Latest Virus Stories
The secret to combating AIDS and the HIV virus could lie in one of the last places you would ever think to look: the immune systems of llamas.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canopus BioPharma Inc.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec.
PARIS, December 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABIVAX, a leading clinical stage biotech company developing and commercialising anti-viral compounds and human vaccines, is pleased
MERIDEN, Conn., Dec.
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the first of a number of rapid response grants to advance fundamental Ebola research.
The ability of HIV to cause AIDS is weakening, and the virus is becoming less deadly and less infectious as it adapts to our immune systems, according to new research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
IES Diagnostics, Inc.’s New “Rapid Ebola Pre-Symptom Screening Test” designed for use before visible symptoms; can help redefine quarantine policies and ultimately save lives.
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...
Rubella virus is the cause of congenital rubella syndrome when infection occurs during the first weeks of pregnancy. Humans are the only known host of this virus. It is the only member of the genus of Rubivirus and belongs to the family of Togaviridae. Members of the Togaviridae family typically have a genome of single-stranded RNA of positive polarity which is enclosed by an icosahedral capsid. This genome has a length of about 9,757 nucleotides and encodes for two non-structural as well...
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...
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:...
Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...
- A political dynamiter.