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West Nile virus antibodies sought in birds in England
Scientists at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Oxford are investigating live birds to see whether or not West Nile virus is present and being actively transmitted between resident and migratory birds. No infectious virus has as yet been detected. The birds sampled were healthy, implying that if present the virus is not virulent and may have been introduced into the UK for many years.... View News Article (2002-10-31)


Herpes remains active even when no symptoms appear
Scientists investigating the herpes virus have been surprised to find an ongoing conflict in the cells of sufferers, even when the virus is apparently dormant. View News Article (2014-07-29)


The ignored virus that causes liver cancer
Hepatitis G virus was identified in 1995. Some little research was carried out on the virus and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared it a non-harmful virus in 1997.  View News Article (2011-08-23)


Genome circularization and RNA virus replication
As featured on the cover of the August 15th issue of G&D, an Argentinian research team, led by Dr. Andrea Gamarnik, report on their recent discovery of a novel mechanism of dengue virus replication. View News Article (2006-08-01)


Rotavirus can spread beyond the intestine
A new study in PLoS Medicine has shown that children who have rotavirus, a very common cause of diarrhea in children, and who have antigens (protein fragments from the surface of the virus) in their blood, also have infectious virus in their blood. View News Article (2007-04-17)


Scientists isolate world's oldest recorded plant virus
A Japanese poem written by Empress Koken, in the summer of 752AD, is thought to be the world's first record of a plant virus. Scientists from the John Innes Centre in Norwich (JIC)(1) have today reported, for the first time, the isolation and characterisation of the plant virus (eupatorium yellow vein virus - EpYVV(2) that causes the spectacular and beautiful symptoms first described by the... View News Article (2003-04-25)


A mighty fighting flu breakthrough
The days of using the flu as your favourite sickie excuse could be over. View News Article (2013-02-25)


West Nile Virus infections detected in Britain
A paper in the Journal of General Virology reveals that evidence of West Nile virus infections has been found in birds in Britain, according to a team of scientists led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) at Oxford. There are no known cases of human infection and no disease reported in birds. Dr Ernie Gould and colleagues believe that West Nile virus is present and being effectively... View News Article (2003-07-18)


Molecular Anatomy of Influenza Virus Detailed
Scientists at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have succeeded in imaging, in unprecedented detail, the virus that causes influenza. View News Article (2007-01-02)


Scientists discover new species of Ebola virus
Scientists report the discovery of a new species of Ebola virus, provisionally named Bundibugyo ebolavirus, November 21 in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens. View News Article (2008-11-21)

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