that he believed could bring relief to the millions of people afflicted with herpes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your flu symptoms could actually be a sign of herpes
Up to 80 percent of people infected with herpes experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, nausea and swollen lymph nodes before an outbreak as the body begins to attack the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA launches criminal investigation into Peter Thiel-backed herpes vaccine
The late Dr William Halford tried his experimental herpes vaccine on human subjects outside of regulations. Now, the FDA is investigating those connected to him for signs of criminal activity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA study produces clearest images to date of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores
UCLA researchers have produced the clearest 3-D images to date of the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1. The images enabled them to map the virus ’ structure and offered new insights into how HSV-1 works.A report on the research was published online by the journal Science.The scientists used cryo electron microscopy, or cryoEM, to obtain the first atomic model of the virus particle, which is made up of more than 3,000 protein molecules comprising tens of millions of atoms.“We’ve known that HSV-1 can hide inside the nucleus of the nerve cell and establish life-long latent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Launches Criminal Investigation Into Unauthorized Herpes Vaccine Research FDA Launches Criminal Investigation Into Unauthorized Herpes Vaccine Research
The Food and Drug Administration rarely prosecutes research violations, but its criminal division is looking into the experimental herpes vaccine research by Southern Illinois University professor William Halford.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Marijuana Products Can Help Stop The Spread Of Herpes
Although the herpes virus is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can easily be spread through the sharing of joints, vaporizers or any other smoking device. But there are some cannabis products that can help prevent the spread of this disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Adams, Contributor Source Type: news

Study: Topical antibiotic triggers unexpected antiviral response
Researchers say the response, observed against flu, herpes, and Zika viruses, could help lead to the future development of better antiviral medications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Topical antibiotic triggers unexpected antiviral response
(Yale University) A Yale-led research team made a startling discovery while investigating the effect of bacteria on viral infections. When they applied a common topical antibiotic to mice before or shortly after infection with herpes and other viruses, they found that the antibiotic triggered an antiviral resistance in the animals, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chickenpox vaccine found to cause shingles in some children
(Natural News) A case study published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology looked at shingles cases that occurred in healthy children that were vaccinated for chickenpox. In the study, the authors looked at cases of shingles that were initially thought to be skin rashes. The authors looked at seven cases of children who contracted herpes zoster (shingles) at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cryo-EM structure of a herpesvirus capsid at 3.1 A
Structurally and genetically, human herpesviruses are among the largest and most complex of viruses. Using cryo–electron microscopy (cryo-EM) with an optimized image reconstruction strategy, we report the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) capsid structure at 3.1 angstroms, which is built up of about 3000 proteins organized into three types of hexons (central, peripentonal, and edge), pentons, and triplexes. Both hexons and pentons contain the major capsid protein, VP5; hexons also contain a small capsid protein, VP26; and triplexes comprise VP23 and VP19C. Acting as core organizers, VP5 proteins form extensive inte...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yuan, S., Wang, J., Zhu, D., Wang, N., Gao, Q., Chen, W., Tang, H., Wang, J., Zhang, X., Liu, H., Rao, Z., Wang, X. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Structure of the herpes simplex virus 1 capsid with associated tegument protein complexes
Herpes simplex viruses (HSVs) rely on capsid-associated tegument complex (CATC) for long-range axonal transport of their genome-containing capsids between sites of infection and neuronal cell bodies. Here we report cryo–electron microscopy structures of the HSV-1 capsid with CATC up to 3.5-angstrom resolution and atomic models of multiple conformers of capsid proteins VP5, VP19c, VP23, and VP26 and tegument proteins pUL17, pUL25, and pUL36. Crowning every capsid vertex are five copies of heteropentameric CATC, each containing a pUL17 monomer supporting the coiled-coil helix bundle of a pUL25 dimer and a pUL36 dimer, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dai, X., Zhou, Z. H. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles Shingrix Approved in Europe and Japan for Prevention of Shingles
In clinical testing, Shingrix demonstrated over 90% efficacy against herpes zoster in adults aged 50 years or older, with efficacy sustained during the 4-year follow-up period.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Cold sore: Woman cures ‘open wound’ herpes virus with this £7.95 liquorice balm treatment
COLD sore treatments can include creams or tablets. This woman cured her herpes virus condition, and helped to get rid of her condition by using this liquorice balm. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold sore treatment: Woman cures ‘open wound’ herpes virus with £8 liquorice balm
COLD sore treatments can include creams or tablets. This woman cured her herpes virus condition, and helped to get rid of her condition by using this liquorice balm. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles rash - symptoms of infection revealed as vaccine could HALVE your risk
SHINGLES rash is a symptom of the same virus infection as chicken pox. These are the signs of herpes zoster to look out for, after it was revealed the UK vaccine could more than halve your risk of infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Participants in Rogue Herpes Vaccine Research Take Legal Action Participants in Rogue Herpes Vaccine Research Take Legal Action
Three participants in unauthorized herpes vaccine research file a lawsuit against scientist ’ s company, alleging adverse side effects.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Viral hideout
(Harvard Medical School) The ability of the 'cold sore' herpes simplex virus to establish quiet infections and reawaken periodically has long mystified scientists. A new study in mice reveals that a key host protein acts as a critical regulator of the virus's sleep-wake cycle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults: 2018 ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults: 2018
Review the changes in the 2018 immunization schedules for adults, including guidance on the new herpes zoster vaccine, as recommended by the ACIP.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Molecule halts herpes of the eye
A small molecule prevents herpes simplex-1 virus from making viral proteins. The finding suggests a new class of molecule that may be useful for developing antiviral treatments. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recommendations of the ACIP for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines Recommendations of the ACIP for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines
This report updates recommendations for herpes zoster vaccine in light of the newly approved recombinant Zoster Vaccine, Shingrix.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Trends in the Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Among Adolescents and Adults Aged 14 –49 Years — United States, 1999–2000 Through 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New drug could treat cold sores better than anything else
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a drug effectively treats herpes in the eye and may treat all forms of the virus, offering a glimmer of hope to herpes sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Number: Herpes Is Slowly Retreating, but the Infection Remains Common
About half of Americans aged 14 to 49 have HSV-1 or HSV-2. The latter, genital herpes, infects twice as many women as men. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Herpes Viruses Sexually Transmitted Diseases Women and Girls Source Type: news

Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in Persons Aged 14-49: United States, 2015-2016
During 2015-2016, prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) was 47.8%, and prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) was 11.9%. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Half of Americans have cold sores 12% have genital herpes
Both the typically oral and genital forms of herpes are common STDs that cause lesions which can leave people vulnerable to other infections, like HIV. New CDC data reveal that rates of herpes are finally falling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Americans are getting herpes
A number of shifting trends in sexual behavior may explain it, experts say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes
Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in 1999-2000, a new government report found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ID Break: Herpes Down in U.S.; $500 Billion Pandemics; Deadly Dengue Vax?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Down in US Adults Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Down in US Adults
New CDC data show that fewer Americans aged 14 to 49 years have herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 today than 15 years ago.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Herpes rates decline across US
Herpes infections are decreasing across nearly every demographic in the United States, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Are Getting Herpes
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 -- Herpes infection rates are dropping among young Americans, and safer sex practices may be one reason why. Roughly 12 percent of adults were infected with genital herpes (HSV-2) in 2015-2016, down from 18 percent in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fewer Americans Have Herpes, But the Number is Still High
A new federal report reveals some good news about herpes: fewer Americans are getting the virus. However, nearly half of American adults have the first type of herpes simplex virus. According to the new findings, released Wednesday by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS)—part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—the prevalence of both strains of herpes is down. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) can both cause outbreaks of sores. HSV-1 typically causes cold sores on or around the mouth and is often spread by kissing, and HSV-2 can cause genital outbreaks and is ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized CDC genital herpes healthytime herpes hsv 1 herpes hsv 2 herpes outbreak herpes rates herpes simplex herpes sore NCHS oral herpes percentage of people with herpes public health safe sex sexually transmitted dise Source Type: news

Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live
The stunt, performed at a biohacking conference, was purportedly part of a two-subject trial of the genetically modified vaccine. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion,The Scientist Source Type: news