Skin cream used to treat GENITAL WARTS could protect people against diseases carried by mosquitoes
Scientists studied the effect of the cream, which is sold as Imiquimod or Aldara, on four types of virus transmitted by mosquitoes, including Zika and Chikungunya. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers trace Coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes
(Wiley) Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Virology provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream
(University of Leeds) A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika inhibits the proliferation of prostate cancer cells
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Experiments performed by Brazilian scientists showed that Zika virus inhibits tumor cell proliferation even when inactivated by high temperature. The study was supported by FAPESP and published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika virus' key into brain cells ID'd, leveraged to block infection and kill cancer cells
(University of California - San Diego) Two different UC San Diego research teams identified the same molecule --αvβ5 integrin -- as Zika virus' key to brain cell entry. They found ways to take advantage of the integrin to both block Zika virus from infecting cells and turn it into something good: a way to shrink brain cancer stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Zika Damage Showing Up in Babies Deemed'Normal' at Birth
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- Some infants who appear healthy at birth after being exposed to the Zika virus in the womb develop neurological problems during their first year of life, a new study finds. The study included pregnant women in Colombia who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Malnutrition linked with increased risk of Zika birth defects
(University of Oxford) Environmental factors, such as the diets of pregnant women, have been shown to have an effect on the extent and severity of developmental malformations in babies associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) congenital infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika-Exposed Babies Who Appear Normal at Birth May Develop Problems Later on Zika-Exposed Babies Who Appear Normal at Birth May Develop Problems Later on
Infants exposed to Zika virus before birth but without congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) are at risk for neurodevelopmental delays as they get older, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Zika Virus IgM 25 Months After Symptom Onset, Florida, USA Zika Virus IgM 25 Months After Symptom Onset, Florida, USA
A study of cases from a 2016 outbreak in Florida provides insight into Zika virus IgM persistence.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Hundreds of novel viruses discovered in insects
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) New viruses which cause diseases often come from animals. Well-known examples of this are the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, bird flu viruses, as well as the MERS virus which is associated with camels. In order to identify new viral diseases quickly and prevent possible epidemics, DZIF scientists at Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin are targeting their search at viruses in animals. In a current study, they have now discovered hundreds of novel viruses in insects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ultrasound of infants exposed to Zika predicts long-term risk
Some infants who were exposed to the Zika virus in utero but who appeared normal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain abnormalities on CT, MRI indicate severe Zika Can prenatal ultrasound predict Zika infection outcomes? Digisonics launches website for Zika-related brain disease Zika's effects hard to detect on ultrasound, MRI MRI advances detection of Zika-related brain abnormalities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A'Healthy' Baby With Developmental Delay: Could It Be Zika? A'Healthy' Baby With Developmental Delay: Could It Be Zika?
Infants with congenital Zika virus exposure may appear healthy at birth. How would you monitor such patients? Test your knowledge with these three cases.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Case Challenge Source Type: news

False negatives: Delayed Zika effects in babies who appeared normal at birth
(Children's National Hospital) Colombian infants exposed to Zika virus in the womb showed neurodevelopmental delays as toddlers, despite having 'normal' brain imaging and head circumference at birth, a finding that underscores the importance of long-term neurodevelopmental follow-up for Zika-exposed infants, according to a cohort study published online Jan. 6, 2020, in JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness of Prophylactic Zika Virus Vaccine Cost-Effectiveness of Prophylactic Zika Virus Vaccine
A prophylactic vaccine can help prevent the spread and complications of Zika virus, but how cost-effective is it?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Monkey Study Gives Hope for Zika Vaccine That Might Shield the Fetus
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- An experimental Zika virus vaccine that was given before pregnancy protected monkey fetuses, researchers say. The Zika DNA vaccine VRC5283 lowered levels of Zika virus in pregnant rhesus macaques and reduced the risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news