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2014-08-29 08:24:25

UNION CITY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to the medical, research and veterinary markets, announced today that Clint Severson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the CL King 12(th) Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The conference will be held at the Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in New York...

2014-08-28 12:29:44

Unprecedented international consortium -- including the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH -- now assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine BALTIMORE and LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400...

2014-08-27 23:02:28

A Black Book survey of nearly 1,000 hospital executives and clinical leaders probed emergency preparedness and infectious disaster resource capabilities including technology and services. The resulting responses uncovered ten common yet precarious situations that collectively restrict nearly all U.S. hospitals regardless of size or location to efficaciously diagnose, isolate and treat even a single Ebola patient while protecting its workforce and other patients. New York, NY (PRWEB) August...

2014-08-26 12:29:28

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire -- Clongen Laboratories, celebrating its tenth anniversary, is a leading provider of diagnostic and contract research services. The company announced new test offerings to detect and identify emerging pathogens most recently implicated in severe to fatal cases resulting from tick and other arthropod bites. Since 2004, Clongen Laboratories has provided a comprehensive menu of test services. Clongen's newest test offerings will enable clinicians...

2014-08-21 12:30:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- GlobalGiving, a US-based nonprofit, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to enable individual donors, foundations, and companies to donate to locally-driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa. As international aid workers continue to leave the affected countries for their own safety, these local organizations will play a critical role in containing the outbreak. The Fund supports projects from nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been...

2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...

2014-08-20 23:11:20

Although this outbreak of Ebola is the largest in history, Sitata continues to advise travelers that their risk is low. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Sitata, a company that provides health and safety information for travelers, has consistently advised that the Ebola risk for the general traveller is very low. Yet, the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been labelled by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a PHEIC, or a Public Health Emergency of International Concern....

2014-08-20 23:10:54

Simply G Media Network today announces the release of an interview, with Eric Talbert on the Total Education Spotlight Show with host Neil Haley, the Total Tutor. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Education Spotlight Show, a Division of SimplyG Media Network interviewed Eric Talbert to find out the organizations services all over the world. Eric Talbert is Executive Director of EMERGENCY USA. EMERGENCY provides high-standard medical and...

2014-08-20 16:25:41

MEDIA ALERT/AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The recent ebola virus outbreak in Africa has been the most serious case in history. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an International Public Health Emergency and concerns remain about the virus spreading throughout the world and even into the U.S. In the event of an infectious disease epidemic, patients must be treated in isolated healthcare containment facilities designed to prevent further...

2014-08-18 16:27:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is supporting efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thanks to the generous donation of $2.8 million from the Paul G. Allen Foundation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO The money will be used to strengthen the capacities of the affected local Red Cross societies to manage the outbreak, assist with the epidemiological investigation and increase public awareness about...


Latest Zoonoses Reference Libraries

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...

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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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