Tag Archives: Virus

Deadly Hepatitis C Virus Is On The Rise In America

Reports indicate the hepatitis C virus has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and experts say it could very well be a result of the startling opioid epidemic. Over 2,400 hep C infections were reported in 2015 alone, but researchers state the actual number of those infected with the virus could be as high as 34,000. According to statistics, ...

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Deadly Hepatitis C Virus Is On The Rise In America

Reports indicate the hepatitis C virus has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and experts say it could very well be a result of the startling opioid epidemic. Over 2,400 hep C infections were reported in 2015 alone, but researchers state the actual number of those infected with the virus could be as high as 34,000. According to statistics, ...

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Tick-Borne Powassan Virus — Possibly Deadlier Than Lyme Disease — On The Rise

With summer just weeks away, experts have sounded the alarm on the Powassan virus, a rare tick-borne pathogen that might be deadlier than Lyme disease. According to the experts, the Powassan virus can result in a more severe illness than the Lyme disease bactreium, with about 1 in 7 of Powassan cases leading to death. “About 15% of patients who ...

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Another Zika Mosquito Identified: Citizens Urged To Curb Mosquito Breeding As Uncertain If They Spread Virus

Another type of mosquito carrying the Zika virus has been found. Scientific researchers report that the Asian tiger mosquito, a fairly common mosquito, was found to carry traces of ZIKA RNA. The specimens were collected in Brazil and scientists conducted genetic testing on these mosquitoes. However, being a carrier of the Zika virus does not automatically mean that the Asian ...

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Virologists Report Reversion Of FluMist Into Pathogenic Virus In Mice

Virologists, including the CDC’s own Virology, Surveillance, and Diagnosis Branch chief, reported in a paper published in the Journal of Virology that no study had ever been done specifically to determine if the attenuating temperature-sensitive phenotype in FluMist could ever revert and regain virulence to cause severe disease. FluMist was licensed over a decade ago and the FDA approved its ...

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Newly Developed Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection From The Deadly Virus, Will Prevent Future Ebola Outbreaks

A newly developed, Ebola vaccine could bring relief to millions of people threatened by the deadly disease. Ever since the first cases of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first detected back in 1976, there was a constant effort by drug companies and governments across the globe to develop an effective Ebola vaccine. However, until the West-African Ebola virus ...

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Zika Virus Origins: All The Information You Need On Where The Disease Came From, Its Symptoms, And Where It Could Hit Next

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Zika has captured the world’s interests. Where did this strange disease come from, why is it so deadly, and where might it strike next? The first infected Florida mosquitoes were recently found in Miami, and now there is worry the disease may eventually spread throughout the continental U.S. According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, the ...

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Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus which were locally transmitted. Most of those infected were foreign construction workers, and all lived or worked within the same region of the country, said the health ministry. None were known to have travelled to Zika-affected areas recently. Thirty-four people have fully recovered but seven are still in hospital. Zika generally ...

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As Zika Virus Spreads, FDA Urges Blood Donation Centers To Begin Screening For Zika Virus

Federal officials strongly recommended Friday that all United States blood centers begin screening for the damaging Zika virus. This suggestion is a significant step forward in the Food and Drug Administration’s Zika-prevention initiative. Old FDA guidelines called only for screenings within areas active with cases of the mosquito-borne virus. However, as Zika continues its spread throughout the continental U.S., FDA ...

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Louisiana Flooding: West Nile, Zika Virus Pose Threat In New Cases

Due to “1,000-year” rain in two days, the Louisiana flooding is causing even more problems. Both the West Nile virus and the Zika virus pose as big threats to the state right now. Some of the backyards, streets, and parking lots are starting to dry out after the historic flooding that damaged over 40,000 homes over the southern part of ...

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