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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Novel Method for Storing and Transporting Cerebrospinal Fluid Samples for Diagnosis of JEV

Mar. 17, 2016 — In resource poor areas patient samples often have to travel long distances for suitable diagnosis. Filter paper is currently used for the storage and transport of dried blood samples, however there ... read more

New Disease-Carrying Mosquito Arrives in British Columbia, Canada

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists are studying an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito, Aedes japonicus, after finding it for the first time in Western Canada. The mosquitoes could poise a significant hazard to health if ... read more

Novel Mechanism for Invasion of EV71 Virus Demonstrated

July 18, 2014 — A novel mechanism for EV71 entry mediated by its receptor SCARB2 has been reported by scientists. These findings make a significant conceptual advance in the understanding of non-enveloped virus ... read more

Apr. 8, 2014 — A genetically engineered herpes simplex viral therapy is safe when used in conjunction with radiation in the treatment of malignant gliomas, one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer, researchers ... read more

A Virus Changes Its Stripes: Human Outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Aug. 22, 2013 — In the summer of 2010, the eastern Panamanian province of Darien experienced a phenomenon that had never been seen before in Latin America: a human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis. Scientists ... read more

Conditions Most Likely to Kill Encephalitis Patients Identified

Aug. 20, 2013 — People with severe encephalitis — inflammation of the brain — are much more likely to die if they develop severe swelling in the brain, intractable seizures or low blood platelet counts, ... read more

Isolated Psychiatric Episodes Rare, but Possible, in Common Form of Autoimmune Encephalitis

July 26, 2013 — A small percentage of people diagnosed with a mysterious neurological condition may only experience psychiatric changes - such as delusional thinking, hallucinations, and aggressive behavior - ... read more

Organ Transplantation as Source of Fatal Rabies Virus Case

July 23, 2013 — An investigation into the source of a fatal case of raccoon rabies virus exposure indicates the individual received the virus via a kidney transplant 18 months earlier, findings suggesting that ... read more

July 15, 2013 — The number of tick-borne illnesses reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the rise. Lyme disease leads the pack, with some 35,000 cases reported annually. In the ... read more

How Antibodies Neutralize Mosquito-Borne Virus

Apr. 2, 2013 — Researchers have learned the precise structure of the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus pathogen while it is bound to antibodies, showing how the infection is likely ... read more

Surveillance System Can Identify and Track Emerging Infectious Diseases

Feb. 8, 2013 — A team of researchers developed a method to identify the cause of infectious disease outbreaks based on online reports about the symptoms, the season, and the ratio of cases to fatalities. Using data ... read more

Cats and Humans Suffer from Similar Forms of Epilepsy

Feb. 1, 2013 — Epilepsy affects the very core of our being, our brain.  Epileptic attacks can lead to seizures throughout the body or in parts of it. Clouding of consciousness or memory lapses are also possible.  ... read more

Dec. 10, 2012 — White blood cells have long reigned as the heroes of the immune system. When an infection strikes, the cells, produced in bone marrow, race through the blood to fight off the pathogen. But new ... read more

Mosquito Virus Could Lead to New Vaccines and Drugs

Sep. 21, 2012 — The newly discovered Eilat virus is closely related to some of the world's most dangerous pathogens but incapable of infecting non-insect hosts. This attribute could make the virus a uniquely ... read more

Public Urged to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

Sep. 10, 2012 — West Nile virus (WNV) has become endemic in North America with cases in 2012 exceeding that of any other year. Health care professionals and the public need to be on alert for WNV, medical ... read more

July 24, 2012 — Measles, mumps, pneumonia, influenza and encephalitis in man, Carré's disease in dogs, Ovine Rinderpest (PPR)… all of these diseases are caused by viruses from the same family: ... read more

Bartonella Infection Associated With Rheumatoid Illnesses in Humans

Apr. 23, 2012 — A bacterium historically associated with cat scratch fever and transmitted predominately by fleas may also play a role in human rheumatoid illnesses such as arthritis, according to new ... read more

Early Treatment Improves Outcomes in Rare, Often Undiagnosed Form of Encephalitis

Apr. 20, 2012 — A mysterious, difficult-to-diagnose, and potentially deadly disease that was only recently discovered can be controlled most effectively if treatment is started within the first month that symptoms ... read more

Mar. 2, 2012 — Researchers have discovered critical new details about the structure of a virus (enterovirus 71) that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, pointing toward designs for ... read more

Small Molecule Hobbles Dengue in Vitro and in Vivo

Sep. 19, 2011 — A novel compound inhibits dengue virus, as well as other closely related important human pathogens, according to new ... read more

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