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2014-03-25 08:29:52

Resistance to current drugs spurs treatment innovation in influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, chlamydia and gonorrhoea LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The available antivirals for commonly occurring infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza are characterised by variable response, poor tolerability and suboptimal dosing regimens, limiting their regular use and efficacy. Likewise, the development of resistance to almost every recommended antibiotic...

2014-03-24 16:24:52

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In March 2014, we surveyed hundreds of consumers outside of KFC stores in 14 cities, ranging from tier one to tier four cities in China. Survey results show that KFC store traffic is recovering steadily back to 2012 level. This recovery follows an unfortunate year of endemic food hygiene and safety concerns, starting from the 45-day chicken scare in Oct 2012 and a CCTV expose on the issue in Dec 2012. That was quickly followed by the bird...

2014-03-21 16:23:10

Increase in Concentration of Newly Identified Replikin Beetoxingene Preceded Current CCD Outbreaks; Beetoxingene Sequences are CCD Blocker and Vaccine Candidates LONDON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is increasing with unknown cause(s). There is no effective treatment or prevention of CCD. Increasing loss of bee colonies since 2005 is resulting in the loss of bee pollination which poses a threat to food production worldwide....

2014-03-20 16:26:59

DUBLIN, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n8dfqv/china_influenza) has announced the addition of the "China Influenza Vaccine Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n8dfqv/china_influenza ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The China Influenza Vaccine Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the...

2014-03-19 20:21:13

- Conference call scheduled for Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT - BEIJING, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its unaudited fourth quarter and full year financial results for the period ended December 31, 2013. Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights (period-over-period comparisons to fourth quarter 2012) -- Quarterly sales increased by 17.1% to $22.9 million...

H1N1 Death Risk Dramatically Lowered If Antivirals Are Administered Within Two Days Of Symptoms
2014-03-19 09:19:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tamiflu treatments have been somewhat controversial over the past few years, with some evidence showing the H7N9 bird flu gaining resistance to the drug and others questioning the effectiveness of the antiviral medication. However, according to a large meta-analytical study, it has been found that adults hospitalized with H1N1 during the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic were 25 percent less likely to die from the disease if they were...

2014-03-18 08:33:33

New Contract Reflects Successful Strategy to Diversify Customer Base ROCKVILLE, Md., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EMMES Corporation today announced that it has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to become part of a clinical studies network established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to perform studies needed to develop medical countermeasures against agents of bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, and other...

Three-quarters Of People With Influenza Have No Symptoms
2014-03-17 10:43:46

The Lancet Around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23% of these infections caused symptoms, and only 17% of people were ill enough to consult their doctor. These findings come from a major new community-based study comparing the burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza in England over 5 years, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. "Reported cases of influenza...

2014-03-14 23:22:14

The factors responsible for the growth of the animal vaccine market include increasing incidences of zoonotic diseases in humans, growing prevalence of animal diseases, and increasing investments by government bodies, animal welfare associations, and leading players. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/animal-veterinary-vaccines-market-1233.html (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The “"Veterinary Vaccines & Animal Vaccines Market [Products (Livestock - Bovine, Companion -...

2014-03-13 12:29:00

Pharmaceutical companies work with governments in the region to increase disease awareness and access to treatment BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The high incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Chagas, dengue and influenza H1N1, as well as the unavailability of adequate treatments for these infectious diseases, spell opportunities for pharmaceutical companies across Latin America to develop new, improved diagnosis and treatment methods. New analysis from...


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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