Latest Viral meningitis Stories

2012-01-05 12:03:26

An investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes, according to findings in the New England Journal of Medicine. The vaccine was partially effective at preventing herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but did not protect women from herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). There were less than half of the cases of genital herpes caused by HSV-1 -- 58 percent fewer -- in women who received the...

2008-06-20 15:00:33

By CUMING, Deborah Thames Coromandel District Mayor Philippa Barriball is at home recovering from viral meningitis - not a minor stroke as earlier diagnosed. The 38-year-old mother of one was admitted to Thames Hospital on June 10 with what was initially thought to be a stroke. Further tests, including one which led to a dash in an ambulance to Waikato Hospital, have confirmed viral meningitis. TCDC communications officer Alison Smith said Ms Barriball was "doing really well" but...

2006-04-05 11:53:35

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with the antiviral drug valacyclovir, sold as Valtrex, curbs recurrent bouts of genital herpes in pregnant women, a study shows. Moreover, no safety concerns were identified in mothers, fetuses, or neonates exposed to the drug. Genital herpes is usually caused by herpes simplex virus type-2 (HSV-2). It's estimated that up to 25 percent of pregnant women have been exposed to the virus and about 20 percent of them have a...

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