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Ebolas Evolutionary Roots More Ancient Than Previously

Ebola's Evolutionary Roots More Ancient Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Provided by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo The family of viruses housing Ebola and Marburg is ancient, and the two viruses last shared a common ancestor millions of years ago, scientists say A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s...

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2014-10-31 12:25:17

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid growing fears about the disease, one visitor identification software solution eases concerns around the potential spread of Ebola in a hospital setting. The Fast-Pass® Visitor Management System manufactured by Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO) can keep track of people visiting patients in hospitals. The system will capture their name, photograph, time, date and location visited. In the event there was...

2014-10-31 08:26:59

ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based Intellimedix could make a positive contribution to the research efforts accompanying the onset of Ebola by suggesting a new, computational approach for investigating treatment options. Scientists at Georgia Tech's Center for Computational Systems Biology have spent years developing computer programs and algorithms to find alternative uses for existing drugs through systematic repurposing, and their technology might be able to aid...

2014-10-31 08:25:53

- Funding to support GMP manufacture of VesiculoVax(TM)-vectored vaccines for Zaire-Ebola virus, Sudan-Ebola virus, and Angola-Marburg virus that will be blended into a single formulation; rapid follow-up Phase 1 clinical trial planned - BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) through...

2014-10-30 23:15:07

Dr. Ronald St. John, will be providing support to the Pan American Health Organization, acting as the Ebola Incident Manager for Latin American countries. Sitata's services will remain unaffected. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Sitata is excited to announce that its co-founder, Dr. Ronald St. John, will be providing support to the Pan American Health Organization, acting as the Ebola Incident Manager for Latin American countries. There is a growing, global concern that Ebola...

2014-10-30 12:30:31

Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey of nonprofit health centers and...

2014-10-30 12:29:19

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria, through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and with approval from President Jonathan, will send nearly 600 volunteers to support Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. The medical aides will join 1,000 health workers from across the African continent -- filling a critical shortage of medical workers who are willing to treat Ebola patients. Nigeria's first set of 250 volunteers, who will meet the global health standards...

2014-10-30 12:26:40

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaci Hickox, R.N., recently returned from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, has announced her intention to defy Maine's quarantine rule. She said she will sue for a civil rights violation if the state attempts to enforce it. Hickox attributes one temperature measurement of 101 at the airport to being "flushed" from distress over airport procedures. Since then, she claims to be afebrile and asymptomatic. The CDC asserts that...

2014-10-29 08:32:36

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease and cancer, disclosed today that it will provide Hemopurifier® therapy under FDA compassionate use access provisions to support potential requests by qualified physicians and institutes that may seek to treat ebola virus infection in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b The...

2014-10-28 16:27:03

States should follow federal guidance for individuals potentially affected by Ebola ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent decisions by governors to enforce quarantines on health professionals and other individuals returning from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa are not rooted in science and provide a serious disincentive for health professionals to fight this disease at its source. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)--representing the...

2014-10-28 16:22:19

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Scott Crennan, CEO, Solutions Management, Inc. (SMI) & Disaster Recovery Services (DRS): Understanding the Ebola VirusTypically this time of year the public is taking caution to avoid the flu, but a much more serious virus is capturing everyone's attention. Most of us are by now familiar with the news that several countries in western Africa are currently contending with the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak....


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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...

0_86d2284273d6244c9ff290b35cdd2cf2
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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