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  • Holiday travel: health risks, outbreaks you need to know about 21 Nov 2018 22:05 Coral Gables News It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to travel internationally. But if you want to make sure some Grinch doesn’t ruin your overseas vacation, you need to be aware of health risks around the world this holiday season. “We’re not hearing much about Zika …
  • Nine of 10 zonal entomologist posts yet to be filled in state 21 Nov 2018 20:24 The Times of India Pune: You are on your own in fight against mosquito-borne diseases. This is the message the state government seems to be sending out to public as nine of the 10 posts of zonal or junior entomologists, who specialize in identification and control of vector- …
  • How research is helping kids growing up with congenital Zika syndrome 21 Nov 2018 17:50 Medical Xpress Silvia Pinheiro and her daughter Geovanna. As the children with Zika get older, researchers are having to re-evaluate and test their hypotheses. Credit: Silvia Pinheiro At first, Brazil's Zika emergency was not about Zika. Signs of a new public health …
  • Vanderbilt Discovery Could Neutralize West Nile Virus 21 Nov 2018 16:52 HealthNewsDigest (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can “neutralize” the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain …
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  • Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything? 21 Nov 2018 08:47 The New York Times Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and among the most maddening. Some global killers, like smallpox and polio, have been totally or nearly eradicated by products made with methods dating back to Louis Pasteur. Others, like malaria and H.I …
  • Deadliest year for dengue fever in Bangladesh as cases explode in Dhaka 21 Nov 2018 07:46 The Guardian Dengue season usually begins with June’s monsoon rains in Dhaka. An unavoidable fact of life, it proves deadly to a handful of unfortunate victims but by September it has mostly disappeared from the Bangladeshi capital. But this year the disease has seen …
  • After years of controversy, HHS reconsiders fetal tissue funding 21 Nov 2018 07:04 CNA Washington D.C., Nov 20, 2018 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Health researchers need alternatives to using fetal tissue, Department of Health and Human Services leaders have said after several years of controversy and investigations into whether …
  • State's first dengue case confirmed in Miami-Dade County 21 Nov 2018 06:19 Orlando Sentinel Health officials in Florida have confirmed the state's first case of dengue. The Florida Health Department of Health on Monday said that the case emerged in Miami-Dade County. The agency didn't identify the person or their condition. Dengue is a …
  • Vanderbilt researchers isolate antibody that can neutralize West Nile virus 21 Nov 2018 06:15 News-Medical.net Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can "neutralize" the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) in the …
  • Discovery could neutralize West Nile virus 21 Nov 2018 05:34 Phys.org Electron microscopy of West Nile virus. Credit: PhD Dre, Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can "neutralize" the West Nile virus and …
  • State’s 1st dengue case confirmed in Miami-Dade County 20 Nov 2018 13:52 The Republic MIAMI — Health officials in Florida have confirmed the state’s first case of dengue. The Florida Health Department of Health said in a news release on Monday that the case emerged in Miami-Dade County. The agency didn’t identify the person or their …
  • Global Health: Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything? 20 Nov 2018 03:54 International Herald Tribune Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and among the most maddening. Some global killers, like smallpox and polio, have been totally or nearly eradicated by products made with methods dating back to Louis Pasteur. Others, like malaria and H.I …
  • Emergent-Valneva Zika vaccine clears early trial 19 Nov 2018 22:24 Reuters (Reuters) - A vaccine to prevent infections caused by the deadly mosquito-borne Zika virus induced immune response and was found to be safe in an early stage trial, Emergent BioSolutions Inc and partner Valneva SE said on Monday. The vaccine, VLA1601, …
  • Health Dept. Looks to Participate in Mosquito & Tick Surveillance Project 19 Nov 2018 20:42 WHMI The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is offering grant funding to a number of counties, including Livingston County, for the purpose of monitoring ticks and mosquitos for potential human viruses. The partnership between the MDHHS …
  • Madhya Pradesh polls: BJP, Congress are betting big on star campaigners 19 Nov 2018 17:42 business-standard Only a few days are left for polling in Madhya Pradesh. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the main Opposition party, the Congress, are betting big on their star campaigners. Among Congress members, after party president Rahul Gandhi, former …
  • This mystery virus is back after being dormant for 50 years 19 Nov 2018 16:21 Daily Post A mystery virus which has lain dormant for 50 years is back. Enterovirus 68 is a lesser-known RNA virus - the same category as several of the world's most notorious pathogens like influenza, HIV and Ebola. It was discovered in 1962, when four children …
  • ICMR to conduct trials of indigenously developed Zika vaccine 19 Nov 2018 02:17 Economic Times NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will soon undertake trials of the indigenously developed vaccine against Zika virus, cases of which have been reported in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The ICMR will undertake phase-II trial …
  • The Land of Steady Habits 18 Nov 2018 01:43 Indian Express   Shrilal Shukla’s Raag Darbari can be read as an anthem of ambivalence, a critique of modernity and history. (Illustration: Suvajit Dey) It is the only Hindi novel I have ever found in the office of an investigator — perhaps, the most unlikely of all …
  • HHS official vows to pursue research ‘alternatives’ to aborted fetal tissue 17 Nov 2018 11:49 Politico NIH leaders are concerned Dr. Brett Giroir is committing the agency to a path that is not scientifically workable, given that fetal tissue is the only current option for some researchers studying developmental disorders in children, for instance. | AP …