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Herpes Study Yields Surprising Discovery: A Potential Broad-Spectrum Antiviral
NIAID researchers make an unexpected discovery when examining how a cellular enzyme complex regulates herpesvirus; inhibiting the enzyme suppressed viral infection.
West Nile Virus Claims Two More Lives as the Season Rages On
New West Nile virus cases are being reported by states in the South, Midwest, and West Coast region, as health officials look to September and the end of the season.
NYC Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus This Season
As new human cases of West Nile virus spring up in Mississippi, and health officials report a new West Nile virus-associated death in Louisiana, the first human case this season has sprung up in New York City.
Potentially Safer Zika Vaccine Developed by Scientists at Arizona State University
The less-costly tobacco-plant derived vaccine will be targeted for the developing world.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 6, 2017
New research on Zika, cases of swine flu infections, parallels between Zika and HIV, a new warning sign of HIV infection, and an increase in cyclospora cayetanensis infections in United States make up the top 5 articles this week.
CDC Releases Estimates on Proportion of Infants Who Will Suffer Birth Defects After Maternal Zika Virus Infection
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 12 infants born to Zika-infected mothers will have a related birth defect.
Geographic Expansion of Lyme Disease Emphasizes Importance of Recognizing Modes of Transmission
Although focused in the northeastern United States, Lyme disease has ex­panded geographically over the past few decades, with a >320% increase in the number of high-incidence counties and reported cases in 49 states.
West Nile Virus Reported in Majority of US States
State health agencies are increasingly reporting new human cases of West Nile virus; there have been more than 150 illnesses so far this season.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?