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New influenza virus discovered in Guatemalan fruit bats by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 28 Feb 2012 10:02pm A CDC Press Release A new influenza A virus discovered in fruit bats in Guatemala does not appear to present a current threat to humans, but should be studied as a potential source for human influenza, according to scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who worked with University of the Va ... Read on »
Marburg virus in Egyptian fruit bats by Vincent Racaniello Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 8:02pm Marburg virus has been isolated from Egyptian fruit bats ( Rousettus aegyptiacus ) living in Kitaka Cave, Uganda, demonstrating that bats are a natural reservoir of the virus. Marburg virus, the founding member of the Filoviridae, is an enveloped virus with a negative-strand RNA genome. Other members of the filovirus family are the five s ... Read on »
Hepatitis B viruses in bats by Vincent Racaniello Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:00am Hepatitis B virus (HBV, illustrated) is a substantial human pathogen. WHO estimates that there are now 240,000,000 individuals chronically infected with HBV worldwide, of which 25% will die from chronic liver disease or hepatocellular carcinoma. The hepatitis B virus vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection. Because there are no k ... Read on »
Influenza A viruses in bats by Vincent Racaniello Posted Tue 12 Nov 2013 12:00am It is well known that aquatic birds are a major reservoir of influenza A viruses, and that pandemic human influenza virus strains of the past century derive viral genes from this pool. The recent discovery of two new influenza A viruses in bats suggests that this species may constitute another reservoir with even greater genetic diversity. ... Read on »
Study Finds New SARS-Like Virus Spread Through Bats, Pigs by Medline Plus Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 12:00pm Finding might help public health officials develop plan to contain possible outbreak Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Read on »
Development of Antigenic Chimeric St. Louis Encephalitis Virus/Dengue Virus Type Four Recombinant Viruses (SLEV/DEN4) as Vaccine by Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 5:00pm Description of Invention: St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is endemic in the Americas and causes sporadic outbreaks of disease in humans. SLEV is a member of the Japanese encephalitis virus serocomplex and is closely related to West Nile Virus (WNV). St. Louis encephalitis is found thro ... Read on »
Antigenic Chimeric Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus/Dengue Virus Type 4 Recombinant Viruses by Posted Sun 30 Aug 2009 5:00pm Description of Invention: The tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) complex is a group of viruses that can cause severe neutrotropic disease and up to thirty percent (30%) mortality. While these viruses can be found in many parts of the world, the largest impact of the disease occurs in Europe and Russia, where approximately f ... Read on »
Research Shows Single Change in H1N1 Virus Makes the Virus Bind More Easily to Human Cells and Transmits the Virus More Efficien by Health & Human Services Posted Wed 02 Mar 2011 11:00am The 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus continues to circulate among the human population as the predominant H1N1 subtype. Read on »
Virus hits Genzyme plant – Virus Infected Hamster Ovary Cells by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 17 Jun 2009 10:45pm This is a little different as we all read about computer viruses so much, but this is a real contamination issue.  The plant had issues back in 2008 with a warning letter from the FDA.  The plant makes drugs that treat enzyme deficiencies, so it is a small amount of the population that is affected.  With all the recent food issues of late, it doe ... Read on »
No Evidence of Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Viruses in Live Attenuated Human Vaccines by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 9:39pm There has been much discussion of XMRV, Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus , here at Left Brain/Right Brain and elsewhere in the past few months. The reason for the discussion here is the (now shown to be false) idea that XMRV is implicated in autism causation. Two papers have addressed this question and found no evidence of a l ... Read on »