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Latest adenovirus infection Stories

2012-11-06 03:29:53

Clinicians should take caution when diagnosing a child who has a high fever and whose tests show evidence of adenovirus, and not assume the virus is responsible for Kawasaki-like symptoms. According to a new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital appearing in Clinical Infectious Diseases, adenovirus detection is not uncommon among children with Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is a rare but serious condition in children that involves inflammation of the blood vessels, specifically the...

2012-06-13 14:50:35

A team of researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University have identified a novel way that a common virus, called adenovirus, causes disease. In doing so, they have discovered important information on one of the body's key immune responses. Their findings, published today in Cell Host & Microbe, may have implications for infectious diseases and cancer. Adenovirus infections most often cause mild illnesses of the respiratory system, resulting in runny noses,...

2011-07-13 09:00:00

Durham, N.C., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced that patient dosing has begun in the AdV HALT Trial (A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-site Phase 2 Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Preemptive Treatment with CMX001 for the Prevention of Adenovirus Disease Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation [HSCT]).The company also announced that the U.S. Food and Drug...

2011-02-24 08:30:00

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced the publication of the first reported case in which adenovirus (AdV) infection was successfully eradicated following treatment with its broad-spectrum antiviral drug, CMX001. Oral CMX001 was administered under an Emergency Investigational New Drug Application (EIND) to a severely immunocompromised pediatric stem cell patient following...

2010-12-08 15:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing the Prodesse ProAdeno(TM)+ assay, a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in vitro diagnostic test for the qualitative detection of human adenovirus. "FDA clearance of our ProAdeno+ assay adds to the Prodesse portfolio of molecular tests for respiratory infectious diseases," said Eric Tardif,...

2010-10-22 07:45:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, will present promising clinical data for CMX001 in a late-breaker poster session at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 48th Annual Meeting. Data from immunocompromised patients infected with adenovirus and treated with oral CMX001 demonstrated a significant drop in viral load compared to...

2010-04-17 15:27:13

Viral keratoconjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common, uncomfortable and highly contagious condition. There is no known effective treatment for this adenovirus infection that can force some individuals into isolation for up to two weeks. The virus is resilient and can remain infectious for up to 30 days on a plastic surface. Infection with the adenovirus causes inflammation, which results in red, irritated eyes, blurry vision and discharge. But now, relief may be in sight with a...

2009-11-16 17:11:11

The recent failure of an HIV vaccine was probably caused by the immune system reacting to the virus 'shell' used to transmit the therapy around the body, according to research published today (16 November 2009) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The trial, called 'STEP', was halted in September 2007 because preliminary results suggested that people who had been given the vaccine were more likely to be infected with HIV than people who had been given a placebo. The...

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2008-05-23 15:10:00

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that a virus that typically causes a mild infection killed at least five babies in the United States last year.The CDC said the virus was involved in an unusually high number of severe infections in newborns last year, but they are not certain of the reason.Coxsackievirus B1 (CVB1) is an enterovirus that usually does not cause serious infections but is capable of severe and potentially life-threatening illness in...

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2008-05-20 09:22:48

1 cause of the common cold, adenovirus also causes death in organ transplant recipientsScientists at Saint Louis University have made two key discoveries that could lead to the first-ever human testing of a drug to target the adenovirus, which causes a number of severe upper-respiratory infections and is one of many viruses that causes the common cold.There are currently no drugs approved specifically to treat adenovirus infections in large part because there has been no animal model in which...