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2013-04-18 12:12:46

A key building block in the Schmallenberg virus could be targeted by anti-viral drugs.

Research Uncovers Deadly Snake Disease
2012-08-14 13:50:37

A deadly disease outbreak that devastates boa constrictors and pythons has been discovered, which scientists call Inclusion Body Disease (IBD).

2011-11-15 09:39:50

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the atomic structure of a protein that the Lassa fever virus uses to make copies of itself within infected cells.

2010-11-17 22:10:15

Scientists at Emory University and the University of St. Andrews have solved the structure of a key protein from Lassa virus, which is endemic to West Africa and can cause a deadly hemorrhagic fever.

2010-03-08 14:06:00

New World hemorrhagic fevers are emerging infectious diseases found in South America that can cause terrible, Ebola-like symptoms. Current treatments are expensive and only partially effective.

2009-06-04 16:28:02

U.S. medical scientists have determined a new arenavirus is the cause of a hemorrhagic fever outbreak in South Africa and Zambia. Scientists from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the U.S.

2009-06-02 14:51:33

Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases of National Health Laboratory Service (NICD-NHLS), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Roche's 454 Life Sciences Corporation have discovered the new virus responsible for a highly fatal hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Zambia and South Africa in late 2008.

2008-10-14 06:00:36

Text of report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency A Morningside Medi-Clinic nurse is confirmed to have contracted the recently identified arenavirus which led to the deaths of three people.

2008-08-05 09:00:13

Brief Report Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is a rodent-borne arenavirus found worldwide. House mice (Mus musculus) are the natural reservoir, but LCMV also can infect other wild, pet, and laboratory rodents (e.g., rats, mice, guinea pigs, and hamsters).

2008-07-04 03:00:06

By Anonymous * Newly discovered arenavirus. NewsMedical.net reported on April 17 that a team of health experts from Bolivia, the U.S. Navy based in Lima, Peru; and the U.S.


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