Tag: viral illness

Vaccination Alone Won’t Counter Rise of Resistant Variants: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Relaxation of nonpharmaceutical interventions once vaccination of the population has reached...

How Intranasal COVID Vaccines Could Be ‘Holy Grail’ of Vaccination

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Beyond the obvious advantage for the needle-phobic, the seven intranasal COVID-19...

Monkeys May Lead the Way for Immunotherapy HIV Cure

A small study conducted in rhesus macaques found a 10-fold reduction in HIV viral load when the monkeys received immunotherapy to block programmed cell death...

Protein Expression May Predict HBV DNA Suppression

Stopping nucleoside analog therapy in patients with hepatitis B viral (HBV) infections results in sustained viral suppression in only a minority of patients, but a...

Rapid Core Antigen HCV Tests Could Expand Accessibility

A proposed rapid diagnostic test for hepatitis C viral infections that combines an inexpensive but lower-sensitivity core-antigen test with lab RNA confirmation of negative tests...

Profound Brain Changes Found in Patients Who Died of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The most comprehensive molecular study to date of brain tissue from...

GI Symptoms and Chronic Fatigue May Persist Months After COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic fatigue may persist months after the COVID-19...

Some MS Treatments May Heighten COVID Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When it comes to SARS-CoV-2 infection among patients with multiple sclerosis...

CDC Guidelines Coming on ‘Daunting’ Challenge of Long COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is finalizing new...

California Goes From Worst to First in Virus Infections

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a few months ago, California was...

T Cells Confer Protection to Three Main SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Of the 45 noteworthy genetic mutations in three main SARS-CoV-2 variants...

Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – This is the story of a taxi driver, a vaccine that may not live up to its billing, and a...

Incidence of Cardiac Pathology Post-COVID in Pro Athletes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Routine return-to-play (RTP) cardiac screening of professional athletes with previous COVID-19...

Progress and Challenges in US Perinatal HBV Prevention Program

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The United States has made progress in identifying infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive women and getting them...

Brazilian Researchers Tracking Reinfection by New Virus Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just as Brazil surpassed 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 on January 7,...

Experts Offer Roadmap for Treating CLL During the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in standard treatment protocols for patients...

COVID-19 Case Fatality Doubled in Heart Transplant Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Heart transplant recipients infected with SARS-CoV-2 are about twice as likely...

Two Twins, Different COVID-19 Trajectories

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Twin brothers in Italy developed symptoms of COVID-19 on the same...

COVID-19 Vaccines: Preparing for Patient Questions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With US approval of one coronavirus vaccine likely imminent and approval...

Metapneumovirus Infections Indistinguishable From Flu, RSV

The all-consuming news about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has overshadowed other viral pathogens that are the cause of severe or fatal lower respiratory infections (LRI) including...

Rilonacept Resolves, Prevents Pericarditis Recurrence

Results of a phase 3 trial show that treatment with rilonacept (Arcalyst), a drug already approved to treat inflammatory disease, both resolved acute episodes of...

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease

Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia, with about 1.2 million cases of infection and 135,000 deaths globally each year....

Biometric Changes on Fitness Trackers Detect COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A smartphone app that combines passively collected physiologic data from wearable...

Potentially Practice-Changing Bacterial Therapy Trials Analyzed

A new formulation of an existing antibacterial agent and a potential therapeutic approach to a challenging clinical problem were the focus of a session on...

Trump Returns to White House, but ‘Not Out of Woods Yet’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after improving sufficiently during...