Africa: Coronavirus - Don't Panic - but South Africa Needs to Be Prepared
[Daily Maverick] As I flew back from Johannesburg to Cape Town yesterday, I saw two passengers next to me wearing face masks. I felt a little anxious and 'underdressed' and then sat back to think about it. As a clinical virologist, I asked myself, was I setting a good example travelling regularly on public transport without due care for myself? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Background Information
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/20/2020. This web page, updated on February 20, 2020, provides information about COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus), and a link to COVID-19: Epidemiology, Virology and Clinical Features, which contains information for clinicians and the public on the epidemiology, virology, transmission, and clinical features of Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV). (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Establishment media now reporting the EXACT same thing about the CoVid-19 coronavirus that the independent media was labeled "fake news" for reporting last week
(Natural News) A couple weeks back, Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter for supposedly spreading “fake news” about the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) being a potential bioweapon that escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), China’s only biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory. Well, guess what? Now the mainstream media is beginning to report the exact... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technology may significantly reduce diagnostic time of coronavirus
(Bar-Ilan University) The time it currently takes to diagnose coronavirus poses one of the greatest challenges in treating infected patients and increases the risk of exposure. Using a new technology developed by Dr. Amos Danielli, of Bar-Ilan University, saliva tests can be analyzed within 15 minutes. The technology has already been proven to reduce the diagnostic time of Zika virus and is currently being used in the Israel Ministry of Health's central virology laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deadly SARS 2.0 may have originated in a bat cave 16 YEARS AGO
In 2004, researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology found bats in a cave in Yunnan province were carrying hundreds of different coronaviruses. One strain is almost identical to COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find ally in fight against brain tumors: Ebola
Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Yale scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of cancer - elements of the Ebola virus. "The irony is that one of the world's deadliest viruses may be useful in treating one of the deadliest of brain cancers," said Yale's Anthony van den Pol, professor of neurosurgery, who describes the Yale efforts Feb. 12 in the Journal of Virology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

National Academies Provide Rapid Response to White House on Coronavirus Data Needs
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine rapidly examine the information and data needed to help determine the origins of the novel coronavirus that is causing a global outbreak of respiratory illness.In response, the National Academies consulted leading experts in the fields of virology, infectious disease genomics, genome sciences, epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, coronaviruses, emerging infections, biosecurity, and global health. Based on information provided by these experts, the presidents of the NAS, NA...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

New details on how a viral protein puts the brakes on virus replication
(Colorado State University) Researchers used computational chemistry, biochemistry and virology to uncover new information on how viruses such as West Nile, dengue and Zika replicate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New tool monitors real time mutations in flu
(Rutgers University) A Rutgers-led team has developed a tool to monitor influenza A virus mutations in real time, which could help virologists learn how to stop viruses from replicating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

China Applies for Patent for Drug That Could Fight Coronavirus
China has applied for a new patent on an experimental Gilead Sciences Inc. drug that its scientists believe might fight the coronavirus. It has applied for a patent for the use of the drug, know as remdesivir, to treat the novel coronavirus. The move is a sign that China views Gilead’s therapy as one of the most promising candidates to fight the outbreak that has now claimed almost 500 lives. A patent battle may affect Gilead’s control over the drug in China. While Gilead’s experimental drug isn’t licensed or approved anywhere in the world, it is being rushed into human trials in China on coronaviru...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Bloomberg China onetime overnight Source Type: news

