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2014-08-01 16:23:11

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing fear over the Ebola virus outbreak has travelers considering the benefits of travel insurance. To answer their questions, Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, has launched the Ebola and Travel Insurance Information Center. The comprehensive webpage includes official position statements by Squaremouth's travel insurance providers explaining their coverage of the virus. The Information Center...

2014-08-01 12:26:55

Malaria No More, APLMA and the ADB join forces to mobilize resources and rally regional leadership in endemic Asia SINGAPORE, August 1st, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to fight malaria and the resistance to its front-line treatment in Asia, Malaria No More (MNM) has entered into a new partnership with the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). An event to address current challenges in the region and bring new private sector...

2014-07-31 17:36:22

Wellcome Trust Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination programs, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study confirms that resistance to the world's most effective antimalarial drug, artemisinin, is now widespread in Southeast Asia. This is not the first, or even the second time the malaria parasite has developed resistance to front line...

2014-07-30 09:55:44

Burness Communications The innovative PfSPZ Challenge is key to success for speedier testing of new malaria vaccine and drugs An international research team today reports the first-ever clinical trial demonstrating controlled malaria infection in an African nation in the modern era. The study, published online in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) represents a significant milestone in the search for new malaria drugs and vaccines. The study establishes...

2014-07-29 23:02:52

World renown public health professional, Ronald St. John, creates Sitata. A company which provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related symptoms of diseases identified as of possible risk to travellers. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Sitata provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related...

2014-07-29 23:01:33

International health and humanitarian organization on frontlines of combating the spread of deadly disease. San Diego CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 As the Ebola outbreak in Liberia worsens, PCI (Project Concern International) is working with its partners to both purchase critical emergency supplies locally, as well as ship a donation of supplies from the US to Liberia. These supplies will contain materials used to control the spread of the disease that is impacting the most heavily populated...

2014-07-29 16:28:17

Faith-Based NGOs Ask for Prayers for Those Infected CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Americans, including a female missionary from Charlotte-based SIM (www.simusa.org), continue their battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140729/130822 Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse and SIM. Both faith-based organizations are calling for an...

2014-07-24 23:10:23

Is that mosquito on your arm just a pest, or could it be carrying a deadly disease? CCSU professor Dr. Alicia Bray is conducting two studies will help determine just how widespread disease-carrying mosquitoes are in Connecticut and how manmade ponds may be helping these mosquitoes spread. New Britain, CT (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Dr. Alicia Bray, assistant professor of biology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), is conducting two studies to determine the prevalence of certain...

2014-07-21 23:02:00

New research report “OpportunityAnalyzer: Dengue Vaccines - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2020” prepared by GlobalData is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the live-attenuated vaccines are forecast to dominate the dengue vaccine market through to 2020. London, UK (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Deemed to be responsible for over 100 million infections each year, the dengue virus (DENV) is the world’s most prevalent arthropod-borne virus. The live-attenuated...

2014-07-17 16:23:47

ReportsnReports.com adds "OpportunityAnalyzer: Dengue Vaccines - Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2020" to its store. This report provides an overview of top line dengue vaccine market revenue from 2015-2020 across five major markets (5MM: Brazil, India, Mexico, Singapore and Thailand). DALLAS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Among the five major pharmaceutical markets (5MM: Brazil, India, Mexico, Singapore and Thailand), Brazil and Mexico are projected to be the leading...


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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