While it is rare for an animal virus
to cross the species barrier and infect humans, when it does it can and understandably does, spark panic and fear around the world.
Worse, none can be used to treat humans, since an were originally grown on mouse cells and could expose humans to an animal virus
our immune systems could not fight.
Could a wayward gene mingle with an animal virus
to create a disease that's lethal to humans?
But the farm was shut amid fears about a deadly animal virus
North Kerry TD Jimmy Deenihan, who is chairman of the restoration committee, said the replica train, two carriages and rails had been "locked" because of the animal virus
A handful of virology textbooks currently serve as standard references for animal virus
researchers, and some serve as course textbooks for students studying basic virology.
In a St Patrick's Day message, he urged everyone to observe the regulations put in place by the Irish government to head off the animal virus
So it becomes easier for an animal virus
to infect humans.
In the worst-case scenario, an animal virus
is transmitted to the human recipient and then spreads to the wider population.
And his is still the only human case sustained by the Animal Virus
Research Institute in Surrey.
The old dogma is that ASF is the only animal virus
that doesn't stimulate production of neutralizing antibodies, but that's just not true," says Rock.
But he pointed out that this week's news of people contracting the animal virus
in the United Kingdom was unlikely to go down too well in the United States.
This is the first time an animal virus
has been shown to cross species lines after transplant," reported Marian Michaels, MD and colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh, PA at the 39th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy held in San Francisco, CA earlier this month.
FMD is the first animal virus
recognized by human beings.
became the first to chart in atomic detail the topography of an animal virus
-- human rhinovirus-14, a picornavirus that causes colds.