Task Varicella Zoster virus shedding after antiviral drug (Valacyclovir) treatment in Antarctic expeditioners
Last Published:  07/30/20 02:45:15 PM (Central)
Short Title: Anti-viral Drug
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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Aims:

1. To study the effect of antiviral drugs on the reactivation and shedding of varicella zoster virus (VZV) in the saliva of Antarctic expeditioners before, during and after winter-over.

2. To study the effect of antiviral drugs on stress hormones and immune biomarkers (inflammatory

cytokines, etc.) in the saliva of Antarctic expeditioners before, during and after winter-over.

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