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Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

... at a time when fears are rising that an influenza outbreak developing from Asian chickens could kill thousand...s can cause death on a large scale ?the world-wide outbreak in 1918 killed more people than the First World War itself. We may now be facing another flu outbrea...

NYU Study Reveals How Brain's Immune System Fights Viral Encephalitis

...irus has been responsible for a viral encephalitis outbreak in the northeast. The NYU researchers set out to determine how the body can fight viral encephalitis. Specifically, they examined how type I interferons--proteins made by the body that are released in response to stimuli, notably infection--work in n...

New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

...ted in the air in a patient's room during the 2003 outbreak in Toronto, according to a new study published in ...mothy F. Booth, PhD and colleagues during the SARS outbreak there in March 2003. Their results mark the first experimental confirmation of the presence of the S...

Influenza vaccine uses insect cells to speed development

...udy. "The most effective method to control such an outbreak is the widespread use of a vaccine. The traditional egg-based method requires 3 to 6 months to develop the vaccine. With our cell-based method, the time from receipt of the virus strain to the final vaccine product would be shortened to approximately...

Researchers develop rapid diagnostic tool for pathogen identification

...is a common clinical problem with implications for outbreak control and individual case management,?stated W. ...he science to the next, practical stages—including outbreak investigation, and blood product screening. Key partners in the work presented in the current public...

NYU study reveals how brain's immune system fights viral encephalitis

...irus has been responsible for a viral encephalitis outbreak in the northeast. The NYU researchers set out to determine how the body can fight viral encephalitis. Specifically, they examined how type I interferons--proteins made by the body that are released in response to stimuli, notably infection--work in n...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...y strategies for the control of the ongoing locust outbreak in West Africa. Last year, locusts stripped fields of crops and trees of foliage across several countries, causing severe income and food supply loss. Larry Vaughan, associate program director of the USAID-funded Integrated Pest Management Collabora...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...me of the year. Indonesia suffered a major dengue outbreak last year. This year too, many cases have been reported in Jakarta, since December and the national authorities have installed control measures for these. However, given the extent of destruction due to the tsunami, WHO and the Ministry of Health are...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

..., were reported as of 21 April. Assessment of the outbreak The international response to the outbreak in Angola began one month ago, on 22 March. The features of Marburg haemorrhagic fever, and the cond...

Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus

Following the recent deadly outbreak of equine herpes virus at Churchill Downs, home of...cause of the recent virus outbreaks. Following the outbreak at Churchill Downs, three barns and some 100 horses were quarantined. The quarantine was fully lifte...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

...ission within the community can be stopped and the outbreak brought under control. International appeal Spec...es are beginning to have an impact. Control of the outbreak will require intensified and sustained technical support from multidisciplinary teams, and additiona...

Rabies spread speeds up

...ide a valuable resource for anticipating alternate outbreak scenarios and preparing multiple game plans to prevent or contain them. They also indicate the best sites for establishing a new vaccine barrier. And given how fast raccoon rabies could spread, Real and colleagues make a strong case that halting its ...

Active Vaccine Prevents Mice From Developing Prion Disease

... if, for example, there is ever a more significant outbreak of chronic wasting disease and if this disease wer...o protect people in hunting areas." Currently, an outbreak of chronic wasting disease is occurring in some Western states, and the disease's geographic range i...

Aircraft Cabin Ventilation Influences The Transmission Of Diseases In-flight

...ther airborne infectious diseases. However, in one outbreak of SARS, passengers as far as seven rows away from... these agents to be spread by air travel. The SARS outbreak of 2002 showed how air travel can have an important role in the rapid spread of newly emerging infec...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

..." Hendra virus was first isolated in 1994 when an outbreak of respiratory and neurologic disease emerged amon...ndra, was initially isolated in 1999, when a large outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness occurred in Malaysia and Singapore, killing more than 100 pe...

New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response

...nging the reported total number associated with an outbreak in the country to 22. Yemen had been polio-free si...main on the ground, to investigate and control the outbreak and to intensify the planning for appropriate supplementary immunization activities. Four cases of ...

Understanding biases in epidemic models important when making public health predictions

...n potential of an infection when fitted to initial outbreak data." The idea for the project came about when t...ve models were compared and data from an influenza outbreak were used to illustrate the potential bias in model predictions. The impact of such differences on ...

Inhaling large amounts of salt can cause hypertension

...n potential of an infection when fitted to initial outbreak data." The idea for the project came about when t...ve models were compared and data from an influenza outbreak were used to illustrate the potential bias in model predictions. The impact of such differences on ...

Field of beams - Novel system uses polarized light pulses to reveal crop health

...n potential of an infection when fitted to initial outbreak data." The idea for the project came about when t...ve models were compared and data from an influenza outbreak were used to illustrate the potential bias in model predictions. The impact of such differences on ...

Compound might defeat African sleeping sickness, clinical trial beginning this month

...and the Sudan. Angola will be included if a recent outbreak there of the Ebola-like Marburg virus remains under control. "The Swiss Tropical Institute will be responsible for selecting patients and carefully monitoring the trials," said Olson, who helped design and will oversee the study. She is an infectiou...

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