'Why wait for it?' How to predict a pandemic
Strides are being made towards an open access atlas that could predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will next appearHow do you predict where a deadly tropical disease such as Ebola, possibly the most virulent in the world, will appear next? Since it first emerged in a small town on the edge of a Congolese forest, it has broken out in seven other African countries, often thousands of miles apart.Sometimes it has spilled out of remote rainforest and then disappeared for years. Other times it has turned up in cities, baffling world bodies and governments that can only try to respond as fast as possible. But actually, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: Infectious diseases Ebola Zika virus Coronavirus outbreak Microbiology Medical research Science World news Animals Farming Environment Climate change Source Type: news

Lab-on-paper strip: Small, inexpensive platform for diagnosing tropical fevers
(GIST (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)) Dengue, zika, and chikungunya viruses are transmitted by mosquitoes and cause tropical fevers with similar symptoms, making accurate diagnosis complicated. Now, researchers from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Korea have developed a simple and low-cost diagnostic platform--a lab-on-paper strip--that can readily detect the specific RNA of these viruses from a small blood sample. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain
It ’s not just the lungs — the pathogen may enter brain cells, causing symptoms like delirium and confusion, scientists reported. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Stroke Delirium Brain Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Nerves and Nervous System Zika Virus Muotri, Alysson Stevens, Robert Source Type: news

Study identifies how infection by Zika virus during pregnancy can affect the fetal brain
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The study by more than 30 Brazilian scientists investigated tens of thousands of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic variables, discovering several alterations caused by the v í rus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study Zeroes in on How Zika Virus Is Passed From Mom to Fetus
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- New insight into how pregnant women can pass the Zika virus to their fetus could point to ways to prevent it, researchers say. Babies infected with Zika in the womb can have abnormally small heads (microcephaly) and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Unravelling mother to baby transmission of Zika virus
(Frontiers) Researchers have discovered that when a pregnant mother is infected by Zika virus, it can remain in the placenta for months, causing damage that can be dangerous to the fetus. These findings advance our understanding of mother to baby transmission and provide the groundwork for the future development of drugs and vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Beyond Microcephaly: Zika-Affected Children Near School Age Beyond Microcephaly: Zika-Affected Children Near School Age
Following up with those born to women infected with Zika while pregnant is now more important than ever, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

