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2014-07-15 23:03:36

An international team of researchers published a new study of the possible use of a biodetection technology developed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for rapid detection of emerging viral diseases by public health authorities. Livermore, California (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 A microbe detection array technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists could provide a new rapid method for public health authorities to conduct surveillance for...

2014-07-11 11:13:01

Penn State Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers. "Previous research has shown that Wolbachia -- a genus of bacteria that live inside mosquitoes -- render mosquitoes resistant to pathogen infection, thereby preventing the mosquitoes from infecting humans with the pathogens," said Jason Rasgon, associate professor of entomology, Penn...

2014-07-09 23:00:41

“Bite ‘Em Back” campaign encourages homeowners to be proactive in battle against mosquito-borne illnesses. Springfield, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 With the recent announcement of the first case of West Nile virus discovered in Massachusetts, Mosquito Shield of Western Mass is promoting its “Bite ‘Em Back” campaign to create awareness and provide mosquito control solutions for communities that might be impacted by West Nile Virus and EEE. Recently, health officials in Clinton, MA...

Mosquitoes Found To Have An Aromatic Attraction To Malaria Hosts
2014-07-01 10:22:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that the parasite responsible for Malaria alters the scent of its mammalian host – causing it to become more attractive to the mosquitoes that spread the disease from host to host. The malaria parasite can be propagated only by mosquito. The flying insect ingests the parasite via infected blood, leading to the following generation developing within...

ebola outbreak
2014-06-28 05:54:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Drastic action is needed” in order to stop a deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has caused widespread infection and killed hundreds of people throughout West Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Friday. According to CNN's Danielle Dellorto, Miriam Falco, and Jen Christensen, the WHO has said it has sent teams of experts to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in order to help local health officials deal with...

2014-06-24 23:05:15

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carlos Slim Health Institute partner to fund UCSF-based FIRST (Fighting Infections through Research, Science and Technology) program; a $6 million collaboration to fight neglected tropical diseases in Mesoamerica San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 SSI, a San Francisco nonprofit founded by Eva Harris, UC Berkeley Professor of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology and former MacArthur "Genius" award winner, has worked to minimize...

2014-06-23 12:29:54

Arrow Exterminators Encourages Taking Precautions to Protect against Mosquito Infestations ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida and Georgia have confirmed cases of chikunguyna fever, a mosquito-borne illness that has migrated to the U.S. from the Caribbean and according to the CDC, a total of 80 cases have been reported nationwide as of June 17(th). Experts are concerned that conditions could be ideal for significant outbreak of this disease in the coming months as two of the...

2014-06-23 08:28:58

OXFORD, England, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec, a pioneer in the control of insects that spread disease and damage crops, today announced the completion of a GBP6.1 million ($10.2 million) investment round. The oversubscribed fundraising was supported by existing shareholders, Oxford Capital Partners, the University of Oxford and East Hill Management, who were joined by a number of international private investors from South America, Europe and Asia. The...

2014-06-19 23:02:47

Announces Challenge to Donate 25 Nets for Every USA Win in World Cup Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Today, Nothing But Nets announced its newest champion in the fight against malaria – American soccer player DaMarcus Beasley. Currently playing for the United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the star defender is leveraging his talent and voice to raise awareness for the United Nations Foundation campaign. Today, Beasley...

2014-06-13 23:01:19

Residential mosquito spraying service utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients for mosquito and tick control. Katy, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Mosquito Shield of West Houston has initiated a limited free spray offer for residents of West Houston as a way of introducing the innovative mosquito and tick control service to the region. Mosquito Shield is a residential mosquito and tick control service that utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients to rid yards of mosquitoes and ticks....


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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