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Model Forecasts Flu Season Real Time
2013-12-04 11:33:04

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A forecasting system developed by Columbia University scientists successfully predicted the onset of last year’s seasonal flu across the US in real-time, according to a paper published this week in Nature Communications. The system used techniques similar to those used in weather forecasting to predict when the flu would peak – in some cases, up to nine weeks in advance. Four weeks into the flu season, the system was able...

H7N9 Bird Flu Infects First Human In Hong Kong, Alerts Raised
2013-12-04 08:14:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deadly H7N9 bird flu strain that has so far sickened 139 people in eastern China and Taiwan since April, has now been confirmed in the southeastern island city of Hong Kong. H7N9, which has killed 45 people so far, was discovered in a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper, said Ko Wing-man, Hong Kong’s health secretary. According to Ko, the woman had occasionally traveled to the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen,...

2013-12-03 23:20:17

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that avian H2N2 influenza A viruses related to 1957-1958 pandemic infect human cells and spread among ferrets; may aid identification of emerging threats Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health, particularly to those under 50. The...

2013-11-27 23:31:54

New patient warmers from DRE Veterinary help keep animals warm and cozy throughout medical procedures. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 DRE Veterinary has expanded its line of patient warmers designed to combat anesthesia induced hypothermia. Anesthesia induced hypothermia can lead to wound infection and physiological stresses. Both of these side effects can elevate blood pressure and heart rate in patients — potentially causing long-term harm. DRE Veterinary’s new WarmTouch...

2013-11-26 23:23:48

With retail experience and passion for pets, Overby will expand animal nutrition company’s private label business. Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Vets Plus, Inc. has hired Melissa Overby as National Accounts Manager within the Companion Animal Sales Team. The division is newly formed to focus on growing the pet side of the business. Overby joins Vets Plus after several years as President and CEO of Dairyland Delights, a custom and wholesale bakery in Menomonie, Wisconsin....

2013-11-25 23:29:43

November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and the national pet supply retailer Vet Supply Source is taking time this month to raise awareness about the disease. Wixom, MI (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, and the national pet supply retailer Vet Supply Source is taking time this month to raise awareness about the disease. Many pet owners are shocked to learn that their cat or dog is able to contract diabetes, and this lack of awareness...

2013-11-23 23:03:07

The CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2013 calls for responsible antibiotic prescribing Washington DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Every year as many as 10 million U.S. children risk side effects from antibiotic prescriptions that are unlikely to help their upper respiratory conditions. Many of these infections are caused by viruses, which are not helped by antibiotics. This overuse of antibiotics, a significant factor fueling antibiotic resistance, is the focus of a new report:...


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Dog Roundworm, Toxocara canis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The dog roundworm (Toxocara canis) is a species of parasitic worm that infects canid species. It is yellowish white in color and can reach an average length between 3.5 and 7 inches, with females typically growing large than males. The dog roundworm can be transmitted in four different ways. The most common form of transmission occurs when an egg containing second stage larvae is released onto the ground in feces. Once the egg has been ingested, it will move through the small intestines...

Thelazia callipaeda
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Thelazia callipaeda is a species of parasitic worm in the Nematoda phylum. It is one of the most common types of worm to infect the eyes of cats, dogs, and humans. This infection is known as thelaziasis or “eye worm” infestation. This species was discovered in 1910, in the eyes of a dog in China. In 2000, it was reported that 250 cases of eye worm infection had been documented in humans. Other hosts of this species include wolves, red foxes, European rabbits, and raccoon dogs. It has a...

Thelazia callipaeda
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Thelazia callipaeda is a species of parasitic worm in the Nematoda phylum. It is one of the most common types of worm to infect the eyes of cats, dogs, and humans. This infection is known as thelaziasis or “eye worm” infestation. This species was discovered in 1910, in the eyes of a dog in China. In 2000, it was reported that 250 cases of eye worm infection had been documented in humans. Other hosts of this species include wolves, red foxes, European rabbits, and raccoon dogs. It has a...

Feline Roundworm, Toxocara cati
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Feline Roundworm (Toxocara cati) is a species of parasitic nematode widely distributed through cats and other felids. It is one of the most common nematode of cats. The adult worm is localized in the gut of the host. In adult cats, infection is typically asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal. The adult feline roundworm may be brownish-yellow to cream colored to pink and may be up to 4 inches in length. It has a short, wide...

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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