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Direct Relief delivered two 10-bed medical tents specifically for local health staff in Sierra Leone SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec.
The CmTP MediDefense technologies—which include mPale and mPerial—contribute to the emergency response solution for reducing surface transmission of the Ebola virus, with mPale included in
CDC Director sees some promising developments but uneven progress, looming risks in each affected nation ATLANTA, Dec.
Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone OTTAWA, Dec.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canopus BioPharma Inc.
Disposable surgical instruments provide a solution to help control Ebola virus transmission. YAKIMA, Wash.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency Leverages MRIGlobal Expertise in U.S. Government Efforts to Halt Epidemic. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec.
First Ebola Patient has Received Plasma from an Ebola Survivor in Liberia HINCKLEY, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Research Management, Inc.
Immediate Kill and 6-hour Persistence Likely to Prevent Ebola Infections LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec.
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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