Aug 10, 2023Open Access
Based on a novel antiviral theory, the reason why a virus can infect its target cells is because the gene expression pattern in the target cells is suitable for viral infection. Therefore, the alteration of the gene expression pattern in target cells means a reduced susceptibility to all viral infections. Analogously, the reason why sporozoites of malaria parasites can infect hepatocytes is because the gene expression pattern in hepatocytes is suitable for sporozoite infection. If a drug could b...
Feb 09, 2021Open Access
Bluetongue is an infectious, viral, non-contagious disease, caused by the virus of the genus Orbivirus and family Reoviridae, being transmitted by hematophagous vectors of the genus Culicoides to domestic and wild ruminants. The disease mainly affects sheep. The infection is related to the climatic conditions of high temperatures and high humidity, which favor the proliferation of vectors. The disease is characterized by systemic hemorrhagic viral fever, caused by vascular injury a...
Mar 05, 2020Open Access
Ebola is a serious, often fatal disease with a fatality rate of up to 90%. The short-term objective of this letter to the listeners is to make known the signs of the Ebola virus to the population and to promote the early diagnosis in our environment. We applied an observation of the cases of the Ebola epidemic in our environment. It is not always possible to quickly identify patients with Ebola virus disease. For this reason, it is important that health workers apply the usual precautions to all...
May 18, 2017Open Access
Adenoviruses (HAdV) serotypes are associated with epidemic respiratory
infections. The aim of this study was to detect HAdV from patients with
respiratory symptoms and typing virus circulating in North of IRAN. Four
hundred nasopharyngeal aspirate samples were obtained from patients with
respiratory symptoms. Clinical data were collected. After DNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction
done for conserved
Mar 25, 2016Open Access
Recent investigations suggest that the viruses of the family
Herpesviridae are associated with periodontal disease, demonstrating a possible
association with the presence of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV), Herpes Simplex
Virus 1 (HSV-1) and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) in periodontal tissues. Aim: To
analyze the association between the presence of HSV-1, HCMV and EBV in patients
with chronic or aggressive periodontitis. Methods: Crevicular fluid samples
were collected from 11 patients with aggressive ...
Feb 26, 2016Open Access
Rotaviruses and adenoviruses conjointly form the leading cause of epidemic
gastroenteritis in developed and developing countries. The prevalence of this array
of human viral pathogens in under five years children of Dustin-ma Local Government
Area of Katsina State, North-west Nigeria was investigated on diarrheal stool samples
of 152 patients of acute viral gastroenteritis by Reverse Transcription Polymerase
Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) as approved by the state committee on ethics after parental
Aug 27, 2015Open Access
Background: This study aims to answer the question if procalcitonin tests allow distinguishing
bacterial from AdV infections in cases in which acute phase values are
significantly elevated. Methods:
40 patients of infant and toddler age were divided into two patient groups (n =
23) and (n = 17) for comparison based on PCT 0.5 μg/L. AdV was determined by
The PCT value in Group 1 is 0.21 ± 0.12 μg/L, median 0.2, and 1.56 ± 1.07 μg/L,
median 1.3 (p = 0.000...
Jul 22, 2014Open Access
Bell’s palsy is an acute disorder of the
facial nerve in which full or partial loss of the movement on one side of face
occurs. The Bell’s palsy gets better without treatment in most, but not all,
people. Swelling or inflammation of this nerve can also cause Bell’s palsy.
Physical therapies exercise, massage, laser, electrotherapy and thermotherapy
used to hasten recovery. Many people who have a Bell’s palsy at first think
that they have a stroke. Bell’s