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Experimental Vaccine Against Chikungunya Induces Robust

Experimental Vaccine Against Chikungunya Induces Robust Antibody Response

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As if West Nile virus and malaria weren't enough, mosquitoes are now delivering the chikungunya virus, which was first identified in the early 1950s in East Africa. The virus, characterized...

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2014-08-01 23:00:59

Mosquito-borne viral diseases like Chikungunya are moving across the southern United States and the more recent outbreak of West Nile Virus. This brand new July, 2014 informational graph will show what safeguarding measures can be taken by local communities or homeowners. (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 With the news of mosquito-borne viral diseases like Chikungunya moving across the southern United States and the more recent outbreak of West Nile Virus, it begs the question, what safeguarding...

2014-06-23 12:29:54

Arrow Exterminators Encourages Taking Precautions to Protect against Mosquito Infestations ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida and Georgia have confirmed cases of chikunguyna fever, a mosquito-borne illness that has migrated to the U.S. from the Caribbean and according to the CDC, a total of 80 cases have been reported nationwide as of June 17(th). Experts are concerned that conditions could be ideal for significant outbreak of this disease in the coming months as two of the...

2014-06-23 08:28:58

OXFORD, England, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec, a pioneer in the control of insects that spread disease and damage crops, today announced the completion of a GBP6.1 million ($10.2 million) investment round. The oversubscribed fundraising was supported by existing shareholders, Oxford Capital Partners, the University of Oxford and East Hill Management, who were joined by a number of international private investors from South America, Europe and Asia. The...

2014-06-12 08:30:25

VIENNA, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prophylactic vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever, developed by the Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience GmbH induces a significant neutralizing immune response and was also confirmed as safe. These are the major interim results of a phase 1 clinical study of the company's Chikungunya vaccine candidate that uses a standard anti-measles vaccine as a vector. The Chikungunya epidemic, currently raging through the Caribbean,...

2014-06-10 23:07:46

MD Now offers blood testing and symptomatic treatment at its 18 South Florida urgent care locations. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 MD Now® Urgent Care, the leading urgent care provider in South Florida, is responding to potential epidemics of two mosquito-borne illnesses, dengue fever and chikungunya, by offering blood testing proven to detect the viruses and providing symptomatic treatment for the illnesses at their state-of-their-art urgent care centers located...

2014-06-06 23:02:50

AMCA Warns Public of Exotic Mosquito-borne Disease Spreading in Caribbean Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Chikungunya virus, a pathogen transmitted by mosquitoes, has seemingly established itself in the Caribbean and is now threatening the U.S. Puerto Rico has just recorded its first locally acquired case with travel-related cases being reported in Florida, Virginia, Arkansas, California, New York and Connecticut. Public health officials fear it has the potential to establish...

2014-06-05 20:22:44

Outbreaks of Chikungunya and Dengue Fever Signal Imminent Spread MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminix®, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, today warned of two serious mosquito-borne diseases which are being reported in Florida. The Florida Department of Health this week issued a report confirming 18 cases of chikungunya virus and 24 cases of dengue fever. In all confirmed cases, the individual had traveled to the...

Chikungunya Poised To Become Epidemic In The Americas
2014-04-08 14:10:31

American Society for Microbiology A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. The risk of a "catastrophic" epidemic in the Americas is boosted by the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil next month, what with people coming in from near and from far, says corresponding author Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira of the Instituto Oswaldo...

Cooler Temperatures Make Mosquitoes More Dangerous
2013-06-04 12:39:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases that weather could be influencing the transmission of the West Nile virus and other mosquito-related disease. The scientists said mosquitoes living in cooler temperatures have weaker immune systems, making them more susceptible to dangerous viruses and more likely to transmit them to people. They said this connection is significant in light of global climate...


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