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2014-03-25 08:29:46

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the New York Viral Hepatitis Summit presented by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) on Thursday, March 20 at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City, medical experts, public health officials, and community health advocates discussed the latest medical research, diagnosis and treatment options, and community health implications of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), emphasizing the disproportionate impact of HCV on the...

2014-03-24 08:30:01

Quest Diagnostics business launches first HSV PCR for CSF in United States. Test provides results in about 60 minutes. MADISON, N.J. and CYPRESS, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information and services, today announced that its Focus Diagnostics products business has received expedited FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate complexity categorization for its new Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular...

2014-03-20 23:25:48

In effect, providing a relationship platform whereby singles with STDs can connect with one another is a great development in the world of online dating. HSV Singles, an emerging site for herpes dating, now launches its official website for herpes singles in Canada. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In a way that is similar to the experience of other STD singles, herpes singles often struggle with the feeling of rejection that might result from an exposure of their health conditions to other people....

2014-03-13 23:22:41

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer applauds the decision made by an expert panel at the FDA yesterday to include HPV testing as part of first-line primary screening for cervical cancer. The combination of the HPV test and the Pap test can reassure women about their screening results, and is especially important for women over 30 who may be able to extend screening intervals based upon these results. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The Foundation for Women’s Cancer applauds the...

2014-03-12 20:24:30

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recommended unanimously that the benefits of the cobas® HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test as a first-line primary screening tool in women 25 years and older to assess their risk of cervical cancer based on the presence of clinically relevant high-risk HPV DNA outweigh...

2014-03-11 23:29:24

Fast Shingles Cure made by Bob Carlton is the latest program for shingles sufferers who want to get rid of symptoms related to shingles. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Fast Shingles Cure is the latest program for shingles sufferers who want to learn how to cure shingles, and how to relieve pain, itchiness and blisters. The program provides natural and safe remedies to strengthen defense systems, speed...

2014-03-10 23:23:30

Herpes-dating.net is a newly launched dating site for singles with herpes. It is free to sign up and connect with local people with herpes. (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 According to the CDC, 20 million new cases of herpes show up every year. The cost of medical treatment for our healthcare system totals over $16 Billion annually. This is a serious and often overlooked problem. The most common age-group affected is 15 to 24, 50% of all new cases come from this age range, but all groups are...

2014-03-09 23:00:33

Individuals with herpes can now say goodbye to single life as they make friendships and even find love on the new dating website HerpesDatingAu.com. (PRWEB) March 09, 2014 Without question, individuals with herpes can still be actively involved on the dating scene. With the launch of HerpesDatingAu.com, singles across Australia have an online environment that is specifically designed to cater to their dating needs. With much excitement and emotion, the founder of HerpesDatingAu.com...

2014-03-05 12:22:20

Scientific study appearing in the journal Risk Analysis raises public health concerns WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wastewater used to irrigate agricultural crops in countries where water is scarce may contribute to significant public health risks such as diarrheal disease in children from rotavirus. A new study of these risks found that wastewater used to irrigate vegetable plots in Asian countries poses health risks that may exceed World Health Organization...

2014-03-04 23:31:17

Save 5% on all Titer blood testing from Request A Test with promo code TITER5. This offer expires March 31st, 2014. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 This March, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 5% off all titer testing. To take advantage of this promotion, customers just need to use promo code TITER5 when placing their order. With the new school year starting soon, many students will be required to provide proof of...


Latest Viral 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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2011-02-23 21:04:53

St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-23 20:29:04

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis that causes fever. It is spread through infected mosquitoes. It was first reported in 1915 in Kenya were it infected livestock. Outbreaks occur across sub-Saharan Africa, and in the "˜77-"˜78 outbreak several million people were infected and thousands died during a violent epidemic. In 1998 the virus killed 400 Kenyans and in 2000 an outbreak occurred in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The virus causes mild illness with fever, headache, myalgia and...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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