Epidemics

First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 4 reports

French scientists lose 2300 samples of deadly SARS virus

A prestigious French institute has misplaced about 2,349 vials containing samples of the potentially deadly SARS virus.The Paris-based Institut Pasteur, which was among the first to isolate HIV in the 1980s, admitted to have lost the vials in 29 boxe ... [Published The Hindu - 35 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Nasal spray might help fight flu epidemics

Scottish and U.S. scientists have found a way to prevent flu infections that could, in theory, be used to fight an epidemic long before a vaccine is ready.Successfully tested only in mice thus far, the nasal spray of engineered proteins coats the receptors ... [Published Idaho Statesman - 1 hour ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Pitt CVR and Sanofi Pasteur join forces to help assess effectiveness of dengue vaccine

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, have entered a scientific collaboration to help assess the effectiveness of a dengue vaccine once introduced for immunization programs. ... [Published News-Medical.Net - 2 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

More than 600 malaria cases reported in Qatar last year

DOHA: More than 600 cases of malaria were reported in Qatar last year and in all cases, the disease was contacted in countries where it is endemic, according to a senior official at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).People at greater risk of developing ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

Tonga: Outbreak of chikungunya virus affects 10,000 people in Tonga

Source: Australian Broadcasting CorporationCountry: Tonga Tongan health authorities say there's been an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus affecting more than 10,000 people across the country. It's the first time Tonga has had an outbreak ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 4 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Jenny McCarthy tries to position herself as in the “grey area” on vaccines

Jenny McCarthy seems a bit angry at bloggers. She’s written an op-ed for the Chicago Sun Times Jenny McCarthy: The gray area on vaccines . She’s not antivaccine, she wants us to know. Well, Jenny, I don’t call you antivaccine. I call you irresponsible. ... [Published Left Brain/Right Brain - 4 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 4 reports

Mom whose child died after catching chicken pox advocates for vaccines

(ABC News) -- Abby Peterson was just a few weeks shy of her sixth birthday in 2001 when she caught a severe case of chicken pox that made her so weak that she came down with pneumonia, her mother recalled. Her little body couldn’t fight against two infections ... [Published WHAS 11 - 5 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 16 reports

Vials of deadly SARS virus 'go missing' in France

Inspectors from the Agence nationals de sécurité du medicament et des products de santé conducted a four-days "in depth" investigation from April 4th-12th but have so far been unable to resolve the mystery. Experts said the risk of infection from the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Avian flu hits Japan prefecture

Kumamoto Prefecture in southwest Japan is culling more than 110,000 chickens after the farm ministry and prefectural government identified the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus in a large ... ... [Published Big News Network - 11 hours ago]
Entities: Bird Flu, Japan, Virus
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 10 reports

Why There Isn't a Vaccine for Ebola

As a virologist, I am often asked when science will come up with a solution to stop deadly viruses, such . With collaborators, I've helped design and test over a hundred potentially life-saving antiviral drugs. These have led to patents and publications, ... [Published India Everyday - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 7 reports

Farmers acted fast to fight latest outbreak

The avian influenza that struck a chicken farm in Kumamoto Prefecture was the first outbreak in Japan in three years and came as authorities were already on high alert about migrant birds after reports of the disease hitting South Korea since the beginning ... [Published Japan Times - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 6 reports

Whooping cough 'overcoming vaccine'

It is unclear whether the new strain reduces the effectiveness of the vaccine and, if so, for how long. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP The vaccine used to immunise against whooping cough might have bred a more evolved strain of the disease.Researchers ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]

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...in increased HIV detection, which makes referral to care possible," said Coates, who also is an associate director of the UCLA AIDS Institute. "This has major public healthhealth benefit implications - not only suggesting how to link infected individuals to care, but also encouraging testing in entire communities and therefore also reducing further HIV transmission."
...Robert G Webster, a leading flu expert at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. If one of these viruses "like H5N1 or H7N9 gets away, you could use it in a family or a community."

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EDIS Number: BH-20140416-43380-FRA Date / time: 16/04/2014 03:33:00 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: SARS virus sample (missing) Area: Europe Country: France State/County: Capital City City: Paris Description: More than 2,300 tubes ...
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EDIS Number: BH-20140416-43380-FRA Date / time: 16/04/2014 03:33:00 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: Europe Country: France State/County: Capital City Location: Paris [Pasteur Institute, Rue du Docteur Roux] Number of Deads: N/A Number of ...
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Source: Government of FijiCountry: Fiji The Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma this week acknowledged and thanked various donor agencies for their support and assistance towards the Fijian Government’s response to recent dengue fever cases. “I would ...
Tonga: Outbreak of chikungunya virus affects 10... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 4 hours ago]
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