Coronavirus warning: When should you be REALLY worried about deadly epidemic?
THE CORONAVIRUS epidemic has infected more people than the 2002 SARS outbreak but has not claimed as many lives. As the coronavirus death toll rises each day, Express.co.uk spoke to a virology expert to find out when we should really start to worry about the deadly epidemic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irrefutable: The coronavirus was engineered by scientists in a lab using well documented genetic engineering vectors that leave behind a "fingerprint"
(Natural News) Every virology lab in the world that has run a genomic analysis of the coronavirus now knows that the coronavirus was engineered by human scientists. The proof is in the virus itself: The tools for genetic insertion are still present as remnants in the genetic code. Since these unique gene sequences don’t occur... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highly active HIV antibody restricts development of viral resistance
(German Center for Infection Research) A research team led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Klein of the Institute of Virology of the University Hospital Cologne and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has identified a new highly active antibody targeting HIV. Whereas the development of viral resistance limits the efficacy of previously described HIV antibodies, the newly identified antibody 1-18 can continuously suppress viral replication. 1-18 there-fore has high potential for successful application in the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus: Background Information
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/31/2020. This web page, updated on January 31, 2020, provides information about novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and a link to Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Epidemiology, Virology and Clinical Features, which contains information for clinicians and the public on the epidemiology, virology, transmission, and clinical features of Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV). (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Effectiveness of DAA Treatment for HCV in Patients With HCC Effectiveness of DAA Treatment for HCV in Patients With HCC
Is virologic reponse to direct-acting antivirals as robust in HCV patients with hepatocellular carcinoma as in those without?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Household Transmission Investigation Protocol for 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infection
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/25/2020. This 31-page household transmission investigation is a case-ascertained prospective study of all identified household contacts of a laboratory confirmed 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection. It is intended to provide rapid and early information on the clinical, epidemiological, and virological characteristics of 2019-nCoV. The protocol has been designed to investigate household transmission of 2019-nCoV in any country in which 2019-nCoV infection has been reported and households are exposed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China Puts 13 Cities on Lockdown as Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs
China broadened its lockdown to include at least 13 cities Friday as it strives to contain a deadly virus outbreak the World Health Organization has termed a domestic health emergency. The respiratory virus has claimed 26 lives and infected at least 830 people in China since it was first detected at a seafood market in Wuhan last month, according to figures provided by the National Health Commission Friday morning. While cases of the new coronavirus have been detected around the world, from Thailand and South Korea to the United States, WHO said the situation does not yet constitute a global health emergency. “There...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized China Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

New experimental vaccine for African swine fever virus shows promise
(American Society for Microbiology) Government and academic investigators have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that appears to be far more effective than previously developed vaccines. The research appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers trace Coronavirus outbreak in China to snakes
(Wiley) Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study published in the Journal of Medical Virology provides important insights on the potential origins of the most recent outbreak of viral pneumonia in China, which started in the middle of December and now is spreading to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus: Background Information
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/21/2020. This web page provides information about Wuhan novel coronavirus, and a link to Wuhan Novel Coronavirus: Epidemiology, Virology and Clinical Features, which contains information for clinicians and the public on the epidemiology, virology, transmission, and clinical features of Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV). (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chinese Virologists Are Fighting A New Outbreak. Here's What They're Looking For
The new strain of coronavirus is from the same family as SARS, but doesn't appear to spread easily between people.(Image credit: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

Why China Isn't Too Worried About A New Strain Of Coronavirus – Yet
The first case outside of China was just reported. What is China doing to stem the outbreak? And what do virologists say?(Image credit: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

What You Should Know About The New Strain Of Coronavirus In China
The first case outside of China was just reported. What is China doing to stem the outbreak? And what do virologists say?(Image credit: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

New Phytopathology journal focus issue emphasizes virological advances
(American Phytopathological Society) Given the importance of and rapid research progress in plant virology in recent years, Phytopathology emphasized virological advances in its Fundamental Aspects of Plant Viruses focus issue, which is available now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Mysterious Virus in Central China Has Infected Dozens, Raising Fears of a New Epidemic. Here ’s What to Know
An unidentified form of pneumonia has broken out in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, prompting authorities to quarantine those infected and raise hospital alerts. Wuhan’s health bureau announced Sunday that close to 60 patients have been diagnosed with the virus, and neighboring Hong Kong has announced suspected cases. (A suspected case in Singapore turned out to be a false alarm.) The mysterious strain has been linked to a seafood market which has been closed for sanitation since Jan. 1. Medical experts are attempting to identify the illness. While they say it is unlikely that this new strain of pneumonia could ca...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized China onetime overnight Source Type: news

