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Dangerous Pathogens Lurk In New York Citys Rat Population

Dangerous Pathogens Lurk In New York City's Rat Population

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late-night legend David Letterman has been joking about the size of New York City rats for years; however, a new study from Columbia University researchers has found that the disease threat...

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2014-10-15 12:30:41

Until we are prepared, outbound flights from Ebola-ridden countries should stop. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi is taking a stand. With a second healthcare worker from Dallas now infected with the Ebola virus, Dr. Samadi, chairman of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, is urging that outbound flights from West African countries dealing with the Ebola epidemic stay grounded until the rest of the world can prepare to deal with the...

2014-10-14 16:28:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The soon coming Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Whole Blood Test can be done in 20 minutes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152046-INFO Detecting proteins by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and detecting antibodies against the virus using an antibody / antigen binding lateral flow device, are used on other virus detection. These methods have been proven for years to be fast and accurate. With the experience of WholeHealth...

2014-10-14 08:31:21

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), announced today the first use of Hemopurifier® therapy on a patient infected with Ebola virus. The treatment was administered to a Ugandan doctor at the Frankfurt University Hospital in Germany. The patient, who is also a World Health Organization (WHO) worker, contracted the virus in Sierra Leone. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b The Aethlon Hemopurifier® is a...

2014-10-10 12:24:31

Microbial Robotics adds innovation portfolio access to industrial and therapeutic microbiology applications with its strategic partnership with Spain-based Bacmine SL CINCINNATI and MADRID, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterial Robotics, a biotechnology firm developing enhanced bacteria (BactoBots(TM)) and viruses (ViruBots(TM)), announces its strategic alliance with Spain-based Bacmine SL. In line with its access to new and novel organisms and synthetic biology technologies, the...

2014-10-08 23:07:25

STS Health is excited to announce our flagship product, FluNada, has been approved for national distribution with CVS and Walgreens. It is a revolutionary new product to target cold and flu-like symptoms like no other product on the market. Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 STS Health, maker of homeopathic throat and nasal spray FluNada, has expanded distribution for this year’s cold & flu season. Following a successful trial of FluNada in Walgreens and CVS, the nation’s top...

2014-10-08 16:26:36

CDC says main reason virus is spread is through blood in open wounds; Biolife produces a powder that creates an instant scab to seal the wound in seconds. SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than a week ago, Ebola was someone else's problem on another continent. Today, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. died and the virus is an American health issue that concerns millions. Are hospitals and the general public prepared to fight it?...

2014-10-08 08:26:30

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A major North Carolina medical center announces that studies have conclusively demonstrated that the PhotoxAir(TM) purification system significantly reduced airborne bacteria in clinical trials conducted in an emergency department setting. The data was presented at ID Week; the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the HIV Medicine Association and the Pediatric...

2014-10-07 12:30:53

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) today responded to a recent article posted to the Seeking Alpha website (http://seekingalpha.com/article/2533015-with-ebola-looming-when-will-the-defense-department-get-around-to-generex) regarding the need for an Ebola vaccine and the importance of providing funding for small companies with technologies applicable to such an endeavor. Generex is the parent...

2014-10-06 23:09:22

CleanBeyond of Nashville's Disinfecting Spray Service, available to pre-schools through universities, effectively kills the viruses in the entero family as well as 63 other viruses and bacteria. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Parents' and school administrators' concerns about health rise during the flu season and this year, with the onslaught of a new enterovirus, attention to infectious disease is particularly keen. Colds, flu and other viruses seem to run rampant and...

2014-10-06 12:25:17

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA's grant of permission of "expanded access" to Tekmira to administer an experimental medicine for Ebola highlights not only the grave threat the disease outbreak presents, but also the difficulty of bringing life-saving products such as vaccines to market, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher studied vaccine production in its recent report, Biopharmaceutical and Vaccine Production Markets....


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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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2011-03-03 21:34:50

Rubella virus is the cause of congenital rubella syndrome when infection occurs during the first weeks of pregnancy. Humans are the only known host of this virus. It is the only member of the genus of Rubivirus and belongs to the family of Togaviridae. Members of the Togaviridae family typically have a genome of single-stranded RNA of positive polarity which is enclosed by an icosahedral capsid. This genome has a length of about 9,757 nucleotides and encodes for two non-structural as well...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-02-23 21:18:56

Vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) is a large, complex, enveloped virus belonging to the poxvirus family. It is well-known for its role in eradicating smallpox. It was the first human disease to to successfully be eradicated by science. The World Health Organization was the one who completed the endeavor. The vaccinia virus saw renewed interest in the early 21st century due to concerns about the smallpox virus being used as an agent for bioterrorism. They can be divided into four types:...

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2011-02-23 20:58:48

Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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