An Illness Sickening and Killing Dogs in Michigan Is Puzzling Investigators
LANSING, Mich. — State and federal agencies are investigating an unknown illness that’s sickened dogs in northern Michigan and killed at least 30 canines in one county after they exhibited signs of a parvo-like illness. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said it’s working with local animal control shelters, veterinarians, the Michigan State University’s veterinary laboratory, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other partners on testing to determine the illness’ cause. The state agency said “several dogs” have fallen ill with the same symptoms in the st...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health wire Source Type: news

Michigan Officials Puzzled by Mysterious Deaths of Dogs
Health authorities are investigating a parvovirus-like illness that has killed more than 30 dogs in northern Michigan, most within three days. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan Officials Puzzled by Mysterious Deaths of 30 Dogs
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2022 -- Health authorities are investigating a parvovirus-like illness that has killed more than 30 dogs in northern Michigan, most within three days. The dogs died in Otsego County after showing symptoms such as vomiting and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mysterious Canine Parvovirus-like Illness Has Left Over 30 Dogs Dead In Michigan
Infected dogs have died within three days of their first showing symptoms. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

The Petri Dish: Longwood Fund unveils $38M gene therapy startup
Carbon Biosciences aims to use novel parvovirus vectors that can deliver larger gene therapy payloads more safely. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 23, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

A new strategy of cell entry for some types of parvoviruses
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Researchers at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), in collaboration with American scientists, have uncovered a new parvovirus strategy for reaching the cell nucleus which is their site of replication. This new method of entry is a good example of host-driven evolution. Their results were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EMA authorization for Reprocyc ParvoFLEX
Boehringer Ingelheim obtains EMA authorization for Reprocyc ® ParvoFLEX, a new porcine parvovirus vaccineReprocyc ® ParvoFLEX is the first subunit porcine parvovirus vaccine obtained through a baculovirus expression systemIt is mixable and can be applied together with Reprocyc PRRS EUVeterinarians and producers can now control two of the most prevalent reproductive diseases in swine herds simultaneously (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - October 1, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Type of Cardiomyopathy?
Discussion Barth syndrome is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy, proximal skeletal muscle weakness, neutropenia and short stature that usually presents at birth or soon after. It is a rare X-linked recessive disease process caused by mutations in the TAZ gene. The TAZ gene codes for tafazzin which alters cardiolipin in mitochondria. Characteristic facies can be seen especially in infancy including a tall and broad forehead, prominent chin and full cheeks, larger ears, and deep-set eyes. Most patients present at birth or soon afterwards but some may not until later in life. Life expectancy is reduced with many childr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight < 10% for gestational age. This may be due a pathological or non-pathological process (e.g. constitutionally small fetus). Using these standards, remember that 10% of all infants will be < 10% for weight, and they do not necessarily have an underlying problem and infants who are constitutionally small do not hav...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Technical Note: Clarification on the Possible Cross Reactivity in Serological Tests for IgM-measles and IgM-Zika virus
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 7/30/2018. This two-page document discusses false-positive results due to cross-reactions that have been documented between measles IgM antibodies and human parvovirus (B19), rubella, and herpes virus. However, no cross-reactivity has been described between species of the Flaviviridaefamily (Zika, dengue, etc.) with those of the Paramyxoviridae family (measles). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Newcastle mother lost her unborn baby after 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

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