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2014-09-16 08:30:11

New initiative designed to protect children from insect-borne disease MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the Nets for Kids initiative. For every purchase over $100 of insect-borne disease products, SeraCare will donate a mosquito net to a child in a developing country. "Insect-borne...

2014-09-10 16:26:57

Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti's Battle with Chikungunya -- Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. -- Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya response. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As the mosquito-borne...

2014-09-08 16:25:41

Clinical testing volume and positivity rate both grew after the first case of the infectious disease spread to Western Hemisphere this year MADISON, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing number of patients in the United States are being tested - and testing positive - for the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, according to a study presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, D.C. The study, by scientists from Quest Diagnostics...

2014-09-03 23:14:02

Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere and has posted over 140 travel alerts for travellers since January, 2014. When travellers register their itinerary with Sitata, they automatically receive these alerts which help them avoid problem areas and remind them to take precautionary measures. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere, but has been...

2014-08-26 12:28:34

New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Chikungunya Blocker-Vaccine Candidate Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Chikungunya virus strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 1953. This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation of a Synthetic Chikungunya Blocker-Vaccine(TM)...

2014-08-20 12:21:09

Eliminating Mosquitoes & Ticks Leads to Ranking on INC. Magazine's Fastest Growing Companies List RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Mosquito Squad, America's largest mosquito elimination and tick control brand, has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by INC. Magazine. With a three-year sales growth of 303% and a number 1413 ranking of 5000 companies, Mosquito Squad is among the top third of fastest growing firms on the...

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2014-08-18 06:41:22

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 by severe joint pain, headache and fever, has caused sporadic outbreaks in Africa, India and Thailand throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Now, as of 2013, it has reached the Western Hemisphere and there are no vaccines or specific drug treatments to deal...

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...


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