An accident waiting to happen: Tech company to release 750 MILLION GMO mosquitoes in Florida to fight dengue fever
(Natural News) Mosquitoes spread many diseases, such as dengue and Zika virus. To prevent these deadly diseases, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allowed a UK-based tech company to conduct a nightmarish plan: The release of genetically modified (GMO) mosquitoes into Florida. Oxitec created a modified male mosquito with offspring that dies before hatching. Named OX5034, the GMO... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Infection Increases Risk of Severe Dengue Fever
A study of Nicaraguan children links prior Zika virus infection with aggravated dengue fever symptoms. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Prior Zika virus infection increases risk of severe dengue disease
(University of California - Berkeley) A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, finds that people who have antibodies to the mosquito-borne Zika virus are more vulnerable to developing dengue disease. This immune interaction, called antibody-dependent enhancement, could complicate the search for a safe and effective vaccine that protects against Zika without also increasing the risk of dengue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika virus increases risk of dengue disease
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clapham, H. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Zika virus infection enhances future risk of severe dengue disease
The Zika pandemic sparked intense interest in whether immune interactions among dengue virus serotypes 1 to 4 (DENV1 to -4) extend to the closely related Zika virus (ZIKV). We investigated prospective pediatric cohorts in Nicaragua that experienced sequential DENV1 to -3 (2004 to 2015), Zika (2016 to 2017), and DENV2 (2018 to 2020) epidemics. Risk of symptomatic DENV2 infection and severe disease was elevated by one prior ZIKV infection, one prior DENV infection, or one prior DENV infection followed by one ZIKV infection, compared with being flavivirus-naïve. By contrast, multiple prior DENV infections reduced dengue ris...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Katzelnick, L. C., Narvaez, C., Arguello, S., Lopez Mercado, B., Collado, D., Ampie, O., Elizondo, D., Miranda, T., Bustos Carillo, F., Mercado, J. C., Latta, K., Schiller, A., Segovia-Chumbez, B., Ojeda, S., Sanchez, N., Plazaola, M., Coloma, J., Hallora Tags: Epidemiology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Florida set to release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes over faked "Zika" epidemic
(Natural News) State agencies in Florida have greenlit plans to release a horde of engineered mosquitoes in the Keys island chain. The mosquitoes, called OX5034, are set to be released in batches to control the local populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit diseases like dengue and (faked) Zika. Despite strong objections from residents, officials in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Mosquitoes - the Devastating Impact On Global Health
[Malaria Consortium] On World Mosquito Day, Malaria Consortium calls for the international community to reflect on the devasting impact the mosquito has on global health. In 2018, there were over 228 million malaria cases throughout the world and a global death toll of 405,000. But mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting more than just malaria - from zika virus to yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and many more - collectively adding another 500 million cases of people burdened with febrile disease ea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers validate rapid tests to detect dengue, Zika, yellow fever and other viruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The method identifies and distinguishes between flaviviruses that cause many diseases in humans and animals in Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Be Released in Florida Keys
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- Hundreds of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released into the Florida Keys to test if they can help control Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry several deadly diseases, including Zika, dengue,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study provides insights into how Zika virus suppresses the host immune system
(University of California - Riverside) A research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has outlined how the Zika virus, which constituted an epidemic threat in 2016, suppresses the immune system of its host. The work provides valuable structural and functional information on the interaction between ZIKV and its host and offers a framework for the development of vaccines and antivirals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Agreement with U.S. Government for 100 Million Doses of Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine
New Brunswick, N.J., August 05, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered into an agreement with the U.S. government for the large scale domestic manufacturing and delivery in the U.S. of 100 million doses of Janssen’s SARS-CoV-2 investigational vaccine, Ad26.COV2.S, for use in the United States following approval or Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Tracking and forecasting outbreak risk of dengue, Zika and other Aedes-transmitted diseases
(Earth Institute at Columbia University) New system infuses 'R0' models with climate information to help public health agencies forecast places and times when environmental conditions might enhance transmission of dengue, Zika and other Aedes-borne diseases (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Science, Medical Groups Express Support for Fetal Tissue Research
The American Institute of Biological Sciences joined a coalition of 90 scientific, academic, and medical groups to express support for the continued use of human fetal tissue in biomedical research. In a July 28, 2020, letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, the groups argued, in part: “The long-standing existing review process for fetal tissue research ensures that research using fetal tissue is scientifically meritorious, legal, and ethically sound. The legal framework for this research prohibits people from profiting from acquiring, receiving, or transf...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 3, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Researchers uncovered the Zika virus mutation responsible for quick spread, birth defects
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered a Zika virus mutation that may be responsible for the explosive viral transmission in 2015/2016 and for the cause of microcephaly (babies with small heads) born to infected pregnant women. The study is currently available in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In defence mode: this is how Zika virus protects key parts of its genome
(Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) To fight viruses, cells can deploy defence enzymes that progressively destroy viral genome. However, this degradation mechanism is not effective against epidemic viruses like Zika. In fact, the defence enzyme jams at precise points of the viral genome, which assumes a " defensive " conformation. This is how the virus succeeds at protecting important pieces of its RNA inside infected cells, as demonstrated by a recent study coordinated by SISSA and published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk of Zika virus transmission from mother to unborn child much higher than expected
FINDINGSAccording to a new study by UCLA researchers and colleagues conducted in Brazil, 65% of children born to mothers infected withthe Zikavirusalsotested positive for the mosquito-borneinfection— a much higher rate than expected.The findings indicatethat even babies whohave no outward neurological or other symptoms associated with Zika can still be infected with the virus andare potentially at risk offuturedevelopmental problems.  BACKGROUNDThe study representsthe first time that the mother-to-child transmission rate of Zika has been reportedfor a group of children who were tracked over several years —...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UNH researchers discover new pathways that could help treat RNA viruses
(University of New Hampshire) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have identified new pathways in an RNA-based virus where inhibitors, like medical treatments, unbind. The finding could be beneficial in understanding how these inhibitors react and potentially help develop a new generation of drugs to target viruses with high death rates, like HIV-1, Zika, Ebola and SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Experimental drug reduces replication of zika and prevents microcephaly in mice
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) No adverse effects were observed in the mice treated with the AHR inhibitor, but before the treatment is tested in human volunteers the experiment must be replicated in monkeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: How to Prevent Future Pandemics - Stop Spread of Viruses From Animals
[UNEP] Ebola, SARS, Zika, HIV/AIDS, West Nile fever and now COVID-19. These are some of the highest-profile diseases to emerge in the last several decades. And while they emerged in different parts of the world, they have one thing in common. They are what scientists call "zoonotic diseases," infections that jump between animals and humans, some of which leave illness and death in their wake. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

