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2012-10-18 13:00:10

Non-infected babies born to HIV positive mothers should be vaccinated early against measles, to avoid them acquiring the virus or passing it on to others. A study published in the November issue of Acta Paediatrica found that even if babies are born without HIV, their maternally derived protection against measles may be impaired by their mother's positive HIV status. "The eradication of measles is high on the agendas of the World Health Organization and other international agencies and...

2012-10-09 11:28:27

CYPRESS, Calif. and SAINT PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus Diagnostics, a business of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, and 3M, a global diversified technology company (NYSE: MMM), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate-complexity categorization to the Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct test on the 3M(TM) Integrated Cycler. The...

2012-10-03 06:25:54

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, the biologics arm of AstraZeneca, today announced that the Journal of Medical Economics has published a study that shows Synagis® (palivizumab) is within the acceptable range of cost effectiveness. Specifically, the study relates to Synagis' reduction in hospitalizations due to serious respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease among eligible preterm infant populations covered by Medicaid and private insurers in the United States...

2012-10-03 02:27:38

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nasopharyngeal wash, aspirate and swab in transport media specimens on the BD Veritor(TM) System for Rapid Detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This new product is cleared for use in clinical settings....

2012-10-02 10:22:16

JPM-TMT's Strategy in Accordance with Original RFP FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies (JPM-TMT), completed a comprehensive evaluation of its Ebola medical countermeasure (MCM) candidate development efforts and decided that the Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (HFV) program will continue with only one of two...

2012-10-01 02:30:40

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced today that data were presented on GenVec's respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine program at the "8th Annual International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symposium," which took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from September 27-30, 2012. Data presented at the conference demonstrated GenVec's universal RSV vaccine candidate is highly immunogenic and produces durable and broad protection from a single...

Bas-Congo virus
2012-09-28 13:47:39

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An intriguing new virus from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been identified as the cause of a deadly outbreak of acute hemorrhagic fever, which killed two people and left one gravely ill in the summer of 2009. Described this week in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens the new microbe has been named Bas-Congo virus (BASV) after the province in the southwest corner of the Congo where the three people lived. The virus...

2012-09-06 06:20:14

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. Will Investigate feasibility of Delivery via Intramuscular Route FORT BELVOIR, Va., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A contract to evaluate an alternative method for delivering a medical countermeasure (MCM) was awarded to Sarepta Therapeutics by the Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies (JPM-TMT). A component of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), JPM-TMT has made significant...

2012-08-16 02:24:58

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trellis Bioscience LLC, a private company discovering and developing novel human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) fast-track grant to advance its native human antibody against cytomegalovirus (CMV), CMV345, through preclinical development towards an Investigational New Drug (IND) application filing. The four-year, $3.3 million grant...

2012-08-14 23:01:53

Are There Alternatives to Childhood Vaccines? Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water interview of June 4, 2012 with Linderman Unleashed host Curt Linderman. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Curt Linderman and his wife wanted to be responsible parents when their 20-month old son became ill with the flu. The pediatrician suggested delaying scheduled immunization shots until after the child recovered. When they finally brought their son in, the toddler was given a total of nine vaccines in...


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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