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2014-06-24 23:05:15

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carlos Slim Health Institute partner to fund UCSF-based FIRST (Fighting Infections through Research, Science and Technology) program; a $6 million collaboration to fight neglected tropical diseases in Mesoamerica San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 SSI, a San Francisco nonprofit founded by Eva Harris, UC Berkeley Professor of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology and former MacArthur "Genius" award winner, has worked to minimize...

2014-06-10 23:07:46

MD Now offers blood testing and symptomatic treatment at its 18 South Florida urgent care locations. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 MD Now® Urgent Care, the leading urgent care provider in South Florida, is responding to potential epidemics of two mosquito-borne illnesses, dengue fever and chikungunya, by offering blood testing proven to detect the viruses and providing symptomatic treatment for the illnesses at their state-of-their-art urgent care centers located...

2014-06-05 20:22:44

Outbreaks of Chikungunya and Dengue Fever Signal Imminent Spread MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminix®, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, today warned of two serious mosquito-borne diseases which are being reported in Florida. The Florida Department of Health this week issued a report confirming 18 cases of chikungunya virus and 24 cases of dengue fever. In all confirmed cases, the individual had traveled to the...

2014-05-19 16:21:23

ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 mosquito cities. Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta. Six of the cities are in the Midwest region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/88961 The cities are ranked by the number of mosquito treatments the company performed in 2013. 1. Atlanta 2. Chicago 3. Washington, D.C. 4. Detroit 5. Raleigh-Durham 6. Boston 7. Houston...

2014-04-28 23:05:55

An article in The Journal of Parasitology discusses various long-term efforts to control parasitic infections and focuses specifically on improving sanitation within a culturally acceptable framework. The author suggests that a "biodigester" may be a solution to improve sanitation systems in some international regions. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 More than 450 million people worldwide, primarily children and pregnant women, suffer illness from soil-transmitted...

2014-04-25 12:26:09

Global experts to reflect on past achievements, future plans for expanding vaccine coverage WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years ago, the immunization landscape was starkly different from what it is now. More than 100,000 cases of poliomyelitis and 1.2 million cases of measles occurred each year, and few low-income countries outside of the Americas had immunization plans. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which have existed since biblical times, wreaked havoc...

2014-04-03 12:30:55

Collaboration to Expand Deworming Services to At-Risk Populations SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 2, Vitamin Angels participated in the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Conference at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, where it announced its commitment of $4.5 million to scale up co-administration of albendazole, a deworming treatment, with vitamin A to all eligible pre-school age children not reached by...

2014-04-03 09:57:22

Little research on the treatment of rare and orphan diseases has been conducted in this area From 1997 to 2010, despite promises made by the international scientific community, pharmacogenomic research produced few studies focusing on rare, orphan and tropical diseases prevalent in developing countries. Catherine Olivier, bioethics research at the University of Montreal's School of Public Health, recently published these findings in the journal Global Public Health. Pharmcogenomics is a...

2014-04-02 23:23:17

Simplified Schistosomiasis field urine test to help turn tide against world’s second most devastating parasitic disease. Kent, WA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 A leading producer of laboratory filtration equipment is encouraging wider adoption of its all-in-one Schistosomiasis field urine test kit. The Sterlitech Schistosome Test Kit contains everything necessary to perform a large number of fast, accurate, on-site urine tests for Schistosome eggs without the need for complicated equipment....

2014-03-26 16:24:51

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goal is to make treatment for schistosomiasis accessible to children under six years of age in endemic countries Brazilian Farmanguinhos, part of Fiocruz, and UK-based Simcyp are reinforcing the international non-profit Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium. The aim of the Consortium is to develop and register a new pediatric formulation against schistosomiasis for preschool-age children, a group currently lacking a...


Latest Neglected diseases Reference Libraries

Giant Roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The giant roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) is a parasitic worm within the Nematoda phylum. This species can be found throughout the world, but occurs in higher numbers in tropical and subtropical areas. It causes the disease known as ascariasis in its human hosts and infects about one quarter of the entire world’s human population. It displays a sexual dimorphism, with females growing larger than males. Females reach an average body length between 7.8 and 19.2 inches, while males reach a...

Wuchereria bancrofti
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Wuchereria bancrofti is a species of roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. This species is spread through a mosquito vector, which means that it is transferred through mosquitos. This species infects over 120 million people in South America, Africa, and other tropical and subtropical areas. It is one of three species of parasitic worm that can cause lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis. The disease is wrongfully named, because the term translates to “a disease caused by...

Wuchereria bancrofti
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Wuchereria bancrofti is a species of roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. This species is spread through a mosquito vector, which means that it is transferred through mosquitos. This species infects over 120 million people in South America, Africa, and other tropical and subtropical areas. It is one of three species of parasitic worm that can cause lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis. The disease is wrongfully named, because the term translates to “a disease caused by...

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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