Journal of Infectious Diseases

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High stability of the hepatitis B virus

At room temperature, hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains contagious for several weeks and can even withstand temperatures of four degrees centigrade over the span of nine months. When applied properly, disinfectants are effective ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV/AIDS research yields dividends across medical fields

Since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States 37 years ago, the National Institutes of Health has invested more than $69 billion in the understanding, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Beyond the development ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research pinpoints pathways Ebola virus uses to enter cells

A new study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter cells to establish replication. The work, published in a supplement ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mucus protects airborne flu virus at all humidities

(HealthDay)—Influenza virus aerosols remain infectious at all humidity levels, according to a study published online June 7 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu virus is protected by mucus when airborne, regardless of humidity

Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it becomes airborne, regardless of humidity levels, a creative experiment conducted by the ...

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