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Biotechnology will 'increase Uganda’s GDP'

Biotechnology will 'increase Uganda’s GDP' | Virology News | Scoop.it
State minister Fred Omach believes that Uganda''s GDP can add 2% on the average annual 7% if biotechnology is embraced.
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New Avian influenza strains now have vaccines: H5N1 and H7N9

New Avian influenza strains now have vaccines: H5N1 and H7N9 | Virology News | Scoop.it
United States researchers have now developed vaccines which are capable of protecting chickens from a couple of brand new strains of avian influenza that have the ability of being transmitted to hu...
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H3N2 canine influenza reported in more than a dozen US states

H3N2 canine influenza reported in more than a dozen US states | Virology News | Scoop.it
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CRISPR “Kill Switches” for GMOs

CRISPR “Kill Switches” for GMOs | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers create an inducible method to remove specific genes and even kill escaped genetically modified organisms.
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Right: that SHOULD take care of all but the most rabid anti-GMO campaigners - because there's no pleasing them!

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The only person ever cured of AIDS?

The only person ever cured of AIDS? | Virology News | Scoop.it
Timothy Ray Brown, commonly referred to as the “Berlin patient,” does not want to be the only person cured of AIDS.
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Mandatory Vaccine Bill Passes In California Senate

Mandatory Vaccine Bill Passes In California Senate | Virology News | Scoop.it
A bill that would make vaccines mandatory for nearly every child in California passed the state Senate on Thursday morning.

The controversial bill ensures that parents enrolling their children in C
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...and it'll all be a trick by Obama to enslave and/or kill Americans.  But at least it may stop measles at Disneyland.

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Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine

Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine | Virology News | Scoop.it
When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.
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Cuba's Lung Cancer Vaccine Stuns But The Real Surprise Is The Price

"When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) headed to Havana on a historic trade mission in April, he returned with the promise of an important commodity: a ...
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Tracing the bird flu outbreak in North American poultry flocks

(Reuters) - The United States is facing its worst outbreak on record of avian influenza as three deadly strains have hit North American poultry flocks since December, with the spread of infection picking
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Useful timeline!

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Natural measles virus infection weakens immunity for years after infection

Natural measles virus infection weakens immunity for years after infection | Virology News | Scoop.it
The vaccine indirectly protects for more than measles.
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Swaziland has world's highest HIV/AIDS rate; young women most affected

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Swaziland has the world's largest HIV epidemic, affecting roughly one in four people.
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U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures

U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures | Virology News | Scoop.it
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs...
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Flu cases double in South Australia as the elderly face an early spike

Flu cases double in South Australia as the elderly face an early spike | Virology News | Scoop.it
Influenza cases in SA have doubled this year with elderly people among the worst affected.
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And I'll bet you the same thing happens here in the REAL SA....

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3 Reasons Why Cannabis is Used to Help Treat HIV/AIDS

3 Reasons Why Cannabis is Used to Help Treat HIV/AIDS | Virology News | Scoop.it
Today cannabis helps these AIDS patients in multiple ways as described below.
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Gavi HPV Programs: Application to Implementation

Gavi HPV Programs: Application to Implementation | Virology News | Scoop.it
Developing countries disproportionately suffer from the burden of cervical cancer yet lack the resources to establish systematic screening programs that have resulted in significant reductions in morbidity and mortality in developed countries.
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ProMED-mail and avian flu

ProMED-mail and avian flu | Virology News | Scoop.it

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses have been reported thus far this year in flocks in Nigeria, Indonesia, Iraq, and Burkina Faso (all H5N1), Hungary, USA, and China (H5N8), Mexico (H7N3), and Taiwan (H5N2). In Viet Nam, H5N6 is epizootic. The disease has affected humans in Egypt (H5N1) and China (H5N6 and H7N9). In March, U.S. researchers reported that two flu strains (H10N8 and H6N1), had begun causing sporadic infections among people on the Chinese mainland and in Taiwan, but were still not able to infect humans easily.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease reported recently that the HPAI H5N2 virus detected in poultry in British Columbia was sequenced and found to contain gene segments from the HPAI Eurasian H5N8 virus, terming this the first time a "Eurasian lineage highly pathogenic H5 virus has caused an outbreak of avian influenza in poultry in North America." In the US, every day brings news of new sites in the current outbreak of H5N2. Since March, the virus has led to the loss of well over 30 million birds in 13 states. The pattern and speed of this outbreak's spread is causing scientists to re-think the assumption that avian influenza spreads solely through the intermingling of wild birds with domestic flocks.

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Real-time visualization of circulating influenza strains – FluViruses.com

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Video to debunk HIV cure fallacy in S Africa

Video to debunk HIV cure fallacy in S Africa | Virology News | Scoop.it
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The Feverish Roots of Today's Anti-Vaccine Movement

The Feverish Roots of Today's Anti-Vaccine Movement | Virology News | Scoop.it
How the history of inoculation gave birth to the anti-vaccine movement.
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A huge US food distributor says bird flu could hurt egg supply for the next year

A huge US food distributor says bird flu could hurt egg supply for the next year | Virology News | Scoop.it
The U.S. poultry and egg industry is grappling with the country's biggest outbreak on record of avian influenza.
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SABC News - South Africans warned against H3N2 strain

SABC News - South Africans warned against H3N2 strain | Virology News | Scoop.it
Global health authorities have cautioned that current flu vaccines may not prevent a severe new strain of influenza, namely the H3N2 strain.
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Yup!  Still worth getting vaccinated, though - because you might get one of the OTHER ones!

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The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready?

Discrimination, societal sanctions, it all started with a few measles cases at Disneyland. More than 1.2 million people in the US are infected with HIV, about two ...
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Widespread male circumcision could prevent more than a million HIV infections

Widespread male circumcision could prevent more than a million HIV infections HSPH News May 11, 2015—More than a million HIV infections could be prevented over the next 15 years by increasing circumcision of uninfected men in the five countries in...
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