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2014-05-29 23:03:44

Board Members Share Goals: Detect, Educate, Cure New York and Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and the Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), two of the most influential voices on Lyme and tick-borne diseases, announced today their intention to merge (the “Merger”). The Merger was approved by each of the respective Board of Directors last evening, pending regulatory approval. The Merger will result in the formation of the largest tick-borne disease...

2014-05-28 12:23:42

As the dangers of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as MRSA, in addition to others, become more prevalent due to the overzealous use of antibiotics on livestock farms, Clearstream says that antimicrobial technologies and advanced long-term application protocols are part of the solution in containing the spread of viral and bacterial contaminants and protecting the public's health. HARRISBURG, N.C., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Studies have shown that farmworkers, as well as those...

2014-05-27 23:11:23

Is this new test the beginning of the end of the Lyme disease epidemic? After hundreds of thousands of misdiagnosed cases of Lyme disease, and a million Americans suffering from the debilitating later stages of the disease, the Meno Clinic Center for Advanced Medicine announces the iSpot Lyme test is now nearly 100% sensitive. Jackson Hole, WY (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 May is Lyme disease awareness month, millions of Americans just spent Memorial Day weekend outdoors and the creepy,...

2014-05-23 08:23:43

ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme activists, who have the Infectious Diseases Society of America headquarters surrounded and under siege, issued a call for a Congressional Investigation of corruption within the CDC, IDSA, and the vaccine industry. According to Lyme researcher and activist, Carl Tuttle, "An investigation is long overdue. The conflicts of interest and improper influence among these originations has contributed to terrible suffering and financial losses...

Bacteria Can Remain On Airplane Surfaces For Days
2014-05-20 03:04:25

American Society for Microbiology Disease-causing bacteria can linger on surfaces commonly found in airplane cabins for days, even up to a week, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "Many air travelers are concerned about the risks of catching a disease from other passengers given the long time spent in crowded air cabins," says Kiril Vaglenov, of Auburn University who presented the data. "This report describes the results of...

2014-05-19 23:01:21

Local team’s mosquito control service adds tick product to help protect residents from both mosquito and tick-borne diseases. Woolwich Township, NJ (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Southern New Jersey has expanded its offerings to include an innovative Tick Shield product and has already begun its residential spraying service in the region. The Southern New Jersey franchise is in its second year of operation, servicing customers in Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties....

E-cigarettes Could Boost Resistance Of Drug-resistant Bacteria
2014-05-19 03:28:28

American Thoracic Society Despite being touted by their manufacturers as a healthy alternative to cigarettes, e-cigarettes appear in a laboratory study to increase the virulence of drug- resistant and potentially life-threatening bacteria, while decreasing the ability of human cells to kill these bacteria Researchers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), tested the effects of e-cigarette vapor on live methicillin-resistant...

Legionnaire bacteria spread by Windshield Wiper Fluid
2014-05-19 11:29:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Windshield washer fluid is one of those innocuous things you probably don’t give much thought to throughout the day, but a new study has found that the familiar blue fluid often harbors the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. Spread via mist or vapor containing the Legionella bacteria, Legionnaire’s disease is essentially a severe form of pneumonia. The same bacteria can also cause Pontiac fever – a flu-like illness....

2014-05-19 08:28:53

The new treatment, pioneered by Dr. John Crew, uses NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' NeutroPhase® BLOOMFIELD, N.J., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today announced a successful new referral initiative that is saving the lives and limbs of patients with necrotizing fasciitis, or 'flesh-eating' disease. In the program, the NNFF is connecting patients and their families from all over the United States and other countries with Dr. John Crew,...

Lyme disease tick
2014-05-18 03:00:18

Cheryl Dybas, NSF To find out how to steer clear of Lyme disease during "picnic season" - a time when people are more likely to pick up ticks - the National Science Foundation spoke with NSF-funded disease ecologist Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., and program director Sam Scheiner of NSF's Division of Environmental Biology. Ostfeld's research is funded by the joint NSF-NIH Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program and NSF's...


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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