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A new study of an exotic, infectious virus that has caused three recent outbreaks in the United States reveals clues to how the virus might damage lungs during infection.
Scientists to research connections between infectious diseases and land use, global warming and other environmental changes.
In the winter of 1979, the world celebrated the end of smallpox, a highly contagious and often fatal viral infection estimated to have caused between 300 and 500 million deaths during the 20th century.
New research in the FASEB Journal explains how variola, monkeypox, and related viruses disable immune systems to yield devastating consequences.
The poorly regulated U.S. wildlife trade can lead to devastating effects on ecosystems, native species, food supply and human health, U.S.
Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, says she is leaving her post to make way for President-elect Barack Obama's team. Gerberding and other senior CDC leaders are submitting their resignations effective Jan.
As the rising sun danced across Florida's coastal waters, government workers in shorts and T-shirts knelt in a grassy island field and plucked wriggling rats from traps laid the night before. These weren't just any rats.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About three quarters of patients with monkeypox have affected lymph nodes, a condition that is rare in cases of smallpox or chicken pox, investigators report in two articles in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Researchers at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) at Oregon Health & Science University have developed new diagnostic methods to better detect future monkeypox or smallpox outbreaks. The research also sheds new light on the 2003 monkeypox outbreak in the Midwest -- monkeypox is closely related to smallpox.
The Gambian pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus), sometimes called the African giant pouch rat, is a nocturnal creature with poor eyesight. This rat can be found in the sub-Saharan areas of Africa, with a range including Senegal to Kenya and from Angola to Mozambique. Although the Gambian pouched rat has a large range, it does not appear in the Democratic Republic of the Congo most likely because Emin’s pouched rat resides there. The Gambian pouched rat prefers a habitat at anywhere between...
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...
Prairie dogs native to both North and Central America are small stout-bodied burrowing rodents with shallow cheek pouches. An average size is 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) long. In the United States prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, but they have been introduced into a few eastern locales. All are herbivores, and in settled regions they sometimes damage crops severely. They have been eliminated from certain areas of the Great Plains where ranchers regard them...
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