Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tracing the sudden, dangerous rise of Zika

The Zika virus (ZIKV) poses a public health threat in Southeast Asia, and domestic awareness campaigns are needed to help reduce infection potential.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the human immune system protects against Ebola

Two types of human antibodies that target different parts of the Ebola virus synergize their antiviral effects by inhibiting different steps of infection, according to a study published August 23 in the open-access journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NIH begins clinical trial of live, attenuated Zika vaccine

Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Neurodevelopmental anomalies, birth defects linked to Zika ID'd

(HealthDay)—Many children of mothers with evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy do not undergo all recommended evaluations, according to a Vital Signs report published in the Aug. 10 issue ...


Scientists seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws

AIDS experts called Wednesday for an end to laws that can see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus, saying the approach was "unscientific" and worsening the killer epidemic.

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