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2014-01-13 16:25:21

- The OSU study, supported by Bayer and published in Parasites & Vectors[1], demonstrates heat treatment of feline serum samples prior to testing dramatically improved sensitivity of antigen tests for heartworm infection in cats. STILLWATER, Okla. and SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data were published today in Parasites & Vectors from a study conducted at Oklahoma State University (OSU) that identified a method of improving the sensitivity of antigen tests...

2014-01-10 11:38:11

Every year, influenza outbreaks claim hundreds of thousands of human lives. Though vaccination against flu is fairly efficient, the disease is difficult to exterminate because of the high evolutionary rate of the flu virus. Every year, new flu strains spread over the planet that differ slightly from those that were common a year before, which helps the virus to escape the immune response, and possibly compromises the efficiency of anti-viral drugs. Furthermore, from time to time, a...

US Seasonal Flu Widespread With H1N1 As The Dominant Strain
2014-01-05 06:51:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The 2013-2014 influenza season is underway in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While last year’s flu season was one of the worst in recent years in the US, one of this year’s strains – H1N1 – is making up more than half of the cases so far reported. It was during the 2009-2010 flu season that...

Medical Legacy Of Knut The Polar Bear
2014-01-03 08:03:07

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Keeping wild animals is an important component of the mission of zoos to educate the public and preserve endangered species. When animals die, tracking the potential cause becomes an investigation of pathogens from around the world. This is because zoo animals are not only potentially exposed to pathogens occurring where the zoo is located, but also to those pathogens harbored by other zoo animals. In other words: the diagnostic challenge is...

Imaging Technology May Unlock Childhood Disease Mystery
2013-12-30 13:34:27

Georgia Institute of Technology By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis – which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences. A new technique for studying the structure of the RSV virion and the activity of RSV in living cells could help...

H1N1, Seasonal Flu Spreading Across South-Central US
2013-12-28 08:14:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The number of US states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity has more than doubled in the last week, and the H1N1 swine flu is the predominant strain of influenza in the south-central part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. According to CNN’s Ashley Hayes, the states that are reporting an increase in flu activity being experienced in over 50 percent of their counties or...

MERS On The Rise, Kidney Failure Link Found, Camel Link Confirmed
2013-12-27 08:18:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is hard to tell if human cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are slowing down or speeding up. A total of seven new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with MERS-CoV have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) since Dec. 17, 2013. The last cases prior to these were reported two weeks earlier on Dec. 2, 2013. A total of 14 cases were reported to the WHO between Nov. 4 and Dec....

First H7N9 Bird Flu Death Reported From Hong Kong
2013-12-27 06:32:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials from Hong Kong have reported that an 80-year-old man is the first person to die from H7N9 bird flu in the island region. The news comes less than a month after the first case of the bird flu was detected there in a 36-year-old domestic helper who had traveled to Shenzhen for live poultry. The 80-year-old man, who lived in Shenzhen, traveled to Tuen Mun Hospital on Dec. 3 in search of diabetes and heart treatment....

2013-12-22 23:01:45

As flu illnesses increase across the state of Texas, Dr. Marta Katalenas is encouraging parents to participate in a flu vaccine study to help provide data that will improve vaccinations and save lives. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 22, 2013 As the Texas Department of Health releases data on the wide-spread number of children and adults who have suffered from the flu this season, Dr. Marta Katalenas of the Pediatric Center of Round Rock is participating in a flu research study that will help...


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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