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Latest Marburg virus Stories

2009-05-07 08:15:00

Recent Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any clinical or field lab DENVER and NEW ORLEANS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced an extension of the collaborative effort for developing test kits for the detection of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year...

2009-02-09 13:36:23

Health officials say they've treated the first known case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in the United States. An unidentified patient treated a year ago at Lutheran Medical Center in Denver was later found to have the disease, apparently contracting it in Uganda, the Rocky Mountain News reported Monday. Hospital officials told the newspaper they are working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control to determine the risk to doctors and...

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2009-02-08 15:07:57

Authorities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the country's first case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in a patient in Colorado. The patient contracted the illness during a trip to Uganda, and has since recovered from the rare disease, which is caused by a virus indigenous to Africa.  The virus is spread through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected people. Authorities did not disclose the identity of the...

2008-11-28 09:00:58

Scientists discovered a new species of the Ebola virus, and they say it was responsible for a hemorrhagic fever outbreak in western Uganda in 2007. A team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the Uganda Ministry of Health and Columbia University identified the new virus. Ebola virus infection in humans causes severe disease. Currently, there is no vaccine or other treatment against the infection, which...

2008-10-07 12:00:52

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc. (IBT), a biotechnology company focused on development of medical countermeasures for biodefense and emerging infectious diseases, announced they have been awarded a multiyear contract for advanced development of a vaccine to protect against Ebola and Marburg viruses from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The contract is valued at approximately...

2008-10-03 06:00:25

Dutch biopharma company Crucell N.V. (Euronext, Nasdaq: CRXL; Swiss Exchange: CRX) today announced that it received a National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) contract aimed at advancing the development of a multivalent filovirus vaccine that includes both Ebola and Marburg viruses. The contract provides funding of up to $30 million, with additional options that may be triggered at the discretion of...

2008-09-08 09:00:52

AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII) announced today that it will host a breakfast meeting for analysts, brokers, investors and the Company's shareholders on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT at the Harvard Club of New York City. AVI's senior management team will be joined by Dr. Francesco Muntoni, Professor of Pediatric Neurology, University College London Institute of Child Health, and Ben Johnson, Engineering Manager at Global Therapeutics, a Cook Medical...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based drugs, today announced that Dr. Leslie Hudson, CEO, will present an update on the transitioning of AVI from an antisense pioneer into an RNA-based drug discovery and development company. The corporate overview will include an update on AVI's clinical trials in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, its biodefense projects -- which include significant data from our ongoing Ebola and Marburg virus programs -- its partnership with Cook Medical...

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2008-03-31 12:50:00

One of the world's deadliest diseases, caused by the Ebola virus, may finally be preventable thanks to US and Canadian researchers, who have successfully tested several Ebola vaccines in primates and are now looking to adapt them for human use.Dr Anthony Sanchez, from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia is presenting an overview of Ebola vaccine development today (Monday 31 March 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology's 162nd meeting being held this...

2006-06-19 11:52:55

By Ed Stoddard ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - The lethal Ebola virus could erupt in Paris or London because of the illicit trade in African wild meat that is following immigrant communities there, a leading expert said on Monday. Ebola and the deadly Marburg virus also infect wild primates such as apes and some studies suggest humans contract the disease while handling infected carcasses. The ultimate source is a mystery but evidence points to bats. "There is bushmeat going into places...


Latest Marburg virus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 16:29:01

Marburg virus, or Marburg, is the standard name for the genus of viruses Marburgvirus which contains the species, Lake Victoria Marburgvirus. It causes Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF) which originated with primates. It originated in Africa and can infect humans and primates. It is in the same taxonomic family as Ebola and both are identical structurally although they elicit different antibodies. It was named after the location of the first outbreak in Marburg, Germany in 1967. The...

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2011-01-11 13:37:27

Filoviridae family of viruses belongs to the order of Mononegavirales. Filoviruses cause hemorrhagic fever often with fatal bleeding and coagulating abnormalities. The name comes from the Latin word filum, which alludes to the thread-like appearance of virus particles. They are single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. The two genera are Ebola-Reston virus and Marburg virus. The family was discovered in 1967 when 31 people were infected with the Marburg virus in...

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2011-01-11 10:59:51

Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, is the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the first outbreak occurred in 1976. The virus was obscure until 1989 when several widely publicized outbreaks occurred among monkeys in the United States. The virus disrupts the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels. The platelets become unable to...

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