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First Global Inventory Of Flu Strains In Birds Completed
2014-03-07 11:33:54

Wildlife Conservation Society A group of international scientists have completed the first global inventory of flu strains in birds by reviewing more than 50 published studies and genetic data, providing new insight into the drivers of viral diversity and the emergence of disease that can ultimately impact human health and livelihoods. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE and performed as part of the USAID PREDICT project, identified over 116 avian flu strains in wild birds....

2014-03-07 08:25:44

DUBLIN, Mar. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hsgjjr/european_patient ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of European Patient Flow & Epidemiology : Aortic Valve Disease Care Track" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report provides insights into Aortic Valve Disease epidemiology with key indicators such as prevalence and incidence before analyzing...

2014-03-06 23:32:10

ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake measurement solutions for the global research community, has announced the release of its new Study Admin Portal, a web based software tool that provides the company’s pharmaceutical client base with a turnkey solution for the collection, analysis, and management of actigraphy data as part of a clinical trial protocol. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 ActiGraph’s new Study Admin Portal, in conjunction with...

2014-03-06 23:28:27

HyGreen, Inc. today announced a collaborative partnership with The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The HyGreen Hand Hygiene Reminding and Recording System will be deployed in 25 MoH hospitals supporting its goal of reducing hospital acquired infections through improved hand hygiene. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 HyGreen, Inc. today announced a collaborative partnership with The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through its...

2014-03-05 23:24:57

The first international symposium of personalized medicine “Leroy Hood,” was held on Thursday, February 6, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Reforma Hotel & Towers in Mexico City, where the Latin American Association of Personalized Medicine (ALAMP) proposed analyzing the advances of personalized medicine by training and offering the necessary tools for the clinical application in Mexico and the America. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 In Latin America, Mexico is the pioneer in genetic test...

2014-03-05 23:04:56

A new quantitative analysis of more than 123,000 influenza specimens from 1918-2013 shows the Replikin Counts (number of Replikins per 100 amino acids) of the genes of H1N1 and H5N1 have increased beyond the levels of the 2009 pandemic year. London, UK (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Replikins Ltd., which in April 2008 predicted the last H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009, announced today that from the quantitative analysis of all of the 123,112 influenza specimens of H1N1, H2N2, H3N2, and H5N1 in...

2014-03-05 12:26:19

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long-term care industry faces a multitude of challenges when it comes to keeping residents happy and healthy, including maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of the 1.5 million infections estimated to occur in long-term care facilities each year.[1],[2] Clorox Professional Products Company recently surveyed U.S. adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility and found they cite the risk of infection as a top...

2014-03-03 04:22:47

ZEIST, The Netherlands, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upgrade to BSL-3 level answers growing global demand for testing facilities Introduction of a Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility and development of special techniques allow Dutch TNO Triskelion to test vaccines against deadly viruses like avian flu and SARS. With this step the contract research organisation responds to a globally growing demand for testing facilities for the development of drugs against these...

2014-03-01 23:01:36

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Global Data Storage Device Manufacturers Industry” to its database. Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/data-storage-device-manufacturers-global-industry-report. (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 Data Storage Device Manufacturers (Global) Analysis provides a detailed overview of the Data Storage Device Manufacturers (Global) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 490 companies,...

Bacterial Contamination In Stethoscopes
2014-02-28 05:20:57

[ Watch the Video: Physicians’ Stethoscopes More Contaminated Than Palms of Their Hands ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Healthcare workers hands are the main method of bacterial transmission in hospitals. They are not, however, the only means of transmission. According to a new study from the University of Geneva Hospitals, doctors' stethoscopes also play a role. The study, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, assessed the level of bacterial contamination...


Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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