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British scientists say they've created a statistical method that can estimate the origin and time of an aerosolized release of the pathogen causing anthrax. The technology, to be used following detection of the first few cases, has been developed by researchers from the Center for Outbreak Analysis and Modeling at Imperial College London in collaboration with the Health Protection Agency's Microbial Risk Assessment group. The researchers said their method, which predicts where the most...
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A new statistical method that can estimate the origin and time of an aerosolized release of the pathogen causing anthrax, following detection of the first few cases has been developed by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modeling at Imperial College London in collaboration with the Health Protection Agency's Microbial Risk Assessment group.
Israeli soldiers who underwent "unnecessary" testing as part of the army's efforts to find an anthrax vaccine around the time of the 1991 Gulf War were not sufficiently advised of the risks, according to an AFP report on Wednesday citing a declassified Israeli report.
University of Adelaide researchers have shown they can predict the biggest population peaks of disease-carrying mosquitoes up to two months ahead.
Massive urbanization expansions and a wildly uncontrolled global mosquito population are driving an increased rate of infection and death, according to an expert from the World Heath Organization (WHO).
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Scientists are suggesting that the deadly bacteria anthrax has ancient links to North America.
Authorities at the CDC reported that the countryâ€™s first case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in a patient in Colorado.
Ever since scientists first proposed that our planet might be experiencing widespread climate change, concerns have been raised about its implications for the spread of arboviruses â€“ viruses carried by arthropods such as mosquitoes, midges and ticks.
Francisella tularensis is a pathogenic species of gram-negative bacteria and the causative agent of tularemia or rabbit fever. It is a facultative intracellular bacterium. It is classified as a Class A agent by the U.S. government due to its ease of spread by aerosol and its high virulence. In 1911 the species was found in ground squirrels in California. There are four subspecies that have been classified. Biovar tularensis is found mostly in North America. Biovar palearctica is found...
Burkholderia pseudomallei is a Gram-negative, bipolar, aerobic, motile rod-shaped bacterium. It causes the disease melioidosis in humans and animals and is also capable of infecting plants. The bacteria can from in a number of artificial environments. Optimal temperature is around 40Â°C in pH-neutral or slightly acidic environments. Most strains can ferment sugars without gas formation. The bacteria produces both exo and endo toxins although the role of these toxins has not been fully...
Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus is a mosquito-borne viral pathogen that causes Venezuelan equine encephalitis or encephalomyelitis (VEE). It can affect all equine species, such as horses, donkeys, and zebras. Equines may suddenly die or show progressive central nervous system disorders after infection. It is contractible by humans and will usually experience flu-like symptoms when infected. People with a weak immune system can become seriously ill or die. It is transmitted primarily...
Rinderpest (also cattle plague) is an infectious viral disease of cattle, domestic buffalo, and some species of wildlife. It is characterized by fever, oral erosions, diarrhea, lymphoid necrosis, and high mortality. The last confirmed case was in 2001. In 2011 it should be announced that a global eradication of rinderpest was complete. The term comes from the German language meaning cattle-plague. The rinderpest virus is closely related to measles and canine distemper viruses. It is a...
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