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West Nile Virus On The Increase, Pets May Be At Risk For Infection Too
2012-08-24 13:36:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an alert that West Nile cases are on the rise, reaching record infection rates in the US, the health agency is now alerting that residents should monitor their pets for signs of the disease. All but one state in the lower 48 have reported cases of West Nile. And since more than a thousand human cases have so far turned up, it is likely the threat will continue...

US Outbreak Of West Nile Virus Largest Ever
2012-08-23 07:55:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A deadly outbreak of West Nile in the United States is the largest ever recorded, with 47 deaths and thousands people infected in at least 38 states, according to estimates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). West Nile usually peaks in mid-August, and any new infections usually take a few weeks to show up in estimates, yet the CDC is expecting cases to rise dramatically, in what is being hailed as the...

2012-08-23 01:28:21

Mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) caused 26 deaths already this year, and nearly 700 cases had been reported by mid-August according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WNV had become "old news" among the public and the media. Furthermore, funding to support research, training and education, and surveillance and vector control had waned. Now there is an urgent imperative to redouble our efforts to understand and control this dangerous virus. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic...

2012-08-18 23:03:25

Concerned consumers can walk in and get a test for the West Nile virus, with results in 48-72 hours. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 According to the CDC's West Nile virus update on August 14th, there have been 693 cases of the West Nile virus reported so far in 2012. This is the highest number of cases reported since it was first detected in the United States 13 years ago. Twenty-six of those resulted in death, and that number continues to rise. ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers a...

2012-08-17 06:20:40

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thus far in 2012, 43 states have seen 693 reported cases of the West Nile virus infection resulting in 26 deaths, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With almost half of the West Nile cases being reported from Texas, the city of Dallas has officially declared itself in a state of emergency due to the rapidly spreading West Nile Virus infections. Whether you live in an area currently experiencing a West Nile...

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2012-08-15 15:20:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The West Nile Virus has hit the North Texas area with a brute force this year, sending Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to declare the area is facing a major emergency. So far, West Nile has killed 26 people nationwide, 14 of which were located in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With Rawlings´ proclamation, the areas are free to be sprayed to kill any infected...

2012-08-14 10:21:21

Public urged to take steps to avoid infection, prevent mosquito breeding HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three additional human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been identified in Pennsylvania, the state departments of Health and Environmental Protection reported today. Two of the illnesses are in Delaware County men; the third involves a woman in Centre County. All were hospitalized with meningitis and are recovering. This brings to five the total...

2012-08-10 02:40:25

Researchers have successfully tested a vaccine for the deadly Nipah virus in monkeys, raising hopes that it could provide similar protection for humans. With greater than a 75 percent fatality rate and the ability to be transmitted directly from person to person, Nipah has long been a significant concern for infectious-disease experts. The virus, which is carried naturally by fruit bats, was first discovered in Malaysia in 1998. Outbreaks have occurred in nearly every year since, in...

2012-08-09 18:20:44

BALTIMORE, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado officials have confirmed that one cow has died of anthrax and 50 dead cattle were exposed to the disease on a ranch northeast in Logan County, Colorado. Colorado officials say it's the first case of anthrax in the state in 31 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120809/PH55547 ) Dr. Kim Hammond, the Chief Medical Officer and founder of Falls Road Animal Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland says people outside of the infected area...

2012-08-08 02:28:07

UNION CITY, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, announced today that Clint Severson, chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 32(nd) Annual Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. ET. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. About AbaxisAbaxis develops, manufactures, markets and sells...


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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