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2011-05-31 07:30:00

Study shows Internet search queries can help monitor epidemics in developing countries; produces new Internet tool that could speed public health responses to tropical diseases BOSTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Google.org have found web-based search data to be a viable source of information for early detection and monitoring of outbreaks of dengue, an emerging mosquito-borne virus found in tropical areas of the world. Because...

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2011-05-19 09:25:00

ESA is helping to take the bite out of mosquitoes and their deadly diseases by tracking their distribution and habitat via observation satellites, satnav, and mobile communications. The Vecmap initiative is testing the accurate mapping of mosquitoes in Europe, in particular, mosquitoes carrying diseases, for public health agencies and regional mosquito controllers. Testing began in 2009 in the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy. Transmitters of disease such as...

2011-05-10 14:55:53

Major progress has been made in reducing the burden of infectious diseases in Brazil as part of a "remarkable" success story for health in the South American country, according to researchers on a series of papers published in The Lancet. After decades of marked social change, including the introduction of unified healthcare for all, Brazil can also celebrate a reduction in mortality from chronic diseases and huge inroads into improving maternal and child health. But the nation still faces...

2011-05-05 11:52:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In parts of the world where dengue fever is common, other viral infections are often misdiagnosed. Such misdiagnosis is a waste not only of time and money. It can be especially problematic for sufferers of another mosquito-borne viral infection called chikungunya--its high fever, joint pain that can last for years, and intense headache symptoms mimic the clinical profile of dengue. Recovery from the acute phase of the infection can take from...

2011-04-23 00:00:30

InBios International, Inc. releases the DENV Detect IgM Capture ELISA. It is the first test cleared to market by the FDA to help diagnose dengue fever. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 InBios International, Inc. releases the DENV Detect IgM Capture ELISA. It is the first test cleared to market by the FDA to help diagnose dengue fever. Each year over 100 million dengue cases occur in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Most reported cases in the United States are from...

2011-04-20 15:27:00

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD) disclosed that it was the subject of an ABC affiliate station news story that included discussion of the company's proposed strategy to reduce the occurrence of sepsis in wounded military personnel. As previously disclosed, the company submitted a contract response on April 1, 2011 to a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) entitled Dialysis Like Therapeutics (DLT). In the submission, company proposed...

2011-04-08 16:02:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first test to help diagnose people with signs and symptoms of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever, a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The dengue virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. As many as 100 million people worldwide are...

2011-03-30 13:00:52

Neglected infections of poverty are the latest threat plaguing the poorest people living in the Gulf Coast states and in Washington, D.C., according to Dr. Peter Hotez, Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, in an editorial published in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases on March 29th. Hotez explains that current...

2011-03-16 13:54:05

Proteins could be used to develop new approaches for regulating mosquito reproduction, feeding, and behavior Researchers have identified 93 seminal fluid proteins and 52 sperm male-derived proteins that include candidates likely to affect the behavior and physiology of female mosquitoes of the species, Aedes aegypti. The results of this research, conducted by Laura Sirot (now at the College of Wooster) and fellow researchers in the labs of Laura Harrington and Mariana Wolfner at Cornell...

2011-02-23 12:50:15

Dengue vaccine could be developed by as early as 2015 At least one dengue vaccine could be licensed within the next 4 years, as manufacturers are speeding up the development process for multiple dengue vaccine candidates in collaboration with health authorities and developing countries to expedite the necessary testing, clinical trial design, and licensure, a team of leading scientists said. "A number of important issues have been identified for regulatory review of dengue vaccines, while...


Latest Dengue fever Reference Libraries

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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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2011-01-11 13:44:52

Flavivirus is a genus of the family Flaviviridae. This genus includes the West Nile Virus, Dengue Virus, Tick-borne Encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, and quite a few others. Flaviviruses get their name from the yellow fever virus. Flavus means yellow in Latin. Yellow fever was named because if caused yellow jaundice in victims. Mosquitoes and ticks transmit these viruses by biting people. Human infections are usually incidental since humans are unable to replicate the virus. Yellow...

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2005-09-12 09:50:15

Aedes albopictus (Family Culicidae), the Asian Tiger Mosquito or Forest Day Mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs and small, black and white body. It was native to south-east Asia, and occupied a habitat that spread from Madagascar eastward to New Guinea, and north to the latitude of Korea. The typical member of the Aedes albopictus has a length of about 5 mm. As with other members of the mosquito family, the female is outfitted with an elongated proboscis that she...

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