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2015-04-23 04:22:13

AHMEDABAD, India, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Etna Biotech, the Vaccine R & D subsidiary of Zydus, announced a collaborative program with the National Institute

2015-04-22 23:02:06

Project Leadership Associates (PLA) has received the Microsoft Azure Award for Ebola Research to support a leading-edge cloud computing project focused on stopping the deadly impact of this infectious

2015-04-21 08:36:06

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc.

2015-04-21 08:36:03

Ebola Innovation Summit Welcomes Brightest Idea-Makers in Global Health, Technology and Government to Devise New Ways to Tackle Ebola SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-20 16:28:10

Visit to West Africa highlights Canada's contributions to global response efforts OTTAWA, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Dr.

2015-04-20 12:33:34

Epidemic Intelligence Services officers present findings on Ebola, EV D68, MERS and more ATLANTA, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

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2015-04-19 10:08:09

Researchers have confirmed early signs of malaria parasites in Africa becoming more resistant to drugs, leading one person working on the study to fear a grave situation in future.

2015-04-15 12:30:43

This Was Followed by A Sudden Decrease in Replikin Count and the Rapid Decline in Number of New Ebola Cases Throughout 2014; Ebola Replikin Count has Begun to Rise Again in 2015 LONDON, April

2015-04-15 00:20:48

DALLAS, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever - Pipeline Review, H1 2015" therapeutic market research report of 48 pages

2015-04-08 12:30:27

- A single administration of Profectus VesiculoVax(TM)-vectored vaccine rapidly provides complete protection of non-human primates from sickness and death when challenged with lethal dose of Makona


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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