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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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Response to the outbreak of avian flu in Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau

Response to the outbreak of avian flu in Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau | Virology News | Scoop.it
BirdLife Africa is very concerned about the avian flu that is decimating thousands of birds along the coast of Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau.
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‘A gamechanger’: new meningitis vaccine hailed as major step

‘A gamechanger’: new meningitis vaccine hailed as major step | Virology News | Scoop.it
Successful trials in Africa of NmCV-5 vaccine open the door to affordable treatment for disease that kills 250,000 people a year...
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Bird flu fells nearly 9,000 marine creatures in Chile

Bird flu fells nearly 9,000 marine creatures in Chile | Virology News | Scoop.it
Nearly 9,000 sea lions, penguins, otters and small cetaceans have died in an avian flu outbreak battering Chile's north coast, the South American country's fisheries service said Thursday.
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Japan to stockpile vaccines for H5N1 bird flu virus | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Japan to stockpile vaccines for H5N1 bird flu virus | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News | Virology News | Scoop.it
Japan's Health Ministry has decided to change its stockpile of flu vaccines in order to be able to deal with the H5N1 bird flu virus, which has been spreading around the world in recent years.
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Economic burden of seasonal influenza in the United States

This study provides an updated estimate of the total economic burden of influenza in the U.S. Although we found a lower total cost than previously estimated, our results confirm that influenza is responsible for a substantial economic burden in the U.S.
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Interim 2022/23 influenza vaccine effectiveness: six European studies, October 2022 to January 2023

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Between October 2022 and January 2023, influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2) and B/Victoria viruses circulated in Europe with different influenza (sub)types dominating in different areas. Aim To provide interim 2022/23 influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates from six European studies,...
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Brazil investigates four more suspect cases of avian flu in wild birds

Brazil investigates four more suspect cases of avian flu in wild birds | Virology News | Scoop.it
Brazil is investigating another four new potential cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in wild birds, according to authorities from the state of Espirito Santo, where Brazil's first ever cases were confirmed this week.
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Worker infected with bird flu travelled to Scotland and risked 'creating new pandemic'

Worker infected with bird flu travelled to Scotland and risked 'creating new pandemic' | Virology News | Scoop.it
The poultry worker contracted the virus in England and then travelled to Scotland - with experts saying he risked spreading the deadly disease.
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Animal health body backs bird flu vaccination to avoid pandemic

Animal health body backs bird flu vaccination to avoid pandemic | Virology News | Scoop.it
Governments should consider vaccinating poultry against bird flu, which has killed hundreds of millions of birds and infected mammals worldwide, to prevent the virus from turning into a new pandemic, the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said.
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Factbox: Some 25 types of mammals died in latest bird flu outbreak

Factbox: Some 25 types of mammals died in latest bird flu outbreak | Virology News | Scoop.it
About 25 types of mammals have died in the latest bird flu outbreak, a larger number than in previous ones, increasing the risk of the virus turning into a pandemic, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said.
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Porcine Circovirus Modulates Swine Influenza Virus Replication in Pig Tracheal Epithelial Cells and Porcine Alveolar Macrophages

Porcine Circovirus Modulates Swine Influenza Virus Replication in Pig Tracheal Epithelial Cells and Porcine Alveolar Macrophages | Virology News | Scoop.it
The pathogenesis of porcine circovirus type 2b (PCV2b) and swine influenza A virus (SwIV) during co-infection in swine respiratory cells is poorly understood. To elucidate the impact of PCV2b/SwIV co-infection, newborn porcine tracheal epithelial cells (NPTr) and immortalized porcine alveolar...
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Brazil declares 180-day animal health emergency amid avian flu cases in wild birds

Brazil declares 180-day animal health emergency amid avian flu cases in wild birds | Virology News | Scoop.it
Brazil declared a state of animal health emergency for 180 days in response to the country’s first-ever detection of the highly pathogenic avian flu in wild birds...
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COVID-19 vaccines may undergo major overhaul this autumn

As Omicron persists, consensus grows for abandoning the ancestral coronavirus strain to improve immune responses...
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An engineered influenza virus to deliver antigens for lung cancer vaccination

An engineered influenza virus to deliver antigens for lung cancer vaccination | Virology News | Scoop.it
A cancer vaccine is delivered to the lung by an engineered attenuated influenza virus.
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‘Unpredictable’ winter in store for New South Wales as flu number skyrocket

‘Unpredictable’ winter in store for New South Wales as flu number skyrocket | Virology News | Scoop.it
One Australian state has issued a stern warning as flu cases spike by 66 and Covid cases rise ahead of winter.
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New zone could expand search for habitable planets

New zone could expand search for habitable planets | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers suggest a new way to expand the search for habitable planets that takes into account a zone not previously considered.
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...to places where there's liquid water, one assumes. Like around Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and maybe even Pluto?
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Interactomics: Dozens of Viruses, Co-evolving With Humans, Including the Influenza A Virus, may Actively Distort Human Aging

Some viruses (e.g., human immunodeficiency virus 1 and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) have been experimentally proposed to accelerate features of human aging and of cellular senescence.
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Uganda’s Locally Made Anti-Tick Vaccine Working Wonders On Cattle - NARO »

Uganda’s Locally Made Anti-Tick Vaccine Working Wonders On Cattle - NARO » | Virology News | Scoop.it
The trials for the anti-tick vaccine kicked off in October 2022 On October 27, 2022, the Government of Uganda officially flagged off NARO’s anti-tick vaccine for on-farm field trials at Mbarara ZARDI, Isimba Prison Farm in Masindi district, Kiburara Prison Farm in Ibanda district, Maruzi Research...
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Novel Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Clade 2.3.4.4b Virus in Wild Birds, South Korea

Novel Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Clade 2.3.4.4b Virus in Wild Birds, South Korea...
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Urgent warning for Australia as brutal strain of flu strikes thousands

Urgent warning for Australia as brutal strain of flu strikes thousands | Virology News | Scoop.it
Australians are warned that they could catch a brutal strain of the flu as cases of the disease reach 100 times higher than they were last year, with over 40,000 cases of influenza reported so far this year.
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Brazil's bird flu scare a danger for South Africa's poultry industry and low income families

Brazil's bird flu scare a danger for South Africa's poultry industry and low income families | Virology News | Scoop.it
An expert says government needs to consider measures to prevent the potential devastating impact on consumers should chicken imports be halted if virus spreads.
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Influenza: exposing the true killer

In the early 1930s, Richard Shope isolated influenza virus from infected pigs. Shope's finding was quickly followed by the isolation of the influenza virus from humans, proving that a virus—not a bacterium, as was widely believed—caused ...
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Although there were those French medics who claimed flu was a virus back in 1918...and a Japanese physician in 1919...
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India develops first local test to detect flu, Covid in single swab

India develops first local test to detect flu, Covid in single swab | Virology News | Scoop.it
The Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has developed the kit, known as a multiplex single tube realtime RT-PCR test.| Latest News India...
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Australian-first universal flu vaccine trial begins at Brisbane's Mater Hospital 

Australian-first universal flu vaccine trial begins at Brisbane's Mater Hospital  | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Brisbane's Mater Hospital are starting to trial a vaccine that could mean flu jabs are only necessary every few years, instead of annually.
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Lakes, not just caves, hold clues to human survival of ice age

Lakes, not just caves, hold clues to human survival of ice age | Virology News | Scoop.it
New findings expand the range of livable regions in interior South Africa nearly 200,000 years ago, during an ice age called MIS6.
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