A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission, from Canadian scientists, shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease. The results could inform about health protection.
Throughout the U.K., flu is circulating at its highest level for three years. The predominant type of flu virus - H3N2 - is a significantly different variant from the viral strain seen in high numbers last winter.
A research project has been looking at how the most common protein the makes up the Ebola virus can be blocked. This is seen as importance since the protein mediates replication of a new viral particle.
A nurse who has just returned from West Africa to the U.K. has been diagnosed with Ebola. The healthcare worker is being treated in hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. This is the U.K.'s second Ebola case.
One year on from the first Ebola case in Guinea, the U.S. CDC raises a new warning about the potential spread of the virus and notes that more needs to be done to slow down the spread disease.
A week is a long time in science. With Ebola, the U.S. government admits new patient; joint pains stall a major clinical trial; U.S. grants immunity to vaccine developers; and new doubts are raised about Ebola dying quickly outside the human body.
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A virus that has killed over 1,560 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, 2013 has now reached the Florida keys. The remains of a dolphin that died after being stranded on Bahia Honda State Park has tested positive for morbillivirus.
The Ebola virus is adept at moving from from person to person via direct contact with infected body fluids. However, how long can the virus survive outside of the body? New research seeks an answer.
HIV seems to be evolving. The virus's ability to cause AIDS is slowing down. A new study shows that those infected by HIV are progressing to AIDS more slowly. This means that the virus becomes less virulent.
While Ebola continues to cause havoc and death in West Africa, another virus family could be emerging a significant threat. These viruses (henipaviruses) may have jumped from fruit bats into humans in Africa.
British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as French President Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry on Friday, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the countries devastated by the epidemic.
Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.
Certain types of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans compared with others. This has come from new research which warns such viruses must be monitored carefully.
The media has widely reported that any suspected of having Ebola, of who has been in close contact with an Ebola patient, should be monitored for 21 days to see if Ebola symptoms appear. Some scientists are questioning if 21 days is really long enough.
Although the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) inserts itself at different locations in a human cell, researchers have found that specific integration sites determine the speed that the infection spreads at.