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2014-05-29 23:08:11

Discovery could prove a vital step toward blocking infection process. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered how the deadly Ebola virus punches its way into the cytoplasm of cells. The finding identifies an important target for blocking the infection process of this incurable disease that many fear may be used for bioterror. Outbreaks of this extremely dangerous, highly contagious virus are now under way in the...

2014-05-19 16:21:23

ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 mosquito cities. Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta. Six of the cities are in the Midwest region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/88961 The cities are ranked by the number of mosquito treatments the company performed in 2013. 1. Atlanta 2. Chicago 3. Washington, D.C. 4. Detroit 5. Raleigh-Durham 6. Boston 7. Houston...

2014-05-19 11:37:51

The Lancet For the first time, scientists have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections for the 553 microregions of Brazil during the football World Cup. The estimates, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that the chance of a dengue outbreak is enough of a possibility to warrant a high-alert warning in the three northeastern venues (Natal, Fortaleza, and Recife) but is likely to be generally low in all 12 host cities. Dengue is a viral...

2014-05-16 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito. The infected mosquito was found May 13 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. "DEP is committed to monitoring the mosquito population, so that when the virus is identified, our staff are able to act quickly to prevent additional spread," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo...

2014-05-15 23:11:18

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “EpiCast Report Dengue – Epidemiology Forecast to 2023” to its store. Laboratory-confirmed dengue cases in the 5MM will increase from an annual average of 304,608 cases from 2009-2013 to 339,104 cases in 2023. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Dengue fever is a febrile illness caused by a single-stranded flavirius most commonly transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dengue fever is one of the most prevalent arthropod-borne diseases affecting humans. The...

2014-05-08 08:57:55

Yellow fever, an acute viral disease, is estimated to have been responsible for 78,000 deaths in Africa in 2013 according to new research published in PLOS Medicine this week. The research by Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London, UK and colleagues from Imperial College, WHO and other institutions also estimates that recent mass vaccination campaigns against yellow fever have led to a 27% decrease in the burden of yellow fever across Africa in 2013. Yellow fever is a serious viral...

2014-04-30 23:03:20

Mosquito Shield offers mosquito spraying and tick control for the region. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Southeast Houston is now accepting service calls for the region, providing area residents with an innovative mosquito and tick control solution. Mosquito Shield is setting the industry standard for residential mosquito spraying and tick control utilizing a proprietary blend of 99.97 percent natural ingredients and a flexible spraying schedule that maximizes...

2014-04-28 16:28:26

effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) raises $40,000 MARKHAM, ON, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians responded generously to provide much-needed medical supplies and support for the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. Hundreds of people across the country responded to an urgent appeal to help effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) and Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International transport supplies and additional staff to the West African nation. In four days...

2014-04-25 08:26:47

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today on World Malaria Day, Imagine No Malaria moved forward with plans to distribute nearly 400,000 life-saving insecticide-treated bed nets in the Bo District of Sierra Leone on June 5, 2014. Trained volunteers will be distributing nets door-to-door, as well as educating people how to use and maintain them properly. The distribution in Bo is in conjunction with the Sierra Leone national plan to distribute more than three million...

Decade-Long Study Unlocks Full Genetic Map Of The Deadly Tsetse Fly
2014-04-25 07:15:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A nearly decade-long study involving more than 140 scientists from around the world has resulted in the successful mapping of the tsetse fly’s genetic code. Researchers involved in the study say this could open the door to scientific breakthroughs that could potentially end the scourge of sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. The tsetse fly, scientifically known as Glossina morsitans, is the sole carrier of a disease that...


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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