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2014-09-27 16:21:23

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 70-bed Save the Children-built treatment center has now opened its doors in Liberia and is being run by the International Medical Corps (IMC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140927/148799 Bong county - where the center is located - is one of the five counties in Liberia worst affected by the outbreak, which experts claim could claim up to 1.4 million lives by January. "We only have a few weeks to stop the spread...

2014-09-25 08:24:47

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The emergency approval of a real time PCR testing product for Ebola demonstrates the scope of concern about the recent epidemic and possible opportunity for test makers. Kalorama said the world market for infectious disease tests is estimated at $15.3 billion in 2013 and should grow at a slightly higher rate than the rest of the diagnostics market. The scourge of expanding infectious disease threats is part of the factor driving growth of...

2014-09-24 16:26:27

ReportsnReports.com offers Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia - Pipeline Review, H2 2014 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infections - Pipeline Review, H2 2014 new market reports. These reports provide an overview of the Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia's and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infections therapeutic pipeline. DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- These reports provide comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Respiratory...

2014-09-22 16:28:57

MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FIU professor Dr. Aileen Marty has returned to Miami after 31 days in Nigeria, serving with the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine's infectious diseases specialist called for sustained international attention on the Ebola outbreak and urged U.S. and European authorities to step up screening of travelers from countries where Ebola is present. During her time...

2014-09-22 08:28:50

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sept. 23, Dr. Jeffrey L. Deal, inventor of TRU-D SmartUVC, an automated room decontamination device used to eliminate pathogens in health care settings, will participate as a panelist in a special session on "Mobilizing a United Corporate and Communications Response to Contain Ebola" as part of the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy's (GHD) Conference on Creating a Post-2015 Infrastructure for Development: Challenges, Successes and...

2014-09-20 16:21:13

Direct Relief steps up private charitable efforts with emergency airlift NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The West Africa-bound airlift -- the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began -- arrives in Sierra Leone Sunday morning and Liberia that afternoon....

2014-09-19 16:24:33

Mission Group to Review Crisis Response Policies and Safety Procedures CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM USA (www.simusa.org) said today it is saddened by the recent attacks on Ebola aid workers and journalists in Guinea and plans to review its crisis response strategies in light of the attacks. According to published media reports, at least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were killed in Guinea because of fear surrounding foreign workers who are attempting...

2014-09-19 08:26:03

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team from TRU-D SmartUVC is scheduled to speak with health care professionals from around the country at the Association for the Healthcare Environment's EXCHANGE conference Sept. 22 through 24 at booth No. 413 in the conference's exhibit hall. TRU-D leadership will be available to offer expert perspective on the role of UV disinfection as a best practice in environmental hygiene and the importance of implementing proven technology in...

2014-09-18 16:27:38

Support will provide much-needed services for medical workers working to combat the worst Ebola outbreak on record SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced two additional partnerships with Medical Teams International and Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres as part of its comprehensive relief campaign to tackle the Ebola epidemic. More volunteer medical professionals and facilities are desperately needed in order to turn the tide on the...

2014-09-16 20:27:32

Bruce Johnson Believes Multifaceted Approach is Key to Effectively Addressing Disease Outbreak CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM USA President Bruce Johnson is encouraged by President Obama's announcement today to send additional medical professionals, provide more hospital beds and train more West Africans to treat the recent outbreak of Ebola. President Obama announced his plan to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa while on a trip to the Centers for...


Latest Mononegavirales Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:23:46

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is a virus in the family Rhabdoviridae. Rabies is in the same family. VSV infects insects and animals and is important to farmers in certain regions of the world where it can infect cattle. It is a common laboratory virus used for studying the Rhabdoviridae family and viral evolution. It is the prototypic member of the vesiculovirus genera of the Rhabdovirus family. The genome is a single molecule of negative-sense RNA that encodes five major proteins.

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2011-02-23 20:38:02

Rinderpest (also cattle plague) is an infectious viral disease of cattle, domestic buffalo, and some species of wildlife. It is characterized by fever, oral erosions, diarrhea, lymphoid necrosis, and high mortality. The last confirmed case was in 2001. In 2011 it should be announced that a global eradication of rinderpest was complete. The term comes from the German language meaning cattle-plague. The rinderpest virus is closely related to measles and canine distemper viruses. It is a...

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2011-02-23 17:56:27

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. For premature infants and infants with congenital heart disease there is a prophylactic medication. During winter months in temperate climates there is an annual epidemic. Infection in tropical climates is most common during the rainy season. 60% of infants, in the United States, are infected during their first...

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2011-02-23 17:45:51

The rabies virus is neurotropic virus, transmissible through the saliva of animals, that causes fatal disease in human and animals. Rabies is the type species of the Lyssavirus genus of Rhabdovirdae family. They are enveloped and single stranded RNA genome with negative-sense. All replication takes place in the cytoplasm. The virus has a bullet-like shape. Rabies enters the host cells through the endosomal transport pathway after receptor binding. After entry transcription of the viral...

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2011-02-23 17:16:23

Phocine distemper virus (PDV) is a pathogenic for pinniped species such as seals. Signs include labored breathing, fever, and nervous symptoms. It was first identified in 1988 as the cause of death of 18,000 harbour seals along the northern European coast. A PDV epidemic occurred again in 2002 along the North Sea coast resulted in the deaths of 21,700 seals. Numerous carnivorous mammal species in Canada have been found to have antibodies to PDV and CDV which shows that the virus spreads to...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'