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2014-03-26 16:24:51

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goal is to make treatment for schistosomiasis accessible to children under six years of age in endemic countries Brazilian Farmanguinhos, part of Fiocruz, and UK-based Simcyp are reinforcing the international non-profit Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium. The aim of the Consortium is to develop and register a new pediatric formulation against schistosomiasis for preschool-age children, a group currently lacking a...

2014-03-25 08:29:20

Frost & Sullivan: Breakthrough therapies for rare diseases command premium pricing, particularly if no alternatives exist MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global orphan drugs market presents plenty of opportunities for new drug development - while there are only 172 approved orphan therapies, over 6,800 orphan diseases exist according to the United States National Institute of Health (NIH). Advancements in drug discovery capabilities coupled with regulatory and...

2014-03-23 23:03:27

Have you ever wanted to help Africa but didn't know how? Well, here is your chance! (PRWEB) March 23, 2014 Did you know that the physician-to-population ratio is 18 per 100,000 people continent-wide in Sub-Saharan Africa? Sub-Saharan Africa has 24 percent of the global burden of disease but only three percent of the world’s health workforce. Also, 51 percent of the world total of child deaths are in Africa. Sierra Leone has the highest rate of child deaths, but Nigeria accounts for...

2014-03-20 12:32:40

JOINT RESEARCH PROJECT AWARDED GHIT FUND GRANT TOKYO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President & CEO: Haruo Naito, "Eisai?") announced today that it has entered a collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Liverpool, United Kingdom, ?"LSTM?") and University of Liverpool (Liverpool, United Kingdom, ?"UoL") to jointly identify new drugs effective against lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis (river blindness), both major...

2014-03-19 23:01:16

The Deki Reader’s objective analysis of rapid diagnostic tests allows health workers of all skill levels to deliver results with a high degree of accuracy. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 A field evaluation recently published in Malaria Journal demonstrated consistent interpretation of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for multiple disease strains between Fio Corporation’s Deki Reader™ and laboratory experts. The field evaluation analyzed results from 1,807 cases tested with an...

2014-03-13 23:02:55

Study Suggests Targeting Molecular Interaction of Virus and Host Protein May Arrest This Lethal Virus New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A protein that normally protects cells from environmental stresses has been shown to interact Marburg virus VP24, allowing the deadly Marburg virus to live longer and replicate better, according to a preclinical study led by scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The investigators say that deciphering the molecular details of how...

2014-03-13 12:29:00

Pharmaceutical companies work with governments in the region to increase disease awareness and access to treatment BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The high incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Chagas, dengue and influenza H1N1, as well as the unavailability of adequate treatments for these infectious diseases, spell opportunities for pharmaceutical companies across Latin America to develop new, improved diagnosis and treatment methods. New analysis from...

2014-03-12 08:29:58

DUBLIN, Mar. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6ns9jw/rapid_medical ) has announced the addition of the "Rapid Medical Diagnostic Kits Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Rapid medical diagnostics are tools for detection of various infectious diseases caused by virus and bacteria. Since the last decade remarkable prevalence of infectious diseases has been...

2014-03-11 08:32:02

Company Expands Commitment with Global Dengue/Malaria Disease Prevention Program RACINE, Wis., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue and malaria, affect millions of adults and children globally each year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold in the past 50 years.* SC Johnson, the global leader in pest control, recognizes the need to address this threat and has expanded its commitment to...

2014-03-10 23:22:55

Community Based – Malaria, Anemia Program aims to help women in Senegal. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The Women’s World Health Initiative (WWHI) announced today the launch of the Community Based – Malaria, Anemia program (CB-MAP) in the Saraya health district of Senegal. The aim of the program is to accelerate the reduction of anemia among pregnant and postpartum women, one of the identified contributors to the high rate of mortality among women and children in Senegal...


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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