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2014-08-13 04:22:01

ALISON.com targets its one million online learners in Africa with Free #Ebola Certificate Course. GALWAY, Ireland, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Free Online Certificate Course has been launched to help spread awareness and knowledge of the Ebola Virus, its dangers and threat, and information on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease. The course is aimed at both individual learners, and Schools, Colleges and Workplaces in Africa and Worldwide. On August 8th 2014, the...

2014-08-11 16:28:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Dr. Unni Krishnan, Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response, Plan International: The current Ebola outbreak, the most severe and complex in history, is now making its impact felt worldwide. The deadly disease has killed more than 960 people so far in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Seven additional West African countries (Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, and...

2014-08-07 12:27:53

76% of physicians believe we are "very" or "extremely" unprepared if an Ebola outbreak happens on US soil according SERMO poll of 1,100 doctors BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today doctors from around the globe are collaborating inside the SERMO community. They are sharing news and patient care for the Ebola crisis and are using the social network to relay messages in real-time from the...

2014-08-01 16:23:11

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing fear over the Ebola virus outbreak has travelers considering the benefits of travel insurance. To answer their questions, Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, has launched the Ebola and Travel Insurance Information Center. The comprehensive webpage includes official position statements by Squaremouth's travel insurance providers explaining their coverage of the virus. The Information Center...

2014-07-29 23:01:33

International health and humanitarian organization on frontlines of combating the spread of deadly disease. San Diego CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 As the Ebola outbreak in Liberia worsens, PCI (Project Concern International) is working with its partners to both purchase critical emergency supplies locally, as well as ship a donation of supplies from the US to Liberia. These supplies will contain materials used to control the spread of the disease that is impacting the most heavily populated...

2014-07-03 12:26:22

Novel learning system combines petabytes of retail data with public health case reports to identify contaminated food sources, shorten intervention times and limit the spread of disease outbreaks SAN JOSE, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a first-of-a-kind system that is designed to help food retailers, distributors and public health officials predict the most likely contaminated food sources and accelerate the investigation of food-borne disease...

Rise In Births Adds Fuel To The Fire When It Comes To Disease Epidemics
2014-04-03 15:30:03

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Vaccines save millions of lives each year, but there are still almost four million children under the age of five who die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Two doctoral ecology students from the University of Michigan are working hard to lower that number. According to Micaela Martinez-Bakker and Kevin Bakker, large vaccination campaigns in the developing world that take seasonal birth rate fluctuations into account...

2013-12-12 23:22:41

Legionella bacteria were recently responsible for two new Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. Jules Zacher, PC is a law firm currently representing victims of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks across the country, including one case from the October outbreak in Allentown, PA. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria frequently found in water. People can contract this illness when hotels, hospitals, nursing...

2013-11-13 23:25:55

Inadequate water system treatment can lead to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. Jules Zacher, PC is a law firm with multiple cases linked to recent outbreaks across the country. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria frequently found in water. People can contract this illness when hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, and other large facilities do not properly maintain their water systems....

2013-07-09 22:52:48

After a 2011 outbreak of P. aeruginosa, investigators at Beaumont Health System near Detroit, Michigan determined contaminated ultrasound gel was the source of bacteria causing the healthcare-associated infection. The findings emphasize the need for increased scrutiny of contaminated medical products. This study is published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. "Ultrasound is a critical...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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