November 18, 2018

Animal Keystone virus makes jump to humans in Florida

25 June 2018, 12:56 | Silvia Roy

Animal Keystone virus makes jump to humans in Florida

Unidentified teen went to a walk-in clinic exhibiting a fever and rash

The Keystone virus, named after the northwestern Hillsborough County area where it was initially identified in 1964, has been found in animal populations along coastal regions stretching from Texas to the Chesapeake Bay.

A teenager in Florida has become the first person known to be infected with mosquito-borne Keystone virus but is unlikely to be the only case, according to researchers.

He published a report on the virus on June 9 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Unidentified teen went to a walk-in clinic exhibiting a fever and rash.

But unexpectedly, researchers from the University of Florida (UF) found the Keystone virus in samples from the patient. And no live virus had been found in humans until now. The disease comes from a virus family that's known to cause encephalitis, or brain inflammation.

LaVar Ball Reveals Next Step For LiAngelo Ball After Son Goes Undrafted
Now, Lonzo has tremendous upside and will play a huge role in the future success of whatever team he is on without a doubt. The news about the trade rumors swirling around Lonzo Ball reached his controversial father LaVar Ball .

The virus is carried by a relative of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry Zika.

Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya?

Coauthor Glenn Morris, the director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, says it's likely a fairly common, and in many cases harmless, pathogen among people.

The boy said that he'd been bitten by numerous mosquitoes while attending band camp. He further explained, "We screened this with all the standard approaches and it literally took a year and a half of sort of dogged laboratory work to figure out what this virus was". It has been found in animals along US coastal regions from Texas to the Chesapeake Bay.

A mosquito-borne illness that could seriously affect the brain and was previously thought to be transmitted only to animals has been found in a human for the first time, Fox 13 News reported.

News May secures major victory in major parliamentary Brexit battle By NEOnline
Other rebels have also reportedly, "called off the revolt", including former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan. The EU Withdrawal Bill was approved after Prime Minister Theresa May's government narrowly won a key vote.

The teen was expressing only mild symptoms and was not reporting any symptoms of encephalitis, but after conducting viral cultures, researchers discovered that the boy had contracted the Keystone virus. A study from the 1970s revealed that around 20 percent of blood samples from people in the Tampa Bay region had antibodies against the virus.

The Keystone virus can infect brain cells, and may pose a risk for brain infection. But that didn't happen to they boy in the case report.

"We couldn't identity what was going on", Morris said. But he came up negative for Zika and other related viruses.

Plus, they wrote, this finding underscores the fact that there are all kinds of diseases circulating out there that could one day infect humans.

US fashion firm sells its take on US first lady's controversial jacket
Why? CNN's Kirsten Powers compared the first lady to Marie Antoinette, saying the jacket should have said "let them eat cake". Wildfang released a new line of merchandise in response to Melania Trump . "The secret service saw it, someone on her staff".

Other News

Trending Now

Trump wants 'these people' who 'invade our Country' sent right back
And Trump faced backlash for his administration's policy separating immigrant children and parents at the border before he ended the policy last week.

Tom Holland Reveals The Next Spider-Man Movie's Title
Cindy Moon appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming as a member of Peter's academic decathlon team, portrayed by Tiffany Espensen. Spider-Man: Far From Home is now set to hit theaters on July 5, 2019.

England Women follow up men's ODI record with T20I high
Bates then plucked two sharp catches in the field as South Africa could only reach 150-6 in response, losing by 66 runs. Poor South Africa were the opponents on both occasions, with England's 250/3 setting up the massive victory .

Germany: Merkel's Bavarian allies critical on euro budget
Italy's new government has banned on NGO migrant rescue ships from docking at its ports and urged Malta to take in the Lifeline. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during her visit to the German Jordanian University near Madaba, Jordan June 21, 2018.

Why the Online Sales-Tax Ruling May Have Limited Impact
The tax compliance software and services are created to work with the programs retailers use to process their sales transactions. If a business had a physical presence in a state, then they could be forced to collect sales tax at the time of purchase.

FIFA Investigating Granit Xhaka And Xherdan Shaqiri After Gestures
The Arsenal midfielder's older brother, Taulant, represents Albania at global level having played for Switzerland's youth teams. The online version of the Serbian newspaper Blic wrote on June 23 that the gesture "shamefully provoked our fans".

The lovely meaning behind the NZ Prime Minister's new baby name
But because of the security arrangements required for guarding the Prime Minister Ardern has remained at the hospital. Ardern had received messages from as far a field as the Queen of England, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex .

England setting the benchmark in ODIs: Aaron Finch
Jos Buttler (54 not out) ended the match with 32 balls to spare when he hit a four off Michael Neser. Morgan, who will lead England into a home World Cup next year, said it was a day to be proud.

Supreme Court Decision Will Cost Consumers
Supreme Court in a decision that should help level the playing field between bricks-and-mortar and internet-based sellers. Another question for states to consider will be whether to push to collect tax on previous transactions.

Cavs have had 'good dialogue' with LeBron
Additionally, if he does opt out, Cleveland would be right there in the running to get him to sign another deal. Sexton averaged 19.2 points and 3.6 assists as a freshman at Alabama - his only season for the Crimson Tide.