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2014-08-27 23:02:28

A Black Book survey of nearly 1,000 hospital executives and clinical leaders probed emergency preparedness and infectious disaster resource capabilities including technology and services. The resulting responses uncovered ten common yet precarious situations that collectively restrict nearly all U.S. hospitals regardless of size or location to efficaciously diagnose, isolate and treat even a single Ebola patient while protecting its workforce and other patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) August...

2014-08-21 12:30:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GlobalGiving, a US-based nonprofit, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to enable individual donors, foundations, and companies to donate to locally-driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. As international aid workers continue to leave the affected countries for their own safety, these local organizations will play a critical role in containing the outbreak. The Fund supports projects from nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been...

2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...

2014-08-20 23:11:20

Although this outbreak of Ebola is the largest in history, Sitata continues to advise travelers that their risk is low. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Sitata, a company that provides health and safety information for travelers, has consistently advised that the Ebola risk for the general traveller is very low. Yet, the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been labelled by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a PHEIC, or a Public Health Emergency of International Concern....

2014-08-20 23:10:54

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview, with Eric Talbert on the Total Education Spotlight Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Education Spotlight Show, a Division of SimplyG Media Network interviewed Eric Talbert to find out the organizations services all over the world. Eric Talbert is Executive Director of EMERGENCY USA. EMERGENCY provides high-standard medical and...

2014-08-20 16:25:41

MEDIA ALERT/AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The recent ebola virus outbreak in Africa has been the most serious case in history. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an International Public Health Emergency and concerns remain about the virus spreading throughout the world and even into the U.S. In the event of an infectious disease epidemic, patients must be treated in isolated healthcare containment facilities designed to prevent further...

2014-08-18 16:27:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from the Paul G. Allen Foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The money will be used to strengthen the capacities of the affected local Red Cross societies to manage the outbreak, assist with the epidemiological investigation and increase public awareness about...

2014-08-18 08:25:58

Thomson Reuters disease profile provides greater understanding of key Ebola treatments in the drug pipeline and experimental therapies approaching development PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released a comprehensive disease profile on Ebola Virus Disease that includes a detailed analysis of two new treatments in the pipeline and...

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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...

Early Step In Body's Counterattack On Virus Blocked By Ebola Protein
2014-08-15 03:16:59

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Findings provide framework for new drug development efforts One of the human body's first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signaling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. Over time, many viruses have evolved to undermine interferon's immune-boosting signal, and a paper published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe describes a mechanism unique to the Ebola...


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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