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Black sheep: Why some strains of the Epstein Barr virus cause cancer

More than 90 percent of all people become infected with the Epstein Barr virus (EBV) during their lifetime. The infection usually remains undetected throughout their life. However, the virus can also cause diseases – with regional differences: Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis) primarily occurs in Europe and North America and normally affects adolescents or young adults.… Read More »

Engineered virus to be tested as treatment for incurable cancers

Tiny phages that usually infect microbes could fight cancerScience Photo Library/Getty By Michael Le Page People with incurable melanomas and brain or breast cancers are to get injections of tumour-fighting viruses. The trial will test the safety of a virus that has been engineered to shrink tumours – an approach that holds promise for a range… Read More »

China’s Inner Mongolia reports human infection of H7N9 bird flu virus: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Inner Mongolia region reported on Saturday a case of human infection with the H7N9 bird flu virus, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The same bird flu strain killed almost 300 people in the country during the winter of 2016/2017. The patient, an 82-year-old man, was receiving treatment and local authorities… Read More »