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2013-09-24 10:35:55

Pretravel consultations and preventive medications save money for payers and most travelers Not only do U.S. travelers to West Africa who consult health providers before they leave and take prescribed preventive medications substantially reduce their risk of contracting malaria, they also reduce costs to their health insurance providers and, in most cases, to themselves. In a report that has been published online in Clinical Infectious Disease, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

2013-09-23 08:29:48

New Tech Tools Help Global Public Save Lives by Closing Malaria Testing and Treatment Gaps in Africa NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malaria No More announced today the debut of its most aggressive campaign to date: Power of One (Po1), where a one dollar donation provides a life-saving test and treatment for a child in Africa. The Power of One campaign uses the latest social, mobile, and e-commerce technologies to rally the global public to close malaria...

2013-09-18 15:46:44

Recurrent episodes of malaria cause chronic inflammation in blood vessels that might predispose to future infections and may increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, a Wellcome Trust study in Malawian children finds. The findings could explain the indirect burden of malaria on childhood deaths in areas where the disease is highly prevalent and children experience multiple clinical episodes of malaria in a year. Malaria is caused by infection with a parasite that starts by...

2013-09-16 16:24:17

Research Based Non-Profit Will Use Integrated Data Approach To Identify Therapeutics For Rare Disease Patients With Few or No Treatment Options SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CEO and Founder of RARE Science, Dr. Christina Waters, announced today the launch of a new research based non-profit organization developing an integrated data system that serves the unmet medical needs of patients with rare, orphan and neglected diseases. RARE Science has attracted world...

2013-09-13 16:24:50

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saint Louis University's Center for World Health and Medicine has received a three-year $566,640 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a new approach to treating malaria, a disease that puts about one billion people at risk worldwide, killing approximately one million annually. The project investigates the potential of novel classes of antimalarial drugs to treat drug-resistant parasites that cause malaria and...

Chemical Compound Could Mask Human Smells From Mosquitoes
2013-09-10 10:01:54

[ Watch the Video: Masking Our Scent So We Don’t Get Bit ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mosquitoes are arguably the most dangerous insects on Earth, but researchers from the USDA’s Mosquito and Fly Unit in Gainesville, Florida are currently working on a new form of protection against the blood-sucking, disease-carrying pests. In research presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, research chemist Dr....

Climate Change Extends Mosquito Season, But With Smaller Populations
2013-09-10 07:19:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change's influence on temperature and precipitation is varied, and a new study from the University of Arizona shows that the effect on the spread of West Nile virus might be just as wide-ranging. This suggests that public health efforts to control the virus will need to take a local, rather than global perspective. Cory Morin and Andrew Comrie, researchers from the University of Arizona, developed a climate-driven mosquito...

2013-09-09 08:22:13

Orkin poll reveals parents' favorite options, including limiting outdoor time altogether ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of parents take precautions to safeguard their children against mosquito activity, according to a new poll commissioned by Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130909/CL75615) The poll revealed that 84 percent of parents use insect repellent to protect their children, while 44 percent use citronella...

2013-08-27 23:23:45

New Study Finds InBios' DENV Detect IgM ELISA Effective for Rapid Diagnosis of Acute Or Recent Dengue Virus Infection Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 A new study conducted by researchers at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, evaluated the InBios DENV Detect IgM Capture ELISA for qualitative detection of IgM antibodies to dengue virus recombinant antigens (1). Well characterized clinical serum samples collected from Hawaii, Vietnam, Niue, Singapore and...

2013-08-21 23:01:40

Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets delivered in partnership with UNHCR, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Tanzania Red Cross Society Dar es Salaam/Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Thirty-eight thousand nets. Sixty-eight thousand lives. These are the impressive stats put up by Stephen Curry, the NBA’s single-season three-point-record-holder, as he traveled to Tanzania with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. Curry, of the...


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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