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Case study supports prior findings that risk of viral infection from casual contact remains unlikely SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Companion Animal Parasite Council Releases its Annual Parasites Forecasts SALEM, Ore., May.
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $2.05 million in West Nile Virus Control grants to 25 counties. West
SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tamir Biotechnology, a leading developer of RNA modulating drugs, announced today
Health Leaders from Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles Bring Front Line Experiences Fighting Ebola and Measles To Policymakers WASHINGTON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Four
Project Leadership Associates (PLA) has received the Microsoft Azure Award for Ebola Research to support a leading-edge cloud computing project focused on stopping the deadly impact of this infectious
Ebola Innovation Summit Welcomes Brightest Idea-Makers in Global Health, Technology and Government to Devise New Ways to Tackle Ebola SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Visit to West Africa highlights Canada's contributions to global response efforts OTTAWA, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Dr.
Epidemic Intelligence Services officers present findings on Ebola, EV D68, MERS and more ATLANTA, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
This Was Followed by A Sudden Decrease in Replikin Count and the Rapid Decline in Number of New Ebola Cases Throughout 2014; Ebola Replikin Count has Begun to Rise Again in 2015 LONDON, April
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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