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2013-11-06 23:22:55

Zoetis Inc., a former business unit of Pfizer Inc., has announced revisions to the Risk Minimization Action Plan (RiskMAP) for ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin), the sustained-release injectable heartworm preventive for dogs. The revisions are based on a review of safety history over a 4½-year period. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Zoetis Inc., a former business unit of Pfizer Inc., has announced revisions to the Risk Minimization Action Plan (RiskMAP) for ProHeart® 6...

2013-11-06 08:30:03

UNION CITY, Calif., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood instrumentation and consumables to the medical, research and veterinary markets, announced today that Don Wood, Chief Operations Officer, will present at the Stephens 2013 Fall Investment Conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The conference will be held at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. About AbaxisAbaxis...

2013-11-05 10:26:49

An 83 percent improvement in efficacy in the drug most commonly used to treat leishmaniasis The Amphotericin B (AmB) is the main active ingredient in the most effective drug used to treat leishmaniasis, a disease which in the Western world mainly affects dogs, but in developing countries affects over 12 million people, with more than 70,000 deaths per year. The cost of treating humans with AmB surpasses $5,000 per patient, the treatment is extensive (2-hour sessions every day during 21...

2013-10-15 23:21:21

The authors of an article featured in The Journal of Parasitology explore parasitic roundworm Baylisascaris procyonis infection rates among animals living near developing land. They discovered the intensity and abundance varied widely depending on the areas' size and connection to other forested areas. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Journal of Parasitology – Any parasite that can spread from wild animals to people is a concern. Even when human infections are rare, as in...

2013-10-10 23:29:45

Sterlitech Corporation Announces the Release of Nobuto Blood Filter Strips (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Nobuto Blood Filter Strips are the latest addition to Sterlitech’s growing line of microbiology and life science products. Made from high-purity cellulose fibers, which gives them a structure ideal for uniform sampling, each strip holds approximately 0.1 mL of blood or 0.04 mL of serum. Once the blood strip has dried, researchers can analyze, store, or mail the samples without...

2013-10-08 13:58:05

Relapses after treatment for Leishmania infection may be due to a greater infectivity of the parasite rather than drug resistance, as has been previously thought, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Visceral leishmaniasis, also called kala-azar, is a parasitic disease that strikes 400,000 people every year and kills around 1 in 10 of its victims. The disease has proven difficult to treat, in part because a large...

Scientists Discuss The Reality Of A Zombie Apocalypse: Exclusive
2013-10-31 11:25:44

[ Watch the Video: Microbiologists Discuss The Chances For A Zombie Apocalypse ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hollywood has amplified the idea of a zombie apocalypse for a long time, and the stories have grown increasingly popular in pop culture, particularly due to TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' and movies like 'World War Z.' However, when you take science fiction out of the equation and add real-world science into it, a zombie virus looks a little less...

Climate Change Extends Mosquito Season, But With Smaller Populations
2013-09-10 07:19:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change's influence on temperature and precipitation is varied, and a new study from the University of Arizona shows that the effect on the spread of West Nile virus might be just as wide-ranging. This suggests that public health efforts to control the virus will need to take a local, rather than global perspective. Cory Morin and Andrew Comrie, researchers from the University of Arizona, developed a climate-driven mosquito...

Researchers Look To Quantify Viral Diversity Of Mammals
2013-09-03 14:44:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In late 2002, the SARS epidemic ripped through Southeast Asia and rattled worldwide confidence in medical technology’s capacity to prevent pandemics like those that have plagued human populations throughout history. It was later discovered that the novel virus had spread to humans from mammals in Southeast Asia. By 2003, scientists had isolated the SARS virus from meat samples taken from a local market in Guangdong, China. A new...

2013-08-29 12:26:29

Parasite is an Aggressive Biter that Poses Risks to Pets and People WESTBROOK, Maine, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Historically considered a southern and south-central U.S. parasite, the lone star tick is creating increasing concerns for pets and people in Tennessee. This tick, known for the white, star-like spot on the backs of the female, is an aggressive biter and can transmit diseases such as ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever to dogs, cats and people. (Logo:...


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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