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2014-09-19 23:05:05

To reduce the burden of tuberculosis and address the issue of drug-resistant TB in the Kyrgyz Republic, Abt Associates has been awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Kyrgyzstan TB Program under a five-year cooperative agreement with total funding of $12.7 million. BETHESDA, MD (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Kyrgyzstan has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in Central Asia. To reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) and address the issue of drug-resistant TB...

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...

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2014-08-21 07:01:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world may have been carried to the Americans by seals and sea lions, not European explorers as previously believed, claims a new study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. Tuberculosis is responsible for killing as many as two million people each year, and according to researchers from the Arizona State University and an international team of experts, scientists have...

Detecting And Monitoring Tuberculosis In Captive Elephants
2014-07-17 03:32:25

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian (and occasionally other) elephants. Diagnosing and treating elephants with TB is a challenge, however, as little is known about how their immune systems respond to the infection. A new study begins to address this knowledge gap, and offers new tools for detecting and monitoring TB in captive elephants. The study, reported in the journal...

2014-06-12 08:30:25

VIENNA, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prophylactic vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever, developed by the Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience GmbH induces a significant neutralizing immune response and was also confirmed as safe. These are the major interim results of a phase 1 clinical study of the company's Chikungunya vaccine candidate that uses a standard anti-measles vaccine as a vector. The Chikungunya epidemic, currently raging through the Caribbean,...

2014-05-13 16:08:16

Johns Hopkins Medicine Finding supports hypothesis that the immunological functions of mucous membranes throughout the body engage in cross talk in response to infection Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence in mice that a tuberculosis (TB) infection in the lungs triggers immune system signaling to the gut that temporarily decreases the diversity of bacteria in that part of the digestive tract. The Johns Hopkins researchers showed that this decrease in diversity of gut...

Chikungunya Poised To Become Epidemic In The Americas
2014-04-08 14:10:31

American Society for Microbiology A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. The risk of a "catastrophic" epidemic in the Americas is boosted by the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil next month, what with people coming in from near and from far, says corresponding author Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira of the Instituto Oswaldo...

2014-03-24 12:29:49

IBM's Big Data analytics to help crack the code of the tuberculosis genome and uncover new diagnosis and treatment approaches DURBAN, South Africa, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Tuberculosis Day, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) have announced plans to research new treatment approaches to fight tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. IBM's Big Data analytics technologies will be put to work on bacterial genetics and drug...


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