Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Usutu virus is back – not only in blackbirds but also in humans

Usutu virus, a flavivirus of African origin, was first detected in Austria in 2001, when it caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds. The virus was active in the eastern part of Austria until 2005, killing many ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First test to detect Zika in blood donations approved

(HealthDay)—The cobas Zika test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—the first approved screening test to detect the Zika virus in blood donations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hereditary hemochromatosis patients can safely donate blood

(HealthDay)—There is no evidence to support excluding patients with hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) from serving as blood donors, according to a review published online Sept. 13 in Hepatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rome sets mosquito campaign after chikungunya cases

The city of Rome on Wednesday announced it would carry out a fast-track anti-mosquito campaign after a string of suspected cases of the insect-borne chikungunya virus were detected in the region.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A new way out of the cycle of rejection

Have you ever hosted a party, but as the day approaches, your closest friends say they won't be able to attend? Or maybe you sent a friend request to someone on Facebook who never responded, or weren't invited to an event ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. blood supply safe from Zika virus, officials say

(HealthDay)—U.S. blood banks are confident they have the tools to protect America's blood supply from possible new Zika virus outbreaks during the upcoming mosquito season.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Martinican blood donors help shed new light on the Zika virus

Results from a large study of volunteer blood donors in Martinique during the 2016 Zika virus outbreak - which according to state health authorities affected 568 pregnant women - are now in. They provide a precise follow-up ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Greece: Blood donations curbed after malaria cases reported

Greece's health ministry says blood donations have been suspended at hospitals in several parts of the country following a spike in cases of malaria, linked to a high number of migrants traveling through the country.

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