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Archive for May, 2015

National Health News Chickenpox virus can cause stroke in HIV patients, according to study

Chickenpox virus can cause stroke in HIV patients, according to study

nts infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can, in rare cases, experience bleeding on the brain that causes a type of stroke called intracerebral hemorrhage. A Loyola University Medical Center case study demonstrates that a virus called varicella-zoster can cause inflammation of blood vessels in the brain. This inflammation, known as cerebral vasculitis, can cause […]

5/4/15 at 10:18 am     1122      , ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Pit bull is patient zero in Colorado’s cases of plague

Pit bull is patient zero in Colorado’s cases of plague

bull was at the heart of a rare plague outbreak in Colorado that left four people sick last year. That’s what a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation found in a new report released April 30. The CDC says on average about eight people get the plague every year in the United States. While […]

5/2/15 at 7:17 am     1187