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2014-08-14 12:21:25

Airline Data from Flights Originating in West Africa Show Highest Risk Destinations NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on local conservation and global health issues, developed a series of global maps using available airline flight route data to calculate and predict the probable arrival of Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus from infected travelers in West Africa. The data was collected from flight schedules from...

2014-04-09 16:01:29

The California condor was one of the first species to be listed under the Endangered Species Preservation Act in 1966 when the population was reduced to a handful of birds. Through a massive collaborative effort that included fieldwork and breeding in zoos, the condor population has grown to more than 400 birds, more than half of which are now free-flying in the wild. Unfortunately, there is overwhelming evidence that lead poisoning from accidental ingestion of spent ammunition is the leading...

2013-07-26 23:20:46

EcoHealth Alliance is among the most financially responsible charities in their category as ranked by Charity Navigator. The non-profit is helping to prevent the outbreak of emerging diseases in the U.S. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 For one more week, EcoHealth Alliance is being promoted by PIF Apparel, an online retailer that sells t-shirts to raise money for financially responsible charities. Twenty-five percent of everything sold through the PIF Apparel website is donated to...

Ecological Society Event To Discuss Infectious Diseases And Human-Environment Interaction
2013-06-29 07:49:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The possibility that human interaction with the environment could be responsible for the spread of infectious diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and hantavirus will be among the topics discussed at this year's annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The conference, which will be held from August 5 through August 9 in Minneapolis, will feature two symposia discussing the ecology and evolution of infectious...

2013-02-15 11:17:36

Current Research Uses Smart Surveillance to Rapidly Identify Emerging Disease Threats EcoHealth Alliance, the nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced new research focused on the rapid identification of disease outbreaks in the peer reviewed publication, Journal of the Royal Society Interface.  The article, authored by leading scientists in the fields of emerging disease ecology, biomathematics, computational biology and...

2013-01-17 13:47:34

EcoHealth Alliance Finds Evidence for Ebola Virus Infection in Fruit Bats in South Asia EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, released new research on Ebola virus in fruit bats in the peer reviewed journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, a monthly publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study found Ebola virus antibodies circulating in ~4% of the 276 bats scientists screened in...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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