Uganda: Minister, Official Clash Over Vaccination Fees

[Monitor] Rakai -State minister for Animal Husbandry Joy Kabatsi has clashed with Rakai District veterinary officer Erias Kizito Nsubuga over the livestock vaccination fees.
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Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Haiyan Sun, Jung-Hyang Sur, Sarah Sillman, David Steffen, Hiep L.X. VuAbstractThe substantial genetic diversity exhibited by influenza A viruses of swine (IAV-S) represents the main challenge for the development of a broadly protective vaccine against this important pathogen. The consensus vaccine immunogen has proven an effective vaccinology approach to overcome the extraordinary genetic diversity of RNA viruses. In this project, we sought to determine if a consensus IAV-S hemagglutinin (HA) immunogen would elicit broad protective ...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 136Author(s): Lulu Chen, Jialong Zhang, Minmin Wang, Shuonan Pan, Chunxiao Mou, Zhenhai ChenAbstractSeneca Valley virus (SVV) has been identified as the causative agent of SVV-associated vesicular disease (SAVD). To investigate the pathogenicity of two newly isolated SVV strains (GD-S5/2018 and GD04/2017) in China, experimental infections of pigs were performed. In pig experiments, both SVV strains successfully infected all animals, evidenced by presence of virus shedding and robust protective antibody responses. SVV GD-S5/2018 infection resulted in char...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are requesting the public’s help in finding a man from Massachusetts to assess his risk for rabies after he came into contact with baby raccoons. Health officials say the man was in Conway at about 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 and stopped to help someone remove two baby raccoons on Route 16 between North Bald Hill Thorn Hill roads. The raccoons were brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center, where one died and was identified to have rabies. The other didn’t have rabies. Health officials said Friday the man, who drove a dark pickup truck with oversized tires and ...
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DNA vaccines have great potential to control infectious disease, particularly those caused by intracellular organisms. They are inexpensive to produce and can be quickly modified to combat emerging infectious threats, but often fail to generate a strong immunologic response limiting enthusiasm for their use in humans and animals. To improve the immunogenic response, we developed a DNA vaccine in which the F protein ectodomain of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV-F) was covalently linked to specific antigens of interest. The presence of the RSV-F ectodomain allowed secretion of the translated fusion product out of the origin...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study defined the phenotypic markers for isolating antibody-secreting plasmablasts from Chinese rhesus macaques, which has implications for efficient cloning of mAbs and for the evaluation of plasmablast response after vaccination or infection in Chinese rhesus macaques.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, we demonstrated that the three investigated bat isolates were pathogenic, even at low dose, when inoculated by the central route but were not/less pathogenic when administrated peripherally. The Rabisin vaccine was capable of significantly cross-protecting mice inoculated intramuscularly with EBLV-1b and EBLV-2 and intracerebrally with BBLV. The level of rabies neutralizing antibodies induced by the Rabisin was quite high against the bat lyssaviruses, but with no significant differences between immunization with 1 and 5 IU/dose. The study emphasizes that the quality of rabies-inactivated vaccines for veterin...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In this study, we used reverse genetics technologies to generate a bivalent EIV live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). We combined our previously described clade 1 EIV LAIV A/equine/Ohio/2003 H3N8 (Ohio/03 LAIV) with a newly generated clade 2 EIV LAIV that contains the six internal genes of Ohio/03 LAIV and the HA and NA of A/equine/Richmond/1/2007 H3N8 (Rich/07 LAIV). The safety profile, immunogenicity, and protection efficacy of this bivalent EIV LAIV was tested in the natural host, horses. Vaccination of horses with the bivalent EIV LAIV, following a prime-boost regimen, was safe and able to confer protection against...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Barabas AZ, Cole CD, Kovacs ZB, Kovacs EI, Lafreniere R, Weir DM Abstract In spite of enormous efforts there have been no solutions to date for preventing/terminating certain acute and chronic disorders of humans by vaccination or drugs. Yet it is well understood that if the target antigen (ag) could be presented appropriately to the cells of the immune system then solutions could be found. Recently, the Barabas research group has introduced and described the third vaccination method - called modified vaccination technique (MVT) - which has the ability to provide a corrective immune response in experimenta...
Source: Human Antibodies - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Hum Antibodies Source Type: research
AbstractVeterinary vaccines need to have desired characteristics, such  as being effective, inexpensive, easy to administer, suitable for mass vaccination and stable under field conditions. DNA vaccines have been proposed as potential solutions for poultry diseases since they are subunit vaccines with no risk of infection or reversion to virulence. DNA vaccines can be utilized for simultaneous immunizations against multiple pathogens and are relatively easy to design and inexpensive to manufacture and store. Administration of DNA vaccines has been shown to stimulate immune responses and provide protection from challen...
Source: Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
kh Belsham Rasmussen Vaccines against classical swine fever have proven very effective in protecting pigs from this deadly disease. However, little is known about how vaccination impacts the selective pressures acting on the classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Here we use high-throughput sequencing of viral genomes to investigate evolutionary changes in virus populations following the challenge of naïve and vaccinated pigs with the highly virulent CSFV strain “Koslov”. The challenge inoculum contained an ensemble of closely related viral sequences, with three major haplotypes being pr...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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