Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine against RSV could be in sight, researchers say

A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say a new discovery puts them much closer to success.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potent antibody curbs Nipah and Hendra virus attack

A new monoclonal antibody has been shown to impede the fusion machinery henipaviruses use to merge with the membrane of cells they are attempting to breach. The antibody halts the attack by blocking membrane fusion and the ...

Genetics

A protein essential for chikungunya virus replication identified

Originally from Africa, chikungunya is aptly named. It derives from a word in the Kimakonde language meaning "to become contorted," because the severe muscle and joint pains endured by the patients prevent them from moving ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cause of paralyzing illness in kids remains elusive

(HealthDay)—There is still no clear cause for a mysterious paralytic condition that has been striking U.S. children over the past five years, government health officials report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA approves vaccine for prevention of smallpox, monkeypox

Jynneos Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-Replicating, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in adults 18 years or older who are considered at high ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Seasonal influenza viruses circulating in southern hemisphere

(HealthDay)—Seasonal influenza viruses are circulating widely in the Southern Hemisphere, but influenza activity is currently low in the United States, according to research published in the Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers ...

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