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Imaging Technology May Unlock Childhood Disease Mystery
2013-12-30 13:34:27

Georgia Institute of Technology By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis – which can require hospitalization and have long-term consequences. A new technique for studying the structure of the RSV virion and the activity of RSV in living cells could help...

2013-12-17 23:21:00

Zoetis resumes distribution of canine diagnostic test. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Zoetis announced today the relaunch of D-Tec® CB, a rapid slide agglutination test for detection of canine brucellosis in dogs. With its return, veterinarians will once again be able to confirm canine brucellosis negative status in approximately two minutes rather than send samples to a lab and wait two or three days for results. Zoetis acquired the test in 2010 as part of its...

Uncontrolled Deforestation Linked To Deadly Madagascar Plague
2013-12-16 08:37:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When most people hear of the bubonic plague they tend to think of the Black Death pandemic that swept through the western world in the Middle Ages, wiping out nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Black Death plague was the single biggest killer of people across the world from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, and surprisingly today, the bubonic plague is still a big problem in many parts of the world....

H7N9 Bird Flu Infects First Human In Hong Kong, Alerts Raised
2013-12-04 08:14:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deadly H7N9 bird flu strain that has so far sickened 139 people in eastern China and Taiwan since April, has now been confirmed in the southeastern island city of Hong Kong. H7N9, which has killed 45 people so far, was discovered in a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper, said Ko Wing-man, Hong Kong’s health secretary. According to Ko, the woman had occasionally traveled to the neighboring mainland city of Shenzhen,...

Population Control Vampire Bats Makes Rabies Worse
2013-12-03 09:56:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Culling vampire bat colonies to slow the spread of rabies in Latin America is ineffective, and could even have the opposite effect, according to research currently appearing in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vampire bats are known to transmit rabies throughout Latin America and are said to be responsible for thousands of livestock deaths and even a handful of human fatalities...

2013-11-21 15:40:55

An international group of scientists led by Tim Anderson Ph.D., at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Philip LoVerde Ph.D., at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has identified the mutations that result in drug resistance in a parasite infecting 187 million people in South America, Africa and Asia. The new finding allows detailed understanding of the drugs' mechanism of action and raises prospects of improved therapies. "This is a major advance," said...

Humans May Be At Risk From Two Deadly Viruses In Bats
2013-11-20 13:20:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A fruit bat population living in central Africa has been found to be infected with two deadly viruses that could make the leap to humans. Researchers publishing a paper in the journal Nature Communications wrote that the “gregarious” bats cover a distance in central African that is about the same as from California to New York. They found that 34 percent of the bats had been infected with Lagos bat virus, a disease similar to...

Four New Coronavirus Cases May Bolster The Potential For An Epidemic
2013-11-18 09:09:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been informed of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The new cases may actually come as no surprise to an international group of experts who reported last week that the disease may become a “slowly growing epidemic.” Publishing a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the...


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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