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Mosquito parasite may help fight dengue fever

... Dengue fever is a terrible viral disease blighting many of the ... more, previous exposure to other strains of the fever does not confer protection. In fact, subsequent ... of host insects and could restrict dengue fever transmission by killing the insects before they ...

Comparative genomics reveals molecular evolution of Q fever pathogen

... bacterium that can cause acute and chronic Q fever in humans, to build up a comprehensive picture of ... features associated with pathogenicity. Q fever is considered one of the most infectious diseases ... down invading pathogens. The chronic form of Q fever in humans is rare but can lead to heart ...

Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections

... of two lethal viruses--cytomegalovirus and Lassa fever virus, a hemorrhagic fever virus that is listed as a class A bioterrorism ... avian flu), herpes simplex viruses, hemorrhagic fever viruses, measles and members of the small pox and ...

Ayurvedic nightshade deadly for dengue mosquito

... can spread a number of viruses including dengue fever and yellow fever and is commonly known as the yellow fever mosquito. The authors found that S. villosum ...

Vaccine for Ebola virus

... have been over 1500 cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in humans. Illness starts abruptly and symptoms ... and bleeding may also occur. Ebola haemorrhagic fever can have a mortality rate of around 90% in ... 4 threat, along with many other haemorrhagic fever viruses, says Dr Sanchez. As well as the ...

The reservoir of Marburg virus identified in a species of fruit bat

... 20th Century, rare cases of violent haemorrhagic fever attack linked to Marburg virus were subsequently ... 80% of these people succumbed to the haemorrhagic fever the virus caused. In 2005, a second epidemic that ... the most severe epidemic of Marburg haemorrhagic fever (MHF) known to date. Between 2005 and 2006, ...

Fever causing headaches for Aussie parents

... parents need to be educated about managing fever in young children because many give medication ... into how Australian parents' manage childhood fever as part of her PhD. Her results were published ... for parents to give these medications for mild fever and at too frequent doses," Ms Walsh said. ...

Feeling hot, hot, hot: New study suggests ways to control fever-induced seizures

... the heat, its a sign that somethings wrongand a fever is designed to help fight off the infection. But ... about one in 25 infants or small children, high fever can trigger fever-induced (febrile) seizures. ... themselves are generally harmless, a prolonged fever resulting from infection or heatstroke of over ...

Researchers examine role of climate change in disease spread

... in the past 10 years: West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, Rift Valley fever virus and Bluetongue virus. "There's no doubt that during the past 50 ... and livestock trade between Africa and southern Arabia (Rift Valley fever virus); and modern air transport, the availability of compatible mosquito ...

Virus weaves itself into the DNA transferred from parents to babies

... typical roseola syndrome produces several days and up to a week of a high fever and may have variable other symptoms including mild respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms. With roseola, just as the fever breaks, the child may briefly develop a rash. A congenital infection of ...

Defining DNA differences to track and tackle typhoid

... next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have been turned on typhoid fever - a disease that kills 600,000 people each year. The results will help to ... eradicate typhoid as a disease." There are 17 million cases of Typhoid fever each year - although the World Health Organization cautions that this is a ...

The Uukuniemi virus helps to explain the infection mechanism of bunyaviruses

... development of drugs for treating bunyavirus diseases, such as hemorrhagic fever and encephalitis. The findings were published in PNAS on 12 February, ... Many members of the family cause serious disease, such as hemorrhagic fever and encephalitis, for which no vaccines are available yet. Most of the ...

Mummy lice found in Peru may give new clues about human migration

... epidemic typhus, which along with the lesser-known diseases of relapsing fever and trench fever are carried by body lice, Reed said. These pests lay their eggs in ...

Researchers put the bite on mosquitoes

... if that bite carries a disease such as malaria, yellow fever, Dengue fever or West Nile virus. But if researchers from The University of Arizona in ... pill that members of a community with a high instance of, say, yellow fever or malaria might take to reduce the mosquito population. The pill wouldn't ...

Flexible neck in cell-receptor DC-SIGN targets more pathogens

... cell-receptor protein called DC-SIGN is part of the immune system, and recognizes certain pathogens, including those responsible for Ebola, Dengue fever and HIV. How the molecule binds to pathogens has been unclear. New findings from a research team led by University of Illinois chemist Deborah ...

UTSA infectious disease researchers advancing vaccine against Valley fever

... have an increased incidence of the infection's symptoms, caused by the inhalation of Coccidioides spores. In approximately 40% of human Valley fever cases, respiratory problems set in one to three weeks after inhalation. Although less than one percent of infected individuals experience severe ...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

... Deadly diseases including plague, Ebola and Rift Valley fever are being targeted as part of a new multi-million pound international partnership involving African researchers and the London International ...

Gene expression findings a step toward better classification and treatment of juvenile arthritis

... subtypes of JIA persistent oligoarthritis (affecting four or fewer joints), polyarthritis (affecting five or more joints), systemic arthritis (with fever and rash and inflammation throughout the body) and enthesitis-related arthritis (affecting the junctions between tendons and bones). Using gene ...

Midge keeps invasive mosquito in check, aiding native mosquitoes

... Asia, the Asian tiger mosquito has now spread to Africa, the Americas, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. Like the yellow fever mosquito ( Aedes aegypti ), another invasive mosquito that is now well established in the Americas, the Asian tiger mosquito can carry several viral ...

