SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

PolyDNA warns parents about viral meningitis

PolyDNA, a Rochester, New York-based biotechnology company that develops dietary supplements, warned parents on Wednesday about viral meningitis, a relatively common and serious disease.

The company, which is the developer of the Gene-Eden-VIR supplement, reported on a recent incident with viral meningitis that sent four male college students to the hospital in Lebanon, Tennessee. Gene-Eden-VIR is meant to fight against viruses that lead to meningitis, such as cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus.

PolyDNA said that while most parents know that bacterial meningitis can be deadly, it is less well known that viral meningitis is relatively common. Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Viral meningitis and bacterial meningitis can result in similar symptoms.

The company recommended the use of Gene-Eden-VIR to assist the immune system in targeting EBV and CMV.

"We believe that parents should consider giving their kids, teens, and college age students Gene-Eden-VIR," Mike Evans, a polyDNA representative, said. "This natural supplement was designed to help the immune system target latent viruses. Moreover, it was clinically proven to reduce symptoms of EBV and CMV infections."

According to polyDNA, scientists developed Gene-Eden-VIR by scanning thousands of medical and scientific papers to select natural ingredients that target the latent form of CMV and EBV.