USA: Man cured of HIV and cancer after stem cell transplant

To achieve this remission, the “City of Hope patient”, as he is nicknamed, received a bone marrow transplant “nearly three and a half years ago” to fight against his leukaemia, explains the organization. “He received a blood stem cell transplant. […] from a donor who had a rare genetic mutation”called CCR5, she continues. “CCR5 is … Read more

Monkey pox: “We are facing a new pandemic”, warns Professor Caumes on LCI

However, the spread remains limited compared to that of Covid-19, a much more deadly disease – no death from monkeypox has so far been recorded in Europe, the disease generally recovering spontaneously. “Covid-19, a respiratory disease, is much more contagious than a disease that is transmitted through sexual contact or close intimate contact.explains √Čric Caumes. … Read more

Ticks invade forests in France: what recommendations if you are bitten?

The safest method remains the tick remover, sold in pharmacies. To use it, simply slip the hook under the tick without crushing it and perform, once close to the skin, a rotating movement to take the entire insect. Then disinfect the wound with an antiseptic and wash your hands. If you don’t have these special … Read more

“Tomato flu”: “There is no need to worry”, reassures infectious disease specialist Benjamin Rossi

After more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the midst of the emergence of monkey pox, a third virus has appeared: the “tomato flu”. Since the beginning of May, more than 80 cases have been identified in India. This disease, which affects children and takes its name from the red, round, painful … Read more

“Tomato flu”: “There is no need to worry”, reassures infectious disease specialist Benjamin Rossi

After more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in the midst of the emergence of monkey pox, a third virus has appeared: the “tomato flu”. Since the beginning of May, more than 80 cases have been identified in India. This disease, which affects children and takes its name from the red, round, painful … Read more

Unexplained cases of hepatitis in children: the fear of a new epidemic

Affected children ranged in age from one month to 16 years old, but most were under 10 years old, and many under 5 years old. While none had comorbidities, one patient died, and 17 kidney transplants had to be performed. For now, an infectious cause seems to be considered the most likely, but no common … Read more