virus

15 articles
Just the Vax, Please: A Dengue Vaccine - This Time It’s Personal
Apr 7, 2014 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Everything hurt. For the first time in my life, I could feel the tiny muscles behind my eyeballs. And they ached. It all ached. I had dengue fever...

First Case of Zika Virus reported on Easter Island
Mar 7, 2014 | Katharina Schwan

Zika virus (ZIKV), a rare but benign mosquito borne illness, is spreading across the islands of the south pacific. The Disease Daily recently...

Soaring Numbers of Bald Eagle Deaths Due to West Nile Virus
Jan 7, 2014 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Throughout the month of December scientists have been working to determine the cause of twenty-nine bald eagle deaths in the state of Utah. Many of...

New Flu Virus Found in Bats
Oct 31, 2013 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, researchers have discovered a new flu virus in fruit bats from Peru. The new...

Discovery and Implications of New Virus in Stranded Dolphin
Jul 18, 2013 | Alexandra Thomsen

A new virus has been associated with respiratory illness and resulting death in a common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), according to researchers at...

Ebola: Still the Scariest Virus Out There?
Apr 3, 2013 | Steven Purcell

Simply uttering the word Ebola is enough to cause a person to cringe, shudder, twitch, or perhaps even recoil in horror. Rightly so. Ebola...

Why 223 Cases of Polio Still Matter
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

For many Americans, especially young adults, poliovirus not only has no relevance to their lives, they may not even be sure what it is or how it...

Organ Transplant Leads To Rabies Infection and Death
Mar 18, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Last Friday, March 15, the CDC confirmed that a rabies death in Maryland was caused by an organ transplant from an infected donor. Three other...

Think This Year's Flu Was Bad? Next Year May Be Worse
Mar 13, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

If there’s one virus outside of the common cold that most of us have had firsthand experience with, it’s clearly influenza. That alone makes it one...

Usutu Virus Highlights Importance of Disease Surveillance Primary tabs
Feb 14, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

In 2001, the city of Vienna, Austria noticed a strange and sudden disappearance of its Eurasion Blackbird population. Researchers and scientists were...

Gene Sleuths Identify Novel Hemorrhagic Fever Virus
Oct 3, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

In 2009, a fifteen-year-old boy walked into a rural health clinic in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) displaying symptoms of acute...

New Test Detects Dengue Virus Faster
Jun 26, 2012 | David Bui

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new test to rapidly diagnose dengue infection in humans. The test, developed by the Centers for...

New Research Explores Important Immune Reactions in the Skin
May 16, 2012 | David Scales

At HealthMap we study infectious diseases, but we often overlook the only reason infectious diseases become important: because our immune systems let...

Possible New Virus Discovered In Kawasaki Research
Apr 13, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

“Kawasaki? I thought that was a motorcycle.” This was my mother’s response when I told her my topic for this week’s article. She is not alone in her...

Three new cases of H3N2 in Iowa
Nov 23, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

The Iowa Department of Public Health released a statement yesterday informing the public of three cases of Influenza A/H3N2 virus in children.  None...