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Pulse polio vaccine administered

Pulse polio vaccine administered | Virology News | Scoop.it

As a part of pulse polio immunisation programme, over 5.63 lakh children below five years including new born babies were administered with oral polio vaccine in  the twin cities and cantonment area here on Sunday....

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Just shows you the sheer scale of the effort - nearly a million babies in ONE district in India! - still needed to contain a virus that was almost eradicated.  Almost, that is, until politics and selfish policies made people in neighbouring Pakistan suspicious of vaccinators.

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Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology - 7th Edition

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The Far-Right’s Anti-Science Conspiracies Are Literally Killing Us

The Far-Right’s Anti-Science Conspiracies Are Literally Killing Us | Virology News | Scoop.it
Dr. Peter Hotez joins The New Abnormal this week to discuss his new book, “The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science”—and why anti-vaccine conspiracies are so dangerous.
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Post translational modifications at the verge of plant-geminivirus interaction

Plant-virus interaction is a complex phenomenon and involves the communication between plant and viral factors. Viruses have very limited coding ability yet, they are able to cause infection which results in huge agro-economic losses throughout the globe each year.
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Rate of climate-induced extinction is 'shocking'

Rate of climate-induced extinction is 'shocking' | Virology News | Scoop.it
A study of a lizard species in Arizona revealed that nearly 70 years' worth of climate-related extinction occurred in just seven years.
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Covid symptoms are now more mild and follow a pattern, doctors say

Covid symptoms are now more mild and follow a pattern, doctors say | Virology News | Scoop.it
Doctors describe a clearer, more consistent pattern of Covid symptoms than they saw in the past. The illness often starts with sore throat and congestion.
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“Inverse vaccine” reverses autoimmune diseases like MS, diabetes & arthritis

“Inverse vaccine” reverses autoimmune diseases like MS, diabetes & arthritis | Virology News | Scoop.it
An ‘inverse vaccine’ has been developed that reverses the damage caused when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s healthy organs and tissues. It could pave the way to a treatment for autoimmune diseases like MS, type 1 diabetes and arthritis.
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Argentina reports first H5 avian flu detection in a sea elephant 

Argentina reports first H5 avian flu detection in a sea elephant  | Virology News | Scoop.it
The infected sea elephants were found in an outbreak area where dead sea lions were also found.
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France launches bird vaccination scheme, amid fears of a repeat of H5N1 outbreaks

France launches bird vaccination scheme, amid fears of a repeat of H5N1 outbreaks | Virology News | Scoop.it
Vaccination against bird flu offers farmers hope, rather than being caught between the anguish of finding a sick bird and the desolation of having to slaughter their entire flock.
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Brain organoids could reveal origins of autism

Brain organoids could reveal origins of autism | Virology News | Scoop.it
Brain organoids offer a look at the genetic and cellular underpinnings of autism, say researchers.
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NIH clinical trial of universal flu vaccine candidate begins

NIH clinical trial of universal flu vaccine candidate begins | Virology News | Scoop.it
Vaccine targets six flu strains.
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Experts warn of simultaneous COVID and flu outbreak in Japan

Experts warn of simultaneous COVID and flu outbreak in Japan | Virology News | Scoop.it
Experts warned that simultaneous outbreaks of COVID-19 and influenza are occurring in Tokyo schools, disrupting many schools and forcing classes to be canceled.
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Flu Outbreak Continuing for Unusually Long Period in Japan 

Flu Outbreak Continuing for Unusually Long Period in Japan  | Virology News | Scoop.it
Tokyo, Sept.17 (Jiji Press)--In an unusual development, the flu outbreak that started late last year in Japan…...
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Nuclear envelope disruption triggers hallmarks of aging in lung alveolar macrophages

Nuclear envelope disruption triggers hallmarks of aging in lung alveolar macrophages | Virology News | Scoop.it
Lamin A/C protects alveolar macrophages against nuclear envelope rupture and DNA damage, but it erodes during aging. Lack of lamin A/C leads to senescence and an aging signature, resulting in vulnerability to influenza virus and lung cancer growth.
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Does a high-dose influenza vaccine reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

Does a high-dose influenza vaccine reduce cardiovascular disease risk? | Virology News | Scoop.it
Whether a high-dose influenza vaccine is associated with a benefit in reducing CP events.
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Can agriculture actually block pathogens from animals?

Can agriculture actually block pathogens from animals? | Virology News | Scoop.it
Agriculture can produce pathogens from animals, but it can form barriers that help block their spread, an article argues.
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US: Bald eagles back on track to recovery after bird flu outbreak of 2022

US: Bald eagles back on track to recovery after bird flu outbreak of 2022 | Virology News | Scoop.it
After a drop in nesting success in 2022 due to highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, bald eagles appear to be back on the track to recovery.
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A geminivirus crosses the monocot-dicot boundary and acts as a viral vector for gene silencing and genome editing

Detection of WDIV in naturally infected wheat, barley, and sugarcane in the field and its ability to systemically infect wheat, oat, barley, corn, soybean, and tobacco under laboratory conditions, provides compelling evidence that WDIV is the first geminivirus identified with the capability of infec...
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Andrew Wakefield: A horribly harmful fraudster and anti-vaxx hero

Wakefield’s fraud created a false link between the MMR vaccine and autism.His “study” in The Lancet was retracted and he was struck off the UK's medical register for committing unethical and fraudulent research on...
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Moderna says mRNA flu shot generates better immune response in study than currently available vaccine

Moderna says mRNA flu shot generates better immune response in study than currently available vaccine | Virology News | Scoop.it
Moderna said that its experimental mRNA-based seasonal flu vaccine generated a stronger immune response than a currently marketed vaccine.
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New Vaccine Can Completely Reverse Autoimmune Diseases Like Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes, and Crohn’s Disease

New Vaccine Can Completely Reverse Autoimmune Diseases Like Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes, and Crohn’s Disease | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers from Pritzker Molecular Engineering, under the guidance of Prof. Jeffrey Hubbell, demonstrated that their compound can eliminate the autoimmune response linked to multiple sclerosis.Researchers at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) have developed...
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Finland - Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in raccoon dogs, Arctic foxes, American minks and red foxes in fur farms -

Finland - Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in raccoon dogs, Arctic foxes, American minks and red foxes in fur farms - | Virology News | Scoop.it
Finland - Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in raccoon dogs, Arctic foxes, American minks and red foxes in fur farms...
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Engineered microorganism breaks down plastic in salt water

Engineered microorganism breaks down plastic in salt water | Virology News | Scoop.it
A genetically engineered marine microorganism can break down plastic in salt water, researchers report.
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US NIH begins human trials of 'universal' flu vaccine

The vaccine candidate, FluMos-v2, is designed to offer protection against four strains of the influenza A virus and two strains of influenza B virus, the health agency said. The study is expected to enroll 24 healthy volunteers, aged between 18 and 50, who will receive two intramuscular...
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Vitamin D insufficiency as a potential culprit in critical COVID-19 patients

Serum vitamin D levels could be implicated in the COVID-19 prognosis. Diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency could be a helpful adjunct in assessing patients' potential of developing severe COVID-19. Appropriate preventative and/or therapeutic intervention may improve COVID-19 outcomes.
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And here's me with very low vit D levels due to sun avoidance because skin cancers...
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Canine circovirus among dogs and cats in China: first identification in cats

Canine circovirus (CanineCV) is a virus associated with respiratory and digestive diseases in dogs and often occurs in coinfections with other pathogens, thereby aggravating the symptoms of infected dogs.
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