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2013-08-12 23:18:03

Bite Back for a Cure, TBDA’s National Campaign to Raise Awareness and Encourage Local Advocacy, Includes Cross-Country Bike Tour and Interactive Digital Components New York, N.Y (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and Southampton Hospital are joining forces to fight tick-borne diseases. On Sunday, August 25, Bite Back for a Cure, TBDA’s national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases, will...

2013-08-11 23:02:30

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) August 11, 2013 The parents of teens are gearing up for the school year with dental check-ups and eye exams. But did you know that you’d also need to take your preteens and teens to get shots? As they get older, kids are at increased risk for some infections. Plus the protection provided by some of the childhood vaccines begins to wear off, so kids need a booster...

Absorbent Nanofibers Show Promise In Brain Infection Treatment
2013-08-08 05:39:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists, led by Chang Gung University, report a plastic material already used in absorbent surgical sutures and other medical devices shows promise for continuous administration of antibiotics to patients with brain infections. The findings, reported in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, show the use of the material, placed directly on the brain's surface, could reduce the need for weeks of costly hospital stays now required for...

2013-08-06 23:25:01

Miss Delaware, Rebecca Jackson, says Lyme disease left her unable to walk, read and in debilitating pain for several months. Named by the Lyme Research Alliance as its Person of the Month, Jackson says she hopes to increase awareness of the illness and urges Lyme sufferers to “never give up hope.” Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 When recently crowned Miss Delaware, Rebecca Jackson, walks out on the stage of the Miss America pageant on September 15, it will represent far more than...

2013-08-06 08:34:51

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join us in the fight against MRSA at the Fifth Anniversary World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global C. diff Summit on September 28, 2013 in Chicago. The annual event is organized by the Chicago-based nonprofit MRSA Survivors Network, the global leader in the fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance. The 2013 global theme for World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October is 'The...

2013-08-05 23:02:34

Campaign to Raise Awareness and Encourage Local Advocacy Includes Cross-Country Bike Tour and Interactive Digital Components Martha's Vineyard, Mass. (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Bite Back for a Cure, the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s (TBDA) national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases, will make its first stop on a national tour of bike rides and community events in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. on Sunday, August 18. Led...

2013-08-05 12:28:04

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meningitis Angels are celebrating the announcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) expanded approval of Menveo, a vaccine used to help prevent meningococcal disease caused by four strains (A,C,Y, W-135) of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis). The vaccine is now approved for use in infants and toddlers starting as early as 2 months of age. Meningococcal disease is an aggressive, fast-acting illness...

2013-08-05 10:05:27

A nano-machine cell killer: EPFL researchers decipher the attack strategy of certain bacteria, including the infamous Staphylococcus aureus This is a veritable mechanics of aggression on the nanoscale. Certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, have the ability to deploy tiny darts. This biological weapon kills the host cell by piercing the membrane. Researchers at EPFL have dismantled, piece by piece, this intriguing little machine and found an assembly of proteins that, in...

2013-08-01 23:26:51

Save 10% on all Lyme Disease testing order from Request A Test this August. Use promo code LYMED10 when ordering to save. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but people should be aware of certain health risks which come from spending time outside. One such risk is tick-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease. For the entire month of August 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off...

2013-07-30 08:32:26

ST. JOSEPH, Mo., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer months upon us, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tick-borne diseases are increasing, with human cases expected to exceed 300,000 annually(1). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130730/CG54900) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/CG80722LOGO) Veterinary experts agree pet owners...


Latest Bacterial diseases Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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2011-04-28 14:40:22

Streptococcus pyogenes is a spherical, Gram-positive bacterium is the cause of Group A streptococcal infections. It displays streptococcal group A antigen on its cell wall. When it is cultured on blood agar plates it produces large zones of beta-hemolysis. They are catalase-negative and in ideal conditions it has an incubation period of about 1-3 days. It is an infrequent part of the skin flora. It is the cause of many important human diseases, ranging from mild superficial skin infections...

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2011-04-26 20:20:41

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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