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A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s family history. The research shows that filoviruses — a family to which Ebola and its similarly lethal relative, Marburg, belong — are at least 16-23 million years old.
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As fall approaches, more young kids could be heading to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.
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Dr. Michael Steuer relates Ebola epidemic to natural selection. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr.
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The Global Service Provider for medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. Raleigh,
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Hospitals, by their very nature, are prepared for all sorts of emergencies, including public health threats.
Understanding how viruses attack giant algal blooms may help us understand their role in fixing global carbon.
-- Funding to Support Profectus and Galveston National Laboratory Investigators in the Development of a Trivalent rVSV-Vectored Vaccine to Rapidly Confer Protection Against Ebola and Marburg Viruses
LA VERNE, Calif., Oct.
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...
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