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The Viral Spiral - How A Meme About the Virus May Be More Contagious Than the Virus Itself

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joon Yun, Director, Palo Alto Institute: The world is slowly recovering from the fear of a swine flu pandemic, a panic that has proved more widespread than the virus itself. Perhaps the original fear of swine fl...

Pennsylvania Health Department Offers Tips to Prevent Spread of Highly Contagious Norovirus

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis, or "stomach flu," are sharply on the rise in Pennsylvania, prompting the Department of Health to offer tips to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious norovirus infection -- a common cause of the illne...

Venereal Cancer in Dogs Transmitted by Contagious Cancer Cells

Venereal cancer is transmitted by contagious cancer cells which act like parasites, infecting dogs around the world, according to scientists following their study// of the oldest known cancer cells. Canine transmissible venereal tumor, or CTVT, is a cancer that spreads between domestic dogs thr...

Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.

The Influenza avian flu strain - H5N1 has mutated since 2002 to become more dangerous //and increases the risk of causing a pandemic disease. The Asian strain H5N1 influenza virus has changed its characters since 2002, as the virus has become less deadly to ducks; the virus multiplies in the d...

Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp

...nd if it has quarantined areas for infected children. Consider leaving siblings behind when visiting a child at camp. The H1N1 virus is particularly contagious among children. Check your temperature the night before and the morning of your visit. Bring some extra alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you. ...

While Health Clubs Say No to 'Canckles,' Leading Podiatrists Say No to Toenail Fungus

...clubs and their members to focus on a real health issue - common and highly contagious toenail fungus (Onychomycosis). Because fungi thrives in warm, moist enviro...earing shoes in public places and keeping feet dry, Onychomycosis is a very contagious infection and spreads easily with even the slightest contact. Bay Ha...

Ophthalmologists Invited To Participate in Betadine for EKC Treatment Study

...ist is coordinating a new study to measure the effectiveness of using 5% Betadine irrigation for treatment of acute EKC -- a common, worldwide, highly contagious and often severe form of conjunctivitis with the potential for long term visual impairment due to corneal involvement. Ophthalmologists around th...

Cancer Endangers Some Wildlife Species

...ancer threatens the survival of some species, including the Tasmanian devil. The world's largest marsupial carnivore is at risk of extinction due to a contagious cancer called Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease. In an effort to save the species, cancer-free Tasmanian devils are being relocated to geographical...

IDRI Awarded $314,500 Grant From Murdock Trust to Expand TB Drug Discovery Program

...support IDRI's efforts to better understand the mechanisms of tuberculosis (TB) disease and ultimately identify new drugs to treat it. TB is a contagious disease spread by tiny droplets in the air and can be hard to avoid. A seemingly insignificant cough from an infected person can spread the infection....

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...Tasmanian devil, the world's largest carnivorous marsupial, is at risk of extinction due to a cancer known as devil facial tumor disease. This form of contagious cancer spreads between individual Tasmanian devils through direct contact (primarily fighting and biting). To save the species from this fatal disease...
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American Lung Association Offers Simple Tips to Protect Public Health and Minimize H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Seasonal Flu Transmission

...ic concern understandably grows. The American Lung Association wishes to ease public concern by offering proven advice on how to prevent the spread of contagious respiratory illnesses ranging from the common cold to H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu). "The American Lung Association has been helping America respond to lu...

Nobilon Advances First Vaccine Into Human Trials - Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Begins Phase I Clinical Development

...ent to bringing innovative vaccines for human health to the market using state-of-the-art technologies. About Influenza Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. Influenza is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and seasonal epidemics are responsible for approxim...

42 Top U.S. Scientists and Specialists Explore Cutting-Edge Innovations to Defend America From Dangerous Zoonotic Diseases

... Center announced today. Among those innovations: A "Doc in a Box" on every American kitchen table that detects highly contagious and dangerous zoonotic diseases in people before symptoms appear. Computer-generated "lab animals" that increase the speed and decrease the co...

