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Publication Date: January 11, 2021
Post Date: January 11, 2021
Viruses found in animal feed threaten the health and safety of animals and human food. To find out more information about how to prevent viruses from spreading and keep animal feed safe, click on the link below.

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Publication Date: January 11, 2021
Post Date: January 11, 2021
A group of researchers are taking steps to develop models to test leishmaniasis vaccines, led by the University of York. Leishmania, transmitted by sand flies, is the basis from which the controlled model is being studied. This development model has been effective for development of a number of vaccines including influenza, malaria, and other infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

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Publication Date: January 11, 2021
Post Date: January 11, 2021
Two groups have been working to develop antidotes to neutralize botulinum toxin. Using chimeric fusion proteins, the method has been deemed the new "trojan horse" approach. Read more to find more about what Patrick M.

Tags: botulinumbotulinum neurotoxincountermeasures

Publication Date: January 8, 2021
Post Date: January 11, 2021
A study conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has shown only one-fifth of the typical yellow fever vaccine dose can provide protection from this deadly disease. These results will allow a greater number of individuals to be inoculated.

Tags: yellow fever vaccinecountermeasures

Publication Date: January 5, 2021
Post Date: January 19, 2021
Severe emerging and re-emerging viral infections such as Lassa fever, Avian influenza (AI), and COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 urgently call for new strategies for the development of broad-spectrum antivirals targeting conserved components in the virus life cycle. Viral lipids are essential components, and viral-cell membrane fusion is the required entry step for most unrelated enveloped viruses.

Tags: antiviralCOVID-19coronavirus

Publication Date: December 31, 2020
Post Date: January 5, 2021
Genetic mutations that fuel resistance to a drug intended to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are common in countries that are fighting the disease, according to a PLOS Genetics analysis.

Tags: drug-resistant malaria

Publication Date: December 31, 2020
Post Date: January 5, 2021
A new mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified and is far more transmissible than previous variants. The variant, known as B.1.1.7, is reportedly 50-70 percent more transmissible and researchers are looking at the implications of this mutant.

Tags: coronavirusmutationCOVID-19

Publication Date: December 30, 2020
Post Date: January 5, 2021
The law establishes the foundation for state control and basic principles in the sphere of ensuring the biological safety of the Russian Federation as well as defines a set of measures "directed at protection of residents and environment from the influence of dangerous biological factors, at prevention of biological threats (hazards), creation and development of a monitoring system of biological risks."

Tags: biological safetybiosafety lawbiosafety regulation

Publication Date: December 22, 2020
Post Date: December 23, 2020
With widespread vaccination potentially months away and companies seeking ways to introduce consumer-grade air purifiers to kill COVID-19, AiroDoctor has introduced a commercial four-stage air purifier that it claims can destroy or neutralize viruses using UV LEDs.

Tags: decontaminationCOVID-19

Publication Date: December 22, 2020
Post Date: December 22, 2020
A recent study determined that Reston ebolavirus (RESTV) should be considered a livestock pathogen with potential to affect other mammals, including people.

Tags: Ebolazoonotic diseasefilovirus