Scientists are reporting alarming findings: a mutated polio virus that is able to resist vaccine protection. The virus was found in victims of an outbreak in the Congo in 2010. The full analysis has only now been revealed.
The mechanism used by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus to transmit from bats to humans has been identified by researchers. The finding could be critical for preventing and controlling the spread of MERS and related viruses in humans.
As part of its bid to tackle Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a potential Ebola treatment that involves using the blood of people who have recovered from an infection to treat those still fighting the virus.
Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing on Sunday, striking a fresh blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus.
The announcement that World Health Organization (WHO) consultants have agreed that experimental Ebola drugs can be used to tackle the African outbreak made headlines. However drug companies cannot readily produce the medications in large supplies.
Bad news for Blackberry especially after the latest report from a test conducted by a surveillance software and hardware vendor detailing security vulnerabilities in Blackberry, Android, and not iOS smartphones.
Following the use of the experimental Ebola treatment drug ZMapp on two U.S. aid workers in Liberia, the U.S. FDA has partially approved a second medication. The drug, TKM-Ebola, has been approved from the next phase of clinical trials.
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New research calls into question the security of using USBs to connect devices to computers. The research points towards a virus risk and argues that it would be extremely difficult to remove a virus residing in the USB firmware.
During the 2013 flu season a new report highlights that antibiotics were inappropriately given to a large proportion of patients with influenza (a viral disease that is not helped by taking antibiotics).
The FDA, just days after announcing that it had found decades-old vials of smallpox—inside a storage facility it owned, has announced that the deadly virus wasn't the only dangerous substance it found during a clean out of the facility last month.
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections result in one of the most costly diseases among cattle with losses in U.S. herds estimated at $2 billion per year. Scientists are investigating how cows can be protected from the disease.
This (Pseudocolored) negative-stained (false-colored) transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts the ultrastructural details of an influenza virus particle, or “virion”. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism
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This electron micrograph depicts the vesiculovirus responsible for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in horses, cattle and pigs. As a member of the Rhabdoviridae family of viruses, you’ll note the morphologic similarity, i.e., bullet-shaped virion, between this vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), and the rabies virus.
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H7N9 virus (computer aided illustration)
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the Avian Flu Virus
Hex dump of the Blaster virus, showing a message left for Microsoft CEO Bill Gates by the virus programmer
A man using notebook computer
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Ebola particles are quite scary up close, but you should not buy into the fear right away.