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Drills are a precautionary measure to ensure teams are ready and able to respond quickly OTTAWA, Oct.
AgileMD, a Rock Health and Y-Combinator startup has launched a free mobile app this week containing the CDC’s Ebola transmission prevention guidelines, available for download on both Apple and
With the threat of Ebola virus disease spreading within a hospital environment, Abatement Technologies portable HEPA filtration and negative pressure containment systems enable healthcare facilities
Company officials available to comment on work being done to ensure safe hospital facilities where Ebola patients are treated. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) October 17,
AVMA CEO: "It's time to be cautious, but no time for panic" SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct.
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NGO Alliance warns travel restriction could cripple U.S. response to outbreak WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.
As American lawmakers met to discuss the federal response to the Ebola outbreak, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the international death toll from the disease is expected to surpass 4,500.
Global humanitarian agency and its partners aim to reach 2 million Liberians in six months Portland, Ore.
CEUFast hopes new continuing education course helps to protect nurses and reduce the spread of Ebola. Lake City, Fla (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 With a
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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