Risk Assessment Guidelines for Infectious Diseases Transmitted on Aircraft (RAGIDA): Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV); Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/2020. These Risk Assessment Guidelines for Infectious Diseases Transmitted on Aircraft (RAGIDA) are to assist public health authorities in decision-making regarding contact tracing when a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is found to have been traveling on an aircraft. With the epidemiological and virological information available as of January 20, 2020, the approach proposed in this six-page guidance could also be used for contact tracing of novel coronavirus cases associated with the 2019-nCoV ou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Umahi Directs Closure of Hospital, Transfer of Medical Staff, Patients to South East Virology Center
[Vanguard] Following the suspected outbreak of Lassa Fever in Igbeagu community in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi, Friday directed the immediate closure of the affected hospital where treatment of patients suffering from the deadly disease were being diagnosed and treated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Targeting cholesterol metabolism in macrophages to eliminate viral infection
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A new study published in Immunity now provides important new information. WANG Hongyan's team from the Center for Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Science, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with Prof. WEI Bin at Shanghai University (the former PI of the Wuhan Institute of Virology of CAS), screened expression levels of multiple enzymes that regulate cholesterol metabolism to better understand how cholesterol metabolites combats infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immediate Treatment with Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Infants with HIV
Investigators from the Brigham conducted immunological and virological testing, finding that initiating ART immediately, rather than waiting a few weeks, provided measurable benefits for infants born with HIV. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - December 3, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Report of the World Health Organization Biosafety Inspection of the Variola Virus Maximum Containment Laboratories to the Federal Budgetary Research Institution: State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology “VECTOR” of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being; Koltsovo, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russian Federation, 28 January-2 February 2019
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 12/2019. This 12-page report summarizes the World Health Organization (WHO) team of international experts' biosafety and biosecurity inspection at the Federal Budgetary Research Institution-State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being (VECTOR) in Russia, one of the two WHO-authorized variola virus (causative agent of smallpox) repositories. Since the last inspection in 2016, VECTOR has made significant improvements, with many previous findings addressed and closed. (PDF) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immediate treatment with antiretroviral therapy helps infants with HIV
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) As part of an international collaborative effort, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital conducted immunological and virological testing on newborns in Botswana, finding that initiating antiretroviral therapy immediately, rather than waiting a few weeks, provided measurable benefits for infants born with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: New HIV Guidelines - Experts Examine Ways to Manage Patients
[Cameroon Tribune] A national virology workshop on strategies against drug resistance ends today at the "Chantal Biya" Research Centre in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Behind the scenes in the Yale Medicine flu lab
Dr. Marie Louise Landry discusses how the Yale Clinical Virology lab works with the CDC to study flu-related developments in real time. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How measles causes the body to 'forget past infections
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Frederick, E. Tags: Epidemiology, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

FDA Expands Indications for Pifeltro and Delstrigo for HIV FDA Expands Indications for Pifeltro and Delstrigo for HIV
The FDA expanded the indications for the two HIV drugs to include appropriate patients with HIV-1 with virological suppression.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Merck ’s Pifeltro (doravirine) and Delstrigo (doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Receive FDA Approval for Use in Appropriate Adults Living with HIV-1 Who Are Virologically Suppressed
KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) September 20, 2019 --Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples
A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on Monday after a gas cylinder exploded during scheduled repair work on the fifth floor of the six-story Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, commonly known as Vector, the facility said in a statement. No biological material was held in the sanitary inspection room where the explosion occurred, and no structural damage was caused to the concrete laboratory building, the center added. One worker was taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive c...
Source: TIME: Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Bunyan Tags: Uncategorized onetime russia smallpox Source Type: news

Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus
Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding virus, and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said.The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology denied that the fire had exposed the public to the pathogens stored inside, some of the deadliest on Earth.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Roth in Moscow Tags: Russia Europe Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Lack of therapeutic efficacy of an antibody to {alpha}4{beta}7 in SIVmac251-infected rhesus macaques
Sustained virologic control of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection after discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a major goal of the HIV-1 cure field. A recent study reported that administration of an antibody against α4β7 induced durable virologic control after ART discontinuation in 100% of rhesus macaques infected with an attenuated strain of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) containing a stop codon in nef. We performed similar studies in 50 rhesus macaques infected with wild-type, pathogenic SIVmac251. In animals that initiated ART during either acute or chronic infection, anti...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Abbink, P., Mercado, N. B., Nkolola, J. P., Peterson, R. L., Tuyishime, H., McMahan, K., Moseley, E. T., Borducchi, E. N., Chandrashekar, A., Bondzie, E. A., Agarwal, A., Belli, A. J., Reimann, K. A., Keele, B. F., Geleziunas, R., Lewis, M. G., Barouch, D Tags: Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Blocking {alpha}4{beta}7 integrin binding to SIV does not improve virologic control
A study in nonhuman primates reported that infusions of an antibody against α4β7 integrin, in combination with antiretroviral therapy, showed consistent, durable control of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in rhesus macaques. The antibody used has pleiotropic effects, so we set out to gain insight into the underlying mechanism by comparing this treatment to treatment with non-neutralizing monoclonal antibodies against the SIV envelope glycoprotein that only block α4β7 binding to SIV Env but have no other host-directed effects. Similar to the initial study, we used an attenuated strain of SIV contai...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Iwamoto, N., Mason, R. D., Song, K., Gorman, J., Welles, H. C., Arthos, J., Cicala, C., Min, S., King, H. A. D., Belli, A. J., Reimann, K. A., Foulds, K. E., Kwong, P. D., Lifson, J. D., Keele, B. F., Roederer, M. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Successful Ebola treatments promise to tame outbreak
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
The Johns Hopkins University researcher's work helped solidify the link between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, leading to the approval of the HPV vaccine in 2006. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 2, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Plant virology and vector-transmitted disease experts join forces to help African farmers
Farmers in African countries who face failing harvests due to insect vector plant diseases are being helped through a new training programme set up by leading experts in plant virology and vector-transmitted diseases. The CONNECTED network, led by an international consortium of universities including Bristol, is aiming to transform Sub-Saharan African agriculture through providing specialist training to crop researchers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences Source Type: news

Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Police are investigating "possible policy breaches" at the National Microbiology Laboratory. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 16, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Persistent HIV DNA in spinal fluid may be associated with cognitive challenges
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) HIV DNA remained in the cerebrospinal fluid of half of participants with well-managed HIV (virologic suppression in the plasma), confirming that the central nervous system (CNS) is a major reservoir for latent HIV. Individuals who harbored HIV DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid were more likely than other study participants to experience cognitive deficits on neurocognitive testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ohio State University Scientists Discover Nearly 200,000 Unknown Viruses in Ocean Depths; Could Lead to Biotechnology Breakthroughs
Pole-to-pole sampling of marine life leads researchers to conclude the world’s oceans could hold the key to many scientific and biotechnological advancements Virologists and microbiologists will be intrigued to learn that scientists at Ohio State University (OSU) have identified nearly 200,000 previously unknown viruses living deep in the oceans. The catalog of 195,728 viruses could […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 1, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Ann Gregory PhD Cell clinical laboratory cnn Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Matthew Sullivan PhD medical laboratory Ohio State University Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: A Short History of an Ebola Vaccine
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -When alarming reports of a deadly disease outbreak landed on the desk of Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe - the leading virologist in what was then known as Zaire - he sent an employee from the capital of Kinshasa to Kikwit, a city in the southwestern part of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HCV Late Relapse in Patients With DAA-related SVR at Week 12 HCV Late Relapse in Patients With DAA-related SVR at Week 12
What are the clinical, epidemiological and virological features of patients who experience late relapse after successful treatment with direct-acting antivirals?Liver International (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news