The COSHAR Foundation Urges Parents to Ensure Children Are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

...of the importance of timely childhood vaccination, and to ultimately increase vaccine compliance rates among under-vaccinated children. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness, and at times, can lead to death. In fact, each year, more than 200,000 people are hospitali...

Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step with Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids from Flu

...ed the flu vaccine because their child's healthcare provider recommended it.(1) About Influenza Influenza, commonly referred to as "the flu," is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus.(3) The flu, much like the common cold, is airborne and can be easily transmitted from person to person.(3) Cold...

Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to Highlight Not Only Health Benefits But Also Economic Gains

...ers from the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will report progress toward a DNA vaccine against highly contagious and deadly avian influenza (influenza A/H5N1) in poultry. During an avian influenza outbreak in Southeast Asia in 2003-04, more than 100 million bir...

PARI's eFlow Delivers Alnylam RNAi Therapeutic in Phase II Study

...ered to the lungs in a faster, more effective manner," said Geoff A. Hunziker, President of eFlow LLC. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious virus that causes infections in the upper and lower respiratory tract associated with predictable seasonal outbreaks worldwide. RSV infection is the m...

Paul Capital Healthcare Purchases Additional Royalty Interest in GlaxoSmithKline's Rotarix(R)

...y interest in Rotarix(R) from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Rotarix(R) is an oral vaccine developed to prevent rotavirus infection, a contagious viral disease that causes diarrhea and dehydration in infants and young children. The product is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and has been approv...

BioCryst Updates Peramivir Clinical Development Plan

...ously compromised immune systems. Avian influenza A viruses of H5N1 subtype are circulating among birds worldwide. The virus is considered extremely contagious in fowl. It is believed that all species of birds are susceptible to avian influenza, but domestic poultry, including chickens and turkeys, are among ...

Health Experts and Families Encourage Annual Childhood Flu Vaccination to Reduce Flu-Related Illnesses and Deaths in Children

...dren vaccinated as soon as possible. A simple shot could very well save your child's life." About Influenza Influenza, or "the flu," is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs). The flu virus tends to spread from November to April, with most cases occurring bet...
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Contagious

An infectious disease is a clinically evident disease resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant... " Contagious ", a 2007 song from Avril Lavigne's al...

Yaws

...enue. ... Yaws mainly affects children in rural, warm, tropical areas, such as the ... YAWS , the name in use in the British West Indies for a contagious inoculable ... For many years yaws was thought to be peculiar to the African negro, either in ... Yaws is an infectious disease that affect...

Yawning

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Whooping cough

... Pertussis, also known as the whooping cough , is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It derived its name from the "whoop" sound made from the inspiration of air after a...

Viral gastroenteritis

...io and video clips ... of viral gastroenteritis induces vomiting, ... Viral gastroenteritis (VYE-rull gas-tro-en-ter-EYE-tis) is a highly contagious ... Viral gastroenteritis can be caused by several different viruses that cause ... Gastroenteritis : symptoms, cause, treatment, prevention...

Viral croup

...ild. ... Read about croup causes, symptoms and signs (barking cough, stridor, fever, difficulty breathing) and treatment, and find out how this contagious viral infection is ... Croup , which is swelling around the vocal cords, is common in infants and ... Viral croup is the most common...

Varicella

... Chickenpox or chicken pox is a highly contagious illness caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (V... treatments. Varicella is generally a mild disease, but it is highly contagious and can be ... Complications of varicella include bacterial infection...

Ulcer

...nt is quite different ... Stomach ulcer : symptoms, cause, treatment, prevention, complications, risks, long-term outlook ... An ulcer is not contagious or cancerous. ... Peptic ulcer — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment and self-care of this digestive condition. ... or ...

Typhoid

... food or water. Includes symptoms, causes, and treatment. Comprehensive overview of typhoid including symptoms and treatment of this serious contagious intestinal illness. Typhoid fever — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this serious ... developing nations, where typhoi...

