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  • Isolation Of West Nile Virus From Mosquitoes
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    The West Nile Virus BACKGROUND AND DISTRIBUTION A West Nile (WN) virus was first isolated in 1937 from the peripheral blood of a woman in the West Nile province of Uganda in Central Africa. Since then, WN viruses have been reported from North Africa (Egypt, Israel), East, Central, and South Africa, Asia (India, Pakistan), Borneo, Europe (Cyprus, France, Romania) and, most recently, the northeastern USA. Tests for antibody to WN suggest it has also been present in Thailand, the Philippines, Malay...
  • Contrast To The Host Cell
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    Why are Viruses considered an exception to the Cell Theory Viruses are prolific. They have been found in almost all parts of the Earth, including the Arctic. They infect nearly every form of life from the simplest unicellular organism (bacteria) to complex mammals, such as humans. The structures of all human viruses have several common attributes. First is their incredibly small scale. There are 10 x 10+9 nanometers in a meter. Viruses are so minuscule that they can only be visualized using elec...
  • Ebola Virus
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    The Ebola virus is a deadly virus that causes bleeding and the destruction of internal tissue in humans. The Nova movie was about an Ebola epidemic in Zaire, Africa during the summer of 1995. As a result of this epidemic two hundred and forty-two of the three hundred and fifteen people infected, died. A previous outbreak occurred in the same area 19 years earlier, and according to the movie, the strands of Ebola and its symptoms were virtually identical. Once an epidemic begins there is no safe ...
  • Rabbit Calicivirus Disease
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    What are the effects of Calicivirus As rabbit calicivirus kills rabbits quickly and the rabbits die quietly, there are usually no obvious signs of disease in a rabbit that has died from the virus. Some signs may be assessed but reliable diagnosis of the disease can only be made from lab tests on a piece of rabbit liver or spleen. Possible indications of the disease + The coat and body of the rabbit appear in good condition with no outward signs of disease; + Watery fluid may run from the nose an...
  • Andromeda Strain By Michael Chrichton
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    The book I read 'The Andromeda Strain was written by the author Michael Chrichton. It is approximately 286 pages long. This book should be categorized as a science fiction book. 2.) The book, The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Chrichton starts out with two men going to investigate a satellite that crashed in Piedmont, Arizona. This satellite was sent out to collect alien organisms or bacteria. When the two men drove into town to collect the satellite they noticed that everyone was dead and within ...
  • Hot Zone About The Deadly Ebola Virus
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    Gripping Reality There are many challenges, and day-to-day obstacles that may challenge ones comfort zone. Not often can you find a book that challenges that zone. Richard Preston writes a gripping novel, The Hot Zone, about the deadly Ebola virus. Through gripping detail and realism, Preston accomplishes informing the reader, and challenges the comfort zone, about the Ebola virus between 1967 and 1993. Throughout this 26-year time period, several people became infected with Ebola. Preston first...
  • Roots Of The Ebola And Marburg Viruses
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    Ebola and Marburg Viruses The Ebola and Marburg viruses are extremely lethal viruses that have placed repugnant thoughts on the minds of many people that have any background knowledge on this field of viral infections. Where does it come from? Where does it hide? What could it do to me? As these questions burn holes in the minds of many people, something should be done to learn more about these horrendous viruses. People sometimes become scared stiff from the thought of the bone-chilling effects...
  • Nta Virus Infection
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    The Ha nta Virus The ha nta virus is not a new foe to humanity. This mysterious and sometimes fatal disease has plagued humanity for over 1000 years. This virus, most likely originating in China over 1000 years ago, is transmitted by human contact with mice. Only relatively recently has the ha nta virus captured the attention of the United States. Although the ha nta virus has been known for such a long time, there is little known about the virus. In the United States most cases are found in the...
