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2011-05-25 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA - News), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today the unblinded results of its Phase I clinical trial for its proprietary inactivated vaccine against human enterovirus 71 (EV71), which causes Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD). The safety observation results for the EV71 vaccine for all three age groups (adult, children and infant groups) showed good safety and tolerance...

2010-10-28 22:09:12

The virus, called enterovirus 71, is closely related to poliovirus, and was first detected in California in the 1960s. Since then the virus has spread across Asia, affecting mostly children and some adults. Serious cases of the disease can include neurological disorders such as meningitis, paralysis and encephalitis. As a result of a global health campaign, polioviruses have almost been eradicated in many areas of the world. Enterovirus 71, however, has caused major outbreaks of hand, foot,...

2010-05-25 07:48:35

Researchers from Italy have found a statistically significant association between enteroviral infection and diagnosis of type-1 diabetes in children. They reported their findings May 24 at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego, California. Type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder of the body's immune system. The patient's own immune system is somehow activated to slowly destroy insulin-producing beta...

2009-12-28 07:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has filed the application with China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to commence a human clinical trial for its vaccine against human enterovirus 71 (EV 71), which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). This is the first clinical trial application for HFMD vaccine submitted in China. No vaccine or antiviral...

2009-06-05 12:10:40

Hand, foot and mouth disease has killed one baby in South Korea and left another brain dead, health authorities said Friday. One 12-month-old baby died from the disease May 13 and a second 12-month-old has been diagnosed as brain dead after being hospitalized late last month, the nation's Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs said. Both babies were infected with enterovirus 71, also known as EV71, which causes vomiting, fever and rashes and can result in paralysis and meningitis,...

2009-04-25 16:40:59

Health officials in Miami announced an apparent outbreak of meningitis this week that has killed four people and sickened 12. Dr. Vincent Conte of the Miami-Dade Health Department said that the victims were infected with an unusual and unusually virulent strain of the disease, W135. The Miami Herald reported. Only about 3 percent of meningitis cases around the world are caused by that strain of virus. The pattern of the outbreak is puzzling, Conte said, because those infected with the disease...

2009-04-12 19:24:20

Hand-foot-mouth disease has claimed the lives of at least 15 children in Heze in eastern China, officials said Sunday. The Shandong provincial health department said Heze had reported 5,770 cases of the contagious disease as of Saturday, with 341 considered severe, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 4,549 victims had recovered, the report said. A Health Ministry official said the disease had killed 50 children nationwide as of April 7, with 115,000 cases reported,...

2009-04-08 08:28:05

An outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in China has killed 18 children in less than a week and left 195 others in serious condition, health authorities say. The dead are among 19,922 cases of the childhood disease recorded in Henan province, China's Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. Zhou Yong, a spokesman for the Henan Provincial Health Administration, says 4,244 children have been discharged from local hospitals after being treated for the illness. Officials said they fear more...

2008-10-08 00:00:36

KUCHING: Sarawak is on high alert for the hand, foot and mouth disease after one Enterovirus 71 (EV71) case was detected following the death of a 4-year-old boy from Sibu last week. Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan said the Health Department was stepping up prevention and control measures. From the department's statistics released yesterday, 5,686 cases of HFMD had been reported so far this year. Kuching received the highest number of reported cases with 2,187, followed by...

2008-09-23 09:01:09

BEIJING, Sept. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. , a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China, today announced it has initiated development of a vaccine human enterovirus 71, EV 71, which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (or HFMD). In collaboration with China the CDC, Sinovac will be supplied with epidemiology study results from the outbreak area, which will facilitate the Company's vaccine research and development initiatives. Mr. Weidong Yin, President and CEO,...


Latest Enterovirus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 17:23:51

Poliovirus, the causative agent of poliomyelitis and a member of the family of Picornaviridae, is a human enterovirus. It is composed of an RNA genome that is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It was first isolate in 1909 and was published in 1981. It is one of the most well characterized viruses and has become a useful model system for understanding the biology of RNA viruses. It infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The three...

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2011-01-11 14:10:55

Human rhinoviruses are the most common viral ineffective agents in humans and are the cause of the common cold. The infection proliferates between 33-35 °C causing most reproduction to occur in the nose. It is a species in the genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family of viruses. There are 99 recognized types of Human Rhinoviruses that are differentiated by their surface proteins. They are amongst the smallest viruses and lytic in nature. They travel via aerosols of respiratory...

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