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2014-10-12 23:02:06

What could be the largest health scare since HIV, ebola is much less common than the flu, according to pain management expert Michael Steuer. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 12, 2014 Much has been written of late regarding the global outbreak of Ebola. Worldwide fear of spread of the virus has made it almost impossible to turn on one’s TV without hearing a talking head discussing it. Last month, the World Health Organization estimated the average mortality rate at 50% amongst those who were...

2014-10-09 23:08:32

ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc, a worldwide leader in contamination control, is proud to announce its involvement in the fight against the Ebola virus in the United States and West Africa. Lebanon, NJ (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc has been a leader in contamination control since its inception in 2001 when it consulted on the decontamination of the Hart Senate Building after the anthrax bioterrorism attacks of October 2001. Now its technology is being used for a number of...

2014-10-09 23:07:35

BioInnovation Solutions and USAMRIID Develop DNA Sequencing Technology for Rapid Detection and Biosurveillance of Ebola Virus CRADA funded Study published in PLOS One LAUSANNE, Switzerland and FORT DETRICK, Maryland (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 BioInnovation Solutions SA, a Lausanne based company and pioneer in pathogen sequencing analysis assays and software, has announced with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) the development and testing of a...

2014-10-09 23:03:49

Does Recent Sharp Drop in Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Ebola Outbreak? Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM Data to be Presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series, October 14, 2014 LONDON, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola...

2014-10-09 12:29:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that the Ebola virus has crossed America's borders and was identified by a hospital in Dallas, emergency physician experts will be in Chicago to discuss the issues and answer questions about preparedness and clinical response. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d Drs. David Pigott and Alexander Isakov will share their research knowledge and experience dealing with Ebola in two related sessions:...

2014-10-09 04:20:49

- David Miliband meets with Liberian and Sierra Leonean community leaders, aid workers, key responders and IRC Staff; pledges to extend IRC Ebola-focused operations this fall with new treatment center FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visiting the region today, International Rescue Committee (IRC) president and CEO David Miliband said that while the pledges of increased numbers of beds are important, the key to success in the battle against Ebola is...

2014-10-08 20:22:04

Replikins Global Surveillance System(TM) Data to be presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series on October 14, 2014. LONDON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Global Surveillance System((TM)) analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end...

2014-10-08 16:26:36

CDC says main reason virus is spread is through blood in open wounds; Biolife produces a powder that creates an instant scab to seal the wound in seconds. SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than a week ago, Ebola was someone else's problem on another continent. Today, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. died and the virus is an American health issue that concerns millions. Are hospitals and the general public prepared to fight it?...

2014-10-07 23:08:31

Screening tool can help providers with early identification and avoid potentially releasing infected patients. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 To help healthcare providers quickly and accurately identify patients infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), T-System Inc. today announced the release of a complimentary screening tool. Providers can download the free tool on T-System’s website to help their staff rapidly identify patients potentially infected with the Ebola virus. The...

2014-10-07 12:32:29

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the global community continues to mobilize in response to the intensifying Ebola epidemic, the significant impact of the outbreak on children is becoming more evident. According to UNICEF, thousands of children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to the disease, and some are facing stigma and rejection by extended family members not willing to care for them on account of fear. The epidemic has left approximately 3,700 children...


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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