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Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children Lasts for 10 Years

Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children Lasts for 10 Years | Virology News | Scoop.it

"Children younger than 2 who are given the hepatitis A vaccine are protected from the virus for 10 years, a new study shows.

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver, and typically is found in areas with poor sanitation where it is transmitted through contaminated food and water.

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the transfer of a mother's hepatitis A antibodies -- which help defend against the virus -- to her child does not reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine, which is routinely given to children between 12 months and 18 months old."

 

Good news indeed - because the vaccine hasn't been around that long, and it's always useful to know just when you might need re-jabbing.  A seriously good idea for people travelling in Africa, Asia, South America....

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Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology - 7th Edition

Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology - 7th Edition | Virology News | Scoop.it

Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology, - 7th Edition, revised by EP Rybicki. Print Book. ISBN 9780128227848. Now published!!


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The Avian Influenza Outbreak—Ecological and Biological Security Implications –

The Avian Influenza Outbreak—Ecological and Biological Security Implications – | Virology News | Scoop.it
Taking steps now to enhance surveillance, accelerate vaccine testing and development, and improve the security of farms, will help prevent H5N1 from becoming the next pandemic. It is not too late to tackle this threat, but it is ultimately up to us to take action.
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H5N1 avian flu found in skunk deaths from Vancouver area

H5N1 avian flu found in skunk deaths from Vancouver area | Virology News | Scoop.it


H5N1 avian flu found in skunk deaths from Vancouver area Lisa Schnirring Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Greg Schechter / Flickr cc Share Animal health officials in British Columbia, Canada, yesterday reported that an investigation into skunks found dead in residential areas of two cities at the end of February have revealed H5N1 avian influenza.

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Bird Flu, Mpox And Marburg. Why Do So Many Viruses Seem to Be Emerging Right Now?

Bird Flu, Mpox And Marburg. Why Do So Many Viruses Seem to Be Emerging Right Now? | Virology News | Scoop.it
From the widespread outbreak of mpox (formerly called monkeypox) in 2022, to the evolving bird flu situation, to recent cases of Marburg virus in Equatorial Guinea, COVID isn't dominating the headlines as much as it used to.
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Toronto Zoo closing bird aviaries after bird flu found in southern Ontario farm 

Toronto Zoo closing bird aviaries after bird flu found in southern Ontario farm  | Virology News | Scoop.it
The Toronto Zoo is closing its bird aviaries to the public as a precautionary measure after avian influenza was detected at a southern Ontario commercial poultry farm.
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Bird flu: Two dolphins die from avian influenza in UK waters for the first time

Bird flu: Two dolphins die from avian influenza in UK waters for the first time | Virology News | Scoop.it
The highly infectious H5N1 variant has previously been found in otters, foxes and grey seals in the UK...
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Multiepitope Subunit Peptide-Based Nanovaccine against Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Elicited High Antibody Titers in Vaccinated Mice

Multiepitope Subunit Peptide-Based Nanovaccine against Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Elicited High Antibody Titers in Vaccinated Mice | Virology News | Scoop.it
Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) infection is one of the most serious threats to the swine industry. While the disease can be prevented, to some extent, by commercial PCV2a vaccines, the evolving nature of PCV2 necessitates the development of a novel vaccine that can compete with the mutations of the...
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How does chronic HBV infection affect flu and COVID-19 vaccine responses?

How does chronic HBV infection affect flu and COVID-19 vaccine responses? | Virology News | Scoop.it
The influenza season marks the beginning of a time of illness, sometimes serious or even fatal, in much of the world. For this reason, flu shots are recommended, especially for individuals with underlying diseases such as chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, since they are at higher risk for...
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What are the long-term effects of RSV in adults?

What are the long-term effects of RSV in adults? | Virology News | Scoop.it
Most people recover from RSV with no issues. However, the virus can be serious and lead to health complications, especially in older adults.
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Tiny chalk disks in ocean are 'catalysts for death'

Tiny chalk disks in ocean are 'catalysts for death' | Virology News | Scoop.it
The circular, chalky plates of marine algae E. huxleyi can act as catalysts for viral infection and are key to Earth's carbon cycle.
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Is this window when people got to N. America?

