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2011-08-24 19:10:47

  Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified a cellular protein used by the deadly Ebola virus. The findings suggest a possible strategy for blocking infection caused by the Ebola virus, which is one of the world's most lethal viruses. The virus is notorious for killing up to 90 percent of the people it infects.  It first emerged in 1976 in villages along the Ebola River in the Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa....

2011-08-23 10:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health are advising the public of exposure to a case of measles in Lancaster and Philadelphia counties. An international traveler visiting Pennsylvania has been diagnosed as having measles. He may have exposed other people to the disease while contagious at the following dates, times and locations: Philadelphia County Aug. 14, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,...

2011-08-15 15:37:32

Finding ends 5-decade search Researchers at the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), St. Paul's Hospital and the University of British Columbia have identified a new treatment target for a virus that causes severe lung infections and an estimated 10% of common colds. The virus, called human respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, is the most common reason for hospitalization of infants and children under two years of age; currently there is no effective therapy or...

2011-07-26 11:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state Department of Health is advising the public of potential exposure to a case of measles in Berks, Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh counties. This possible exposure is in direct link to the July 11 exposure previously reported at the Rite Aid Drug Store, 3145 Main St., in Morgantown, Berks County. A person who has been diagnosed as possibly having measles may have exposed other people to the disease on the following dates at...

2011-07-19 15:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX) announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel FAST (RVP FAST). This front line test has the potential to significantly change the way respiratory viral testing is performed and complements the company's existing respiratory portfolio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO) Laboratories and...

2011-07-14 14:24:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state Department of Health is advising the public of a possible case of measles exposure in Morgantown, Berks County. A person who was diagnosed with the measles may have exposed other people to the disease on Monday, July 11, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., at the Rite Aid Drug Store, 3145 Main St., in Morgantown. Most people in the United States are immune to measles, either because they received the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)...

2011-07-01 12:54:44

Review: Peste des petits ruminants: A suitable candidate for eradication? "Goat plague," or peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is threatening global food security and poverty alleviation in the developing world, say leading veterinarians and animal health experts in this week's Veterinary Record. They call on the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to turn their attention now to ridding the world of the PPR virus, which carries a very...

2011-06-24 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed. The department urges anyone who may have been bitten or exposed to saliva, fluids or tissue from the cat to contact the Northcentral District Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 570-327-3400. Residents can also call...

2011-06-02 14:30:00

Disease led to the establishment of the world's first veterinary school WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three decades after the global eradication of smallpox, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris last week announced the eradication of rinderpest, a previously dreaded livestock disease that, throughout history, has killed millions of animals in Europe, Asia and Africa, and triggered famines with devastating consequences for the world's human...

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2011-05-26 08:20:00

Rinderpest is gone! A cattle disease that has caused millions of people to die of starvation for hundreds of centuries has been declared eradicated from the world, according to world animal health body OIE. "Today we witness a historical event as rinderpest is the first animal disease ever to be eradicated by humankind," OIE Director General Bernard Vallat said at the organization's annual gathering. The Office International des Epizooties (OIE), the World Organization for Animal Health,...


Latest Mononegavirales Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:23:46

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is a virus in the family Rhabdoviridae. Rabies is in the same family. VSV infects insects and animals and is important to farmers in certain regions of the world where it can infect cattle. It is a common laboratory virus used for studying the Rhabdoviridae family and viral evolution. It is the prototypic member of the vesiculovirus genera of the Rhabdovirus family. The genome is a single molecule of negative-sense RNA that encodes five major proteins.

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2011-02-23 20:38:02

Rinderpest (also cattle plague) is an infectious viral disease of cattle, domestic buffalo, and some species of wildlife. It is characterized by fever, oral erosions, diarrhea, lymphoid necrosis, and high mortality. The last confirmed case was in 2001. In 2011 it should be announced that a global eradication of rinderpest was complete. The term comes from the German language meaning cattle-plague. The rinderpest virus is closely related to measles and canine distemper viruses. It is a...

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2011-02-23 17:56:27

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. For premature infants and infants with congenital heart disease there is a prophylactic medication. During winter months in temperate climates there is an annual epidemic. Infection in tropical climates is most common during the rainy season. 60% of infants, in the United States, are infected during their first...

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2011-02-23 17:45:51

The rabies virus is neurotropic virus, transmissible through the saliva of animals, that causes fatal disease in human and animals. Rabies is the type species of the Lyssavirus genus of Rhabdovirdae family. They are enveloped and single stranded RNA genome with negative-sense. All replication takes place in the cytoplasm. The virus has a bullet-like shape. Rabies enters the host cells through the endosomal transport pathway after receptor binding. After entry transcription of the viral...

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2011-02-23 17:16:23

Phocine distemper virus (PDV) is a pathogenic for pinniped species such as seals. Signs include labored breathing, fever, and nervous symptoms. It was first identified in 1988 as the cause of death of 18,000 harbour seals along the northern European coast. A PDV epidemic occurred again in 2002 along the North Sea coast resulted in the deaths of 21,700 seals. Numerous carnivorous mammal species in Canada have been found to have antibodies to PDV and CDV which shows that the virus spreads to...

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