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Body's Defence Mechanism Against Viral Disease Discovered
... nodes, and then migrate through the blood to kill infected
cells at the site where the virus entered the body-most commonly the skin, the lungs or the gut. But to the contrary, the researcher have now shown that memory T cells protect from viral disease without the need to migrate from the lymph nodes to t...
Cervical Cancer Vaccine for the 12 Year Old
... per cent of all sexually active men and women are infected
with a form of HPV once in their lives, with the h...than cure. Although men are just as likely to be infected
as women, it is not yet known if the vaccine is effective on them....
Huge Rise in AIDS Cases Among Nepal Housewives
...isease) Control, 1,883 housewives were found to be infected
with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) till m...r 2005. In the past 18 months, the number of HIV infected
children has also soared from 138 to 428 signifying a staggering 200 percent rise. "We are extremely...
Severe Human Bite Wounds are 12 Times More Common in Men
... the facial injuries were to the ear. Bites became infected
in one in five patients and infection was most common when patients waited longer than 12 hours to seek medical attention. Only 14% of the patients reviewed have or plan to undergo reconstructive surgery for the damaged caused by the bite. Human bi...
AIDS Charity AVERT Launches Stop AIDS in Children Campaign
...smission, half a million babies are still becoming infected
with HIV each year and hundreds of thousands of families are having to suffer the pain of losing a child,' said Annabel Kanabus, director of AVERT. 'In 2001, world leaders signed an agreement to give every woman access toPMTCT services by 2010. Yet ...
Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic
... conducted the study. He found that the number of infected
prostitutes in a country is the key to explaining the degree to which AIDS has infected
the general population. Prostitute communities are typically very highly infected
with the virus th...
Challenges in Entecavir Drug Treatment
...h the drug entecavir can cause those who are also infected
with HIV to become resistant to two of the most im...rsenal. the researchers reported that a patient infected
with both hepatitis B and HIV who was treated with entecavir developed a mutant strain of HIV that i...
Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine
...flu sweeping Vietnam has killed a 20-year-old man, infected
four other people and triggered more than 100 poultry outbreaks nationwide since last month. "Preparations for the clinical test of a human vaccine have been basically completed," said Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the National Institute of Hygiene a...
River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant
...they reach the eyes. Millions of persons are still infected
with onchocerciasis (the cause of river blindness)...% are in Africa. A total of 18 million people are infected
with the disease of whom 99% are in Africa. Now ivermectin used to be a most effective way of tackli...
Plan to Contain Drug Resistant TB Launched-WHO
...ce of HIV, it has killed 52 out of the 53 patients infected
with the virus. It was the recent case of an American man with XDR-TB who traveled abroad that triggered an international health scare. This highlighted the potential risks of rapid spread. XDR-TB cases are particularly difficult to treat, and a p...
Ancient Viral Defense may Explain Susceptibility to HIV: Study
...that protected man from an ancient retrovirus that infected
chimps and other primates millions of years ago ma...defense gene called TRIM5a. "We know that PtERV1 infected
chimps, gorillas and old world monkeys four million years ago but left no traces of having infected
Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe
...in human plasma or serum from patients known to be infected
with the virus. It is intended for use in conjunct...ince 1982. Of the two billion people who have been infected
with the hepatitis B virus, more than 350 million have chronic (lifelong) infections. These chronica...
Oral Anti Viral Tamiflu A Cost Effective Treatment
...oseltamivir) and prophylaxis for people exposed to infected
patients could be one of the most cost-effective s...rovide Tamiflu preventatively to close contacts of infected
individuals. The disease modelling research analysed for the first time the cost-effectiveness o...
Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia
...ut 1.6 million of Zambia's 11.7 million people are infected
with HIV, but only 100,000 are currently receiving treatment at state health facilities and about one percent of them are taking viracept.Viracept was introduced by Roche in 1998 as one of a class of ARV drugs called protease inhibitors, which preven...
New Vaccine for CMV Infection
... but cant rid the body of the virus, people remain infected
and can become re-infected or infect others through saliva. Children in day care settings, for example, or adults who are sexually active, can pass along the virus, explained Spector. It becomes a serious problem in developing infants during the pr...
Bird Flu Found in Togo
...he virus, notably the slaughtering and disposal of infected
poultry. Before Friday, no cases of H5N1 bird flu...ldwide, the virus has killed 191 people out of 313 infected
patients since reappearing in late 2003, according to a World Health Organisation toll dated June 15...
Dengue Fever Deaths Up in Vietnam
Dengue fever has infected
almost 20,000 people in Vietnam in the first six months of the year and killed 21, seven more than in the same period last year, the health ministry said Friday. Higher temperatures and rainfalls have been blamed for the nearly 15 percent rise to 1...
Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil
... but cant rid the body of the virus, people remain infected
and can become re-infected or infect others through saliva. Children in day care settings, for example, or adults who are sexually active, can pass along the virus. It becomes a serious problem in developing infants during the pregnancy or in those...
Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV
...entury. A separate group of chimps in Cameroon has infected
a handful of locals with a nonpandemic version of HIV. Waste from wild gorillas suggests they are probably responsible for a third form of the virus. Michael Emerman of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, in Seattle, describes how he and his...
US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs
...fection often begins with a little cut, which gets infected
with bacteria. These staph infections range from...lities who were identified through test results as infected
or colonized with the superbug. The final results represented 1,237 hospitals and nursing homes o...
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