• UTMB Researcher Says There's an Effective Treatment for Ebola
    A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up to five days after infection, at a ...More
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  • U.S. Infant Vaccination Rates High, Unvaccinated Still Vulnerable
    The vast majority of parents are making sure that their children get vaccinated against potentially serious diseases, according to data from CDC’s 2013 National Immunization Survey (NIS) – Children (19-35 months) published in this week’s Morbidity and ...More
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  • University of Bonn Virologists Reveal Transmission Rate of MERS
    The MERS coronavirus has caused disease outbreaks across the Arabian Peninsula and spread to Europe several times. The severe pneumonia virus has claimed the lives of several hundred people since its discovery in 2012. For a long time, scientists have been puzzled over how ...More
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  • HIV Lessons From the 'Mississippi Baby'
    The news in July that HIV had returned in a Mississippi toddler after a two-year treatment-free remission dashed the hopes of clinicians, HIV researchers and the public at large tantalized by the possibility of a cure. But a new commentary by two leading HIV experts at ...More
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  • AJRCCM Releases Perspective on Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Ebola Virus Disease
    The largest-ever Ebola virus disease outbreak is ravaging West Africa, but with more personnel, basic monitoring, and supportive treatment, many of the sickest patients with Ebola virus disease do not need to die, note the authors of a new paper published ahead of print ...More
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  • CDC Deployee Returns from West Africa by Charter Flight
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has returned a staff member from West Africa by charter flight after the employee had low-risk contact with an international health worker who recently tested positive for Ebola. The CDC staff member worked in close ...More
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  • Drug Shows Promise Against Sudan Strain of Ebola in Mouse Model
    Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and other institutions have developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), one of the two most lethal strains of Ebola. A different strain, the Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV), is now ...More
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  • A New Breakthrough in RSV Research
    The New England Journal of Medicine published research results today from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Le Bonheur ...More
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  • Respiratory Infection Controls for Ebola Patients Unnecessary, May Contribute to Panic, Expert Says
    Respiratory infection control measures – which have been adopted by most health agencies to deal with the Ebola epidemic in west Africa – are unnecessary, and may heighten panic and fear among the public, according to the authors of a new letter, published in ...More
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  • New Analysis of Old HIV Vaccines Finds Potentially Protective Immune Response
    Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results. The vaccines had in fact triggered an antibody response -- now known to be associated with protection in ...More
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