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African green monkeys survived infection with the Nipah virus after they received remdesivir. The virus, a pandemic threat carried by bats, has killed dozens of people in Asia.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Nipah Virus Ebola Virus Bats MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Epidemics National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Gilead Sciences Inc Science Translational Medicine (Journal) Bangladesh Malaysia India Source Type: news
ing Bats are known to harbor and transmit many emerging and re-emerging viruses, many of which are extremely pathogenic in humans but do not cause overt pathology in their bat reservoir hosts: henipaviruses (Nipah and Hendra), filoviruses (Ebola and Marburg), and coronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV). Direct transmission cycles are often implicated in these outbreaks, with virus shed in bat feces, urine, and saliva. An additional mode of virus transmission between bats and humans requiring further exploration is the spread of disease via arthropod vectors. Despite the shared ecological niches that bats fill with many h...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Purpose: PCR and serological-based approaches have been used to identify henipavirus and filovirus (e.g. Nipah virus, Ebola virus) exposure or infection in bat populations in Bangladesh, China, and Southeast Asia. Our understanding of the diversity of these viruses in bat reservoirs, and the frequency of spillover to other animals or people, is extremely limited. We hypothesized that henipaviruses and filoviruses were circulating within multiple bat reservoirs and that spillover of these viruses to non-human primate populations has occurred in Malaysia.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 03.011 Source Type: research
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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Abstract We briefly review the situations arising out of epidemics that erupt rather suddenly, threatening life and livelihoods of humans. Ebola, Zika and the Nipah virus outbreaks are recent examples where the viral epidemics have led to considerably high degree of fatalities or debilitating consequences. The problems are accentuated by a lack of drugs or vaccines against the new and emergent viruses, and the inordinate amount of temporal and financial resources that are required to combat the novel pathogen. Progress in computational. biological and informational sciences have made it possible to consider design...
Source: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Top Med Chem Source Type: research
This report describes the methods and results of the 2018 prioritization review.
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
This report describes the methods and results of the 2018 prioritization review. PMID: 30261226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Antiviral Research - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Antiviral Res Source Type: research
This study was carried out to screen for the presence antibodies to Nipah virus soluble G protein (NiV sG), Nipah virus N protein (NiVN), Nipah virus soluble F protein (NiV sF), Hendra virus soluble G protein (HeV sG), Zaire Ebola virus G protein (EboV G), Cedar virus soluble G protein (CedV sG) and Menangle virus N protein (MenVN) in Eidolon helvum captured in Zaria, Nigeria.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: UMP. 232 Source Type: research
Ebola. MERS. Zika. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. Rift Valley fever. All were in active outbreaks in June.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 10,000 people before it was eventually brought under control. As new infectious diseases appear around the world, what can we learn from past outbreaks to better prepare ourselves?Subscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterSomewhere in the world there ’s a bat, a monkey or a pig with a virus that could jump into humans and become the next major epidemic, or even pandemic. This is what happened with Ebola, a disease first detected in humans in the 1970s. When the 2014 west Africa outbreak finally ended in 20...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Science Health Ebola Epidemics Society World news Source Type: news
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