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Donor Kidney With Rabies Kills Recipient
2013-03-15 22:26:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) announced today a Maryland man who recently died of rabies contracted the disease when he received an infected transplanted kidney a year and a half ago. As a result of this revelation, three other patients who received organs from the same donor are “doing fine,” but have been given rabies shots as a precaution, according to CDC officials. The doctors who...

2013-03-14 11:05:56

Initial vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) at a young age is important for maximizing quadrivalent HPV vaccine effectiveness according to a Swedish study published March 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. HPV vaccination programs have been launched around the world in hopes of preventing cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers. While incidence of genital warts is the earliest possible disease outcome to measure the efficacy of the HPV vaccine, the results of...

2013-03-13 18:02:56

UCSF study on T-cell behavior sheds light on how vaccines work The immune system's T cells, while coordinating responses to diseases and vaccines, act like honey bees sharing information about the best honey sources, according to a new study by scientists at UC San Francisco. "In the morning, each bee goes looking individually for a sugar source, then comes back to the hive and does a dance in front of the other bees describing the location of what it's found, which helps the hive...

Tasmanian Devil Cancer Vaccine One Step Closer
2013-03-12 07:43:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A contagious form of cancer has brought the Tasmanian devil to the edge of extinction, but new hope for the carnivorous marsupial could soon be on the way in the form of a vaccine. It was less than two decades ago that scientists first discovered the ailment known as devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), which spreads from one mammal to another when they bite each other on the face during a fight, researchers from the University of...

2013-03-10 23:00:36

Study: Genital warts are the most common symptom of HPV infection in the U.S. Military. polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR against the Human Papillomavirus. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 According to new research, polyDNA has learned that the “Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among U.S. military members.” [1] The Massachusetts Society for Medical Research says in a new study that HPV genital warts among service members in the...


Latest Vaccine Reference Libraries

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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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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