virus transmission

Climate change could push up risk of avian flu

August 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the effects of climate change, add to these the latest risk, increased ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to have special polio drive for migrants’ children

December 10th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) With the children of migrants exposed to the risk of contracting polio, the Tamil Nadu government Friday announced it would conduct special polio campaign for this ... Read more...

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2011 crucial for India to eradicate polio: WHO

October 24th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With just one case of polio recorded till now this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said 2011 will be crucial for the country ... Read more...

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Now, GM chickens that don’t spread bird flu

January 14th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have produced genetically modified (transgenic) chickens that do not transmit avian influenza virus to other chickens with which they are ... Read more...

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Anesthesia misuse could lead to hepatitis virus transmission

July 23rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HBC) can be transmitted during intravenous administration of anesthesia.In the study, doctors found that ... Read more...

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Bacterium can halt dengue virus transmission

April 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have found a bacterium that can stop dengue viruses from replicating in mosquitoes, Xinhua reported. "In nature, about 28 percent of mosquito species harbour Wolbachia bacteria, but ... Read more...

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Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)

April 26th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by admin
Swine FluWhat is Swine Influenza? Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine flu viruses cause ... Read more...

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Taliban blocking UN polio treatment in Swat Valley

March 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Mingora, Mar.27 (ANI): The Taliban is preventing UN officials from promoting polio treatment in northern Pakistan, triggering a medical emergency in the area.Taliban militants in the former tourist destination of Swat ... Read more...

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How mosquitoes survive dengue infection

February 13th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study from Colorado State University sheds light on how mosquitoes, which transmit deadly viruses such as dengue, can survive the infection that kills humans.The researchers ... Read more...

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How sexually transmitted diseases up HIV infection risk

September 6th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 6 (ANI): The Netherlands-based scientists have for the first time described a way whereby having a sexually transmitted disease such as genital herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia increases an ... Read more...

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Parasitic worm infections up AIDS risk

July 23rd, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that people with schistosomes, and possibly other parasitic worm infections, may be more likely to become infected with HIV than persons without ... Read more...

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Deadly Nipah viruses passed through sweet food, domestic animals

April 3rd, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Scientists have sounded an alert over the outbreak of Nipah virus, a deadly lung and brain disease currently spreading into rural India and Bangladesh, by warning that ... Read more...

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Deadly new virus a scourge in rural Bangladesh

April 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
London, April 3 (IANS) Nipah, a new and deadly virus that originated in Malaysia 10 years ago, is killing nearly three-fourths of the victims it infects in rural Bangladesh. People are catching ... Read more...

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