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New Public Health Challenge Created By Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases
2012-11-30 16:54:18

Human activities are advancing the spread of vector-borne, zoonotic diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and dengue fever

2011-08-12 12:08:39

A computer model of the spread of West Nile virus was able to predict areas where human cases would be concentrated, especially around Sacramento in 2005.

2011-02-21 14:09:13

The convergence of people, animals, and our environment has created a new dynamic in which the health of each group is inextricably and globally interconnected, without borders.

2009-10-16 09:16:42

International human migration needs to be factored into infectious disease policy.

2009-06-29 16:34:57

A new scientific system developed by a St. Michael's Hospital physician, designed to rapidly evaluate the world's air traffic patterns, accurately predicted how the H1N1 virus would spread around the world, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine today.

2008-07-08 09:01:11

PHILADELPHIA, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is by Harvey Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR) University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: The World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, recently recommended that member states develop a plan of action for enhanced and sustainable health research and development for diseases that disproportionately affect developing...

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2008-02-20 13:20:00

It’s not just your imagination. Providing the first-ever definitive proof, a team of scientists has shown that emerging infectious diseases such as HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus and Ebola are indeed on the rise. The team – including University of Georgia professor John Gittleman and scientists from the Consortium for Conservation Medicine, the Institute of Zoology (London) and Columbia University – recently published their findings in...


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