VIRUS


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AcronymDefinition
VIRUSVital Information Resources Under Siege (slang)
VIRUSVery Important Resource Under Siege (slang)
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Epidemiologic studies during 2004-05 mainly focused on HPAI H5N1 virus persistence in relation to the agro-ecology of poultry and duck production systems (6), and little attention was paid to the role of wild birds in local viral persistence or long-distance spread during that period.
The mosquito-home virus gets its name from the West Nile region of Africa, where it was first identified in the 1930s.
In studying a strain of the Sindbis virus stripped of its capability to reproduce, however, the researchers noticed that the strain itself could invade and kill many types of cancer cells growing in lab dishes.
Experts said the new virus with the subject line ``ILOVEYOU'' spread far more prolifically, and caused more destruction, than the Melissa virus that hit computer systems last year.
AOL today launched a new free anti-virus program -- called Active Virus Shield -- for all online users at no cost.
Several authors have stated that large-droplet transmission is the predominant mode by which influenza virus infection is acquired (1-3).
When the virus particles arrange themselves this way, they can move more freely in a solution (SN: 8/15/98, p.
Doctors suspect the culprit is one of two types of infectious microbes: a bacteria, a single-celled organism, or a virus, a chemical package of genetic material (either RNA or DNA).
For example, the ``Concept'' virus, which infects Word documents, is not deliberately destructive.
AVI's NEUGENE antisense drug development program against the influenza A virus specifically targets genetic regions of the virus that are highly conserved between six viral subtypes that cause human disease.
Identification of measles virus genotypes is a valuable tool for epidemiologic investigations and evaluation of control activities in countries that have eliminated indigenous measles.
The virus was reported in the Western Hemisphere for the first time in August 1999 in New York City, where it caused a cluster of human cases of flulike symptoms, some of which turned into fatal brain inflammation.