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2014-09-30 16:28:26

INCREASED DEMAND FOR EBOLA PROTECTIVE SUITS LEADS TO EXPANDED MANUFACTURING OUTPUT AND INVENTORY AVAILABILITY MESQUITE, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Enviroguard Systems, Inc., a leading provider of protective clothing, announced the increased availability of protective garments for protection of healthcare workers involved with dealing with patients infected with the Ebola Virus. These garments include the brand names ViroGuard® and CSP1® and offer...

2014-09-30 16:28:00

Strong emergency operations center, polio eradication experience keys to success ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola...

2014-09-30 08:32:53

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health would like to inform Rwandans and all visitors to Rwanda that Rwanda is Ebola free. The lab results of the patient who was reported in the media this past week were negative for the Ebola Virus Disease. The government has put in place measures aimed at protecting Rwandans from Ebola. Surveillance systems and emergency management systems are in place. Health workers have been trained across the country and are...

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 12:28:43

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Qualtran, LLC that would expand human clinical studies of Hemopurifier® therapy to include individuals infected with dengue virus, a global health threat, which is not addressed with approved drug or vaccine therapies....

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...


Latest Tropical diseases Reference Libraries

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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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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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2011-02-17 16:29:01

Marburg virus, or Marburg, is the standard name for the genus of viruses Marburgvirus which contains the species, Lake Victoria Marburgvirus. It causes Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF) which originated with primates. It originated in Africa and can infect humans and primates. It is in the same taxonomic family as Ebola and both are identical structurally although they elicit different antibodies. It was named after the location of the first outbreak in Marburg, Germany in 1967. The...

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2011-02-17 15:14:03

Lassa fever, first described in 1969 in Lassa, is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. Clinical cases were known a decade before this but were not associated with this viral pathogen. It is endemic in West African countries and causes approximately 5,000 deaths. The Natal Multimammate Mouse is the primary animal host. The rodent is a source of protein but the virus is usually transmitted by the contact with the feces and urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. The lassa virus...

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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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