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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....

2013-06-27 11:39:33

It's been known for more than two centuries that pneumonia cases increase during flu epidemics. But population-level epidemiological studies looking at seasonal patterns of influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia incidence have revealed either a modest association or have failed to identify any signature of interaction between the two. These seemingly inconsistent observations at the personal and population scales have puzzled public health officials. Now a team of University of Michigan...

Six MERS-Coronavirus Cases Confirmed Over The Weekend
2013-06-24 08:46:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two releases by the World Health Organization (WHO) detail six new confirmed cases of MERS-Coronavirus over the weekend. The laboratory-confirmed cases were reported to the WHO by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health first reported four new cases of MERS-CoV on Saturday, June 22. The first case was a 43-year-old female from the Eastern Region who has since recovered. The other three cases are all female...

Chinese Researchers Warn H7N9 Bird Flu Could Make Big Comeback
2013-06-24 06:45:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu that emerged in China in March has been labeled more deadly than 2009’s H1N1 swine flu outbreak, but less severe than the H5N1 bird flu outbreak that affected the region in 2003. Chinese researchers noted that 36 percent of hospitalizations stemming from H7N9 have resulted in death, much less than the 60 percent of deaths associated with H5N1, but slightly higher than the 21 percent of H1N1 deaths. Reporting...

MERS Coronavirus Spreading Like Wildfire, New 10-Minute Test Diagnoses Cases
2013-06-18 10:50:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the MERS-Coronavirus continues to spread, it seems little can be done to keep the virus at bay. In the past week the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported nine new cases of the virus. The global total for MERS-CoV now stands at 64 laboratory-confirmed cases and 38 deaths. All nine new cases have been reported to the WHO by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health. On June 14, the Ministry reported three new cases of...

WHO Says MERS Coronavirus Has Pandemic Qualities
2013-06-11 10:19:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The World Health Organization (WHO) met with the officials from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) last week to discuss and assess the MERS-coronavirus outbreak that has been steadily growing in the Middle East and surrounding countries. The virus, which was recently renamed from novel coronavirus to Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus, is a distant relative of the SARS strain that killed 740 people in 2003. The first...

2013-06-10 23:22:16

BioScience Laboratories, Inc., can now acquire and test product efficacy against H7N9 in their approved BSL-3 Testing lab. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially completed its inspection of the Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility at BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) The results of the inspection show that the BSLI facilities meet the standards set forth by the USDA as suitable to acquire and handle Influenza A Virus, H7N9....

2013-06-10 11:21:22

The duck genome provides new insight into fighting bird flu The duck genome consortium, consisted of scientists from China Agricultural University, BGI, University of Edinburgh and other institutes has completed the genome sequencing and analysis of the duck (Anas platyrhynchos), one principal natural host of influenza A viruses. This work reveals some noteworthy conclusions and provides an invaluable resource for unraveling the interactive mechanisms between the host and influenza...


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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