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Halting The Spread Of Ebola Nigeria A Model For Quick Action

Halting The Spread Of Ebola: Nigeria A Model For Quick Action, Scientists Find

Provided by Cheryl Dybas/NSF and Julie Newberg/ASU Rapid control measures critical to stopping the virus in its tracks Ebola. The word brings fear of an unseen and potentially lethal enemy. But there are ways to stop its spread, say...

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2014-10-21 08:34:29

TRU-D SmartUVC urgently added to procedures with suspected Ebola cases. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the tragic infections of two hospital staff and subsequent tracking of hundreds of people related to Ebola, hospitals around the country are requiring TRU-D SmartUVC, a portable automated UVC disinfection robot which accurately measures required dosage, be added to Ebola protocols. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153261 As major...

2014-10-20 23:02:41

A small business was created to provide customers with the protection they need from the Ebola Virus. Destin, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Ebolasuits.com believes that providing customers with the highest quality garments that protect against disease and hazardous material is their duty. With the World Health Organization (WHO) deeming the current Ebola outbreak “the greatest medical concern of our times,” they are following up on the notion that stopping the spread of the virus is the...

2014-10-20 23:02:14

With the Ebola threat spreading, decontamination robots have been called to duty in Dallas to disinfect areas within the hospital that were exposed to the first documented case of Ebola in the United States. The remote controlled robotic decontamination systems made by the biotech company, Bioquell, have been used in a variety of places around the world to combat the current outbreak including the National Institutes of Health. Horsham, PA October 16, 2014 (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 With...

2014-10-20 16:26:19

AT THE OCCASION OF THE DECLARATION OF NIGERIA AS EBOLA VIRUS FREE BY THE WHO HELD AT ABUJA ON MONDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria's declaration that it is Ebola-free represents a major milestone of President Jonathan's Administration, according to an official statement from the Minister of Health Professor C.O. Onyebuchi Chukwu. At a public address in Abuja on Monday, Oct. 20, Minister Chukwu reaffirmed that the strong, focused and...

2014-10-20 16:26:18

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO, inventors of PURELL(®) Advanced Hand Sanitizer, is proud to support International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) hosted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), which occurs globally Oct. 19-25, 2014. In light of recent events, IIPW will focus its attention on Ebola infection prevention and control guidance. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82508 "IIPW is addressing a topic that is top...

2014-10-20 12:30:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States has prompted the nation's emergency physicians to urge policymakers to provide more resources for personal protective equipment and training for emergency care workers as they manage the front lines of this deadly disease. "The response to Ebola should be regionalized, with emergency departments screening and identifying patients who are infected, and then transporting them to facilities...

2014-10-20 12:24:05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBCI) announced today that OdorStar Technology, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc., is working with two organizations, Friends of Liberia, a non-profit NGO (non-governmental organization), and the Sierra Leone embassy in Washington D.C. to send donations of its Performacide(®) chlorine dioxide (ClO(2)) disinfectant and virucide. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and...

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...


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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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