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2014-10-08 20:22:04

Replikins Global Surveillance System(TM) Data to be presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series on October 14, 2014. LONDON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Global Surveillance System((TM)) analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end...

2014-10-08 16:26:36

CDC says main reason virus is spread is through blood in open wounds; Biolife produces a powder that creates an instant scab to seal the wound in seconds. SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than a week ago, Ebola was someone else's problem on another continent. Today, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. died and the virus is an American health issue that concerns millions. Are hospitals and the general public prepared to fight it?...

2014-10-07 23:08:31

Screening tool can help providers with early identification and avoid potentially releasing infected patients. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 To help healthcare providers quickly and accurately identify patients infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), T-System Inc. today announced the release of a complimentary screening tool. Providers can download the free tool on T-System’s website to help their staff rapidly identify patients potentially infected with the Ebola virus. The...

2014-10-07 12:32:29

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the global community continues to mobilize in response to the intensifying Ebola epidemic, the significant impact of the outbreak on children is becoming more evident. According to UNICEF, thousands of children in West Africa have lost one or both parents to the disease, and some are facing stigma and rejection by extended family members not willing to care for them on account of fear. The epidemic has left approximately 3,700 children...

2014-10-04 12:21:19

OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor, announced the deployment of a second mobile lab team to West Africa. Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada deployed a second mobile laboratory and two additional Agency scientists to Sierra Leone to join the Agency's existing team in the field in Kailahun. A third scientist will leave on Tuesday. One mobile lab team will continue to provide rapid...

ebola
2014-10-03 11:28:42

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of recent developments involving the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reaching out to make certain that people have the facts about the dangerous viral disease. On September 30, CDC tests confirmed that a Liberian man, later identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, had become the first...

2014-10-02 12:31:31

MEDIA ADVISORY WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that the Ebola virus has arrived in the U.S., the ability of clinical laboratories to quickly identify patients who need treatment and require isolation will play a critical role in preventing an outbreak. To help labs prepare for this, AACC will host a webinar on October 7 featuring Nancy E. Cornish, MD, a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Laboratory Science and...

2014-10-02 12:28:46

Higher percentages of Americans classified Hepatitis C and West Nile Virus as major or moderate threats NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Tuesday's announcement that a patient in Dallas, TX has been diagnosed with Ebola, much discussion has since revolved around looking ahead - containing the disease and preventing it from becoming an outbreak. Looking back, on the other hand, shows that as little as two weeks before the first diagnosed case within our borders, four in ten Americans...

2014-09-30 16:28:26

INCREASED DEMAND FOR EBOLA PROTECTIVE SUITS LEADS TO EXPANDED MANUFACTURING OUTPUT AND INVENTORY AVAILABILITY MESQUITE, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Enviroguard Systems, Inc., a leading provider of protective clothing, announced the increased availability of protective garments for protection of healthcare workers involved with dealing with patients infected with the Ebola Virus. These garments include the brand names ViroGuard® and CSP1® and offer...

2014-09-30 16:28:00

Strong emergency operations center, polio eradication experience keys to success ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola...


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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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'.