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Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach

Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach Bug

Provided by the University of Cambridge An experimental drug currently being trialed for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of...

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2014-10-24 23:05:35

Deerfield Veterinary Hospital in Springfield, Mo. offers medical insights to calm fears about the Ebola virus affecting household pets. Springfield, Mo. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Deerfield Veterinary Hospital announced this week its staff is available to address pet owners’ concerns about the risk of the Ebola virus in animals, though staff members caution that any fears of contracting the virus from a pet remain unwarranted at this time. In response to public concerns about the 2014...

2014-10-24 08:25:22

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of news a doctor in New York City, recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea in West Africa, has now tested positive for Ebola, a leader of the nation's largest nurses organization, National Nurses United, will step up the call for much higher preparedness for the Ebola threat in testimony to Congress Friday morning.?? With the report of an Ebola case now hitting the most densely populated city in the United...

2014-10-24 04:21:22

Communication with Employees, Crisis Planning Meetings Cited as Top Measures by Large Organizations in Response to Ebola Outbreak TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey that includes many of the Fortune 500 companies and was conducted by International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company, finds that in spite of the unprecedented Ebola outbreak, an overwhelming majority (83%) expect the flu to impact their business more than Ebola in the...

2014-10-23 23:11:32

Dr. Michael Steuer relates Ebola epidemic to natural selection. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr. Michael Steuer is the owner and medical director of the MidSouth Pain Treatment Center with five locations in and around Memphis, Tennessee. The Ebola epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is of great concern to Michael Steuer, not only because of the humanitarian tragedy that it has created there, but also because anxiety struck close to home when his daughter recently considered traveling to Africa for...

2014-10-23 23:00:33

The Global Service Provider for medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Vetted International, Ltd, a global service provider that provides medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. “Vetted International is committed to providing our clients with expeditious responses and the...

2014-10-23 08:31:05

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affordable and accessible point-of-care (POC) technologies capable of providing early diagnosis of infection are being developed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Kalorama Information. Unless Ebola control measures are quickly enhanced, the WHO predicts that the number of those infected s could climb exponentially. Effective containment of the Ebola outbreak requires early diagnosis to enable appropriate intervention...

2014-10-23 00:21:29

Ebola detection kits for humans and animals are now possible using ADI antibody or antigen ELISA kits with results in less than 2 hours. Ebola Rapid test cards, similar to pregnancy tests, have also been developed that provide results in 2-10 mins. SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio, Texas-based Biotech Company Alpha Diagnostic Int'l (ADI) has developed and released several convenient, rapid, and sensitive ELISA test kits for the detection of major Ebola viral...

2014-10-22 23:03:00

Amid the Ebola outbreak and continuing threats to peace and security around the world, a majority of Americans agree that working through the United Nations is the best course of action. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A new poll released today by the Better World Campaign finds that voters recognize that a strong partnership between the U.S. and the United Nations is essential to addressing the toughest challenges facing our world today. “As pressing international issues...

2014-10-22 23:01:57

With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and restoration for healthcare organizations nationwide, Rolyn Healthcare has assembled a National Rapid Response Environmental Team (“the Team”). This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and...

2014-10-22 16:28:18

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Hospitals, by their very nature, are prepared for all sorts of emergencies, including public health threats. Ebola is an unprecedented illness for the U.S. healthcare system, but our hospital teams are using the same commitment, clinical expertise, planning, safety protocols and diligence they rely on in other emergencies to respond to the Ebola threat. In any emergency, the situation can change daily, even hourly. But we are...


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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