Heartbroken mother, 25, lost her unborn baby after catching slapped-cheek syndrome
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Gemma Carlile, 25, from Newcastle, was 16 weeks pregnant when she discovered she had the infection, also known as parvovirus B19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Australia's cat plague is back after 40 years – and the solution is vaccination
Herd immunity is essential. If parvovirus vaccination rates fall below 70%, cats are in troubleA deadly feline disease is now spreading between cats after hiding for nearly 40 years. Multiple cases of feline parvovirus, also known as cat plague, or panleukopenia, have been reported in stray kittens inthe greater Melbourne area this week.Feline parvovirus was a common disease in the 1960s and 1970s. Australia was one of the first countries to develop an effective vaccine. Once widespread vaccination became routine, the disease was pushed back into nature.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mark Westman and Richard Malik for The Conversation Tags: Veterinary medicine Cats Animals Pets Australia news New South Wales Veterinary science Medical research Source Type: news
Polyarthritis Caused by Meningococcal, Parvovirus Infections Polyarthritis Caused by Meningococcal, Parvovirus Infections
The authors present a case of primary meningococcal arthritis, a rare manifestation of meningococcal disease, often misdiagnosed. What was its unusual association with parvovirus B19 in this patient?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species
A key mutation in the protein shell of canine parvovirus -- a single amino acid substitution -- plays a major role in the virus' ability to infect hosts of different species. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species
(Cornell University) A key mutation in the protein shell of canine parvovirus -- a single amino acid substitution -- plays a major role in the virus' ability to infect hosts of different species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 14, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Vaccinate Puppies Against Parvovirus Before They Meet Other Dogs
Highly contagious virus can cause serious illness, even death, expert warns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Deadly to cancer cells only
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Parvoviruses can destroy cancer cells and are currently being tested in a preliminary clinical trial to treat malignant brain cancer. For their replication, the viruses need a particular enzyme in the cell. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have now discovered that in healthy human cells, parvoviruses are unable to activate this enzyme. In many cases of malignant brain cancer, however, the enzyme is permanently active. As a result, this enables the viruses to replicate and to destroy the cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Joint pain: Rheumatoid arthritis or parvovirus?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How viruses expand their host range: Insights from parvoviruses in domestic and wild carnivores
(PLOS) Virus multiplication continually generates new variants at a rate that is much faster than their hosts. One consequence of their higher mutation rate is that many viruses can rapidly adapt to new hosts. A study published on November 6th in PLOS Pathogens reports on the systematic analysis of the host range of canine parvovirus (CPV) and reveals different factors that determine which carnivores the virus can infect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
What is Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome?
Discussion Infectious exanthams are usually considered when rashes are bilateral, symmetric and relatively widespread. They usually involve the trunk too and have associated systemic symptoms. Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) or acropapular dermatitis of childhood is often misdiagnosed because it doesn’t follow these rules. A discussion of common viral exanthams can be reviewed here and a differential diagnosis of rashes by pattern and distributions can be reviewed here. Dr. Ferdinando Gianotti came from a poor family, underwent several personal tragedies, but entered medicine and created the first department of pedia...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
‘Infant Cocooning’ Becoming More Popular Among New Parents
BOSTON (CBS) – Angela Keizer and Brian Miller are counting the days until the birth of their baby girl. “This Baby is very unexpected and very special,” Angela said. They didn’t think they would be able to have a baby and so they are taking no chances when she arrives. “We are going to request that family members vaccinate before they see her,” Brian said. They want to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their pertussis, diphtheria and influenza vaccines before they meet the baby. It’s called infant cocooning and it is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. According t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen American Academy Of Pediatrics diphtheria Dr. Mallika Marshall infant cocooning influenza vaccines pertussis Source Type: news
Local Researchers Find Ritalin Can Reverse Effects Of General Anesthesia
BOSTON (CBS) – General anesthesia is a wonderful thing, but it comes with risks, including lasting effects on the aging brain. As our population ages, and more and more seniors will be undergoing surgery, those brain effects could become a public health problem. Now researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston are trying to find a way to reverse the effects of general anesthesia faster, and they seem to be on to something. “We’re trying to develop better way to wake people up from anesthesia,” says Dr. Ken Solt, an anesthesiologist and researcher at Mass. General Hospital. He says for ol...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Ken Solt Dr. Mallika Marshall General anesthesia Massachusetts General Hospital Ritalin Source Type: news
Highly Contagious Parvovirus Kills 15 Dogs In Lowell
LOWELL (CBS) — A highly contagious viral disease has killed at least 15 dogs in Lowell. Lowell Animal Control Officer Darlene Wood told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 there have been 15 confirmed cases of the canine parvovirus in the past two weeks. In each case the dog has died. “We’re asking dog owners to check and see if their dogs have updated vaccinations or have been vaccinated for the parvovirus, and if they have not, to certainly go to a veterinarian and get that done,” Wood said Tuesday. She told WBZ there have also been cases of the virus in the Berkshires, Worcester County and on the North Shore. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen Canine Parvovirus CBS Boston Dogs Killed Lowell Source Type: news
What Causes Ataxia?
