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2014-10-15 20:22:34

System conducting drills and examining protocols in accordance with up to the minute data from State and Federal Officials BAYONNE, N.J., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health today announced several system-wide measures detailing its organizational preparedness in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and individual cases in other parts of the world. These latest measures have been put into place throughout the CarePoint Health system which includes: CarePoint...

2014-10-15 12:38:32

Trading on First North at NASDAQ Stockholm commences October 15, 2014 LUND, Sweden, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Warning System (GWS), a mobile-based personal security service that helps protect employees and individuals when traveling abroad, announced today that its common stock will now begin trading on First North at NASDAQ Stockholm under the symbol GWS. GWS was founded in 2009, following a series of natural disasters and security threats, including the SARS epidemic,...

2014-10-15 12:30:41

Until we are prepared, outbound flights from Ebola-ridden countries should stop. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi is taking a stand. With a second healthcare worker from Dallas now infected with the Ebola virus, Dr. Samadi, chairman of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, is urging that outbound flights from West African countries dealing with the Ebola epidemic stay grounded until the rest of the world can prepare to deal with the...

2014-10-15 08:32:03

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested that the first Dallas nurse who became infected while caring for the index patient may have "breached protocol" by touching the outer, contaminated surface of her protective equipment. Now that a second worker is infected, spokesmen are noting that the protective equipment leaves the neck exposed. "But what if they got the disease by breathing?" asks the Association...

2014-10-14 23:06:50

Social Promise's African Adventure gives children a hands-on opportunity to experience parts of life for families living in Uganda. Sharon Crary traveled to Lacor Hospital in 1999 as part of the International Ebola Response Team and will be present at this year’s event to discuss how the outbreak was contained and to answer questions about symptoms and transmission of the virus. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Social Promise – a nonprofit which works to assist the...

2014-10-14 16:28:48

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and territorial health departments have been mobilizing for months to respond to possible imported cases of Ebola. Since the summer, they have been creating Ebola guidelines and algorithms for their healthcare facilities and providers, collaborating with their West African populations, and communicating with the public about the disease and how to prevent an outbreak. "The biggest thing the states are working on right...

2014-10-14 16:28:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The soon coming Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Whole Blood Test can be done in 20 minutes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152046-INFO Detecting proteins by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and detecting antibodies against the virus using an antibody / antigen binding lateral flow device, are used on other virus detection. These methods have been proven for years to be fast and accurate. With the experience of WholeHealth...

2014-10-14 12:29:02

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following new cases of the Ebola virus in Spain and the first death from the virus in the United States, researchers are looking to Nigeria's utilization of 21(st) Century technology to study exactly how Africa's most populous country was able to contain the deadly disease. The Ebola outbreak hit Nigeria in July when Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American, flew into Lagos plagued by the virus, contagious and nearing his last days. The...

2014-10-14 08:32:04

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Larry Klayman, a former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and founder of Freedom Watch, announced that he has personally filed a lawsuit against President Barack Hussein Obama and those in his administration, including the director of the Center for Disease Control, who are recklessly exposing the American people to the deadly Ebola virus and thus furthering a national epidemic. The case number is 14-1704. As Klayman...

2014-10-14 08:31:34

Epidemic Could Have Been Stopped For $100 Million CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The African American diaspora group thepowerof1trillion.com warned African leaders and the world of the Ebola threat now engulfing the globe in 2013 (http://www.ireachcontent.com/<wbr />news-releases/100-billion-<wbr />initiative-targets-africa-<wbr />208623341.html). According to numerous media reports in outlets such as Panafricanvisions.com, Biztechafrica, and...


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...

800px-White-footed_Mouse,_Quetico
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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.