11th case of dengue fever confirmed in Florida Keys
The disease is transmitted through the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, an invasive species that also spreads diseases like yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika May Have Damaged More Infants' Brains Than Expected
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- It's a virus some might not even remember, but babies born to mothers infected with Zika who appeared normal at birth still experienced neurological or developmental problems, new research suggests. A hallmark of infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Measuring tape is a critical tool for following Zika virus-exposed children
(Children's National Hospital) A simple measuring tape could be the key to identifying which children could developneurological and developmental abnormalities from Zika virus exposure during gestation.This is according to an invited commentary published July 7 in JAMA Network Open andwritten by Sarah Mulkey, M.D., Ph.D., prenatal-neonatal neurologist in the Division ofPrenatal Pediatrics at Children's National Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces European Commission Approval for Janssen ’s Preventive Ebola Vaccine
Discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have taken place to define the required data set for filing US licensure. About Janssen’s Ebola Vaccine Regimen The Janssen preventive Ebola vaccine regimen, Ad26.ZEBOV and MVA-BN-Filo, utilizes a non-replicating viral vector strategy in which viruses – in this case adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) and Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) – are genetically modified so that they cannot replicate in human cells. In addition, these vectors carry the genetic code of several Ebola virus proteins in order to trigger an immune response.Janssen’s vac...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Proteins expressed by viruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti Mosquito
The objective of the present study was to search for the regularities of the proteins expressed by these five viruses, at residues level, and obtain a " bioinformatic fingerprint " to select them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Gabon
On 15 April 2020, WHO received information regarding a confirmed case of yellow fever in Magandi village, Tchibanga city in Nyanga Province of southern Gabon, 590 km from the capital, Libreville. The case is an 83-year-old male with no known vaccination history for yellow fever. He had onset of symptoms on 30 January 2020 and presented to a health facility on 2 February 2020 with abdominal pain and jaundice. Between 2 February and 9 April, he consulted the Urban Health Centre in Tchibanga, the Christian Alliance Hospital in Bongolo and the University hospital in the capital Libreville where the case received anti-malarial ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The U.S. Government's Push For Coronavirus Vaccine 'Warp Speed' Faces Potential Black Hole Of Red Tape And Universe Of Unknowns
Dr. Stephen Thomas, who helped develop vaccine candidates for diseases such as Ebola, Zika and MERS, discusses the challenges involved in accelerating development during a pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephen Thomas, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Business /business Policy /policy Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker decision-maker Coronavirus Source Type: news

MRI tracks brain damage caused by COVID-19
Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 should undergo an MRI exam before being...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 neuro findings marked by mental status, stroke MRI illuminates neurologic manifestations of COVID-19 7T MRI finds promising MS biomarker MRI shows concussion effects last longer than thought Brain abnormalities on CT, MRI indicate severe Zika (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zika Virus Infection Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts on Zika and learn more about the virus spread through mosquito bites that can cause birth defects and other neurological defects. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular alterations in the extracellular matrix in the brains of newborns with congenital Zika syndrome
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy can cause a set of severe abnormalities in the fetus known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Experiments with animal models and in vitro systems have substantially contributed to our understanding of the pathophysiology of ZIKV infection. Here, to investigate the molecular basis of CZS in humans, we used a systems biology approach to integrate transcriptomic, proteomic, and genomic data from the postmortem brains of neonates with CZS. We observed that collagens were greatly reduced in expression in CZS brains at both the RNA and protein levels and that neonates with CZS had sev...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aguiar, R. S., Pohl, F., Morais, G. L., Nogueira, F. C. S., Carvalho, J. B., Guida, L., Arge, L. W. P., Melo, A., Moreira, M. E. L., Cunha, D. P., Gomes, L., Portari, E. A., Velasquez, E., Melani, R. D., Pezzuto, P., de Castro, F. L., Geddes, V. E. V., Ge Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

