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Despite progress, the region remains vulnerable to resurgence of Ebola ATLANTA, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, but the threat of heartworm disease—which affects more than a million pets is the U.S.—is year-round.
GREENVILLE, S.C., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The threat of Ebola continues as several Americans exposed to the virus are quarantined in New York, Nebraska, and Georgia.
Short-term doxycycline use does not stain kids' teeth, CDC/IHS study finds ATLANTA, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids are five times more likely than adults to die from
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A panel of vaccine experts will convene at the 18th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to discuss worldwide collaborative
Storing Ebola-infected sewage for a week at 86° Fahrenheit or higher should allow enough time for more than 99.99 percent of the virus to die, though lower ambient temperatures may require
Canada deploys multi-disciplinary team to tackle Ebola in Guinea and Ebola Rapid Response Team participates in Nova Scotia exercise HALIFAX, March 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona
FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Health systems throughout the developing world need to be strengthened to prevent another Ebola-style outbreak, or worse, warns Save the Children
BioBridge Global is the first stop for a Nigerian doctor who survived the Ebola virus to donate a blood sample and possible participate in medical research aimed at treating victims of the devastating
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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