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2014-09-10 16:26:57

Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti's Battle with Chikungunya -- Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. -- Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya response. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As the mosquito-borne...

2014-09-08 16:25:41

Clinical testing volume and positivity rate both grew after the first case of the infectious disease spread to Western Hemisphere this year MADISON, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing number of patients in the United States are being tested - and testing positive - for the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, according to a study presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, D.C. The study, by scientists from Quest Diagnostics...

2014-09-03 23:14:02

Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere and has posted over 140 travel alerts for travellers since January, 2014. When travellers register their itinerary with Sitata, they automatically receive these alerts which help them avoid problem areas and remind them to take precautionary measures. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere, but has been...

2014-08-26 12:28:34

New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Chikungunya Blocker-Vaccine Candidate Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Chikungunya virus strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 1953. This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation of a Synthetic Chikungunya Blocker-Vaccine(TM)...

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2014-08-18 06:41:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As if West Nile virus and malaria weren't enough, mosquitoes are now delivering the chikungunya virus, which was first identified in the early 1950s in East Africa. The virus, characterized by severe joint pain, headache and fever, has caused sporadic outbreaks in Africa, India and Thailand throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Now, as of 2013, it has reached the Western Hemisphere and there are no vaccines or specific drug treatments to deal...

2014-07-07 12:24:18

LONDON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: MarketVIEW: Ross River Virus vaccineshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/marketview_ross_river_virus_vaccines.html Ross River Virus (RRV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus (Togaviridae) mainly indigenous to Australia and the Western Pacific region. Infection with the virus can cause joint pain (polyarthritis/arthralgia) in humans which is reported to persist from between 3...

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...

Chikungunya Poised To Become Epidemic In The Americas
2014-04-08 14:10:31

American Society for Microbiology A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. The risk of a "catastrophic" epidemic in the Americas is boosted by the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil next month, what with people coming in from near and from far, says corresponding author Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira of the Instituto Oswaldo...

2013-08-28 23:17:30

There are now 30 confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in South Carolina Horses. The South Carolina Association of Veterinarians will be providing education sessions at their annual Conference to help prevent these vector borne diseases. Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 As the confirmed cases of EEE in horses continues to increase this year, veterinarians all across South Carolina are working hard to control and prevent these fatal vector borne diseases....

2013-08-22 12:50:53

Outbreak in Panama brought Latin America's first human cases of eastern equine encephalitis In the summer of 2010, the eastern Panamanian province of Darien experienced a phenomenon that had never been seen before in Latin America: a human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis. The mosquito-borne virus that causes the disease is found all over the Americas, and infects horses throughout its range. Human infections are diagnosed every year in North America and are taken quite...


Latest Togaviruses Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:21:50

Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus is a mosquito-borne viral pathogen that causes Venezuelan equine encephalitis or encephalomyelitis (VEE). It can affect all equine species, such as horses, donkeys, and zebras. Equines may suddenly die or show progressive central nervous system disorders after infection. It is contractible by humans and will usually experience flu-like symptoms when infected. People with a weak immune system can become seriously ill or die. It is transmitted primarily...

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2011-02-23 20:55:25

The Semliki Forest virus was isolated from mosquitoes in the Semliki Forest in 1942. It can cause disease in both animals and man. It's an Alphavirus found in central, eastern, and southern Africa. It is a positive-stranded RNA virus. It is spread mainly by mosquito bites and infects mammals through inhalation or gastrointestinal exposure. The virus can cause lethal encephalitis in rodents; however, only one fatal infection has been reported in humans. This patient was immunodeficient and...

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2011-01-11 12:50:11

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), also called sleeping sickness or Triple E, is a zoonotic alphavirus and arbovirus that exists in the Americas and the Caribbean. It was first seen in Massachusetts in 1831 when 75 horses died of encephalitic illness. It is often associated with coastal plains. EEE was first isolated from the brain of an infected horse in 1933. In 1938 the first human case was confirmed when thirty children died of encephalitis in northeaster United States...

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