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2009-07-10 11:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) www.htdsmedical.com - announced today that the second batch of Hepatitis A Vaccine of 2009 was delivered to India, by the company. This is the second completed batch exported to India this year by the company. The first batch was delivered to India in March. In summary, many people are recommended to receive Hepatitis A vaccine, including people at increased risk for exposure to HAV infection and people who are...

2009-07-02 17:03:55

Routine vaccination of U.S. children for hepatitis has almost doubled since 2006, federal health officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said the report is the first look at U.S. hepatitis A coverage since the 2006 recommendation that all children ages 12-23 months be immunized against hepatitis A. Before the 2006 recommendation, routine hepatitis A immunization was only recommended for children living in areas where...

2009-06-05 12:10:40

Hand, foot and mouth disease has killed one baby in South Korea and left another brain dead, health authorities said Friday. One 12-month-old baby died from the disease May 13 and a second 12-month-old has been diagnosed as brain dead after being hospitalized late last month, the nation's Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs said. Both babies were infected with enterovirus 71, also known as EV71, which causes vomiting, fever and rashes and can result in paralysis and meningitis,...

2009-04-12 19:24:20

Hand-foot-mouth disease has claimed the lives of at least 15 children in Heze in eastern China, officials said Sunday. The Shandong provincial health department said Heze had reported 5,770 cases of the contagious disease as of Saturday, with 341 considered severe, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 4,549 victims had recovered, the report said. A Health Ministry official said the disease had killed 50 children nationwide as of April 7, with 115,000 cases reported,...

2009-04-08 08:28:05

An outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in China has killed 18 children in less than a week and left 195 others in serious condition, health authorities say. The dead are among 19,922 cases of the childhood disease recorded in Henan province, China's Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. Zhou Yong, a spokesman for the Henan Provincial Health Administration, says 4,244 children have been discharged from local hospitals after being treated for the illness. Officials said they fear more...

2009-04-02 14:57:32

Life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia can be a consequence of myocarditis "“ an inflammation of the cardiac muscle that can be caused by the Coxsackievirus. In mice, Dr. Yu Shi, Chen Chen, and Professor Michael Gotthardt of the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany, have now abolished the infection by blocking the receptor which is required for virus entry. "We did not detect a single cardiomyocyte that was infected by the virus. Inflammation of the heart...

2009-03-17 13:20:27

U.S. scientists studying the rhinovirus genome say they've discovered how and where evolution occurs in the genome and what that means for possible vaccines. There are a lot of different approaches to treating the cold, none of which seem to be effective, said Brigham Young University Professor Keith Crandall, a co-author of the study. This is partly because we haven't spent a lot of time studying the virus and its history to see how it's responding to the human immune system and drugs. The...

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2009-03-17 07:45:00

A new study by Brigham Young University researchers on the virus behind nearly half of all cold infections explains how and where evolution occurs in the rhinovirus genome and what this means for possible vaccines. The study is reported in the April issue of the academic journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. "There are a lot of different approaches to treating the cold, none of which seem to be effective," said Keith Crandall, professor of biology and co-author of the study. "This is...

2009-02-24 22:06:01

Vietnamese agriculture officials say hoof-and-mouth disease has been detected in nine provinces during the past three weeks The latest outbreak was reported in central Quang Ngai province, where 19 cows were found to be infected, the Voice of Vietnam radio reported Tuesday. Fifty cows were also found to be infected in Nghe An province. Bird flu has been reported in 10 provinces in the past three weeks and two provinces are dealing with outbreaks of blue ear pig disease, the report said.

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2009-02-13 07:25:00

A new study has shed light on the secrets of the common cold, researchers reported on Thursday. Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the J. Craig Venter Institute collaborated to sequence and analyze the cold virus. As a result, they were able to configure a family tree of the common cold. "We've had bits and pieces of these things for a long time," said Ann Palmenberg, of UW-Madison's Institute for Molecular Virology and the...


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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