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VIRAL CAUSES OF ASEPTIC MENINGITIS: HERPESVIRUSES

Aseptic meningitis has been reported with herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and human herpesvirus 6. Aseptic meningitis is more common with HSV-2 (HSV-1 is typically associated with encephalitis) and accounts for approximately 1% to 3% of all cases of aseptic meningitis. In one series, 36% of women […]

PREVENTING COLDS: NO VACCINE AND PROBABLY NO VITAMINS

The ideal preventive of infectious diseases—a vaccine—remains a futuristic and, many experts say, highly doubtful notion when it comes to colds. There are just too many viruses and viral variants involved to produce an effective vaccine against all or even the most prevalent among them. About 200 strains of viruses from eight different viral groups […]