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Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 10 Jan 2017 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 – From Finland comes more evidence that a common group of viral infections may play a role in the development of at least some cases of type 1 diabetes. The viruses are known as enteroviruses. These viruses cause a number of infections – from the common cold to conditions as serious as polio, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study ...

Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak: Study

Posted 22 Dec 2015 by

TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 – Doctors have learned more about a "polio-like" mystery illness that has stricken dozens of American children, but its exact cause remains elusive, according to a new report. At least 120 children in 34 states have fallen ill with so-called acute flaccid myelitis since August 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease involves a ...

Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

Posted 15 Oct 2015 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 – Enterovirus D68 made headlines in 2014 when it sickened scores of kids across North America, but a new study says the aggressive virus proved no more deadly than other common cold germs. The virus was more aggressive, spreading quickly and causing understandable alarm, said Dr. Dominik Mertz, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of infectious diseases at ...

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

Posted 24 Jul 2015 by

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 – Researchers have developed a genetic test to quickly detect a respiratory virus that sickened a record number of American children last year. More than 1,000 confirmed cases and 14 reported deaths nationwide were reported in the outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new test is effective at identifying ...

New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

Posted 30 Mar 2015 by

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 – New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014. The researchers found the genetic signature of a specific type of enterovirus D68, called B1, in half of youngsters who developed acute flaccid myelitis. This complication causes ...

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

Posted 29 Jan 2015 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 – A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare respiratory virus. Despite treatment, 10 of the children first diagnosed late last summer still have ongoing problems, the authors noted, and it's not known ...

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