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2012-07-10 07:10:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Health Ministry of Cambodia and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that a virus connected to hand, foot, and mouth disease may be the mysterious cause of illness in a number of children in Cambodia that began in April. According to Reuters Health, hand, foot, and mouth disease is generally found in infants and children. The illness, otherwise known as EV-71, is spread through direct contact of the feces, mucus,...

World May Be free Of 1 Of The Most Virulent Animal Diseases
2012-07-03 09:36:54

A new vaccine had been developed for 1 of the 7 strains of the dreaded foot-and mouth disease One of the most economically devastating diseases in the world for those who raise cows, sheep, pigs, goats, deer and other cloven-hoofed animals is foot and mouth Disease (FMD). This incredibly contagious and fast-spreading disease causes fever, blisters on the feet and mouth (hence the name), loss of appetite, drooling, and lameness. Most herds affected are culled, as in the case of the 2001...

2012-06-13 10:23:42

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the Chinese Livestock Markets suffer from frequent outbreaks of animal epidemics, both government and producers have demonstrated significant interest in veterinary health products. Having accurate demand forecasts and market analysis will be essential to companies seeking to compete in this fast-moving market. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/CG24191) Global Information is pleased to announce the immediate...

2012-06-07 02:27:54

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a conditional license for GenVec's foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine for use in cattle. APHIS issued the conditional license to Antelope Valley Bios, Inc., who manufactured the vaccine under a contract from GenVec. The vaccine was developed and tested under a contract with the U.S. Department of...

2012-03-29 02:22:26

BEIJING, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that the positive Phase I clinical data for its proprietary inactivated Enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine against hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) was accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal Vaccine on March 4, 2012, and the uncorrected proof is available online as of March 14, 2012. The article, entitled "Safety and...

2012-03-27 13:54:56

Cold-like infections make 'cough receptors' in the airways more sensitive, making asthmatics more prone to bouts of coughing and wheezing, reveal scientists presenting their findings at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin. The work could lead to drugs that reduce virus-induced coughing in those suffering from chronic lung diseases. Asthmatics often report bouts of coughing, wheezing and breathlessness when they have a cold and there is no current medicine...

2012-03-05 10:39:06

Researchers have discovered critical new details about the structure of a virus that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, pointing toward designs for antiviral drugs to treat the disease. The virus, called enterovirus 71, causes hand, foot and mouth disease, and is common throughout the world. Although that disease usually is not fatal, the virus has been reported to cause encephalitis, a potentially fatal illness found primarily in the Asia-Pacific region....

2012-02-16 15:02:54

In a worst-case scenario simulation of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Mexico, researchers found that establishing a good surveillance system and raising a more resilient breed of cattle could lessen the blow to the Mexican cattle industry should an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) or other infectious disease occur. "For diseases that spread very quickly, such as foot-and-mouth, the best way to minimize economic losses is to have a very good surveillance system," said...

2012-01-31 06:04:29

Wildlife health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society have published evidence which supports the conclusion that Mongolian gazelles–one of the most populous large land mammals on the planet–are not a reservoir of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), a highly contagious viral disease that threatens both wildlife and livestock in Asia. Outbreaks of FMD in Mongolia affect domestic sheep, goats, camels, and cattle as well as Mongolian gazelles. In a country where roughly...

2012-01-10 07:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that the phase III clinical trial for its proprietary inactivated EV71 vaccine against hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has begun. The Phase II trial, completed in November 2011, confirmed favorable safety and tolerance profiles, and good immunogenicity. According to the results of phase II clinical trial, the formulation of 400U with...


Latest Picornaviruses Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 17:23:51

Poliovirus, the causative agent of poliomyelitis and a member of the family of Picornaviridae, is a human enterovirus. It is composed of an RNA genome that is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It was first isolate in 1909 and was published in 1981. It is one of the most well characterized viruses and has become a useful model system for understanding the biology of RNA viruses. It infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The three...

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2011-01-24 12:50:52

Hepatitis A, caused by hepatitis A virus, is an acute infectious disease of the liver that is transmitted person to person by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Millions of people are believed to become infected with HAV every year. The incubation period is two to six weeks and on average is 28 days. In less developed countries the HAV is usually contracted in early childhood. Clean water helps to decrease contraction of HAV. In 90%...

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2011-01-12 16:40:04

Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is sometimes fatal and is highly contagious for cloven-hoofed animals. Along with hooved animals hedgehogs and elephants are susceptible to the disease as well. Llama and alpaca can develop mild symptoms but are resistant to the disease and don't pass it to other species. Mice, rats, and chickens have been infected artificially in a lab but it is not believed they can contract the disease under natural conditions. Humans can spread the disease by carrying the...

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2011-01-11 14:10:55

Human rhinoviruses are the most common viral ineffective agents in humans and are the cause of the common cold. The infection proliferates between 33-35 °C causing most reproduction to occur in the nose. It is a species in the genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family of viruses. There are 99 recognized types of Human Rhinoviruses that are differentiated by their surface proteins. They are amongst the smallest viruses and lytic in nature. They travel via aerosols of respiratory...

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