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2014-01-30 16:26:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) autogenous licensure of the company's Rotavirus C vaccine utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology, approved by the Department's Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) for disease caused by Rotavirus subtype C. Rotavirus C is a cause of diarrhea and mortality in young piglets. Preparing effective...

2014-01-30 08:31:46

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the impact of influenza activity remains high across the United States, Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company is supporting the hospital members it serves through its robust infection prevention portfolio with new supplier agreements, alignment of resources and advocacy to resolve shortages of critical supplies to address the flu and other infections seen in hospitals. Due to a...

2014-01-29 23:32:21

Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects that so many prescription drugs can cause with a natural, nonaddictive immune booster created by world-renowned immunologist Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects...

2014-01-29 16:28:29

DUBLIN, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fmzb68/antiviral) has announced the addition of a new report "Antiviral Therapeutics - Technologies, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fmzb68/antiviral ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report reviews the current state-of-art of antiviral approaches including vaccines,...

2014-01-29 12:27:08

While Efforts to Clean Surfaces and Hands Continue, New Report Finds Only 13 Percent of Americans Protect the Air They Breathe; Fellowes Introduces Four Step Process ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washing your hands and disinfecting indoor surfaces are not enough to protect your home this cold and flu season. Indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air,(1 )and our homes are teeming with airborne germs and viruses, the leading causes of cold and flu.(2 )Despite...

2014-01-29 08:29:27

- Preclinical development completed for H7N9 vaccine candidates that addresses significant unmet medical need - BEIJING, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq:SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has submitted a Clinical Trial Application(CTA) with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to commence human clinical trials for its vaccine against Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The CTA was officially accepted...

2014-01-29 00:20:55

SINGAPORE and ZURICH, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Switzerland's Cytos Biotechnology AG today announced that their influenza vaccine (gH1-Qbeta) met its primary end point for immunogenicity (seroconversion based on haemaglutination inhibition titres according to FDA criteria) in the Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy Asian volunteers. The induced immune response showed good cross-reactivity to recent...

H7N9 Bird Flu Resurges, China Halts Poultry Trade
2014-01-28 09:03:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As China embraces for the Lunar New Year this week, the country’s health officials are also dealing with a resurgence of the dangerous H7N9 bird flu that first started sweeping across the country in February 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been receiving nearly daily reports on new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 since the beginning of the year, with close to a hundred cases reported and 19...

2014-01-27 12:29:09

LYSOL® Offers Insider Tips and Effective Ways to Help Americans Ward Off Cold & Flu PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With outbreaks of cold and flu on the rise across the U.S., Americans are facing a seemingly impossible task of helping their families stay healthy this winter. As of last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 47 states have declared the incidence of flu to be regional or widespread in their communities and nearly 10,000...

2014-01-27 08:27:07

-- Joseph Sliman, M.D., M.P.H., Joins Team as Senior Vice President, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of product candidates focused on the prevention and treatment of serious infectious and other diseases, announced today that Joseph Sliman, M.D., M.P.H., joined the team and will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs, previously held by Carol...


Latest Influenza Reference Libraries

Virology Journal
2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

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2011-04-15 13:07:05

Chlamydophila psittaci is a lethal intracellular bacterial species that causes endemic avian chlamydiosis, epizootic outbreaks in mammals, and respiratory psittacosis in humans. It can be transmitted through inhalation, contact, or ingestions among birds and mammals. It generally starts with flu-like symptoms and becomes a life-threatening pneumonia. Many stay dormant until activated by stress. Birds are great vectors of the disease since they are highly mobile and feed on infected animals....

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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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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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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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