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New Virus In Bats May Hold Key To Hendra Virus
2012-08-03 11:30:53

Australian scientists have discovered a new virus in bats that could help shed light on how Hendra and Nipah viruses cause disease and death in animals and humans. The new virus - named 'Cedar' after the Queensland location where it was discovered - is a close relative of the deadly Hendra and Nipah viruses. However, CSIRO's initial studies have discovered one surprising key difference - the Cedar virus does not cause illness in several animal species normally susceptible to Hendra and...

Ebola Outbreak Kills 14 People In Uganda, More Infected
2012-07-30 10:45:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ebola, one of the world´s deadliest viruses, has been confirmed in Uganda, where 14 people have already died from what health officials were calling a mysterious illness. The illness was not immediately described as Ebola because patients were not showing the typical signs of the lethal disease, the nation´s health minister told CNN on Sunday. After news of the virus broke, a team of health experts from the Centers for...

2012-07-20 10:21:54

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- July is rabies awareness month. Rabies is a deadly disease that affects the nervous system. Transmitted to humans from rabid animals, it's contracted by coming in contact with the saliva or nervous tissue of an infected animal. What most people don't realize is that rabies is nearly always fatal unless immediate medical care is sought. If left untreated, the disease travels from the contact site through the nerves to the brain,...

2012-07-19 23:02:31

The debate which has raged about the impact of the MMR Vaccine for the past few years was recently rejuvenated. However, based on new theories proposed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and a compelling article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, the debate has introduced a new element as to the reason why the link between MMR Vaccine and Autism exists Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The debate which has raged about the impact of the MMR Vaccine for the past few years has...

2012-06-21 06:19:27

By Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Dogs may be cute and cuddly, but they contribute a lot of damage to a household; they chew your shoes, shed fur on your clothes, and knock over priceless objects. Now, a new study shows that one mess they leave behind can actually be beneficial for your children´s´ health. In a study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, it...

Dogs: Saving Your Family From The Dangers Of Asthma
2012-06-21 05:59:14

A new study released this week is sure to cause cat owners everywhere to bristle with envy. As it turns out, Man´s Best Friend may be able to do more than fetch and protect your family from intruders. Having a dog in the house could also protect your family against respiratory infection linked to asthma, as well as lessen your chances of catching the common cold. It´s not so much the dogs themselves which protect against these microbial attacks, simply their presence in the...

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2012-06-13 10:17:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com South American vampire bats continue to spread the rabies virus to both livestock and humans despite widespread culling of the flying bloodsuckers. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B by a team of North and South American researchers, the vampire bat population control efforts not only do not mitigate the spread of the virus–they may actually drive up the ratio of bats carrying it. The researchers, led by...

2012-05-16 22:49:36

Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees and other species known to succumb to the virus, according to a consortium of wildlife health experts. In a recently published study of 14 previous human Ebola outbreaks and the responses of wildlife teams collecting animal samples, the authors of the new study conclude that most efforts to collect samples from live...

2012-05-03 02:31:36

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced today that it has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the Company's Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine program. The SBIR grant, valued at approximately $590,000, will provide funding to further understand the impact of maternal immunity...

2012-05-01 06:27:25

BOSTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, announced results from a new retrospective database cohort study of 8,443 high-risk infants receiving palivizumab in Medicaid programs across 12 states. Approximately 67% of infants were non-compliant with palivizumab. Non-compliance with the FDA-approved dosing of Synagis® (palivizumab), defined as not receiving at least 5 doses or having dosing gaps, significantly increased likelihood of...


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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