Is this window when people got to N. America? | Virology News | Scoop.it
"It is now more likely that humans moved into North America between 20,000 and 16,000 years ago, with colder climates and extensive winter sea ice."...
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COVID has actually had limited effect on mental health

COVID has actually had limited effect on mental health | Virology News | Scoop.it
Despite stories to the contrary, the pandemic has had limited effects on mental health. Researchers say it's a testament to human resilience.
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Influenza and other respiratory viruses: standardizing disease severity in surveillance and clinical trials

Influenza-Like Illness is a leading cause of hospitalization in children. Disease burden due to influenza and other respiratory viral infections is reported on a population level, but clinical scores measuring individual changes in disease severity are urgently needed.
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Material heralds new 'dawn' for superconductivity

Material heralds new 'dawn' for superconductivity | Virology News | Scoop.it
“With this material, the dawn of ambient superconductivity and applied technologies has arrived,” according to a team led by Ranga Dias.
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Alarming situation of emerging H5 and H7 avian influenza and effective control strategies

Alarming situation of emerging H5 and H7 avian influenza and effective control strategies | Virology News | Scoop.it
Avian influenza viruses continue to present challenges to animal and human health. Viruses bearing the hemagglutinin (HA) gene of the H5 subtype and H7 subtype have caused 2634 human cases around t...
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Bird Flu Associated with Hundreds of Seal Deaths in New England in 2022

Bird Flu Associated with Hundreds of Seal Deaths in New England in 2022 | Virology News | Scoop.it
A study from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is the first to connect highly pathogenic avian influenza to a large scale mortality event in wild mammals.
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Study of H5N1 avian flu seal deaths reveals multiple lineages

Study of H5N1 avian flu seal deaths reveals multiple lineages | Virology News | Scoop.it

Study of H5N1 avian flu seal deaths reveals multiple lineages Lisa Schnirring Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Tim Sackton / Flickr cc Share Deaths of seals from H5N1 avian influenza in seals stranded on New England beaches last summer stoked growing concerns about the susceptibility of mammals, including humans, to the virus, and now researchers have shared detailed genetic findings from both the seals and birds from the environment, noting a range of virus lineages in the animals and a low species barrier. 

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How COVID-19 disrupted cancer care

How COVID-19 disrupted cancer care | Virology News | Scoop.it
Interviews with over 90 patients and caregivers in the US and Australia highlight how COVID-19 disrupted cancer care in 2020 and 2021.
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Avian Flu discovered in carcasses of five seals from Cornwall | Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Avian Flu discovered in carcasses of five seals from Cornwall | Cornwall Wildlife Trust | Virology News | Scoop.it
Cornwall Wildlife Trust have been alerted by our partners at the Cetacean Strandings Investigation programme (CSIP) of Avian Flu being discovered in the carcasses of five seals from Cornwall.
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Bird flu can jump to mammals. Should we worry?

Bird flu can jump to mammals. Should we worry? | Virology News | Scoop.it
Reports of bears and sea lions infected with H5N1 have sparked fears about the pandemic potential of bird flu. Experts are keeping a close eye on its spread.
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Intranasal immunization with synthetic recombinant vaccine containing multiple epitopes of influenza virus

The oligonucleotides coding for three epitopes (HA91-108, NP55-69, and NP 147-158) of influenza virus, stimulating B-cells, T-helper cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), respectively, were previously employed for expressing each epitope in flagella that induced specific humoral and cellular ...
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U.S. Considers Vaccinating Chickens Amid Bird Flu Outbreak - The New York Times

U.S. Considers Vaccinating Chickens Amid Bird Flu Outbreak - The New York Times | Virology News | Scoop.it
The largest outbreak of avian influenza in U.S. history has driven up egg prices and raised concerns about a human pandemic, though C.D.C. experts say the risk of that is low.
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Tool finds existing meds that could fight future pandemics

Tool finds existing meds that could fight future pandemics | Virology News | Scoop.it
A new algorithm calculates how to effectively repurpose existing drugs that could be used in future pandemic outbreaks.
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Quick takes: H5N1 avian flu in sea otter, other mammals; US, UK mull poultry vaccination | CIDRAP

Quick takes: H5N1 avian flu in sea otter, other mammals; US, UK mull poultry vaccination | CIDRAP | Virology News | Scoop.it
The US reports 6 more H5N1 infections in mammals, Chile confirms the strain in a sea otter, and the US and UK weigh vaccinating poultry.
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H3N2 Influenza: Will Karnataka Impose Restrictions as State Reports First Death Due to Virus

H3N2 Influenza: Will Karnataka Impose Restrictions as State Reports First Death Due to Virus | Virology News | Scoop.it
Karnataka H3N2 Influenza Case Latest Update: More than 50 cases of H3N2 have been reported across the state and six cases are confirmed in Hassan district alone.-- aaa...
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Dynamics of Influenza A and SARS-CoV-2 coinfections during the COVID-19 pandemic in India

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