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Herpes simplex Singapore: Herpes simplex has 2 varieties. Type 1 and type 2

Herpes lesion on upper lip Herpes simplex is caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 & 2 (HSV-1 & HSV-2), diagnosed with the herpes type-specific blood test





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Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss? Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss?
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:03:24 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
An Iowa couple say viral meningitis was most likely given to the baby girl by someone infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1, most commonly associated with cold sores.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

STING is an essential mediator of the Ku70-mediated production of IFN-{lambda}1 in response to exogenous DNA
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment
We previously identified Ku70, a subunit of a DNA repair protein complex, as a cytosolic DNA sensor that induces the production of interferon-1 (IFN-1) by human primary cells and cell lines. IFN-1 is a type III IFN and has similar antiviral activity to that of the type I IFNs (IFN-α and IFN-β). We observed that human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells, which are deficient in the innate immune adaptor protein STING (stimulator of IFN genes), did not produce IFN-1 in response to DNA unless they were reconstituted with STING. Conversely, parental HEK 293 cells produced IFN-1 after they were exposed to exogenous DNA; however, when STING was knocked out in the HEK 293 cells through the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)/Cas9 genome editing system, they ...

How Common Are STIs?
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:01:06 +0800 |
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity including low-birth weight, prematurity, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, sepsis, and congenital abnormalities Genital cancer In high-income countries diagnosis usually includ...

Dartmouth Researchers Find that Mothers ’ Antibodies Against HSV-1 Can Protect Their Infants from the Virus
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:12:00 +0800 | News at Dartmouth Medical School
A team of Dartmouth researchers has found that mothers who have developed antibodies against the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) can pass these antibodies to the nervous systems of their infants, protecting them from acquiring the virus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)

Hologic Announces FDA Clearance of Aptima(R) Assay to Detect Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:08:09 +0800 | HSMN NewsFeed
Aptima HSV 1 & 2 Assay Now Available Alongside Women's Health, Virology Menu on the Fully Automated Panther System MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , June 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that it has ... Diagnostics, FDA Hologic, Aptima, Herpes Simplex Virus, Panther (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

Glutamine found to suppress herpes in mice, guinea pigs
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:22:16 +0800 | Health News -
A National Institutes of Health study on mice and guinea pigs shows that glutamine supplements may suppress the reactivation of herpes simplex virus. (Source: Health News -

Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:06:11 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 -- Vaginal bacteria may affect the sexually transmitted Zika virus and herpes simplex virus-2, possibly helping to protect women from these infections, a new study suggests. " The human vagina has a wide array of bacterial... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

The Potential Role of Polymerase Chain Reaction in Diagnosis of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection: Is Viral Culture Outdated?
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:44:54 +0800 | Clinical Microbiology Newsletter
Even in the era of effective antiviral therapy, neonatal herpes simplex viral infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in newborns. Prompt diagnosis is the cornerstone of treatment of these infants. Outside and inside the neonatal clinical practice, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is replacing culture as a method of facilitating a speedy diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection. New pediatric guidelines call for testing of high-risk asymptomatic infants, and thus, many more surface cultures and PCRs are being performed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)

Medical News Today: Herpetic whitlow: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Wed, 31 May 2017 14:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Herpetic whitlow is a rare but painful infection which occurs on the fingers and is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Medical News Today: Eczema herpeticum: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Sat, 27 May 2017 20:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
What is eczema, what is the herpes simplex virus, and what is eczema herpeticum? Learn about the treatments available and how it may be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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