Fighting mosquito-borne viruses requires a precise balance of immune cells
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) In a new study, published June 5, 2020, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) shows that antibodies against JEV are 'cross-reactive' and can also recognize Zika virus. Unfortunately, these antibodies can actually make Zika cases more severe. The research, conducted in mice, is the first to show that T cells can counteract this dangerous phenomenon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Did Contaminated Water Exacerbate Brazilian Babies' Zika Symptoms?
Elevated levels of a neurotoxin in northeastern Brazil's drinking water and a high incidence of microcephaly in the region led scientists to look for a link, and they found one. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Janssen ’s Investigational Preventive Ebola Vaccine Regimen
Discussions with the FDA are ongoing to define the required data set for filing Janssen’s Ebola vaccine regimen under the FDA’s Animal Rule licensure pathway. About Janssen’s Ebola Vaccine Regimen The Janssen investigational preventive Ebola vaccine regimen (Ad26.ZEBOV, MVA-BN-Filo) utilizes a viral vector strategy in which viruses – in this case adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) and Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) – are genetically modified so that they cannot replicate in human cells. In addition, these vectors are modified to safely carry the genetic code of an Ebola virus protein in order...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Politics, Profits Undermine Public Interest in Covid-19 Vaccine Race
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 2020 (IPS) With well over five million Covid-19 infections worldwide, and deaths exceeding 340,000, the race for an effective vaccine has accelerated since the SARS-Cov-2 virus was first identified as the culprit. Expecting to score politically from being ‘first’ to have a vaccine, US President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed promises to get 300 million doses to Americans by January, after the November polls, following several failed attempts to monopolize vaccines being developed by European companies. Anis Chowdhury More than 115 vac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Zika infection soon after birth leads to long-term brain and behavior problems
This study, one of the first to shed light on potential long-term effects of Zika infection after birth, shows the infection led to Impairments in memory function, changes in behavior, including reduced social interactions and increased emotional reactions, and some gross motor deficits. These changes corresponded with brain changes on MRI scans, indicating long-term neurologic complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Women's Awareness About Zika Virus During Pregnancy Women's Awareness About Zika Virus During Pregnancy
How aware are women regarding the risk of Zika virus infection during pregnancy, and how often do they discuss these concerns with their healthcare providers?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Study indicates the need to revise the protocol for detecting Zika in placenta
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers show that the virus can infect different placental regions and that collection and storage methods should be taken into consideration to ensure that the results are trustworthy and representative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emerging viral diseases causing serious issues in west Africa
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus call attention to the emergence of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks in West Africa, such as dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise, Generating Positive Immune Responses in an Early Study
Earlier today, the biotech company Moderna reported positive results from a phase 1 study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, which was was among the first to begin testing in healthy human volunteers in mid-March. The study, led by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health, involves 45 healthy people who received one of three different doses of the vaccine. According to Moderna, there are encouraging early signs that the shot generates antibodies against the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, in levels that were similar to or higher than those seen in the plasma of p...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Mosquito Control During Local Transmission of Zika Virus Mosquito Control During Local Transmission of Zika Virus
Find out about the mosquito control strategies that can effectively reduce the transmission of Zika virus.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Zika Virus Tied to Profound Developmental Delays
MONDAY, May 11, 2020 -- Toddlers with congenital Zika syndrome have severe developmental delays, researchers report. In a study that covered a five-year period, researchers found that children in Brazil with congenital Zika syndrome who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus Found In Men ’ s Semen, Raising Possibility That Virus Could Be Sexually Transmitted
(CNN) — The new coronavirus can persist in men’s semen even after they have begun to recover, a finding that raises the possibility the virus could be sexually transmitted, Chinese researchers said Thursday. A team at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital tested 38 male patients treated there at the height of the pandemic in China, in January and February. About 16% of them had evidence of the coronavirus in their semen, the team reported in the journal JAMA Network Open. About a quarter of them were in the acute stage of infection and nearly 9% of them were recovering, the team reported. “We found that SARS-CoV-2 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Why Infectious Diseases Like COVID-19 Make Science Move So Fast
This article is part of #TIME100Talks: Finding Hope, a special series featuring leaders across different fields sharing their ideas for navigating the pandemic. Want more? Sign up for access to more virtual events, including live conversations with influential newsmakers. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME 100 TIME100 Talks video Source Type: news

Virus Found in Semen of COVID-19 Survivors
Infectious viruses commonly are found in semen, with Zika being one recent notable example. The Chinese researchers noted that 27 different viruses have been detected in human semen. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news