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Nipah in Medical News

Henda and Nipah viruses should fret: as there is hope for a vaccine.

In a breakthrough research scientists in Victoria have claimed that they have developed a vaccine against two deadly animal viruses.// These two viruses in question can easily kill humans and could potentially be used by terrorists. The charge sheet against the viruses is that Hendra virus e...

New discovery made about the Nipah Virus

Two research teams working independently have identified how the Nipah and Hendra viruses// infect the human cells to cause infections. Hendra virus belongs to the virus family of Paramyxoviridae. It is known to cause an outbreak of respiratory and neurological disease in animals and humans. N...

Drug blocks two of world's deadliest emerging viruses

...the subject of the study -- Hendra Virus (HeV) and nipah Virus (NiV) -- emerged during the 1990s in Austral...the avian flu, SARS, and Ebola viruses, Hendra and nipah are zoonotic pathogens. That means they originate ... stages. Chloroquine does not prevent Hendra or nipah virus from entering the cell. Instead, the chloroq...

Drug blocks 2 of world's deadliest emerging viruses

...the subject of the study -- Hendra Virus (HeV) and nipah Virus (NiV) -- emerged during the 1990s in Austral...the avian flu, SARS, and Ebola viruses, Hendra and nipah are zoonotic pathogens. That means they originate ... stages. Chloroquine does not prevent Hendra or nipah virus from entering the cell. Instead, the chloroq...

Scientists make first map of emerging-disease hotpsots

...or something crossing over. The main sources are mammals. Some pathogens may be picked up by hunting or accidental contact; others, such as Malaysias nipah virus, go from wildlife to livestock, then to people. Humans have evolved no resistance to zoonoses, so the diseases can be extraordinarily lethal. Th...

Bat Virus Renamed After Protests from Malaysia State

...emban village. The entire family has since recovered after receiving medical treatment. Bats are carriers of a number of viruses including the nipah virus that killed more than 100 people in Malaysia in 1999. ...

U.S., Australian Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Deadly Viruses

...demonstrated complete protection from infection by nipah virus in a feline model. Because these viruses are...unization with the component from either Hendra or nipah protected against challenge from both, indicating ...there have been five recognized outbreaks of human nipah virus infection in Bangladesh between 2001 and 200...

Woman Tests Negative For Japanese Encephalitis: Health Minister

...tral nervous system. If untreated, it can lead to severe complications and even death. An encephalitis outbreak that occurred in 1999, caused by nipah virus, a strain of the Japanese encephalitis virus, claimed the lives of nearly 100 individuals and forced the evacuation of a thousand other local co...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

...he animal kingdom, and human health may be affected by the changes in the populations and habitats of animals which are reservoirs of diseases. The nipah virus which infected human beings through pigs in Malaysia is reported to be due to forest clearance activities in Indonesia, driving the carrier bats...
Nipah in Biological News

UCLA scientists reveal how Nipah virus infects cells

UCLA scientists have discovered how the deadly Nipah virus infiltrates human cells to cause encephalitis. Designated as a potential bioterrorism agent by the National Biodefense Research Agenda, the virus exploits a protein essential to embryonic development to enter cells and launch its attack. Th...

NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Disease grants

...fluenza in households, towns and cities of southern China (Derek Cummings, Johns Hopkins University); Ecology, emergence and pandemic potential of nipah virus, a virus harbored in fruit bats, in Bangladesh (Peter Daszak, Center for Conservation Medicine); Ecology of anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disea...

Drug aimed at 2 bioterror agents blocks live viral infection, Weill Cornell team reports

...ll Medical College in New York City. Hendra and nipah viruses are related, newly recognized zoonotic vir... virus, that appeared to block "pseudo" Hendra and nipah viruses from entering and infecting human cells. ...alth officials have sounded alarm bells ever since nipah virus first emerged in pigs and then humans living...

Research sheds new light on how diseases jump across species

...e involved in the emergence of many new, previously species-specific diseases that have been able to infect new host species, such as SARS, Hendra and nipah Virus. ...

Emerging (disease) markets

...ingdom. Besides direct health effects, disease outbreaks damage regional and global economies by destabilizing trade. Disease outbreaks such as SARS, nipah virus and others are thought to have cost some $80 billion in economic damage. Efforts to control avian influenza, such as a culling of 140 million ch...

Scientists identify molecular structure of key viral protein

...uses for entering the host cell." The parainfluenza virus 5 is also closely related to two recently discovered and deadly viruses called Hendra and nipah viruses, which are classified as select agents of concern for biodefense. The pre-fusion structure of the F protein combined with the structure of ...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

... The team isolated the functional receptor for the nipah and Hendra viruses--naturally occurring and highly...2 is a functional receptor for both the Hendra and nipah viruses. Many animal species are vulnerable to the...nge of hosts. "In addition to our concern about nipah and Hendra viruses as emerging global health and e...
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