Latest Encephalitis Stories
A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill -- shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.
“Recurrent herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1) infection is a risk factor for AD (Alzheimer’s Disease),” according to a study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology on May 7, 2014 (1).
In its May 2014 survey, polyDNA found that 77% of respondents wanted to know if the herpes virus can be deadly.
Quest Diagnostics business launches first HSV PCR for CSF in United States. Test provides results in about 60 minutes. MADISON, N.J.
Conference Key Event for First Annual World Encephalitis Day Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Becky Dennis, advocate, author of the highly acclaimed
Noted advocate, author and encephalitis survivor Becky Dennis to speak at Conference for Inaugural Global Initiative to raise awareness of deadly brain condition. Dallas,
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb.
A mosquito-borne disease that has been plaguing the US since it was first detected in New York in 1999, has left a greater economic dent than had previously been estimated, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The USDA issues license for first commercial West Nile Virus antibody detection kit for horses. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 A USDA licensed
West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...
St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...
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