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Avian Influenza Viruses Identified In Antarctic Penguins
2014-05-06 03:11:05

American Society for Microbiology An international team of researchers has, for the first time, identified an avian influenza virus in a group of Adélie penguins from Antarctica. The virus, found to be unlike any other circulating avian flu, is described in a study published this week in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. While other research groups have taken blood samples from penguins before and detected influenza antibodies, no one had...

2014-05-06 04:22:59

High level of vaccination, and low level of flu, among seniors NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last winter's flu season was fairly typical of other winters over the last decade, with the prevalence of the flu and the number of people who had flu shots both fairly close to the averages for that time period. The effectiveness of flu vaccines also seems to have been fairly typical. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of...

2014-04-30 23:12:14

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-19)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The report titled “Global Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an insight into the market dynamics and various trends and opportunities associated with the global Influenza vaccine market. It covers the global market size and growth dynamics of the influenza...

2014-04-29 23:03:36

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has been selected as the Honorable Mention recipient of the 2014 National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) Immunization Excellence Award for Overall Flu Season Activities. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has been selected as the Honorable Mention recipient of the 2014 National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) Immunization Excellence Award...

Mystery Of 1918 Pandemic Flu Virus Solved
2014-04-29 03:47:04

Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona University of Arizona researcher Michael Worobey and his team have discovered the key to understanding influenza pandemics may lie in previous flu exposure during childhood A study led by Michael Worobey at the University of Arizona in Tucson provides the most conclusive answers yet to two of the world's foremost biomedical mysteries of the past century: the origin of the 1918 pandemic flu virus and its unusual severity, which resulted in a death...

2014-04-29 08:36:51

The inventor of a germ killing cough cup is turning to the internet to raise funds to begin manufacturing his cups for kids so they can stay healthy and not miss school. SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's called a Coughy Cup(TM). John Delatorre, founder of Coughy Cup, Inc. says the Coughy Cup(TM) is a new approach to managing the spread of germs and viruses from coughing. Change the lid and it can also be used for sneezing. Some cups also dispense tissue. "The Coughy...

2014-04-28 12:31:40

Participation in innovative public-private collaboration helps improve vaccination infrastructure, expand patient reach in partner countries KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- bioCSL, formerly CSL Biotherapies, has announced the donation of more than 700,000 doses of its influenza vaccine to the Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction, an innovative program - spearheaded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Task Force for...

2014-04-25 09:58:21

In 2009 the influenza pH1N1 virus caused the first flu pandemic in the 21st century. The virus reached Finland in May 2009 and killed more than 50 people in the country. Since 2011 the pH1N1 virus infects Finns mainly during flu epidemics (winter/spring seasons). Infections with influenza pH1N1 virus vary from asymptomatic to serious complicated illnesses. World Health Organization has recommended Tamiflu for treatment of patients with severe or progressive illness. The disadvantage of...

2014-04-24 08:32:33

RMB 60 Million Free Grant for Construction of Dedicated Production Facility BEIJING, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, announced today that it has received notification that a RMB 60 million free government grant has been approved by China's Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and National Health and Family Planning Commission for...

2014-04-22 23:11:36

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "China Medical Industry, 2014 - 2018: Industry Size, Shares, Growth, Analysis, Trends And Forecast" to its huge collection of research reports. Browse full report with TOC at: http://www.researchmoz.us/research-report-on-medical-industry-in-china-2014-2018-report.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 As a public service provider, medical institutions are regulated by National Health and Family Planning Commission of China and...


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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