Noninfluenza viruses have rates of illness, death similar to flu

Noninfluenza respiratory viral infections (NIRV) are associated with illness and death rates similar to influenza in hospitalized adults, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). In a study of 2119 adults admitted to two hospitals over three seasons (2015-2018) in Edmonton, Alberta, and Toronto, Ontario, with confirmed…

New drug target for Ebola, Marburg viruses

Ebola and Marburg are among the most deadly viruses, with mortality rates from these infections ranging from 25% to 90%. While no drugs currently are available on the market to prevent infection from these viruses—they belong to a category of viruses called filoviruses, which are known to cause hemorrhagic fever—researchers…

How viruses trick us into spending more time socialising

Can viruses change our behaviour? From Covid-19 to colds, the astonishing truth of how infections trick us into spending more time socialising (and spreading germs!) Can viruses such as the one that causes Covid-19 attack our brains and change our behaviour — thereby prolonging an outbreak? That’s the suggestion from…

Can transfer lip balms Herpes?

Can lip-care products actually transmitted Herpes? According to experts, about two out of three people are infected with herpes viruses. Many do not realize this but even. Therefore, it can easily happen, others unconsciously with the virus to infect. It is often said that Herpes can also be lip balms…

With viruses, drug-resistant infections treat?

Genetically modified viruses against antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be used It is now managed, in the case of a young girl with a life-threatening and against drug-resistant infection with Mycobacterium abscessus-to treat by means of genetically modified viruses. In a recent study by the University of Pittsburgh is managed by the…