Typhoid Fever

... food or water. Includes symptoms, causes, and treatment. Comprehensive overview of typhoid including symptoms and treatment of this serious contagious intestinal illness. Typhoid fever — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this serious intestinal illness. ... Typhoid fe...
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Swimmers at public beaches show increased risk of exposure to contagious staph bacteria

Research, funded by multiple agencies and conducted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, found that swimmers using public ocean beaches increase their risk for exposure to staph organisms, and may increase their ...

Virologist finds contagious equine flu in dogs

A Cornell University virologist has isolated a highly contagious equine flu virus that is spreading a sometimes-fatal respiratory flu among dogs, and is responsible for a major dog-flu outbreak in New York state. There is no evidence that the virus could infect people. According to a paper publis...

The tiny difference in the genes of bacteria

...al toxin which attacks the intestinal wall. A less known, though also dangerous member of the genus Vibrio, is Vibrio parahaemolyticus. It is a highly contagious pathogenic germ with only a dozen ingested bacteria causing severe diarrhoea. This strain is a threat for the pacific region and reached the east coas...

The tiny difference in the genes of bacteria

...al toxin which attacks the intestinal wall. A less known, though also dangerous member of the genus Vibrio, is Vibrio parahaemolyticus. It is a highly contagious pathogenic germ with only a dozen ingested bacteria causing severe diarrhoea. This strain is a threat for the pacific region and reached the east coas...

Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past

...za and the first Tamiflu-resistant strains have already emerged. In terms of how many modifications would be required for H5N1 to become a highly contagious human virus, Baskin expresses concern: "There have been some estimations and it's not a lot," she notes. "That's the short and simple answer." ...

Avian flu becoming more resistant to antiviral drugs, says University of Colorado study

...are concerned future evolution of this subtype or other subtypes, or genetic re-assortment between subtypes, could make an avian influenza strain more contagious with the potential to cause a pandemic. "Even if H5N1 is not the flu subtype that develops into the next pandemic, this technique can help us unde...

Peering inside the skull of a mouse to solve meningitis mystery

...healthy immune system. Other viruses that cause meningitis usually are associated with mild symptoms. By contrast, bacterial meningitis is a much more contagious and serious disease, particularly in young children. If not treated promptly with antibiotics, it may lead to hearing loss, brain damage, and even dea...

Jupiter's shrinking red spot

...S CAN SPREAD GERMS IN AIRPLANES Airliner ventilation systems are designed to limit passengers' exposure to airborne particles -- from ill travelers' contagious germs to terrorists' aerosol biohazards. Vents in a plane's center ceiling direct air out and down toward the floor below the windows, creating a swir...

Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25

...S CAN SPREAD GERMS IN AIRPLANES Airliner ventilation systems are designed to limit passengers' exposure to airborne particles -- from ill travelers' contagious germs to terrorists' aerosol biohazards. Vents in a plane's center ceiling direct air out and down toward the floor below the windows, creating a swir...

NIAID scientists to speak on range of infectious disease topics at major scientific meeting

...NIAID's research efforts aimed at better understanding, treating and preventing infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Noroviruses, the highly contagious viruses that cause the episodes of acute gastroenteritis also known as winter vomiting disease (Kim Green, Ph.D.) The role of gut-dwelling commensal ...
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Winter Park Home to World's Foremost Producers of Large-Scale Decontamination Equipment

... healthcare-associated infections such as MRSA and contagious pathogens including H1N1 influenza (swine flu) to ...ssociated infections (HAIs) such as MRSA and other contagious viruses and bacteria:   are ...produced can mitigate this threat of HAIs and even contagious pathogens such as H1N1 influenza (swine flu) to ou...

Australia: Face Mask That Kills Swine Flu Readied for Australian Pandemic Fight

... A virus within seconds of contact while retaining the breathability required by front-line workers and children, who are often the first to fall in a contagious episode. CEO Melissa Mowbray-d'Arbela says. "We're allocating our resources to respond to Australia's needs. The BioMask was designed specifically for...

