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Halting The Spread Of Ebola Nigeria A Model For Quick Action

Halting The Spread Of Ebola: Nigeria A Model For Quick Action, Scientists Find

Provided by Cheryl Dybas/NSF and Julie Newberg/ASU Rapid control measures critical to stopping the virus in its tracks Ebola. The word brings fear of an unseen and potentially lethal enemy. But there are ways to stop its spread, say...

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2014-10-20 16:26:19

AT THE OCCASION OF THE DECLARATION OF NIGERIA AS EBOLA VIRUS FREE BY THE WHO HELD AT ABUJA ON MONDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria's declaration that it is Ebola-free represents a major milestone of President Jonathan's Administration, according to an official statement from the Minister of Health Professor C.O. Onyebuchi Chukwu. At a public address in Abuja on Monday, Oct. 20, Minister Chukwu reaffirmed that the strong, focused and...

2014-10-20 12:31:07

'Emerging Leader Award' aims to inspire a much-needed focus on Lyme disease among researchers SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Lyme Foundation, the leading nonprofit funder of innovative Lyme disease research in the US, today announced a call for applications for its 'Bay Area Lyme Foundation Emerging Leader Award' and accompanying $100,000 grant. This award will be given to a promising scientist who embodies the future of leadership in Lyme disease...

2014-10-20 12:30:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States has prompted the nation's emergency physicians to urge policymakers to provide more resources for personal protective equipment and training for emergency care workers as they manage the front lines of this deadly disease. "The response to Ebola should be regionalized, with emergency departments screening and identifying patients who are infected, and then transporting them to facilities...

2014-10-20 12:30:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) technology is quickly emerging as one of the preeminent means to quickly and effectively disinfect hospital settings, including settings in which the patient is being treated for the Ebola virus. Hospital Acquired Infections or HAIs are a fast growing problem for health care facilities. The CDC says that "about 1 in 20 patients have an infection while receiving health care treatment in U.S. hospitals."...

2014-10-20 12:24:05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBCI) announced today that OdorStar Technology, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc., is working with two organizations, Friends of Liberia, a non-profit NGO (non-governmental organization), and the Sierra Leone embassy in Washington D.C. to send donations of its Performacide(®) chlorine dioxide (ClO(2)) disinfectant and virucide. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-10-20 08:35:17

Support for The ONE Campaign will sustain response to Ebola crisis and support education and advocacy to strengthen health systems across Africa PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the Ebola crisis, the Caterpillar Foundation announced today that it will provide an additional $1 million to the $7.5 million investment made to The ONE Campaign for its advocacy work in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa, particularly to boost the...

2014-10-20 08:26:49

New ACG Blog Offers Author Insights, Abstract Access, Breaking News BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C (HCV) therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from this common cause of potentially fatal viral liver disease; as well as a number of abstracts that advance understanding of the safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile, are...

2014-10-19 16:21:28

Drills are a precautionary measure to ensure teams are ready and able to respond quickly OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada has begun to exercise its Ebola Rapid Response Teams to ensure Canada is ready to respond in the event of a first case of Ebola in Canada. Today the Public Health Agency of Canada and Nova Scotia's Department of Health and Wellness are conducting a joint exercise. For this drill,...

2014-10-18 23:02:18

AgileMD, a Rock Health and Y-Combinator startup has launched a free mobile app this week containing the CDC’s Ebola transmission prevention guidelines, available for download on both Apple and Android devices. The publication on mobile platforms is already assisting healthcare providers put the CDC guidelines into practice and enable them to safely recognize and treat the disease. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 AgileMD, a Rock Health and Y-Combinator startup, launched a free...

2014-10-18 20:21:06

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planning and preparedness for Ebola is something Ohio's hospitals, and their partners in medicine and nursing are taking very seriously. This collaborative, solution oriented approach is essential to ensure all frontline healthcare providers have the proper training, equipment and protocols to care for these patients while protecting their safety. Given the recent events surrounding Ebola, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is...


Latest Microbiology 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...

Pompeii Worm, Alvinella pompejana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana) is a species of polychaete worm, or bristle worm that is only found in the Pacific Ocean. It resides at hydrothermal vents, making it an extremophile, and was first discovered French marine biologists of the coat of the Galapagos Islands in the 1980s. It was described by Lucien Laubier and Daniel Desbruyeres as a deep-sea polychaete that could withstand extreme amounts of heat. The Pompeii worm can reach an average length of up to five inches and is...

Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) is a parasitic worm that infects soybean plants, and other legumes, across the world. It is thought to be native to Asia, but was found in the United States in 1954 and in Colombia in the 1980’s. It can be found in Italy and Iran and its most recent sightings have occurred in Brazil and Argentina, two major areas where soybeans are grown. These worms are highly damaging to American soybean crops, costing the industry as much as 500 thousand...

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

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