What Does Genital Herpes Look Like
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Tackle Oral Herpes in Mice
MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 -- Gene therapy has nearly eliminated the oral herpes virus in lab animals, researchers report. Using a gene editing technique, they achieved at least a 90% reduction in latent herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) in mice, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New gene therapy approach eliminates at least 90% latent herpes simplex virus 1
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Infectious disease researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have used a gene editing approach to remove latent herpes simplex virus 1, or HSV-1, also known as oral herpes. In animal models, the findings show at least a 90 percent decrease in the latent virus, enough researchers expect that it will keep the infection from coming back. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA authorisation for the first Epstein-Barr virus quantitative test on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems to improve care for transplant patients
Basel, 5 August 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised the cobas ® EBV test. This is the first quantitative in vitro diagnostic test for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in the United States. This authorisation gives healthcare professionals a key tool in monitoring transplant patients at risk for complications from infections or reactivations of EBV, by providing t he ability to run a large number of patient tests for this virus in a short period of time.“Monitoring of Epstein-Barr virus DNA can help prevent progression of life-threat...
Source: Roche Media News - August 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA authorisation for the first Epstein-Barr virus quantitative test on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems to improve care for transplant patients
Basel, 5 August 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised the cobas ® EBV test. This is the first quantitative in vitro diagnostic test for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in the United States. This authorisation gives healthcare professionals a key tool in monitoring transplant patients at risk for complications from infections or reactivations of EBV, by providing t he ability to run a large number of patient tests for this virus in a short period of time.“Monitoring of Epstein-Barr virus DNA can help prevent progression of life-threat...
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Resistance Is Futile: Is This Herpes Treatment The Future For Antivirals?
A Swedish research team has discovered a new way to tackle herpes viruses that avoids the development of drug resistance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mariella Attard, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Epidemiology of Herpes Simplex Virus in Europe Transitioning
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 -- The epidemiology of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 is transitioning away from oral acquisition in childhood with an increasing proportion of HSV-1 detection in genital herpes, according to a study published online July 16... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the First Selective Interleukin (IL)-23 Inhibitor for Active Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PA, July 14, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TREMFYA® (guselkumab) for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic progressive disease characterized by painful joints and skin inflammation.[1],[2] TREMFYA is the first treatment approved for active PsA that selectively inhibits interleukin (IL)-23, a naturally occurring cytokine that is involved in normal inflammatory and immune responses associated with the symptoms of PsA. The safety and efficacy of TREMFYA in PsA have b...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Ultrasound-Mediated Transdermal Medication May Relieve Zoster-Associated Allodynia Ultrasound-Mediated Transdermal Medication May Relieve Zoster-Associated Allodynia
Ultrasound-mediated transdermal lidocaine and capsaicin appears to relieve pain and emotional distress related to allodynia caused by herpes zoster, researchers in China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pioneering Molecular Biologist Dies of COVID-19 at 89 Pioneering Molecular Biologist Dies of COVID-19 at 89
In addition to receiving a patent in molecular biology, Evelyn Carmon Nicol made discoveries concerning toxoplasmosis, herpes zoster, and HIV during her 4-decade career.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Herpes Zoster Infection With MS Treatment Higher in Women? Herpes Zoster Infection With MS Treatment Higher in Women?
A review of FDA reports also shows notably higher rates of shingles in women among younger patients taking disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Unusual Symptoms of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far
While most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 by now—cough, fever, muscle aches, headaches and difficulty breathing—a new crop of medical conditions are emerging from the more than 4 million confirmed cases of the disease around the world. These include skin rashes, diarrhea, kidney abnormalities and potentially life-threatening blood clots. It’s not unusual for viruses to directly infect and affect different tissues and organs in the body, but it is a bit unusual for a primarily respiratory virus like SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for COVID-19, to have such a wide-ranging reach...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Brain model links herpes virus to development of Alzheimer's disease
Bio-engineered models of the human brain infected with herpes simplex virus-1 develop many of the same characteristics found in Alzheimer's disease, according to a new analysis published by Science Advances. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes Virus Yields Up Genetic Secrets
Title: Herpes Virus Yields Up Genetic SecretsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 30, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Herpes Virus Yields Up Genetic Secrets
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - April 29, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Research, News, Source Type: news

