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Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts’ Immune Systems

August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Astronauts may be at heightened risk of illness because space travel appears to disrupt human immune systems, a new study suggests.
That could be a real problem on any long missions to asteroids, the moon and Mars undertaken in the future, because getting a cold or flu while [...]


Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

August 29, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report.
The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in all 18 monkeys who received it, even if they didn’t get the medication [...]


Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week — the biggest jump in infections so far.
Most of the new cases arose in Liberia, the U.N. health agency said, but cases in Guinea [...]


Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week — the biggest jump in infections so far.
Most of the new cases arose in Liberia, the U.N. health agency said, but cases in Guinea [...]


European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The main strain of a common antibiotic-resistant infection in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study says.
Researchers studied so-called community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections, which occur in healthy people who have not recently been hospitalized. These infections typically affect the [...]


Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

August 28, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Genetic research performed during the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given scientists unprecedented insight into how the virus mutates and spreads.
Researchers report in the Aug. 28 online issue of Science that they have now determined the following:

The Ebola strains responsible [...]


Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says

August 28, 2014

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced Thursday.
Already the largest Ebola outbreak ever, the viral infection has produced 3,069 cases so far and killed 1,552 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Nearly [...]


California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV

August 28, 2014

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds.
The team of scientists who published the research note that they were tipped off to the finding by a teen girl’s science fair project.
The Cryptococcus gattii fungus [...]


MERS Virus Doesn’t Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds

August 27, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus are unlikely to pass it to others in their household, a new study suggests.
Mostly confined to countries in the Middle East so far, the virus has infected 837 people and killed at least 291, according [...]


Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

August 26, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Health care workers in poor nations often do not have enough protective gear to keep them safe from being infected with blood-borne viruses such as Ebola and HIV, a new study shows.
While the study was conducted before the current Ebola outbreak began in West Africa last spring, its [...]



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