New Drug Blocks Influenza, Including Bird Flu Virus
Opening a new front in the war against flu, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have reported the discovery of a novel compound that confers broad protection against influenza viruses, including deadly avian influenza.
The new work, reported online this week (Oct. 4, 2006) in the Journal of Virology, describes the discovery of a peptide — a small protein molecule — that effectively blocks the influenza virus (including bird flu) from attaching to (more…)
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MOSCOW, SEPT. 25, (BNA)–RUSSIA ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY THAT ITS LABS HAD SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED AN EXPERIMENT IN SEARCH OF A HUMAN IMMUNIZATION VACCINE AGAINST THE LETHAL STRAIN OF BIRD FLU.
THE ANTI-BIRD FLU VIRUS NEW PROTECTION STUDIES LAB DIRECTOR AT THE FLU SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE SAID THE RESULTS OF TWO DIFFERENT VACCINES TRIED ON SIX GROUPS OF TWENTY VOLUNTEERS WERE HIGHLY POSITIVE. NONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS SHOWED COMPLICATIONS AFTER BEING GIVEN THE ANTI-FLU VACCINES, SHE ADDED.
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Avian flu kills in much the same way the global flu pandemic of 1918 did, by drowning victims in fluid produced in their own lungs, a new study has found. The study also suggests that immediate treatment with antiviral drugs is crucial, because the virus reproduces so quickly that, if not suppressed within the first 48 hours, it tends to push victims into a rapid decline to death.
”The paradigm ‘hit hard and hit early’ probably is very true for H5N1 bird flu influenza,” said Dr Menno D de Jong, an Oxford University virologist and the study’s lead author. However, he added, because the body’s own immune response does part of the damage, doctors should consider giving anti-inflammatory drugs along with antivirals like Tamiflu.
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A single vaccine can now protect poultry against two of the deadliest killers - bird flu and Newcastle disease.
A team of American biologists have found that inserting a bird flu gene into a popular vaccine that protects poultry against –>Newcastle disease, leads to resistance
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A UK poultry worker was infected with bird flu virus through close contact with birds on Saturday at a farm in Norfolk, where an outbreak of the disease has occurred earlier this week.
The worker is suffering from conjunctivitis after contracting the H7N3 strain of bird flu but (more…)
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There are 4 influenza drugs: amantadine and rimantadine which help fight certain strains of H5N1 infections, and Tamiflu and Relenza which are both drugs classified as neuraminidase inhibitors are said to help against most strains of H5N1.
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