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2014-09-13 23:02:01

New product from Europe comes to Utah for testing in the mosquito control market. Dixie State University, the SW Mosquito Abatement and Control District and Mason and Associates target Anopheles and Culex species due to the spread of malaria and West Nile Virus. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 Although it’s cooled off, mosquitoes are a hot topic in Utah. Coming into mosquito high season are the state’s southern cities such as St George, Hurricane, Cedar City and...

2014-09-12 23:01:15

Funds raised will help the World Health Organization and other UN entities provide urgently needed aid to affected countries. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, the [United Nations Foundation, in coordination with UN partners, announced a special fund that will enable individuals, corporations and civil society organizations to directly support UN entities engaged in the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa. The scale of the ongoing Ebola outbreak is unprecedented, with...

2014-09-11 23:03:26

Veterinarian Announces the Real Risk of Ebola in Pets. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 With the recent outbreak of Ebola, pet owners are increasingly concerned about whether it can be transmitted to dogs and cats. Ebola is in fact a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed between species. Dogs and other animals pick up Ebola from consuming infected meat and coming into direct contact with infectious fluids like urine and feces. This is similar to the way that humans can...

2014-09-11 12:25:34

-- One-hour documentary will premiere during a special night of programming on Discovery Fit & Health; EBOLA: ARE WE NEXT? night airs on Thursday, September 18 from 8-11 PM - SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the worst Ebola virus outbreak in our history continues to spread and leave an unprecedented body count in its path, fear strikes around the globe. With inside access to families devastated by the death of their loved ones and the healthcare workers...

2014-09-10 12:28:46

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus. The foundation will immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and...

2014-09-08 08:30:06

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ascel Bio, the disease forecast and outbreak warning company, publishes new assessment of Ebola outbreak in West Africa, country-by-country. -- Full Assessment: http://www.ascelbio.com/blog/ -- Key Images Available: http://ascelbio.tumblr.com Disease Forecasting: EMERGING INDUSTRY -- Ascel Bio consistently predicts outbreaks of infectious diseases and biohazards with tremendous accuracy. International disease...

2014-09-04 08:30:56

Devices killing Ebola pathogens around the clock at two Liberia hospitals MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 10-day mission in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, with inventor Dr. Jeffrey L. Deal, two TRU-D SmartUVC devices continue to aid in the battle against the Ebola virus outbreak at JFK and ELWA hospitals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142759 Deal, a Fellow in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, traveled to the Republic of...

2014-09-04 00:21:18

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced it will fast-track the development of a promising new combination vaccine regimen against Ebola and broadly collaborate with its partners in global health to deliver immediate relief aid to address the current Ebola outbreak. The accelerated vaccine program features a prime-boost regimen, in which one vector is used to prime and the other to boost the immune response. It consists of two...

2014-09-03 23:14:02

Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere and has posted over 140 travel alerts for travellers since January, 2014. When travellers register their itinerary with Sitata, they automatically receive these alerts which help them avoid problem areas and remind them to take precautionary measures. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Sitata is monitoring a historic chikungunya epidemic that has hit the Western Hemisphere, but has been...

2014-09-03 16:29:28

Joy of Recovery Dampened by News of SIM Doctor Rick Sacra Testing Positive for Ebola CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a news conference today on the campus of missionary organization SIM USA (www.simusa.org), Nancy Writebol, joined by her husband, David, shared for the first time details of her battle with the Ebola virus. While in Liberia, Writebol served at SIM's ELWA Hospital. She expressed that it was a great privilege to be part of the hospital staff during...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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