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 Peace be Upon You All … and welcome to the new post of  ViroMagThe Weekly Virology Magazine

 

This week’s post is about VIROTHERAPY    

 A new technique called virotherapy harnesses viruses, those banes of humankind, to stop another scourge — cancer.  

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23 March 2009 — The Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt has reported a new confirmed human case of Avian Influenza. The case is a 38-year old female from Elfath District, Assiut Governorate. Her symptoms started with a fever and headache on March 14. She was admitted to Assiut Fever Hospital on March 14 where she was started on oseltamivir the same day (March 14) and remains in a stable condition. Infection with H5N1 avian influenza was confirmed on 18 March by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory.

Investigations into the source of her infection indicate a history of close contact with dead and sick poultry prior to becoming ill.

Of the 59 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.

SOURCE – WHO WebSite

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RABIES

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Peace be Upon You All … and welcome to the new post of  ViroMagThe Weekly Virology Magazine

 

This week’s post is about RABIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peace be Upon You All … and welcome to the new post of  ViroMagThe Weekly Virology Magazine

 

This week’s post is about BACTERIOPHAGES (Viruses of Bacteria)

 

 

BACTERIOPHAGE

 

Virus that infects bacteria and sometimes destroys them by lysis, or dissolution of the cell.

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11th of March 2009 — The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has

reported a new confirmed human case of avian influenza.

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SARS

magazine-cover-64Peace be Upon You All … and welcome to the new post of  ViroMagThe Weekly Virology Magazine

 

This week’s post is about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

 

SARS
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV).

 

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