Herpes Virus Yields Up Genetic Secrets
WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2020 -- Herpes simplex virus -- the virus that causes cold sores -- is more complex than scientists had thought, a new study finds. It had been believed that there were about 80 so-called open reading frames in the herpes gene,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Herpes virus decoded
(University of W ü rzburg) The genome of the herpes simplex virus 1 was decoded using new methods. Hundreds of previously unknown gene products were found. The virus causes lip herpes, but can also be life-threatening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for cobas HPV test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems to identify women at risk for cervical cancer
             Basel, 21 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) today announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the cobas ® HPV test for use on the fully automated, high-throughput cobas® 6800/8800 Systems. The cobas® HPV test identifies women at risk for cervical cancer by detecting the presence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in cervical samples. Persistent high-risk HPV infections can develop into pre cancerous lesions and, if left untreated, these lesions can progress to cervical cancer.“The approval ...
Source: Roche Media News - April 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Live Herpes Zoster Vaccine Fails to Provide Long-Term Protection in RA Patients on Tofacitinib Live Herpes Zoster Vaccine Fails to Provide Long-Term Protection in RA Patients on Tofacitinib
The live herpes zoster vaccine does not provide reliable long-term protection in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients taking tofacitinib, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Exposure to common infections and risk of suicide and self-harm: a longitudinal general population study - Lindgren M, Holm M, Markkula N, H ärkänen T, Dickerson F, Yolken RH, Suvisaari J.
Common infectious agents, such as Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and several human herpes viruses, have been linked to increased risk of self-harm. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between self-harm and seropositivity to T. gondii, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Monkey Bite in a Public Park and Possible Exposure to Herpes B Virus - Thailand, 2018
Macaques in public settings, such as parks, often carry herpes B virus, and persons visiting areas with free-ranging macaques should avoid close contact with these animals. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 5, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Plague B Virus Infection Source Type: news

Warning over circumcision ritual after four babies contract herpes
Since September, four infants in New York City have contracted herpes linked to the metzitzah b'peh ceremony, in which a Jewish clergyman uses his mouth to remove blood from the incision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASA: Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Reduce Risk for Stroke
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Vaccination with zoster vaccine live (ZVL) is associated with a reduced risk for stroke among older adults, according to a study to be presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

