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GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq:GNVC) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has executed the second option period under a three-year agreement with GenVec to support the development of vaccines for the prevention of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Lilian Wu] Taipei, July 1 (CNA) - A boy who died June 18 has been confirmed as the 10th fatality of the current enterovirus outbreak, a health official said Tuesday.
Enteroviruses generally cause mild disease; however, neonates are at higher risk for severe illness because of the immaturity of their immune systems.
Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Y.F. Low] Taipei, June 26 (CNA) - The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed Thursday another death caused by enterovirus, bringing to nine the total number of fatalities from the viral infection so far this year.
By Ted Bridis Associated Press WASHINGTON -- An outbreak of one of the most contagious animal diseases from any of five locations the White House is considering for a new high-security research laboratory would be more devastating to the U.S.
According to news.gov.hk: The Centre for Health Protection has advised St James' Settlement Kathleen McDouall Kindergarten Child Care Centre in Wan Chai to suspend classes for two weeks after six students developed hand-foot-mouth disease symptoms. Five students fell ill from June 4 to 12.
Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Y.F. Low] Taipei, June 19 (CNA) - The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed four more cases of severe enteroviral infection Thursday, bringing the total number of such cases to 208 so far this year.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that a virus that typically causes a mild infection killed at least five babies in the United States last year.
The number of children sickened with hand, foot and mouth disease in China jumped to over 9,700 cases on Monday.
The Bush Administration is likely to move its research on foot-and-mouth virus from an isolated lab in the Long Island Sound to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock, prompting concerns about a catastrophic outbreak.
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...
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%...
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...
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 Â°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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