“The reason we are talking about vaccinations is that they are some of the simplest interventions we can provide our patients to reduce heart failure (HF) hospitalizations and HF exacerbations,” says Dr. Orly Vardeny, PharmD.
The study identified several characteristics to observe in HIV patients who develop broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies (bnAbs), which occur naturally in about one percent of those infected with the disease and could be key in an eventual vaccine. Black patients were found more likely to develop them than white.
As Zika cases mount, US funds a second vaccine project. Sanofi Pasteur and Walter Reed Army Research are getting $43.18 million. There are now at least 749 pregnant women in the US States with known Zika infections.
“To our knowledge, only one case of APMPPE following human influenza virus vaccine was reported, and this case reportedly demonstrated a benign clinical course.” The researchers encourage doctors to be aware, though this case was both benign and extremely rare.
Infants exposed to Zika virus in-utero aren't the only ones at risk of brain damage from the virus. Researchers at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology believe the virus can "wreak havoc" in almost anyone's brain.
While the influenza vaccine has endured its fair share of controversy, new research shed light on one of the flu shot’s added benefits: diabetes patients who get the vaccine may not suffer as many cardiovascular or respiratory problems.