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antiviral agents 

Substances which inhibit the growth of a virus (e.g. herpes) by inhibiting DNA or RNA synthesis. Common agents include aciclovir (acyclovir), idoxuridine, ganciclovir, trifluoridine (trifluorothymidine) and vidarabine. See herpetic keratitis; virus.
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In conclusion, this study revealed that, in Taiwan, HBV characteristics have been changing in the era after introduction of antiviral drug treatment and HBV vaccination.
Thus, ANTIVIRALS offers talented researchers a multidisciplinary and intersectoral training programme and prepares them for a future leading role in antiviral drug development in Europe.
The United States is by far the largest donor, but needs to put up hundreds of millions of dollars more in the next two years to meet its own targets for reducing infections in adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa and raising the number of people getting antiviral drugs, according to health advocacy groups.
Given the high cost and limited supply of neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral drugs and an uncertain supply and effectiveness of future vaccines, only 12 (25%) states plan or consider using either chemoprophylaxis (such as oseltamivir) or vaccination of household and other close nonhospital contacts in their plans to retard epidemic influenza.
Plans include coordinating with federal agencies to receive and distribute antiviral drugs and other medicines; increasing poultry and human surveillance; and expediting testing of suspected cases to try to keep any outbreak in check, officials said.
2] On February 11 The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a press release, "A highly resistant strain of rapidly progressive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been diagnosed for the first time in a New York City resident who had not previously undergone antiviral drug treatment.
This Future Virology Special Focus Issue, titled Antiviral Drug Development, brings together a selection of review articles examining some of the most significant past, present, and potentially future viral human pathogens, introduced with a foreword and editorial from guest editors Mark Wainberg and Hugh Field.
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This multi-year antiviral drug partnership will include a research programme focused on the discovery and advancement of compounds shown to block viral capsid assembly using Prosetta's proprietary drug discovery platform.
London, July 1 (ANI): For the first time, the National Health Board of Denmark has announced a case of pandemic H1N1 flu resistant to the antiviral drug Tamiflu.
When performed over a range of inhibitor or antiviral drug (oseltamivir and zanamivir) concentrations, they enable the determination of the 50% inhibitory concentration (I[C.
This vaccine, administered to the mice in a series of injections, contains DNA plus an antiviral drug.