Discussion Coordination and balance problems are caused by various problems affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. Normal development of a child or weakness of a child are commonly mistaken for true ataxia. Ataxia specifically refers to “…impairment of the coordination of movement without loss of muscle strength.” If it is purely due to abnormalities of the cerebellum then there should be no changes in mental status, sensation or weakness. Sometimes it is difficult to determine if there are abnormalities in other areas. For example, Guillian-Barre often presents with difficulty or clumsy wa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 31, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
New test can diagnose emerging strains of canine parvovirus
(Kansas State University) The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has developed a diagnostic test that can detect emerging strains of canine parvovirus, a severe -- and potentially fatal -- virus that affects dogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Anti-cancer virus activated by drug
Parvoviruses cause no harm in humans, but they can attack and kill cancer cells. Since 1992, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have been studying these viruses with the aim of developing a viral therapy to treat glioblastomas, a type of aggressively growing brain cancer. A clinical trial has been conducted since 2011 at the Heidelberg University Neurosurgery Hospital to test the safety of treating cancer patients with the parvovirus H-1. "We obtained impressive results in preclinical trials with parvovirus H-1 in brain tumors," says Dr... (Source: Health News...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cervical Cancer / HPV Vaccine Source Type: news
Drug activates virus against cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have discovered that a drug called valproic acid increases the effectiveness of parvoviruses that are used against cancer. In some cases, pancreatic and cervical tumors that had been transplanted to rats completely regressed after treatment with a combination of the virus and an agent. The drug makes the viruses replicate more rapidly and improves their capacity to kill cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
CSU center for companion animal studies partners with Belgium company to help dogs and cats
The Colorado State University Center for Companion Animal Studies is collaborating with Belgium-based company Viyo International on a study meant to save dogs with parvovirus infection whose low-income families cannot afford the animals' medical care. The study is supported with a $100,000 donation from Viyo International as part of a research and training collaboration called "Partners in Clinical Excellence." The project will provide sick dogs with complete treatment from clinicians and veterinary students at CSU's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, said Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news
Diagnosis Of Parvovirus B19 In Pregnancy Enhanced With Launch Of A Unique Highly Sensitive Molecular Assay
The molecular division of DiaSorin has launched the unique, highly sensitive Iam Parvo assay, a rapid quantitative molecular assay for use on the Liaison® Iam instrument. DiaSorin are the global leader in Parvovirus B19 serology testing, and the addition of this molecular assay expands its diagnostic portfolio for this potentially life-threatening virus. Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a common childhood infection. It causes particular concern where a pregnant woman has had contact with a B19V infected individual, or where maternal B19V infection is suspected... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news
Human Parvovirus - Fifth Disease
Human parvovirus or, 'Fifth Disease,' is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. The disease is also referred to as, 'erythema infectiosum.' Children experience this disease more often than adults do. A person often gets sick within 4-14 days after becoming infected with parvovirus B19. Approximately 20% of children and adults who become infected with this virus will not experience any symptoms at all. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 21, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news
Canine Parvovirus and Assistant Dogs
The canine version of parvovirus is a very serious viral infection that is so powerful it may affect all of your dogs at the same time, not only an assistant dog. To make matters worse, dogs carrying this virus may not recover. There is a small chance that your assistant dog, therapy dog, or other pet might be fully cured of the condition and it is only right that you take the necessary precautions to prevent your dog from acquiring this disease in the first place. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 19, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Service Animals Source Type: news