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Qatari Man Transported To UK Hospital After Diagnosis Of SARS-Like Illness
2012-09-24 10:03:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A respiratory illness similar to SARS virus has been found in a patient from Qatar. The 49-year-old man, who was transferred to a London hospital by air ambulance from Qatar, is the second person confirmed with the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN health body said it urgently needs more information on the new virus, which comes from the same family as the SARS virus that emerged in 2002-03 and...

West Nile Virus Cases Continue To Rise, More Deaths
2012-09-18 07:21:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As of last week, there have been more than 2,636 cases of West Nile virus (WNV) with 118 deaths reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus has also sickened more than 30,000 people since first showing up in the US in 1999. Dr. Cedric Spak, an expert in infectious diseases at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has reported that nearly 100 WNV victims have been treated at Baylor this year,...

West Nile Virus Death Toll Climbs 35 Percent In One Week, But May Be Peaking
2012-09-13 08:08:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have climbed more than a third in the past week, according to federal health officials on Wednesday. However, there are signs that the worst is over and numbers of cases are expected to decline. “We think the worst part of the epidemic is behind us,” said Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. Unless we see...

2012-09-12 04:20:07

Tokyo, Sept 12, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement to supply the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Headquarters: Washington D.C., President: Dr. Peter Hotez, "Sabin") with E6020, an in-house developed adjuvant that enhances the immune effects of vaccines, as well as all relevant information pertaining to the compound free of charge, to support the development of vaccines for two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) - Chagas disease...

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2012-09-08 07:56:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A series of Salmonella outbreaks that responsible for sickening over 160 Americans across 30 states has been linked to the handling of turtles, snakes, toads, and other reptiles and amphibians, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. According to a Friday report by Thomas H. Maugh II of the Los Angeles Times, the CDC has identified 11 multistate outbreaks linked to the handling of turtles or...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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