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US Response To Ebola Scrutinized As International Situation Worsens

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As American lawmakers met to discuss the federal response to the Ebola outbreak, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the international death toll from the disease...

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2014-10-19 16:21:28

Drills are a precautionary measure to ensure teams are ready and able to respond quickly OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada has begun to exercise its Ebola Rapid Response Teams to ensure Canada is ready to respond in the event of a first case of Ebola in Canada. Today the Public Health Agency of Canada and Nova Scotia's Department of Health and Wellness are conducting a joint exercise. For this drill,...

2014-10-18 23:02:18

AgileMD, a Rock Health and Y-Combinator startup has launched a free mobile app this week containing the CDC’s Ebola transmission prevention guidelines, available for download on both Apple and Android devices. The publication on mobile platforms is already assisting healthcare providers put the CDC guidelines into practice and enable them to safely recognize and treat the disease. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2014 AgileMD, a Rock Health and Y-Combinator startup, launched a free...

2014-10-18 20:21:06

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planning and preparedness for Ebola is something Ohio's hospitals, and their partners in medicine and nursing are taking very seriously. This collaborative, solution oriented approach is essential to ensure all frontline healthcare providers have the proper training, equipment and protocols to care for these patients while protecting their safety. Given the recent events surrounding Ebola, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is...

2014-10-18 08:21:21

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, beginning with its first shipment on Monday, October 20, 2014. The vaccine vials are being sent in three separate shipments, as a precautionary measure, due to the challenges in moving a vaccine that must kept at a very low temperature at all times. The Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the WHO in its role as...

2014-10-17 23:07:55

With the threat of Ebola virus disease spreading within a hospital environment, Abatement Technologies portable HEPA filtration and negative pressure containment systems enable healthcare facilities to effectively create CDC-compliant negative pressure Airborne Infectious Isolation Rooms (AIIR). Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Mitigating Healthcare Provider Infection Risks The potential for Ebola virus disease spreading to healthcare workers has heightened the need for patient...

2014-10-17 23:03:14

Company officials available to comment on work being done to ensure safe hospital facilities where Ebola patients are treated. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Bioquell, provider of germ-eliminating robots and services, is being called upon by health facilities around the world to decontaminate locations where Ebola-infected and exposed patients are being treated. Among the many places the hydrogen peroxide vapor technology is being used includes Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital...

2014-10-17 16:24:27

AVMA CEO: "It's time to be cautious, but no time for panic" SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can pets get sick from Ebola? Can they pass the virus to us? What should happen to the pets of infected people? These questions came to the forefront this week when concerns were raised about what to do with the dog of an Ebola-infected nurse in Texas. While the dog has shown no signs of being infected, it is currently in quarantine as officials monitor its...

2014-10-17 16:22:42

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2014-10-17 12:29:49

NGO Alliance warns travel restriction could cripple U.S. response to outbreak WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC04603LOGO In a letter...

2014-10-16 23:09:05

Global humanitarian agency and its partners aim to reach 2 million Liberians in six months Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Mercy Corps is mounting a community-led public health education campaign in Liberia to raise awareness of prevention practices and change behaviors to reduce transmission of the Ebola virus. In partnership with global health organization PSI and funded by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the campaign will build on Mercy Corps’ extensive...


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Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Eye-worm, Loa loa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The eye-worm (Loa loa) is a species of roundworm within the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in India and Africa, among other areas. This species causes a disease known as Loa loa filariasis and is one of three species that can cause subcutaneous filariasis in humans. Females are larger than males, reaching an average body length of up to 2.7 inches, with males reaching an average body length of up to 1.3 inches. The first stage of life for the eye-worm begins when an adult worm, which is...

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...

800px-White-footed_Mouse,_Quetico
2012-04-02 20:35:58

The White-footed Mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus), is a species of rodent native to North America. Its range extends from Ontario, Quebec, Labrador and the Maritime Provinces (excluding Newfoundland) south to the southwestern United States and Mexico. In Texas this creature is known as the Woodmouse. The adult of this species measures 3.5 to 3.9 inches in length, not counting the tail, which can measure an additional 2.5 to 3.8 inches. It weighs typically about an ounce. It has a maximum life...

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2011-04-25 21:24:26

Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative bacterium native to the New World and causes the malady known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). It is transmitted through the bit of an infected tick when it feeds on animals and humans. Humans are not necessary hosts in the rickettsia-tick life cycle but they can be. S. Burt Wolbach created the first detailed description of the etiologic agent in 1919. He recognized it as an intracellular bacterium seen most frequently in endothelial cells....

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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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