Old stain in a new combination

... saliva of the mosquito enter the human body, reproduce in liver cells and then attack the red blood cells. This causes severe symptoms such as high fever or anemia; children in particular can even fall into a coma. During reproduction in the human body, some parasites develop into special reproductive ...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

... treatment of dengue fever, a mosquito-transmitted viral disease that infects millions worldwide. They also have advanced understanding of why dengue fever can sometimes be fatal, especially among children. Improved detection and treatment of the botulism toxin. Considered one of the most potent, it ...

Visualizing virus replication in three dimensions

... Dengue fever is the most common infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes some 100 million people around the world are infected. Researchers at the Hygiene ...

Gene linked to lupus might explain gender difference in disease risk

... to sex chromosome genes," Dr. Mohan said. Systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus for short, causes a wide range of symptoms such as rashes, fever or fatigue that make it difficult to diagnose. The multicenter study involved 759 people who developed lupus as children, 5,337 patients who ...

AIBS names 2009 emerging public policy leaders

... factors on the distribution of dengue fever. She is developing a model to identify current and future human populations at risk of dengue fever in Ecuador. This research should help public health policymakers to mitigate and anticipate future epidemics. In addition to work toward her PhD in ...

Potential new herpes therapy studied

... the new therapy. The work was published in the Journal of Virology in August. The HSV-1 strain of the herpes virus causes cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth, genital herpes, a deadly but rare type of encephalitis, and keratitis, a scarring of the cornea that leads to vision loss. ...

UD research study to shed light on emerging seaborne pathogen

... the consumption of raw or undercooked seafood, particularly oysters and other mollusks, and crabs. Victims typically suffer from diarrhea, vomiting, fever and chills for a few days, although the infection can be fatal in those with weakened immune systems. "This organism has been around for a long ...

Global warming linked to European viral epidemic

... is a hantavirus, a group of viruses known to cause hemorrhagic fevers (fevers combined with bleeding disorders). NE is a relatively mild hemorrhagic fever that causes flu-like symptoms often with renal complications, sometimes also with pulmonary problems, needing Intensive Care treatment, such as acute ...

Plants in forest emit aspirin chemical to deal with stress; discovery may help agriculture

... also has the potential to give farmers an early warning signal about crops that are failing. "Unlike humans, who are advised to take aspirin as a fever suppressant, plants have the ability to produce their own mix of aspirin-like chemicals, triggering the formation of proteins that boost their ...

African-Americans have unique lung cancer risks from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

... that hay fever, previously shown to be protective among whites, was also protective among African Americans. Specifically, African Americans with hay fever were 44 percent less likely to develop lung cancer, a rate that had been previously seen among whites. African American males have a higher risk ...

Scientists uncover Ebola cell-invasion strategy

... cells a critical step to finding a way to treat the deadly disease produced by the virus. Ebola produces severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fever in its victims and inflicts mortality rates close to 90 percent in some outbreaks. No vaccine or antiviral therapy has been developed against the ...

Research exposes new target for malaria drugs

... in the vessel-rich placenta (the source of food and oxygen for the growing fetus), creating health problems such as anemia, low birth-weight, fever and more. Targeting these sticky proteins with drugs is difficult, however, as plasmodia contain many different varieties, which they use to evade ...

When our protective armor shows weakness

... of the filaggrin gene, which raise the risk to develop atopic dermatitis more than threefold. In addition, these genetic variations predispose to hay fever and asthma in those with atopic dermatitis. Allergic diseases have increased considerably in the past decades in most industrial countries. A ...

Recurrence of group B strep high in subsequent pregnancies, say UT Houston obstetricians

... a woman's risk of passing GBS to her baby include: labor before 37 weeks, rupture of her amniotic membrane 18 hours or more before delivery, fever during labor, a urinary tract infection as a result of GBS during pregnancy and a previous baby with GBS disease. The CDC recommends routine ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... worldwide. Tropical regions are at especially high risk where illness may range from mild symptoms to potentially fatal forms of dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. With all four strains of the virus sharing similar clinical presentation, epidemiology, and distribution, development of ...

Best code for disease detection, bar none

... Malaria and dengue fever will be the early targets of new trans-Pacific research using minuscule "barcodes" to detect disease. The University of Queensland (UQ) and the ...

Monash researcher receives prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister's award

... Science. Remarkably, the work showed that this disease-fighting molecule is also related to deadly bacterial toxins that cause anthrax, scarlet fever and flesh-eating disorders. Professor Whisstock's award builds on a distinguished research career at Monash University, with highlights including ...

Cancer immunotherapy shows long-term promise in lung cancer

... side-effects of this new strategy are minimal compared to chemotherapy." Most patients only experience mild reactions at the injection site and fever within 24 hours of the injection, he explained. "Therefore, it is suitable for long-term maintenance treatment and for most patients, including older ...

Wellmune WGP supplementation alleviates

... SAN DIEGO, CA. April 9, 2008 Wellmune WGP, a natural immune-enhancing ingredient from Biothera, reduced the incidence of fever and eliminated the need for study subjects to miss work or school due to the cold-like symptoms, researchers reported today at the 2008 Experimental ...

Gene chips used to distinguish ventilator-associated pneumonia from underlying critical illness

... Scientists have tried unsuccessfully for years to identify a single marker or a suite of markers that could diagnose infection in ICUs. While both fever and an elevated white blood cell count often indicate an infection in healthy individuals, the same symptoms are widespread in ICU patients, where ...

Plant reflections may be key to early detection of treatment needs

... at the High Plains Vegetable Conference in Canyon. Just like when we start having the flu, our body responds and we get a fever, he said. The fever is because our body is mobilizing its immune system. When a plant undergoes stress caused by diseases, insects or the environment (like drought), it ...
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