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2014-12-04 16:25:54

HILDEN, Germany and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - New molecular diagnostic test detects but does not differentiate all

2014-12-04 08:27:49

Research Undertaken in Support of Strategy Summit for Fighting Ebola NEW YORK, Dec.

2014-12-03 23:09:31

As diseases like Ebola demonstrate how a virus can easily spread across communities, borders and oceans,

2014-12-03 12:27:26

Part of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.

2014-12-03 08:26:43

Public education campaign emphasizes vital role of healthcare workers and features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa, including 'We've Got Your Back' PSA ATLANTA

2014-12-02 23:01:23

Donation of Bleach Will Support PCI’s Efforts to Treat and Prevent Spread of Ebola San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 PCI (Project Concern International)

2014-12-01 23:02:08

IES Diagnostics, Inc.’s New “Rapid Ebola Pre-Symptom Screening Test” designed for use before visible symptoms; can help redefine quarantine policies and ultimately save lives.

2014-11-27 16:22:18

Canada launches "Join The Fight Against Ebola" recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa

2014-11-26 08:26:44

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc.


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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.