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2012-05-24 23:00:22

Global Competition to Develop Fail-Safe Diagnostic Tool for Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a leading New York City-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness, promoting advocacy and supporting initiatives to find a cure for tick-borne diseases, including Lyme, has joined the X PRIZE Foundation, the leader in solving the world's grand challenges through large-scale, global incentivized competitions, to create the...

2012-05-23 23:03:33

A Lyme-literate physician, a Master Herbalist and a Veterinarian share concerns about treatments for Lyme Disease and climate changes effects on proliferation of ticks South Salem, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 The subject of Lyme disease and other related tick infections has become near and dear to Bernadette Durham. It all started for her in 2006 and, after running around to various doctors and specialists for a few years, her symptoms were finally diagnosed as Ehrlichiosis, chronic Lyme...

2012-05-21 23:01:01

Skin expert Dr. Elma Baron offers tips on prevention of bites that may spoil your summer fun. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 It´s summertime, and that means mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs are on the loose. Here´s how to avoid the itches and illnesses they carry. In the U.S., mosquitoes are mainly nuisances leaving bites that itch, turn red and swell. But in recent years they have become carriers of West Nile Virus, a disease that usually has mild or even no symptoms but can...

2012-05-17 23:12:02

This year's tick season is predicted to be intense, and a single tick bite can transmit more than one illness. Now is the time to avoid contact with ticks and be aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topicabl BioMedics, Inc., offers important information for coping with ticks and tick-borne diseases. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 This year´s unusually mild winter and the early onset of warm...

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2012-05-05 07:32:10

At least 14 people have fallen ill, including five who were hospitalized, as a result of salmonella-contaminated dog food, AFP and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Friday. According to the WSJ Staff, the dry dog-food products in question were produced by Diamond Pet Foods, who have issued a recall of the tainted products. The varieties affected by the recall are Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Formula, Diamond Puppy Formula and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover´s Soul Adult...


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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