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H7N9 Double Whammy: Develops Drug Resistance, Remains Infectious
2013-12-11 08:01:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A deadly strain of avian bird flu that has been sickening people in China since last March has been offering health experts plenty of research material, with the most recent study showing that an H7N9 mutation has been found not to lose its ability to spread to mammals, despite developing resistance to drugs. It is commonly known in medical science that seasonal flu strains often become less transmissible once they develop...

2013-12-10 23:02:13

Study reveals that the drug-resistant strain retains its ability to replicate and cause severe illness. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza – the virus that causes the flu – appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease in humans even after it develops resistance to antiviral medications. The finding was included in a study that was published today in the journal...

Genetic Defect Protects Mice From Infection With Influenza Viruses
2013-12-06 11:52:48

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research A new study published in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens points out that mice lacking a protein called Tmprss2 are no longer affected by certain flu viruses. The discovery was made by researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig in collaboration with colleagues from Göttingen and Seattle. Whether it is H1N1, H5N1 or H7N9: The flu virus influenza A exists in many different types as its two coating...

Model Forecasts Flu Season Real Time
2013-12-04 11:33:04

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A forecasting system developed by Columbia University scientists successfully predicted the onset of last year’s seasonal flu across the US in real-time, according to a paper published this week in Nature Communications. The system used techniques similar to those used in weather forecasting to predict when the flu would peak – in some cases, up to nine weeks in advance. Four weeks into the flu season, the system was able...

More Coronavirus Detected In Camels, Humans In Middle East
2013-12-04 09:17:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been detected in a herd of camels in a barn in Qatar. The virus in the camels has been linked to two confirmed human infections from October 18 and 29, 2013. Researchers from Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands have confirmed the presence of MERS-CoV in three camels in a herd of 14 animals with which both human cases had contact. The confirmations were made with...

H7N9 Bird Flu Infects First Human In Hong Kong, Alerts Raised
2013-12-04 08:14:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deadly H7N9 bird flu strain that has so far sickened 139 people in eastern China and Taiwan since April, has now been confirmed in the southeastern island city of Hong Kong. H7N9, which has killed 45 people so far, was discovered in a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper, said Ko Wing-man, Hong Kong’s health secretary. According to Ko, the woman had occasionally traveled to the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen,...


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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