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New book shows how to protect families, workplaces against infectious diseases. FORESTHILL, Calif., Nov.
ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Headquartered in Anaheim, California, WholeHEALTH Products Inc. (OTC: GWPC) is a diversified company. WholeHEALTH Products Inc.
New Study Exposes How ZMapp Therapy Attacks Virus and Suggests Strategies to Improve It LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov.
Session will discuss best practices regarding personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies and provide comparative pricing information PRINCETON, N.J., Nov.
Follows Global Day of Action With 100,000 RNs Demanding Highest Safeguards, Contrast to Hospital Industry's Failure to Act OAKLAND, Calif., Nov.
Progress in some Liberian counties but multiple outbreaks continue throughout country ATLANTA, Nov.
242 Million Copies of Ebola Virus Removed from Patient during Treatment, Physician Reports at American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting SAN DIEGO and PHILADELPHIA, Nov.
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc.
Disease-spreading female mosquitoes weren’t always reliant upon human blood in order to nourish their eggs – a genetic tweak caused them to be more sensitive to the smell of people.
The Science Museum of Virginia invites the community to a special presentation of its free Lunch Break Science program on Wednesday, November 19 at noon. Richmond,
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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