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2014-06-12 23:02:20

Fungal Protein Found to Cross Blood-brain Barrier (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 In a remarkable series of experiments on a fungus that causes cryptococcal meningitis, a deadly infection of the membranes that cover the spinal cord and brain, investigators at UC Davis have isolated a protein that appears to be responsible for the fungus’ ability to cross from the bloodstream into the brain. The discovery — published online June 3 in mBio, the open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the American...

2008-08-19 15:01:22

West Nile virus is a potentially serious central nervous system infection spread by mosquitoes. It can have long-term health consequences with symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and motor abnormalities that can persist for months. Approximately 20 percent of people infected have symptoms that range from mild flu-like illness to neurological problems such as meningoencephalitis, encephalitis, and acute flaccid paralysis. Until now, little was know about the long-term outcomes...

2008-08-19 12:01:01

The long-term prognosis of recovery from West Nile virus, a central nervous system infection spread by mosquitoes, is good, Canadian researchers said. Study author Dr. Mark of McMaster University in Hamilton said that many people infected by West Nile virus never get sick, so the disease can be difficult to diagnose. However, approximately 20 percent have symptoms that range from mild flu-like illness to neurological problems such as meningoencephalitis, encephalitis and acute flaccid...

2008-08-18 15:00:16

By Glaser, C Schuster, F; Yagi, S; Gavali, S; Bollen, A; Glastonbury, C; Raghavan, R; Michelson, D; Blomquist, I; Scharnhorst, D; Kuriyama, S; Reed, S; Ginsberg, M; Visvesvara, G; Wilkins, P; Anderson, L; Khetsuriani, N; Fowlkes, AL Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living ameba that causes encephalitis in humans (both immunocompetent and immunocompromised), horses, dogs, sheep, and nonhuman primates. The ameba is present in soil and likely is transmitted by inhalation of airborne cysts or...


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