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Australia quarantines farm to contain H7 bird flu outbreak

Australia quarantines farm to contain H7 bird flu outbreak | Virology News | Scoop.it

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's first outbreak of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in 15 years should be contained by a cull of 50,000 chickens, authorities said on Friday, although they do not know what caused the case at an egg farm.

 

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Controversial HIV Bill is Signed Into Law in Uganda

Controversial HIV Bill is Signed Into Law in Uganda | Virology News | Scoop.it
Uganda has been hailed as a success story in fighting HIV\/AIDS, with prevalence rates dropping from 18 percent in 1992 to 6.4 percent in 2005. But activists fear a new HIV Bill will lead to lead to people shunning testing and treatment.
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Ebola outbreak: Police in Liberia open fire on crowd trying to break virus quarantine

Ebola outbreak: Police in Liberia open fire on crowd trying to break virus quarantine | Virology News | Scoop.it
Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.
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‘Avian AIDS’ virus poses threat to endangered New Caledonian parrots

‘Avian AIDS’ virus poses threat to endangered New Caledonian parrots | Virology News | Scoop.it
NEW Caledonian rainbow lorikeets infected with avian circovirus could act as a disease source, threatening native and endangered New Caledonian parrot...
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It's Beak and feather disease virus, as it happens.  Nice report - and our paper on BFDV in wild and endangered Cape Parrots in South Africa will be coming out soon, and will be featured here.

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Polio double vaccine gives better protection, study finds

Polio double vaccine gives better protection, study finds | Virology News | Scoop.it
Oral vaccine followed by injection could help fight disease in conflict-torn areas, according to WHO (RT @bsubram: #Polio double vaccine provides better protection. Study conducted with children in India.
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Vault nanoparticles show promise for cancer treatment and possible HIV cure

Vault nanoparticles show promise for cancer treatment and possible HIV cure | Virology News | Scoop.it

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from UCLA and Stanford University has used a naturally occurring nanoparticle called a vault to create a novel drug delivery system that could lead to advances in the treatment of cancer and HIV.The research team was led by Dr. Leonard Rome, associate director of UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute, and Dr. Jerome Zack, co-director of the UCLA AIDS Institute, both of whom are also members of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Co-first authors on the study were Daniel Buehler, a UCLA postdoctoral researcher and Matthew Marsden, adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine and a member of the AIDS Institute.Their findings could lead to cancer treatments that are more effective with smaller doses and to therapies that could potentially eradicate the HIV virus.The paper is the cover story of the Aug. 26 print edition of the journal ACS Nano ("Bioengineered Vaults: Self-Assembling Protein Shell–Lipophilic Core Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery"), and it was recently published online.

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Liberian slums barricaded as ebola sets new record

Liberian slums barricaded as ebola sets new record | Virology News | Scoop.it
Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West...
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Successful siRNA Marburg Virus Treatment Offers Hope for Ebola Patients

Successful siRNA Marburg Virus Treatment Offers Hope for Ebola Patients | Virology News | Scoop.it
An experimental therapy showed success in monkeys with Marburg virus, offering hope for new treatments for related Ebola virus.
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Seals, not Spaniards, first brought TB to Americas

Seals, not Spaniards, first brought TB to Americas | Virology News | Scoop.it
Seals and sea lions may have brought a form of tuberculosis to the Americas, centuries before the Spanish did so (Blame the Spanish for #measles #malaria #influenza #smallpox but blame the seals for #tuberculosis via @newscientist
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ANOTHER species to be careful of...!

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A not-so-satirical take on Ebola reporting

Now that two people in America are being treated for it, the Ebola situation has now turned into a crisis. Visit us at Puppet Nation for more! http://puppet-...

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Priceless.  These guys are SO good.  Thanks to Steven Rybicki for pointing it out!

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Ebola No Threat To SA Tourism

Ebola No Threat To SA Tourism | Virology News | Scoop.it
The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, said South Africa’s tourism industry is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease
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Because Africa's not a country, people: it's like saying "There's SARS in Canada - you can't visit Mexico!"