Swine Flu Fears Generate Interest in UV Disinfection Technologies...Again

..., plus other respiratory infections such as the Flu (all types), are highly contagious airborne diseases spread through contact with respiratory secretions from a...rs summarized that UVGI "...could be useful in the broader effort to combat contagious diseases such as flu, SARS, tuberculosis and cold viruses. If a large numbe...

NovaBay and Galderma Enter Into Global Agreement to Develop and Commercialize NovaBay's Novel Aganocide Drugs for Major Dermatological Conditions

...an the currently available antibiotics. About Impetigo Impetigo, a contagious skin infection that usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, h...mon skin infections among children. It also occurs in adults. Impetigo is contagious and can be spread from one person to another through close contact or by sh...

Russia Chooses Inactivated Polio Vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur for Primary Immunization of all Infants

...n, followed by the Western Pacific Region in 2000 and the European Region in 2002; worldwide efforts are continuing towards global eradication of this contagious and devastating disease. About sanofi-aventis Sanofi-aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company, discovers, develops and distributes therape...

ZyGEM and DIAGNOTEC Collaborate on Diagnostics for Detecting a Devastating Virus Attacking Salmon

...yme-based nucleic acid extraction technology to further enhance their diagnostic products and services for the aquaculture sector." IPNV is a highly contagious virus that was relatively uncommon in wild fish but whose incidence is on the rise as a result of the increase in large-scale fish farming in a number...

Leading Overseas Scientists Establish High-Tech Bio-Pharmaceutical Enterprise in Changzhou

... the first phase are fulfilled, a production base for the bird flu vaccine and FMD vaccine (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) will be constructed. Rabies is a contagious disease, which can be prevented but cannot be cured, threatening the life of both humans and animals. The death rate is almost 100%. About 55000 lives...

Sequella Lead Drug Compound SQ109 Receives Orphan Drug Status From the US FDA and Orphan Medicinal Product Designation From the European Medicines Agency for the Treatment of Tuberculosis

... quickly and efficiently," said Dr. Nacy. SQ 109 also received Fast Track Status from the FDA in January of 2007. About Tuberculosis (TB) TB is a contagious infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacteria can be inhaled into lungs and are able to avoid destruction by cert...

BioCryst Reports Preliminary Results From a Phase II Clinical Trial of Peramivir in Subjects With Acute Influenza

...iously compromised immune systems. Avian influenza A viruses of H5N1 subtype are circulating among birds worldwide. The virus is considered extremely contagious in fowl. It is believed that all species of birds are susceptible to avian influenza, but domestic poultry, including chickens and turkeys, are among ...

FDA Approves ACAM2000(TM) Vaccine for Protection Against Smallpox

...ll prescribing information may be obtained by calling Acambis at +1-866-440-9440 (toll free) or +1-617-866-4500. About smallpox Smallpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the variola virus, a member of the Orthopox virus family. It is one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity, with a morta...
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Avian influenza

... It is feared that if the avian influenza virus undergoes antigenic shift with a human influenza virus, the new subtype created could be both highly contagious and highly lethal in humans. Such a subtype could cause a global influenza pandemic , similar to the Spanish Flu that killed over 20 million people...

Foot and mouth disease

... Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), sometimes called hoof-and-mouth disease , is a highly contagious but non-fatal viral disease of cattle and pigs . It can also infect deer , goats , sheep , and other animals with cloven hooves, as well a...

Vaccine

...a The live tuberculosis vaccine is not the contagious TB strain, but a related strain called " BCG "; i... to the eradication of Smallpox , one of the most contagious and deadly diseases known to man. Other diseases ...thwhile. Since most people are vaccinated against contagious and potentially fatal diseases, the chances of som...

Virus

...t of a larger phenomenon of Native American populations being devastated by contagious diseases, particularly smallpox, brought to the Americas by European coloni...on. Jared Diamond argued in his book Guns, Germs, and Steel that highly contagious diseases develop in agricultural societies and regularly aid those societie...
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