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Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure
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Chikungunya Virus: Questions and Answers

Chikungunya Virus: Questions and Answers | Viruses and Bioinformatics from Virology.uvic.ca | Scoop.it
A crippling mosquito-borne virus with a tongue-twisting name -- Chikungunya -- has spread to the Caribbean, and U.S. travelers have brought it home to at least 10 states.
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Differential unfolded protein response during Chikungunya and Sindbis virus infection: CHIKV nsP4 suppresses eIF2alpha phosphorylation

Chikungunya (CHIKV) and Sindbis (SINV) are arboviruses belonging to the alphavirus genus within the Togaviridae family. They cause frequent epidemics of febrile illness and long-term arthralgic sequelae that affect millions of people each year.
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PAHO, CDC publish guide on preparing for chikungunya virus introduction in the Americas - Pan American Health Organization - Organización Panamericana de la Salud

PAHO, CDC publish guide on preparing for chikungunya virus introduction in the Americas - Pan American Health Organization - Organización Panamericana de la Salud | Viruses and Bioinformatics from Virology.uvic.ca | Scoop.it
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in collaboration with the U.S.
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10 Emerging Viruses With No Licensed Vaccine

10 Emerging Viruses With No Licensed Vaccine | Viruses and Bioinformatics from Virology.uvic.ca | Scoop.it

Vaccination has been successful at controlling many of the world’s diseases. However, there are many emerging viral diseases for which no licensed (US or EU) vaccine exists. Here I’ve selected 10 emerging or re-emerging viruses which I think are especially important due to their incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality and suitability of current treatment.


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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, April 2, 2013 9:10 AM

Nice account, if brief!  I note Lassa, RFV, WNV and others have been covered in ViroBlogy (http://rybicki.wordpress.com) in recent years as well.

 

All candidates for Going Green...B-)

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Virology Journal | Abstract | Inactivation of Chikungunya virus by 1,5 iodonapthyl azide

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthropod borne alphavirus of the family Togaviridae. CHIKV is a reemerging virus for which there is no safe prophylactic vaccine.
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MPCIRHC.ORG's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:25 PM

Money time...for Big Pharma.