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OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The United States, Canada and Mexico have adopted a set of principles and guidelines on how the three countries' governments will share in advance public information
Global Target Established: Replikins Identical in Humans and Camels; Anti-Mers-CoV Replikins Vaccine(TM) Available and Testing Has Started LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In
Anti-Mers-CoV Synthetic Replikins Vaccine(TM) Available Now to Vaccinate Camels LONDON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Replikins analysis by Bioradar, Ltd of Mers-CoV in all isolates of the
The 2013 influenza season was the first in which quadrivalent influenza vaccines with an extra B strain were available in the U.S.
BEIJING, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
“When people are stressed or threatened, their bodies produce cortisol, which inhibits the capacity for trust and empathy and turns off nonessential body systems, including the immune system,”
A protein called SOCS4 has been shown to act as a handbrake on the immune system's runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimizing the impact of flu pandemics.
Certain influenza strains are highly virulent—they cause more serious disease and kill more people.
Highly pathogenic (dangerous) influenza strains elicit a strong immune response which can lead to uncontrolled inflammation in the lung and potentially fatal lung injury.
Yellow fever, an acute viral disease, is estimated to have been responsible for 78,000 deaths in Africa in 2013.
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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