An experimental drug shows potential against schistosomiasis, a scourge that infects
millions of people throughout the tropics.
The simian foamy virus has been identified as a zoonotic retrovirus that infects
people who have direct contact with fresh nonhuman primate bushmeat; this finding indicates that such zoonoses are more frequent, widespread, and contemporary than previously appreciated.
Type A is likely to undergo an antigenic shift if two or more subtypes infect
a single host, creating new subtypes based on surface antigens hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N).
We need to be able to answer the simple question: `Can CWD from deer also infect
The virus can infect
humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some other mammals.
Macrophage-tropic (M-tropic) strains infect
primary macrophages and primary lymphocytes and use the chemokine receptor CCR5 as a co-receptor.
cells burst open, releasing millions of viruses that infect
other cells in the body.
Unknowingly, they could infect
their partner, who can spread the disease to another partner, and so on and so on until millions of people are infected
Bubonic, pneumonic, or pharyngeal plague may develop in domestic cats and infect
humans directly (2).
The therapy works by killing infected
cells before they can send out legions of hepatitis C viral particles to infect
other cells, says Richardson.
the presence and role of HIV-specific neutralizing antibodies that can make a pathogen, such as a virus, noninfectious (for example, J Infect
Dis, 173, p.
The increasing popularity of keeping reptiles and other exotic animals as pets presents a public health problem, as such animals are commonly carriers of Salmonelh7 and thereby can infect
humans directly or indirectly.