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Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach

Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach Bug

Provided by the University of Cambridge An experimental drug currently being trialed for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of...

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2014-10-24 23:05:35

Deerfield Veterinary Hospital in Springfield, Mo. offers medical insights to calm fears about the Ebola virus affecting household pets. Springfield, Mo. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Deerfield Veterinary Hospital announced this week its staff is available to address pet owners’ concerns about the risk of the Ebola virus in animals, though staff members caution that any fears of contracting the virus from a pet remain unwarranted at this time. In response to public concerns about the 2014...

2014-10-24 16:26:01

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President, California Hospital Association: "The California Hospital Association applauds the leadership of Governor Jerry Brown and his Administration to ensure that patients and the health care workforce are protected and that hospitals are prepared to respond if an Ebola case occurs in California. The designation of UC Hospitals to receive and treat patients is...

2014-10-24 16:25:49

Coordinated Strategy Focuses on Preparedness, Protection and Patients ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) announced today that hospitals and health systems from around the state have developed a coordinated strategy to care for Ebola patients in Minnesota. Under the plan, all hospitals in the state will continue to be prepared to detect, isolate and initially care for suspected Ebola patients. Should a case of Ebola be identified,...

2014-10-24 08:25:22

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of news a doctor in New York City, recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea in West Africa, has now tested positive for Ebola, a leader of the nation's largest nurses organization, National Nurses United, will step up the call for much higher preparedness for the Ebola threat in testimony to Congress Friday morning.?? With the report of an Ebola case now hitting the most densely populated city in the United...

2014-10-24 04:21:22

Communication with Employees, Crisis Planning Meetings Cited as Top Measures by Large Organizations in Response to Ebola Outbreak TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey that includes many of the Fortune 500 companies and was conducted by International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company, finds that in spite of the unprecedented Ebola outbreak, an overwhelming majority (83%) expect the flu to impact their business more than Ebola in the...

2014-10-23 23:11:32

Dr. Michael Steuer relates Ebola epidemic to natural selection. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Dr. Michael Steuer is the owner and medical director of the MidSouth Pain Treatment Center with five locations in and around Memphis, Tennessee. The Ebola epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is of great concern to Michael Steuer, not only because of the humanitarian tragedy that it has created there, but also because anxiety struck close to home when his daughter recently considered traveling to Africa for...

2014-10-23 23:00:33

The Global Service Provider for medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Vetted International, Ltd, a global service provider that provides medical evacuations in austere environments has established referral handling procedures for its insurance and corporate clients. “Vetted International is committed to providing our clients with expeditious responses and the...

2014-10-23 08:31:05

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affordable and accessible point-of-care (POC) technologies capable of providing early diagnosis of infection are being developed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Kalorama Information. Unless Ebola control measures are quickly enhanced, the WHO predicts that the number of those infected s could climb exponentially. Effective containment of the Ebola outbreak requires early diagnosis to enable appropriate intervention...

2014-10-23 00:21:29

Ebola detection kits for humans and animals are now possible using ADI antibody or antigen ELISA kits with results in less than 2 hours. Ebola Rapid test cards, similar to pregnancy tests, have also been developed that provide results in 2-10 mins. SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio, Texas-based Biotech Company Alpha Diagnostic Int'l (ADI) has developed and released several convenient, rapid, and sensitive ELISA test kits for the detection of major Ebola viral...

2014-10-22 23:03:00

Amid the Ebola outbreak and continuing threats to peace and security around the world, a majority of Americans agree that working through the United Nations is the best course of action. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 A new poll released today by the Better World Campaign finds that voters recognize that a strong partnership between the U.S. and the United Nations is essential to addressing the toughest challenges facing our world today. “As pressing international issues...


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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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