Warning Signals from the Volatile World of Influenza Viruses | Potent and Deadly as Ever!

The current global influenza situation is characterized by a number of trends that must be closely monitored. These include: an increase in the variety of animal influenza viruses co-circulating and exchanging genetic material, giving rise to novel strains; continuing cases of human H7N9 infections in China; and a recent spurt […]

Bubonic Plague Rumored will Strike Back!

In the early 1330s an outbreak of deadly bubonic plague occurred in China. The bubonic plague mainly affects rodents, but fleas can transmit the disease to people. Once people are infected, they infect others very rapidly. Plague causes fever and a painful swelling of the lymph glands called buboes, which […]

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Might be an “Age Targeting Virus”

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infections are thought to occur less commonly than infections with other enteroviruses. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Compared with other enteroviruses, EV-D68 has been rarely reported in the United States for the last 40 years.EV-D68 […]

WHO Advise: “Out of control Ebola Virus at West Africa and MERS from Middle-East May cause Pandemic Perfect Storm!”

The Ebola epidemic has already claimed 350 lives as it spreads through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The epidemic in west Africa is already dubbed as “out of control” by the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). According to the MSF, the epidemic can be […]