Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The Zika alliance

Chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses are transmitted by the same mosquito species—Aedes Aegypti and Aedes albopictus—and exhibit similar symptoms in infected patients. But, compared with the painful fever, headache and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could common vaccine given to kids help prevent COVID-19 in adults?

Washington University School of Medicine is helping lead an ambitious, worldwide study to see if giving adults the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - a common vaccine administered to young children - could help protect ...

Medical research

New findings reveal protein structure in rubella virus

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have determined the structure of the rubella virus capsid protein, which is central to the virus's ability to assemble into an infectious particle and to infect humans.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should measles vaccinations be compulsory?

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Texas cities increasingly susceptible to large measles outbreaks

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks in cities large and small, according to a computer simulation created by the University of ...

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