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Vaccine Prevents Prion Disease in Mice

...ting disease in deer and elk occurs and if it were transmissible to humans, then we would need a vaccine like this to protect people in hunting areas." He also noted that a vaccine that decreases the spread of prion disease in animals also reduces the possibility that the disease could infect humans....

Yoghurt To Treat Bowel Infections

...ci (VRE), which are responsible for persistent and transmissible infections. Probiotics, found in some commercial yoghurts, may have a beneficial effect on human gut health by helping to restore the normal gut organisms. Ms Karen Manley, Renal Dietitian at Austin Health, Melbourne, and colleagues conducted a...

Crackdown on Dirty Hospitals in UK

... strains, clones 15 and 16, are thought to be more transmissible than the others, and account for 96% of MRSA bloodstream infections in the UK. At present, these strains are thought to be rare in other countries, but are spreading. Official figures published in the UK six weeks ago show Clostridium difficile cause...

Indonesia's Bird Flu Death Toll Touches 80

... the virus could mutate into a form that is easily transmissible among humans, sparking a global pandemic that could kill millions. The man's death brings the toll in Indonesia to 80 deaths from 100 human cases, including 23 people this year. Indonesia's infection rate is now declining but the human fatality r...

Vaccine Prevents Prion Disease in Mice

...ting disease in deer and elk occurs and if it were transmissible to humans, then we would need a vaccine like this to protect people in hunting areas." He also noted that a vaccine that decreases the spread of prion disease in animals also reduces the possibility that the disease could infect humans. Source-E...

Bird Flu Claims Its 14th Human Victim in Egypt

...n. They fear it could mutate and take on an easily transmissible form. If that happens, it would be nothing short of a pandemic, and many humans could die due to the outbreak. /V...

Prevalence of AIDS Cases in UAE is Low

...itted that the social stigma attached to the fatal transmissible disorder was impeding to collect the accurate data of the AIDS patients. We have engaged the private diagnostic centres to report to the MoH about any detected HIV/AIDS case, he said, adding the registration of was 90 percent accurate. A committe...

Researchers Develop Resin Beads That Capture Mad Cow Disease Agent From Blood

... The Lancet. In prion diseases, which are called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, prion proteins unfold and cause plaques in animal and human brains. Transmission of prion diseases has impacted the availability and cost of blood donations, especially in Europe. In the Lancet study, the researchers to...

Study Finds Prion Proteins in Milk

...www.plosone.org. Infectious prion proteins cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in many species, including scrapie in sheep. In view of a recent study showing evidence of prion replication in the mammary gland of sheep with scrapie and mastitis, the authors of the new study conclude that the presence ...

Potentially Pathogenic Virus Found in Mad Cow Cells

...ese are the long sought viral particles that cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies,' Manuelidis said. 'The abnormal protein is probably not infectious, but is a pathological result an infectious virus binding to this host protein. Highly infectious cultures are ideal for fundamental molecular studies of ...

To Russia With Love-Bird Flu Strikes

...Scientists fear the virus could mutate into a form transmissible between humans, sparking a global pandemic, alike the Spanish Flu in 1918 that killed millions of people. The H5N1 virus has so far killed about 160 people worldwide since late 2003, mostly in Asia. No human fatalities from the virus have been ...

A New H3N1 Virus Identified In Pigs In South Korea

...ntified in U.S. pigs during 2004, is not generally transmissible between birds and humans. Earlier this year, in the months of March and April 2006, researchers had isolated H3N1 viruses in pigs with respiratory diseases at two commercial swine farms in Korea. Further testing confirmed that the H3N1 viruses w...

Bird flu Claims 51st Victim in Indonesia

...sts fear the virus could mutate into a form easily transmissible among humans, sparking a global pandemic that could kill millions. The highly pathogenic virus has spread to 29 of Indonesia's 33 provinces since being discovered here in 2003, killing millions of birds. Source-IANS...

American Red Cross Fined $4.2m for Improper Blood Screening

...led units had any evidence of contamination with a transmissible infectious agent. However the agency did acknowledge that in such voluntary blood recalls patients who received blood from batches that were later recalled were not routinely tracked. A 2003 consent decree governs the Red Cross which permits the FDA...

Breakthrough Announced in Development of Bird flu drug

... the virus is mutating towards a state where it is transmissible among humans, although this could happen at any time. About 60 percent of those infected with the deadly H5N1 virus have died. The best known drugs to fight the H5N1 infection in humans are zanamivir known as Relenza and oseltamivir commonly known...

Venereal Cancer in Dogs Transmitted by Contagious Cancer Cells

...study// of the oldest known cancer cells. Canine transmissible venereal tumor, or CTVT, is a cancer that spreads ...ards more instability." The possibility of other transmissible cancers affecting other small populations of endangered species like the Tasmanian devil has also ar...

Penn Researchers Throw Light on the Structure Of Smallpox Virus Protein

...n. The smallpox virus is one of the most easily transmissible infectious diseases known to humans, resulting in up to 30 percent mortality. The efficiency with which it spreads, combined with the deadly nature of the disease, has raised fears that smallpox could be revived for use in bioterrorism. Knowing the e...

Structure of DNA-modifying enzyme In Small Pox Determined

...ion. The smallpox virus is one of the most easily transmissible infectious diseases known to humans, resulting in up to 30 percent mortality. The efficiency, with which it spreads, combined with the deadly nature of the disease, has raised fears that smallpox could be revived for use in bioterrorism. Knowing the ...

New Delhi Hosting An Asian Delegation On bird Flu From Today

...could mutate into a new form making it more easily transmissible among humans, possibly leading to a pandemic....

Prion Disease Agent Causes Heart Damage

...he journal Science. Prion diseases-also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies because of the sponge-like holes created in the brain-include scrapie in sheep, mad cow disease in cattle, chronic wasting disease in deer and elk, and new variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in humans. These diseases are un...

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