First Human Infection With Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus Since Sept. 2017 Reported in Nepal

The first human infection with an avian influenza A(H5N1) virus (H5N1 bird flu) since September 2017 has been reported in Nepal. This is the South Asian country’s first human infection with H5N1 bird flu. Seasonal Flu SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click … Read more…

As Coronavirus Cases Grow, So Does Scrutiny Of Nursing Home Infection Plans

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ordering health inspectors to focus on infection-control practices at nursing homes and hospitals, particularly those where coronavirus infections have been identified among patients or in the community, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced … Read more…

Coronavirus infection at Samsung factory prompts South Korean firms to prepare for the worst

Samsung Electronics Co., LG Electronics Inc. and other companies in South Korea are taking precautions against the coronavirus after a rising number of cases in the country, including the infection of a Samsung employee at a local production facility. The … Read more…

New coronavirus cases make Princess cruise ship the largest infection center outside China

Japan confirmed 41 more cases of the new coronavirus aboard a quarantined cruise ship, and denied entry to another vessel as it sought to control the spread of the deadly infection, with thousands now stranded on stricken luxury liners. The … Read more…

Birth defects associated with Zika virus infection may depend on mother’s immune response

New research may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. The study suggests that the risk of developing an abnormally small head (microcephaly) depends on the types of antibody produced by pregnant … Read more…

Child’s elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy

Risks for autism and depression are higher if one’s mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy

Prior Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy, a new study shows. The research points to a possible mechanism for the enhancement of Zika virus progression during pregnancy in an animal model. Child Development … Read more…