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red squirrel
2014-02-25 06:05:48

Queen's University Belfast Native red squirrels have declined throughout Britain and Ireland for the last century due to a combination of habitat loss and the introduction of the North American eastern grey squirrel. But more recently its few remaining populations have been devastated by an insidious pox virus passed to them by the alien invaders. A study by the biodiversity and conservation research center Quercus at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), and published in the journal PLOS...

Formby’s Red Squirrel Population Recovering After Outbreak Of Squirrelpox
2013-11-27 10:42:33

[ Watch The Video: Red Squirrels Beat the Pox ] University of Liverpool A study by the University of Liverpool has found that the red squirrel population along the Sefton coastline seems to be recovering from a serious outbreak of squirrelpox in 2008. Researchers from the University, in collaboration with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, have been monitoring the red squirrel population at the Seaforth Coastal reserve, which had fallen by 85% as a result of the outbreak. Squirrel pox...

2013-09-26 09:48:37

Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces. Vaccines can be delivered to the lungs via an aerosol spray, but the lungs often clear away the vaccine before it can provoke an immune response. To overcome that, MIT engineers have developed a new type of nanoparticle...

2013-08-07 12:26:52

KVISTGAARD, Denmark, August 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - First product approved using MVA-BN(R) vaccine platform technology - In Phase 3 development in the U.S. under trade name IMVAMUNE(R) and supplied to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA) announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for IMVANEX(R) (MVA-BN) for active immunization against smallpox disease for the general...

2013-04-18 19:22:14

How well people are protected by the smallpox vaccine depends on more than the quality of the vaccination: individual genes can alter their response, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings, gathered using sophisticated genomic screening, appear in today's online issue of the journal Genes and Immunity. "We were looking into the intercellular reactions that occur when vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are exposed to and infected with smallpox virus. We were able to use blood samples...

2013-04-05 23:01:45

Retail giant CVS has chosen all-natural ZymaDerm, the most widely used painless topical treatment for molluscum contagiosum, for inclusion in its natural products selection to be rolled out into CVS stores nationwide over the coming months. Now it's easier than ever to make this embarrassing condition vanish in 30 days with doctor recommended ZymaDerm. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Pharmacy giant CVS has selected ZymaDerm, the most widely used painless treatment for molluscum, for...

2013-03-29 23:00:38

Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter has invited Naturopathix,Inc., maker of all-natural patented ZymaDerm for molluscum, to participate in the Governor's trade mission to Asia in April 2013. Meetings with distributors and retailers in Korea and Taiwan are anticipated to bring the painless treatment for molluscum developed by Briant Burke, MD, MS to these countries and open the door for distribution throughout Asia. Boise, ID (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 “We are delighted to have this opportunity...

2013-03-19 10:12:48

Micro trauma prompted by shaving and scratching might aid spread of Molluscum contagium Historically, pubic hair used to be removed for religious or cultural reasons, but in recent decades it has become fashionable to shave it off, with men also increasingly following the trend, say the authors. Molluscum contagiosum is a pox virus, which is relatively common in children and people whose immune systems are compromised by illness or drugs. But it can also be passed on through sex, and...

Poxviruses Adapt Quickly To Fight Host Of Viral Defenses
2012-08-17 12:28:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered how poxviruses, viruses that contain DNA, can change quickly; in particular, they have an “accordion-like” way of viral adaption to fight against host viral defenses. Poxviruses, which include smallpox, can lead to a number of diseases in both humans and animals. They are seen as harmful, as they can pass through the species barrier with low mutation rates. Recently, there has been...

2012-07-11 02:26:11

KVISTGAARD, Denmark, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - People with atopic dermatitis and HIV Now Eligible to Receive IMVAMUNE(R) in an Emergency Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA) announced today that the U.S. government has expanded the population that is eligible to receive its attenuated smallpox vaccine, IMVAMUNE(R), during an emergency. In the event of a public health emergency involving smallpox, the government may now authorize the use of IMVAMUNE(R) to protect...


Latest Poxviruses Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:18:56

Vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) is a large, complex, enveloped virus belonging to the poxvirus family. It is well-known for its role in eradicating smallpox. It was the first human disease to to successfully be eradicated by science. The World Health Organization was the one who completed the endeavor. The vaccinia virus saw renewed interest in the early 21st century due to concerns about the smallpox virus being used as an agent for bioterrorism. They can be divided into four types:...

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2011-02-23 17:00:17

The Molluscum contagiosum virus, MCV, is a virus, in the poxvirus family, that causes the disease Molluscum contagiosum in humans. The virions have a complex structure that is consistent with the structure of the poxvirus family. Since the virus cannot routinely be cultured diagnosis is made on the clinical appearance. It can be confirmed by excisional biopsy. There are four types of MCV and MCV-2 is usually seen in adults and is often sexually transmitted. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2011-02-17 17:42:57

Parapoxviruses, belonging to the Poxviridae family, are oval, relatively large, double-stranded DNA viruses. They have a unique spiral coat that distinguishes them from other poxviruses. Some of the viruses are zoonotic but not all. Zoonotic hosts include sheep, goats, and cattle. The New Zealand Red Deer is the most recent species to have been found with Parapoxvirus. The viruses tend to cause lesions which range in size depending on the case. It's not reported too often but some believe...

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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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2011-01-12 16:45:59

Orf, an exanthemous disease, is caused by a parapox virus primarily occurring in sheep and goats. It has many other names including thistle disease, scabby mouth, and sheep pox. It can infect humans as well. It is a zoonotic disease meaning that humans contract the disease through direct contact with infected animals. Generally there are no systemic symptoms. The finger, hand, arm, face, and genitals can be infected locations. Due to this it is important to practice proper hygiene and...

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