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Making DEET More Effective By Targeting A Mosquito's Odorant Receptor

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In use for nearly 70 years, DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is one of the most effective mosquito repellants currently available. Now, new research from the University of California,...

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2014-10-31 12:25:17

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid growing fears about the disease, one visitor identification software solution eases concerns around the potential spread of Ebola in a hospital setting. The Fast-Pass® Visitor Management System manufactured by Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO) can keep track of people visiting patients in hospitals. The system will capture their name, photograph, time, date and location visited. In the event there was...

2014-10-31 08:26:59

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based Intellimedix could make a positive contribution to the research efforts accompanying the onset of Ebola by suggesting a new, computational approach for investigating treatment options. Scientists at Georgia Tech's Center for Computational Systems Biology have spent years developing computer programs and algorithms to find alternative uses for existing drugs through systematic repurposing, and their technology might be able to aid...

2014-10-31 08:25:53

- Funding to support GMP manufacture of VesiculoVax(TM)-vectored vaccines for Zaire-Ebola virus, Sudan-Ebola virus, and Angola-Marburg virus that will be blended into a single formulation; rapid follow-up Phase 1 clinical trial planned - BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) through...

2014-10-30 23:15:07

Dr. Ronald St. John, will be providing support to the Pan American Health Organization, acting as the Ebola Incident Manager for Latin American countries. Sitata's services will remain unaffected. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Sitata is excited to announce that its co-founder, Dr. Ronald St. John, will be providing support to the Pan American Health Organization, acting as the Ebola Incident Manager for Latin American countries. There is a growing, global concern that Ebola...

2014-10-30 12:30:31

Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey of nonprofit health centers and...

2014-10-30 12:29:19

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria, through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and with approval from President Jonathan, will send nearly 600 volunteers to support Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. The medical aides will join 1,000 health workers from across the African continent -- filling a critical shortage of medical workers who are willing to treat Ebola patients. Nigeria's first set of 250 volunteers, who will meet the global health standards...

2014-10-30 12:26:40

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaci Hickox, R.N., recently returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, has announced her intention to defy Maine's quarantine rule. She said she will sue for a civil rights violation if the state attempts to enforce it. Hickox attributes one temperature measurement of 101 at the airport to being "flushed" from distress over airport procedures. Since then, she claims to be afebrile and asymptomatic. The CDC asserts that...

2014-10-29 08:32:36

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease and cancer, disclosed today that it will provide Hemopurifier® therapy under FDA compassionate use access provisions to support potential requests by qualified physicians and institutes that may seek to treat ebola virus infection in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b The...

2014-10-28 16:27:03

States should follow federal guidance for individuals potentially affected by Ebola ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent decisions by governors to enforce quarantines on health professionals and other individuals returning from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa are not rooted in science and provide a serious disincentive for health professionals to fight this disease at its source. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)--representing the...

2014-10-28 16:22:19

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Scott Crennan, CEO, Solutions Management, Inc. (SMI) & Disaster Recovery Services (DRS): Understanding the Ebola VirusTypically this time of year the public is taking caution to avoid the flu, but a much more serious virus is capturing everyone's attention. Most of us are by now familiar with the news that several countries in western Africa are currently contending with the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak....


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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