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Bird flu discovery drug hope

Scientists have found the sole shyaccess point that allows bird flu to make the jump to humans, raising hopes of new drugs that close the door on pandemics.
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'No point in trying to close the borders': Aussie flu threatens Britain

'No point in trying to close the borders': Aussie flu threatens Britain | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Professor Robert Dingwall
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NIH Lifts Ban On Research That Could Make Deadly Viruses Even Worse

NIH Lifts Ban On Research That Could Make Deadly Viruses Even Worse | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
After an unusual three-year moratorium, the federal government says it will once again allow research on deadly viruses that could spark pandemics. The work has sparked concerns about bioterrorism.
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The Sydney emergency departments where patients bore the brunt of the horror winter period

The Sydney emergency departments where patients bore the brunt of the horror winter period | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
An unprecedented number of patients flooded NSW emergency departments over this year's horror winter period, the latest Bureau of Health Information repor
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Timing of First Respiratory Virus Detections in Infants: A Community-Based Birth Cohort Study | The Journal of Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic

Timing of First Respiratory Virus Detections in Infants: A Community-Based Birth Cohort Study | The Journal of Infectious Diseases | Oxford Academic | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
AbstractBackground. Determining timing of first virus detection episodes (fVDEs) for different respiratory viruses in infants identifies risk periods and infor
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Cases of childs' virus spike in Victoria

Cases of childs' virus spike in Victoria | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
There has been a "large" spike in the number of Victorian cases of a virus which can lead to severe neurological illness in babies and young children
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Should all Australians get free flu vaccines? | AJP

Should all Australians get free flu vaccines? | AJP | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Stakeholders are calling for the flu vaccination to be made available without cost to all Australians, including children Bastian Seidel, Royal Australian College of Genera
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Boy's flu battle: 'He is not going to hear me say, I love you'

Boy's flu battle: 'He is not going to hear me say, I love you' | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
The soccer-mad Year 2 student suffered a string of other illnesses including sepsis, meningitis, and a blood clot on his brain but now he is finally coming home.
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The Pregnancy Vaccine Scare That Should Have Never Been

The Pregnancy Vaccine Scare That Should Have Never Been | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Events occurring at odds greater than 20 to 1 are considered to be statistically significant (i.e., p≤0.05). If you flip the coin thousands of times, however, it’s likely that the coin will come up heads five times in a row somewhere in that run, thus proving that it’s a two-headed coin. Again: the curse of small numbers gleaned from a large database.
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"Events occurring at odds greater than 20 to 1 are considered to be statistically significant (i.e., p≤0.05). If you flip the coin thousands of times, however, it’s likely that the coin will come up heads five times in a row somewhere in that run, thus proving that it’s a two-headed coin. Again: the curse of small numbers gleaned from a large database."
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Norovirus hits second school after camp

Norovirus hits second school after camp | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
DOZENS of students from two Brisbane schools have fallen ill with vomiting and diarrhoea after attending Camp Warrawee, north of Brisbane, this week
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Qld severe flu season easing

Qld severe flu season easing | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Less Queenslanders were struck down with flu last week than the week before with authorities hoping the severe season is ending.
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Scientists recreate an extinct virus, a relative of smallpox

Scientists recreate an extinct virus, a relative of smallpox | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
“Demonstrating this can be done — and then writing newspaper articles about it and Science magazine articles — will get the attention of people who might want to use it for the wrong reasons and they might have never known about that,” Lipsitch said.
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The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
The current rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is unprecedented in the past 800,000 years. As our video explains, ice cores track human changes to the atmosphere that are far beyond natural.
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New technology allows for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New technology allows for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
New technology allows for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Case study: China’s Year of the Rooster looking foul

Case study: China’s Year of the Rooster looking foul | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Anhui Provinces have experie
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U.S. lifts moratorium on funding controversial, high-risk virus research

U.S. lifts moratorium on funding controversial, high-risk virus research | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
ake viruses more dangerous will have to convince the HHS board that there are no feasible, equally effective alternative ways to obtain the new information — such as, does a specific genetic change make avian flu more deadly? — in a
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Flu epidemic claims the lives of more than 200 Victorians this year

Flu epidemic claims the lives of more than 200 Victorians this year | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Australia's flu epidemic is expected to claim the lives of more than 200 people in Victoria this year, with more than 40,000 cases confirmed in the state and one in ten people sent to intensive care.
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Babies vulnerable in Vic virus spike

Babies vulnerable in Vic virus spike | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
There's been more cases of viruses which lead to neurological illness in babies, Vic health authorities say.
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Health experts zero in on camels to fight deadly MERS virus

Health experts zero in on camels to fight deadly MERS virus | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has been heavily criticized for not being transparent about MERS, but Van Kerkhove said that had totally changed
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‘Double whammy’ influenza, hay fever strikes

‘Double whammy’ influenza, hay fever strikes | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
A DOUBLE whammy of the horror flu outbreak and an early start to hayfever season has left tens of thousands of people short of breath, coughing and spluttering.
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Worst of flu season still to come: experts

Worst of flu season still to come: experts | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
has filled hospital beds up and down the east coast claiming the lives of 300 elderly residents
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'Get to the doctor': Warnings issued after flu kills eight-year-old Melbourne girl

'Get to the doctor': Warnings issued after flu kills eight-year-old Melbourne girl | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
A deadly flu outbreak has claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl in Melbourne as authorities warn Victorians not to dismiss cold symptoms.
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Adults need to be vaccinated, too — are you up to date?

Adults need to be vaccinated, too — are you up to date? | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
The kinds of vaccines adults need depend on several factors, including whether you were born here, how old you are and whether you intend to travel overseas.
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Two (now retracted) studies purporting to show that vaccinated children are sicker than unvaccinated children show nothing of the sort

Two (now retracted) studies purporting to show that vaccinated children are sicker than unvaccinated children show nothing of the sort | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Antivaccine websites have been touting two recently published studies as strong evidence that vaccinated children are less healthy than unvaccinated children. The studies are so flawed that they sh…
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How Canadian researchers reconstituted an extinct poxvirus for $100,000 using mail-order DNA

How Canadian researchers reconstituted an extinct poxvirus for $100,000 using mail-order DNA | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
A study that brought horsepox back to life is triggering a new debate about the risks and power of synthetic biology
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Hunting for Ebola among the bats of the Congo

Hunting for Ebola among the bats of the Congo | Emerging Viruses, Virus Discovery and Virus Characterization | Scoop.it
Biologists trap and sample giant fruit bats, the suspected reservoir of the deadly virus
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