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Newswise: Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally
Released: 23-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
Here, There and Everywhere: Large and Giant Viruses Abound Globally
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In Nature, a team led by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) researchers uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup, expanding virus diversity in this group 10-fold from just 205 genomes.

Newswise: Like Zika, West Nile Virus Causes Fetal Brain Damage, Death in Mice
29-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Like Zika, West Nile Virus Causes Fetal Brain Damage, Death in Mice
Washington University in St. Louis

Two viruses closely related to Zika – West Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause miscarriages and birth defects.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Released: 4-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Pre-Existing Immunity to Dengue and West Nile Viruses May Cause Increased Risk in Zika-Infected
Mount Sinai Health System

As the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across the globe, it might pose a particular risk to people previously infected with two related viruses, dengue and West Nile, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found. Their study, published in the journal Science, may help explain the severe manifestations of Zika virus infection observed in specific populations, including those in South America.

Newswise: Iowa State University 2016 Surveillance:  No Zika-Associated Mosquitoes Found in State
Released: 10-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
Iowa State University 2016 Surveillance: No Zika-Associated Mosquitoes Found in State
Iowa State University

Mosquito surveillance efforts led by Iowa State University in 2016 found neither of the two species associated with the transmission of Zika virus. West Nile virus appeared more frequently in 2016 than it did in 2015.

Newswise: New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered
Released: 5-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST
New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered
University of California, Riverside

A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics.

Released: 22-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT
First Case in Texas: Four Ways to Protect Against West Nile Virus from Dr. Ross Tobleman
Baylor Scott and White Health

Follow the "four Ds" to prevent infection and decrease the spread of West Nile Virus this summer.

Released: 13-Sep-2012 11:00 AM EDT
“Siloed” Agencies Hindered in Efforts to Fight Animal-to-Human Diseases
New York University

The “siloed” structure of U.S. health agencies is hindering efforts to spot and combat animal-to-human afflictions, such as West Nile Virus, New York University sociologist Colin Jerolmack has concluded after conducting an organizational analysis of their operations.

Released: 4-Sep-2012 2:45 PM EDT
With No West Nile Vaccine in Sight, Self-Protection Is Key
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Because most years see low incidence rates of West Nile, vaccine research is challenging; UAB experts say reach for the DEET.

Released: 31-Aug-2012 3:30 PM EDT
Texas Tech Researcher Cites Complacency, Apathy For Recent West Nile Outbreak
Texas Tech University

A Texas Tech scientist who studies the disease warns the public to take precaution to keep from getting sick.

Released: 17-Aug-2012 9:00 AM EDT
West Nile on the Rise Again After a Quiet Decade
Rutgers University

A University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey expert describes symptoms and ways to protect yourself from the West Nile virus.


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