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2013-07-22 08:27:23

Bayer HealthCare partners with the American Association of Feline Practitioners to advance feline healthcare SHAWNEE, Kan. and HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by Bayer HealthCare, in collaboration with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), found that more than half of the nation's cats (52 percent) had not been taken to the veterinarian within the last year for needed checkups. Because the first two years of a cat's life equal...

MERS Could Spread Internationally Via Mass Pilgrimages
2013-07-20 05:39:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two upcoming mass gatherings involving millions of individuals could cause Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to spread internationally, according to new research published in the online journal PLOS Currents: Outbreaks. Lead investigator Dr. Kamran Khan of St. Michael's Hospital and his colleagues warn that MERS could spread faster and wider during the upcoming umrah and hajj, which typically draw millions of...

Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans
2013-07-19 16:18:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the most pressing questions to date, with fears that a move to human-to-human transmissions could spark a global pandemic. As well, cases of the 2013 outbreak have seemed to grind to a halt, with only two...

2013-07-19 08:26:41

BEIJING, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time. The meeting will be held at No. 39 Shangdi Xi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC. All shareholders of record as of July 3, 2013 will be eligible to vote and are invited to attend. The primary agenda of the meeting is to...

2013-07-18 08:29:59

FOREST, Va., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe Life FZC, a new breed of healthcare distributors based in United Arab Emirates (UAE), is employing the latest technology to combat dangerous outbreaks like the deadly Coronavirus or MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). So it's no surprise that they are attempting to break the cycle of transmission by adopting self-cleaning NanoSepticĀ® surfaces for use throughout hospitals, hotels, shopping centers and schools. (Photo:...

MERS Coronavirus Scare Prompts Saudi Arabia To Block Pilgrimage
2013-07-14 07:34:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As millions of Muslims from all over the globe prepare to visit Mecca this October as part of the Hajj, Saudi Arabian health officials have said they'll deny visas to those elderly pilgrims or those with existing chronic conditions to protect them against the MERS-Coronavirus. Additionally, these health officials have asked those who do attend to don masks to prevent the potential spread of this virus. The Middle East respiratory...

2013-07-10 19:51:41

The emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus responsible for at least 37 deaths in China has qualities that could potentially spark a global outbreak of flu, according to a new study published today (July 10, 2013) in the journal Nature. An international team led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo conducted a comprehensive analysis of two of the first human isolates of the virus from patients in China. Their efforts revealed the H7N9 virus's...

2013-07-09 16:31:30

The H7N9 avian flu strain that emerged in China earlier this year has subsided for now, but it would be a mistake to be reassured by this apparent lull in infections. The virus has several highly unusual traits that paint a disquieting picture of a pathogen that may yet lead to a pandemic, according to lead scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. David Morens, Jeffery Taubenberger, and Anthony Fauci, in a paper published in mBio®, the online...

WHO Reports Three New MERS-CoV Cases, Four Deaths
2013-07-08 06:09:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health has reported three additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization this past week. The MoH has also confirmed four additional deaths from the virus on July 7. The newest cases are a 69-year-old male and a 66-year-old male from Riyadh. Both were admitted to the hospital on June 28 and are listed in critical condition...

Scientists See No Pandemic Risk For MERS-Coronavirus... Yet
2013-07-05 08:42:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the recent death of a man in the UK, scientists are reporting there is currently no risk of the Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) triggering a pandemic. The BBC reports the latest MERS-CoV victim was a 49-year-old patient who passed away on June 28. He was transported from Qatar to St. Thomas' Hospital in London last September and was being treated for kidney failure and acute respiratory syndrome....


Latest Animal virology Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-02-23 21:21:50

Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus is a mosquito-borne viral pathogen that causes Venezuelan equine encephalitis or encephalomyelitis (VEE). It can affect all equine species, such as horses, donkeys, and zebras. Equines may suddenly die or show progressive central nervous system disorders after infection. It is contractible by humans and will usually experience flu-like symptoms when infected. People with a weak immune system can become seriously ill or die. It is transmitted primarily...

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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2011-02-23 20:38:02

Rinderpest (also cattle plague) is an infectious viral disease of cattle, domestic buffalo, and some species of wildlife. It is characterized by fever, oral erosions, diarrhea, lymphoid necrosis, and high mortality. The last confirmed case was in 2001. In 2011 it should be announced that a global eradication of rinderpest was complete. The term comes from the German language meaning cattle-plague. The rinderpest virus is closely related to measles and canine distemper viruses. It is a...

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2011-02-23 17:56:27

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. For premature infants and infants with congenital heart disease there is a prophylactic medication. During winter months in temperate climates there is an annual epidemic. Infection in tropical climates is most common during the rainy season. 60% of infants, in the United States, are infected during their first...

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