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Researchers Identify Novel Virus That Could Cause Respiratory Disease In Ball Pythons

Jim Sliwa, American Society for Microbiology Researchers have identified a novel virus that could be the source of a severe, sometimes fatal respiratory disease that has been observed in captive ball pythons since the 1990s. The work is...

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2014-09-16 20:27:32

Bruce Johnson Believes Multifaceted Approach is Key to Effectively Addressing Disease Outbreak CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIM USA President Bruce Johnson is encouraged by President Obama's announcement today to send additional medical professionals, provide more hospital beds and train more West Africans to treat the recent outbreak of Ebola. President Obama announced his plan to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa while on a trip to the Centers for...

2014-09-16 00:20:56

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries. Personal protective equipment...

2014-09-15 23:09:16

Small Ohio research facility is seeking public participation in experiment regarding Ebola-Zaire biomarker software in the hope of collecting data. A public forum concerning this project will being scheduled – Details will be posted at http://www.SoundHealthOptions.com - Ebola Project Albany, Ohio (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The New York Times(1) recently reported the immediacy of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia that is fast becoming a worldwide threat. In response a small, innovative...

2014-09-15 16:20:46

Efforts Part of Comprehensive "Tackle Ebola" Relief Campaign SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced today two new initiatives as part of a comprehensive relief campaign to provide resources and support to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The efforts will put an additional $6.6 million toward supporting business and organizations working on logistical and transport needs. This raises Mr. Allen's initial commitment to fighting the...

2014-09-15 12:28:21

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Ebola Treatment Unit was opened in Bong County, Liberia, today bringing the total number of facilities capable of treating the disease in the country to six. The facility was opened by International Medical Corps at the site about 120 miles north of Monrovia - only the second location in the country, outside of the capital, capable of treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus. With the opening of this...

2014-09-12 23:01:15

Funds raised will help the World Health Organization and other UN entities provide urgently needed aid to affected countries. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, the [United Nations Foundation, in coordination with UN partners, announced a special fund that will enable individuals, corporations and civil society organizations to directly support UN entities engaged in the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa. The scale of the ongoing Ebola outbreak is unprecedented, with...

2014-09-11 23:03:26

Veterinarian Announces the Real Risk of Ebola in Pets. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 With the recent outbreak of Ebola, pet owners are increasingly concerned about whether it can be transmitted to dogs and cats. Ebola is in fact a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed between species. Dogs and other animals pick up Ebola from consuming infected meat and coming into direct contact with infectious fluids like urine and feces. This is similar to the way that humans can...

2014-09-11 12:25:34

-- One-hour documentary will premiere during a special night of programming on Discovery Fit & Health; EBOLA: ARE WE NEXT? night airs on Thursday, September 18 from 8-11 PM - SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the worst Ebola virus outbreak in our history continues to spread and leave an unprecedented body count in its path, fear strikes around the globe. With inside access to families devastated by the death of their loved ones and the healthcare workers...

2014-09-11 08:28:26

Preventing infections and fighting Sepsis to save 800,000 lives each year LONDON and JENA, Germany, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current outbreak of the Ebola virus is unprecedented. The Global Sepsis Alliance fully supports the call of WHO's Director-General M. Chan that the international community will need to gear up its support. The Ebola virus is one of hundreds of pathogens that may cause a deadly Sepsis. Sepsis, often called "blood poisoning", is the common...

2014-09-04 08:30:56

Devices killing Ebola pathogens around the clock at two Liberia hospitals MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 10-day mission in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, with inventor Dr. Jeffrey L. Deal, two TRU-D SmartUVC devices continue to aid in the battle against the Ebola virus outbreak at JFK and ELWA hospitals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142759 Deal, a Fellow in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, traveled to the Republic of...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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