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2014-10-16 08:30:51

LONDON, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the current outbreak of Ebola, West Africa was best known as an area rich in minerals - in Liberia, iron ore and timber were the main exports, Sierra Leone was well known as a source of diamonds, chromite and rutile, a form of titanium dioxide, Guinea for bauxite and iron ore and Nigeria for oil, which accounts for 35% of its GNP. These industries are all significant employers of both local and expatriate workers. For expatriates...

2014-10-08 08:27:29

Company Continues to Explore New Business Concepts to Prevent Malaria Transmission RACINE, Wis., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For billions of people around the world the threat of a malaria infection is an everyday reality. To help reduce disease in these rural areas, today SC Johnson announced the expansion of WOW(TM), a business concept that creates access to pest control products that can help prevent malaria in at-risk populations at the base of the pyramid (BoP), as well as home-cleaning...

2014-10-01 16:22:40

Wins Major Contract to Work in 15 Countries BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on Abt Associates' work to eradicate and reduce the burden of malaria across Africa, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Abt Associates a three-year, $268 million contract to continue work on the President's Malaria Initiative-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project. The AIRS 2 contract builds on Abt's current work on the AIRS project,...

2014-09-30 23:08:53

Friendly competition encourages students across Canada to join the fight against the disease. Canada (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Rick Mercer and Plan Canada are once again bringing the fight against malaria to schools across Canada with the launch of the 8th annual Spread the Net Student Challenge. Championed by television personality Rick Mercer since 2007, the Student Challenge invites Canadian elementary, secondary and post-secondary school students to join a friendly competition to...

2014-09-25 20:22:31

Program expands access to care supporting the Diagnostics Access Initiative PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the launch of a new Global Access Program for HIV viral load testing, created in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria,...

2014-09-17 23:06:18

Local mosquito control franchise will treat football fields for upcoming season. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In a continuing effort to protect local athletes from potential EEE and West Nile virus threats, Mosquito Shield of the South Shore has partnered for the second year in a row with the Hanover Youth Athletic Association to treat area fields in preparation for the upcoming season. With daily practices going until dusk, prime mosquito feeding time, the exposure to...

2014-09-16 08:30:11

New initiative designed to protect children from insect-borne disease MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a provider of high-quality biological materials that help optimize diagnostic performance, reliability and repeatability across the IVD lifecycle, today announced the Nets for Kids initiative. For every purchase over $100 of insect-borne disease products, SeraCare will donate a mosquito net to a child in a developing country. "Insect-borne...

2014-09-15 20:22:06

Seven New Grant Investments for $15.3 Million to Tackle Malaria, Chagas Disease and Dengue, which is Dramatically on the Rise TOKYO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), a new public health partnership that is bringing Japanese know-how and investment to the global fight against infectious diseases, today announced seven grant investments totaling US$15.3 million to speed the development of promising drugs and vaccines to battle...

2014-09-13 23:02:01

New product from Europe comes to Utah for testing in the mosquito control market. Dixie State University, the SW Mosquito Abatement and Control District and Mason and Associates target Anopheles and Culex species due to the spread of malaria and West Nile Virus. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 Although it’s cooled off, mosquitoes are a hot topic in Utah. Coming into mosquito high season are the state’s southern cities such as St George, Hurricane, Cedar City and...

Faster, Cheaper Test Developed For Sickle Cell Disease
2014-09-02 03:27:42

Harvard University Newly developed test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes and could be used in rural clinics around the globe Within minutes after birth, every child in the US undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease. Thousands of children born in the developing world, however, aren't so lucky, meaning many suffer and die from the disease each year. A.J. Kumar hopes to put a halt to at least some of those deaths....


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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.