City of Hope's Triplex vaccine reduces rate of CMV complications in transplant recipients
(City of Hope) Patients who underwent a stem cell transplant and received the Triplex vaccine to prevent a type of herpes virus -- cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from duplicating out of control were 50% less likely to develop health complications related to the virus than patients who did not take Triplex, according to a City of Hope-led study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Unique new antiviral treatment made using sugar
(University of Manchester) New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed to destroy viruses on contact and may help in the fight against viral outbreaks. This new development from a collaborative team of international scientists shows promise for the treatment of herpes simplex (cold sore virus), respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C, HIV, and Zika virus to name a few. The team have demonstrated success treating a range of viruses in the lab - including respiratory infections to genital herpes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk of herpes zoster after exposure to varicella to explore the exogenous boosting hypothesis: self controlled case series study using UK electronic healthcare data
Study of 9604 adults with both household exposure to varicella and an episode of zoster found that exposure to varicella is linked to reduction in risk of zoster by ~30% over 20 years, though findings cannot be used to justify for or against specific vaccination schedules. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer's
While the findings contradict previous studies that have linked human herpesvirus 6 to the neurodegenerative disease, they do not eliminate the possibility of a relationship. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Exposure to chickenpox as adult does not fully protect against shingles
Adults re-exposed to the herpes zoster virus found to be around 30% less likely to develop shingles Related items fromOnMedica GPs are dealing with growing flu rates Experts predict 'invigorated' winter flu Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Herpes simplex viruses: new relationships between epidemiology and history
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) An Italian research team has refined the history and origins of two extremely common pathogens in human populations, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. Using and applying rather precise data methods they estimated that the circulating strains of herpes simplex virus type 1 migrated from Africa about 5000 years ago. The exit from Africa of herpes simplex virus type 2 was even more recent and probably occurred in the eighteenth century, during the height of the slave trade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Type of Herpes Virus Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
A study of 16,000 people suggests that human herpesvirus 6A is a risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis, reinvigorating a neglected hypothesis that the virus could be involved in triggering... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 10, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes
People may sometimes confuse herpes and ingrown hairs because they can cause similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2018 to 2019: evaluation reports
These reports provide an evaluation of the shingles vaccination programme in England from 2018 to 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are herpes virus infections linked to Alzheimer's disease?
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers refute the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Herpes's Achilles heel
(Harvard Medical School) Scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to disrupt both latent reservoirs of the herpes simplex virus and actively replicating virus in human fibroblast cells. Experiments pinpoint weak spot that can make the virus susceptible to gene editing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mother of baby born with a clubbed foot feared she would die
Willow Diamond, from Gateshead, became ill when she was just two weeks old and a blister on her leg led doctors to suspect she might have neonatal herpes, which can be deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?
MS patients were 55% more likely to have antibodies against the HHV-6A protein than the control group. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could MS Have Links to the Herpes Virus?
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 -- A variant of a common herpes virus may play a role in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), Swedish researchers say. They analyzed the blood of about 8,700 MS patients and a control group of more than 7,200 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Monkey 'infects scientist with deadly herpes B virus' in a Japanese laboratory
The scientist has not been named but is reportedly in a critical condition. Officials in Kagoshima City, western Japan, said the patient was working in research for an unidentified pharmaceutical company. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpes symptoms: How long do they take to show up?
Herpes is a viral infection. People with this virus may experience symptoms shortly after contracting it or many years later. Learn about the symptoms to look out for, and when they may show up, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

MS linked to variant of common herpes virus through new method
(Karolinska Institutet) Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the researchers were able to show that MS-patients carry the herpesvirus 6A to a greater extent than healthy individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Microorganisms in the gut boost the immune system's ability to fight a herpes virus that can cause fatal brain inflammation
(Natural News) A recent study from the Beckman Research Institute in California revealed a surprising link between gut bacteria and inflammation. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature Communications, identified an envelope molecule from Bacteroides fragilis to have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the researchers, the molecule – which they called capsular polysaccharide A (PSA) – promotes protective and anti-inflammatory responses during... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How dormant herpes springs back to life
Researchers have now uncovered a cellular mechanism that may explain how the herpes simplex virus goes into and comes out of hiding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Congenital viral infections in England over five decades: a population-based observational study
Study (data from 1968 to 2016) reports that compared with earlier years of the study, rates in 2016 were higher for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, and varicella zoster virus, but lower for rubella. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes zoster vaccine reduces chances of shingles after stem cell transplants
This NIHR Signal says that the risk of shingles is about 10% per year in adults after autologous stem cell transplant. The evidence summary indicates that two doses of deactivated herpes zoster vaccine could be a safe and effective way to reduce that risk by about two thirds.This effect is similar to another, heat-treated, non-live vaccine. Either vaccine could reduce the pain and need for medical treatment associated with shingles, and long-lasting complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia. It's not yet known if people need to continue taking acyclovir as well. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off
(Cornell University) New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists ID Clue in Effort to Contain Herpes Virus
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- An inflammatory protein may play a part against the spread of sexually transmitted genital herpes virus in the nervous system, a new study says. The findings could help lead to improved treatment of herpes, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Preventing herpes infections: Study offers new insights
A new study reveals a key protein that can encourage or slow the progression of the herpes simplex virus 1 and tests a compound that blocks the virus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

What happens when herpes viruses merge? For one, a supervirus
(Natural News) Experts have known that the herpes simplex viruses (HSV) responsible for oral and genital infections were capable of mixing their genetic material. But a recent study by the University of Washington (UW) warns that these pathogens recombine more often than predicted. The HSV-1 virus is classically responsible for oral herpes. Meanwhile, HSV-2 triggers genital herpes. They... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news