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Ebola outbreak: the vaccine and 'secret serum' explained

Ebola outbreak: the vaccine and 'secret serum' explained | Virology News | Scoop.it
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Ebola outbreak: the vaccine and 'secret serum' explained
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Why hasn't an Ebola vaccine been developed so far?
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Soon, soluble tampons will prevent HIV spread

Soon, soluble tampons will prevent HIV spread | Virology News | Scoop.it
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Soon, soluble tampons will prevent HIV spread
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According to a research that appeared in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a soluble tampon-like material could provide protection against HIV.
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HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out

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HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study
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Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive'

Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive' | Virology News | Scoop.it
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.
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Russian scientists to set up lab in Guinea to fight Ebola

Russian scientists to set up lab in Guinea to fight Ebola | Virology News | Scoop.it
A team of Russian virologists, epidemiologists and bacteriologists is leaving for Africa to organize laboratory diagnosis of the Ebola virus in Guinea, where the outbreak of the deadly fever is spreading fast.
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The Coming Great Deception: Will you take the Mark of the Beast?

The Coming Great Deception: Will you take the Mark of the Beast? | Virology News | Scoop.it
08/06/2014 – By: Jason Warfield (a.k.a. Mass Effect)  One thing I would like to start off with is how this Ebola scare has come to be and how it has all been planned, to peak in a very nasty and deceiving end game.  Propaganda to scare you into receiving injections to ease the purpose for ...More →
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I would say this is light relief, if it weren't so insidiously persuasive - and DETAILED.  Truly, these people have too much time on their hands!

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Ebola virus disease, a long terms perspective

David Heymann, professor of infectious disease epidemiology, and head and senior fellow, at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security was sent to investigate the first outbreaks of Ebola in 1 (RT @ChathamHouse: Podcast: David Heymann discusses...
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Ebola virus may not be contained in Nigeria as two more cases emerge

Ebola virus may not be contained in Nigeria as two more cases emerge | Virology News | Scoop.it
WorldStage Ebola virus may not be contained in Nigeria as two more cases emerge Al Jazeera America The two are spouses of a man and woman who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who flew into Nigeria last month with the virus...
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Ebola virus outbreak: "This is why '75%' of victims are women"

Ebola virus outbreak: "This is why '75%' of victims are women" | Virology News | Scoop.it
The Independent Ebola virus outbreak: This is why '75%' of victims are women The Independent Maricel Seeger, a WHO spokeswoman in Monrovia, Liberia, said reaching women and educating them on the disease is crucial to tackling the virus' spread, as...
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No end in sight to Ebola outbreak, official says

No end in sight to Ebola outbreak, official says | Virology News | Scoop.it
There is no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the head of the World Health Organization.
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"Scale up the supply of experimental Ebola drugs!"

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Estimates of the probable impact of the outbreak show that existing stocks of potentially useful medicines are insufficient, says Oliver Brady.
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40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

40 Greatest Rock Documentaries | Virology News | Scoop.it
From meeting the Beatles to Hendrix burning guitars, here are the 40 greatest rock documentaries of all time.

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This is one of those "other things" that this site is for B-)

 

Of course, they fail badly by not including "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", but I suppose they got it mostly right.

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Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer | Virology News | Scoop.it
It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers.
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10 Deadly Diseases That Hopped Across Species

10 Deadly Diseases That Hopped Across Species | Virology News | Scoop.it
A host of infectious and deadly diseases have hopped from animals to humans, and the other way.
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From HIV to Ebola: How to protect health workers in West Africa

From HIV to Ebola: How to protect health workers in West Africa | Virology News | Scoop.it
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From HIV to Ebola: How to protect health workers in West Africa
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EDITOR'S NOTE: What can we learn from the global response to HIV and AIDS that can be applied now to aid workers dealing with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
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