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2014-04-18 23:04:47

ReportsnReports.com adds Typhoid Fever - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 and Yellow Fever - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 market research reports to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 These Typhoid Fever and Yellow Fever Pipeline Review H1 2014 reports provide comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Typhoid and Yellow Fever, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration...

Sudan Reports Widespread Yellow Fever Outbreak, 14 Dead
2013-12-04 10:06:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of yellow fever that is affecting 12 localities in West and South Kordofan states. A total of 44 suspected cases and 14 deaths have been reported from October 3 to November 24, 2013 in the localities of Lagawa, Kailak, Muglad and Abyei in West Kordofan and Elreef Alshargi, Abu Gibaiha, Ghadir, Habila, Kadugli, Altadamon,...

Scientists Get A Closer Look At What Makes Typhoid Fever Tick
2013-08-15 11:03:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the early 20th century, Typhoid Mary became one of the iconic symbols of disease outbreak when she infected about 50 people with typhoid fever while working as a cook in and around New York City. Scientists have long wondered how a working-class Irish immigrant who appeared so healthy could have carried the Salmonella bacterium responsible for the disease, S. typhi, for so long without any symptoms. According to a new study...

2013-07-10 19:46:46

Typhoid fever is one of the oldest documented diseases known to have afflicted mankind but what makes it so lethal has remained a mystery for centuries. In a study appearing online July 10 in the journal Nature, Yale researchers offer an explanation of how the devastating disease marked by delirium and stupor still kills 200,000 people every year - and also suggests the basis of a future vaccine. The culprit appears to be a powerful toxin possessed by Salmonella typhi, the bacterium that...

2013-01-17 13:28:17

Feeling feverish after a visit to the tropics? It may not just be a bout with this year's flu. If you're a Western traveler, malaria and typhoid fever should top the list of diseases to discuss with your doctor when you return, especially following travel to Western Africa or India. In a study of more than 80,000 returned travelers who sought medical care for illnesses, around 3,000 (4 percent) were affected by malaria, typhoid fever and other potentially life-threatening tropical...

2012-08-07 09:40:30

New research by University of Warwick historian Dr Tim Lockley has found why yellow fever had a green bias in 19th century fever outbreaks in the southern states of the US. Almost half of the 650 people killed by yellow fever in Savannah Georgia in 1854 were Irish immigrants. Dr Tim Lockley´s study is based on four sources: the burial records of Laurel Grove cemetery; the records of the city´s Catholic cemetery; the minutes of Savannah´s Board of Health; and published lists...

2012-06-28 20:17:24

Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi) is the causative agent of typhoid fever, a serious health threat resulting in some 22 million new cases yearly and approximately 217,000 fatalities.  A number of novel vaccine candidates using live attenuated strains of Salmonella are being developed, but care must be taken to ensure the bacteria are not excreted into the environment following vaccination. Karen Brenneman and her colleagues at Arizona State University´s Biodesign Institute have been...

2012-03-28 09:07:45

Take an ounce of lettuce, test it for 17 hours, and the results show whether that mainstay ingredient in green salads is contaminated with Salmonella, the food poisoning bacteria that sickens millions of people each year. Another traditional test takes 72 hours to complete. How about a test that identifies Salmonella in five minutes, so that shipments of lettuce can be confiscated before they reach the table? Scientists today described development and successful testing of just such a test...

Image 1 - Google Earth Typhoid Maps Reveal Secrets Of Disease Outbreaks
2011-10-17 03:47:34

In the mid-nineteenth century, John Snow mapped cases of cholera in Soho, London, and traced the source of the outbreak to a contaminated water pump. Now, in a twenty-first century equivalent, scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust working in Kathmandu, Nepal, have combined the latest in gene sequencing technology and global positioning system (GPS) case localization to map the spread of typhoid and trace its source. Typhoid fever is caused by two bacteria — Salmonella typhi and...

2011-07-05 06:58:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new class of therapeutics, known as recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccines (RASV), may fight against fatal diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid fever, AIDS and pneumonia, according to a new study. Researchers from Arizona State University have developed a way to make these vaccines safer and more effective. They demonstrated that a modified strain of Salmonella showed a five-fold reduction in virulence in mice, while preserving strong...


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