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Norovirus (winter vomiting bug): life cycle, pathogenicity and prevention

By | 2018-02-20T11:30:05+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: General Science|Tags: , , |

Its winter and the winter vomiting bug is back in action. The bug’s scientific name is Norovirus and is the main cause of  acute gastroenteritis worldwide. You surely would have experienced the effects of this bug, especially if you have children going to school! If you want to know more on what this bug is all [...]

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Prevention, treatment, prognosis, diagnosis, complications of Zika Virus and known measures to restrict further spread and recurrence

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:35+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: General Science|Tags: |

Zika virus infection is caused by a mosquito borne flavivirus. The suspected links of Zika virus (ZIKV) with neurological disorders, as well as neonatal malformations, is a major global health concern. In February 2016, the WHO was compelled to declare ZIKV Infection as an International Public Health Emergency. This is the second article of this series [...]

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Zika Virus: Life cycle and pathogenicity in humans

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:35+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Categories: General Science|Tags: |

The Zika outbreak is a major global public health emergency. In this article we discuss Zika virus life cycle and pathogenicity to understand virus transmission, infection mechanism and spread in humans. […]

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Prevention, treatment and prognosis of Ebola and known measures to restrict further spread and recurrence

By | 2017-05-17T11:30:36+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Categories: General Science|Tags: |

The Ebola outbreak continues to be a major global concern and in this second article of the series on Ebola virus, we focus on measures taken to control the Ebola virus disease (EVD). The World Health Organisation (WHO) is actively seeking international medical help to treat patients in West Africa and to confine the disease to [...]

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Ebola virus: Life cycle and pathogenicity in humans

By | 2017-11-09T12:00:18+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Categories: General Science|Tags: |

The much-talked about Ebola virus is an encapsulated single-stranded (ss) negative RNA virus belonging to the family Filoviridae. In this article, we review the structure of the virus and the known function of its components to understand the virus’ life cycle and pathogenicity in humans. […]

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