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Zombies—A Pop Culture Resource for Public Health Awareness

Zombies—A Pop Culture Resource for Public Health Awareness | Virology News | Scoop.it
Sitting at his laboratory bench, a scientist adds mutation after mutation to a strand of rabies virus RNA, unaware that in a few short days, an outbreak of this very mutation would destroy society as we know it.
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Love it!  Zombies for public health!  Russell, you'll like this.  Thanks, Stephen Korsmann.

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Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology - 7th Edition

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

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

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Genes may connect mouth diseases and cancer

Genes may connect mouth diseases and cancer | Virology News | Scoop.it
The same genes that affect diseases in our mouths may be linked to other diseases, including certain types of cancer.
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First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink | Virology News | Scoop.it
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) is a strain of the avian influenza virus that primarily affects birds, particularly poultry. HPAI A(H5N1)  is a highly contagious and deadly virus that can cause severe illness and death in birds, including chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys.
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History repeats itself: the relevance of the 1918 influenza pandemic to the medical school curriculum

BACKGROUND The dramatic global impact of the coronavirus pandemic has increased consideration on epidemiological progressions of pandemics. Measures implemented to reduce viral transmission have been largely historical comparable in nature with the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic, demons...
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US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans | Virology News | Scoop.it
U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.
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The bivalent vaccine booster outperforms - by Eric Topol

The bivalent vaccine booster outperforms - by Eric Topol | Virology News | Scoop.it
A review of the cumulative body of evidence...
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Avian flu confirmed in three grizzly bears euthanized in Montana

Avian flu confirmed in three grizzly bears euthanized in Montana | Virology News | Scoop.it
Three juvenile grizzly bears found disoriented and suffering from neurological issue such as partial blindness tested positive for avian flu, Montana wildlife officials confirmed Tuesday.
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Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection in farmed minks, Spain, October 2022

In October 2022, an outbreak in Europe of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) in intensively farmed minks occurred in northwest Spain. A single mink farm hosting more than 50,000 minks was involved.
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Sinopharm's mRNA COVID vaccine approved for clinical trials - CGTN

Sinopharm's mRNA COVID vaccine approved for clinical trials - CGTN | Virology News | Scoop.it
Chinese drugmaker Sinopharm said that its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine against the Omicron variant has received government approval on Thursday to begin clinical trials.The company has built a 2 billion dose annual capacity production line in Shanghai and will...
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Peptide blocks damaging ARDS lung inflammation in mice

Peptide blocks damaging ARDS lung inflammation in mice | Virology News | Scoop.it
A newly-designed peptide can suppress the damaging lung inflammation seen in acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS.
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Grizzly bears test positive for bird flu in Montana, officials say

Grizzly bears test positive for bird flu in Montana, officials say | Virology News | Scoop.it
Three grizzly bears were euthanized in Montana after they became ill and tested positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, according to the state's Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
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Full article: Heterologous booster with inhaled adenovirus vector COVID-19 vaccine generated more neutralizing antibodies against different SARS-CoV-2 variants

The rapid widespread Omicron subvariant BA.5 of SARS-CoV-2 has become a potential imminent pandemic threat, but available vaccines lack high efficacy against this subvariant. Thus, it is urgent to ...
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Japan to lower COVID-19 to flu status, further easing rules

Japan to lower COVID-19 to flu status, further easing rules | Virology News | Scoop.it
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced plans to downgrade the legal status of COVID-19 to the equivalent of seasonal influenza in the spring, a move that would further relax...
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Toddlers go out of their way to help dogs

Toddlers go out of their way to help dogs | Virology News | Scoop.it
Toddlers instinctively bond with and help dogs, especially those trying to get out-of-reach treats and toys.
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Avian flu could decimate Australian black swans

The unique genetics of the Australian black swan leaves the species vulnerable to viral illnesses such as avian flu, new research has revealed.
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Seasonal influenza and vaccine herd effect - PMC

The seasonal influenza vaccine programs in many regions aimed to protect most vulnerable population, but current trivalent influenza vaccine does not provide sufficient effectiveness among people under high risk for severe outcome of the influenza.
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Many older adults skipped home health to avoid COVID

Many older adults skipped home health to avoid COVID | Virology News | Scoop.it
Many homebound older adults canceled medically necessary home-based health care services out of fear of getting COVID-19, research finds.
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Pfizer Offers Up Entire Drug And Vaccine Portfolio To World’s Poorest Countries At Non-Profit Prices

Pfizer Offers Up Entire Drug And Vaccine Portfolio To World’s Poorest Countries At Non-Profit Prices | Virology News | Scoop.it
The announcement will cover some 1.2 billion people living in 45 low-income countries.
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UK: More than 7m captive birds have died or been culled for bird flu disease control

UK: More than 7m captive birds have died or been culled for bird flu disease control | Virology News | Scoop.it
Labour said the Government has ‘failed to grip this crisis’.
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B cell 'boot camp' insights could inform future vaccines

B cell 'boot camp' insights could inform future vaccines | Virology News | Scoop.it
New research sheds light on microscopic training grounds that allow B cells to perfect the antibodies they use against viruses and bacteria.
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Only HIV vaccine in advanced trials failed: 'Obviously disappointing'

Only HIV vaccine in advanced trials failed: 'Obviously disappointing' | Virology News | Scoop.it
The last HIV vaccine in a late-stage trial has failed, researchers announced, dealing yet another blow to the efforts to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
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Tight transmission bottlenecks may limit the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Tight transmission bottlenecks may limit the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variants | Virology News | Scoop.it
A new study describes that tight transmission bottlenecks restrict the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in the transmission chain. SARS-CoV-2 is the causative pathogen of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Severe symptoms reported in Ecuador's H5 avian flu case

Severe symptoms reported in Ecuador's H5 avian flu case | Virology News | Scoop.it

Severe symptoms reported in Ecuador's H5 avian flu case Lisa Schnirring Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Garrett Heath / Flickr cc Share The 9-year-old girl reported last week as representing Ecuador's first human H5 avian flu case has a severe infection and remains hospitalized, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in an outbreak notice. Her illness marked the seventh human infection from the current H5 clade and is the third to be reported as severe. The four other infections were mild. 

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Late-stage trials show efficacy of Moderna's RSV vaccine in older adults

Late-stage trials show efficacy of Moderna's RSV vaccine in older adults | Virology News | Scoop.it
The experimental mRNA vaccine is about 84 percent effective against the sometimes deadly virus.
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