  • Susceptible To Infection With Feline Virus
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    FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA VIRUS Virus Classification: Order: Mononegavirales Family: Parvoviridae Subfamily: Parvovirinae Genus: Parvovirus Species: Feline virus Also called feline infectious enteritis, feline "distemper", and feline ataxia or incoordination. Examples of other viruses belonging to the same genus as Feline virus include Canine type 2, Porcine, Mink enteritis virus, and Raccoon enteritis virus. Virus Structure: Feline virus (FPV) is a small (20 nm) autonomous, non -enveloped, icosahedr...
  • Ebola Virus
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    Your have sudden fever, weakness, muscle pains, headache, and a sore throat, and that is just whats happening to you before the really bad symptoms of this virus kicks in. These are followed by vomiting, diarrhea, and rash, and that are just some of the bad symptoms of this horrible virus know as the Ebola virus. One of the worst virus that can be contracted is this terrible virus that rips up your insides. This the first time the Ebola virus was identified was in 1976. This was discovered when ...
  • Specific Treatment For West Nile Virus Infection
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    West Nile virus was first isolated from an adult woman in the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937. The ecology was characterized in Egypt in the 1950's. The virus became recognized as a cause of severe human meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the spinal cord and brain) in elderly patients during an outbreak in Israel in 1957. Equine disease was first noted in Egypt and France in the early 1960's. The first appearance of WN virus in North America in 1999, with encephalitis reported in humans a...
  • Spreading Of The West Nile Virus
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    This entry explains the spreading of the West Nile virus. The number of viruses has grown since 1999, exceeding to over 700 infections so far this year. To take control and prevent yourself from mosquito bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention insist on getting rid of water where mosquitoes can use for breeding areas, wear long pants and shirts, and to wear any type of repellent containing the chemical DEET. The spread of West Nile will affect you if you do not apply mosquito repel...
  • West Nile Virus
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    We are all aware of the presence of West Nile Virus in our nation. The following information is being provided to help you understand this illness and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Risk to individuals on a daily basis is low. By using the following tips you can further reduce the risk that you and your family will be exposed to the West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is an infection caused by a virus that mosquitos carry. The virus spreads to humans when they are bitten...
  • Aids Virus Hit America
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    The Effect of AIDS in America AIDS 1 Boom! The virus hit us all like a giant atomic bomb. Where did it come from? Why is it spreading? Why is it killing us all? These are a few of the many questions that arose during the first few years that the AIDS virus hit America. The AIDS virus has been a deadly disease ever since the first few cases were reported. After the first few reports of the AIDS virus, maximum precautions were taken, but the virus still spread. That was then, and now we are not pr...
  • Hiv Infection Of An Individual Cell
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    Today, tens of millions of people around the world are going to die young because they are infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The primary AIDS virus is HIV-1, which can be spread via sexual intercourse or drug use (activities, which result in body fluid exchange like blood and semen). HIV can also be passed from mother to child and can also be acquired during blood transfusions. AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a virus that causes a loss of protection against disease causi...
  • Virus From Unsafe Sex
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    AIDS and Teen sKids and young adults are the fastest rising group for HIV transmission today. People are beginning to experiment sexually contact at a young age. Unsafe sex is both stupid and deadly. By deadly I mean the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Most teenagers don't even understand what the virus does to the body. According to a study done by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number one killer of people between the a...
  • Male To Female Transmission Of The Virus
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    The Aids epidemic continues to grow globally. According to this article "33.6 million people are expected to be living with virus this year. ' Also an expected 2.6 million people will die from the virus this year. This is the most people that will die from the virus since the epidemic was discovered around two decades ago. This means that one in every twenty deaths will be because of AIDS. 16.3 million people have already died from this virus. In some places in Europe and Africa, the virus has d...
  • Viruses
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    Are Viruses Alive? By Bo Howes The word virus means "poi-son' in Latin. Viruses are sub micro-sc opic intracellular parasites that consist of either RNA or DNA, and a protective coat of protein. It has caused countless diseases in vari-ous organisms. The term virus was first used in the 1890's to describe agents that caused diseases that were smaller than bacteria. The ex-is tence of viruses was established in 1892, when Russian scientist Dimity I. Ivanov sky discovered microscopic particles lat...

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