Navigation Links
Tulane researcher reports on origin of deadly fever outbreak

Bats or other cave dwelling animals may have been responsible for the deadly 1998?000 outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever among gold miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to an article in the Aug. 31, 2006, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Daniel G. Bausch, associate professor of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and an international team of researchers identified multiple genetic variants of the virus in the outbreak, meaning the fever may have been spread directly to humans by the host animals. Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a severe filovirus-caused disease related to Ebola, was first identified in European research facilities in 1967 after outbreaks traced to infected monkeys imported from Uganda. Only a few sporadic cases were reported until the 1998?000 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The team recorded a fatality rate of 83 percent for that outbreak. Young male miners comprised 52 percent of the cases, suggesting that exposure in underground mines was a factor in the spread of the disease. The discovery of multiple different genetic variants of the virus indicates that the two-year outbreak was fueled by repeated new introductions of the virus into humans from the primary reservoir, rather than simply a single introduction followed by person-to-person spread.

Bausch's study enhances our understanding of Marburg virus, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list as a "select agent" that may potentially be used in bioterrorism. There is currently no approved treatment or vaccine for the disease.
'"/>

Source:Tulane University


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. U of M researcher examines newly emerging deadly disease
2. NYU researchers simulate molecular biological clock
3. Vital step in cellular migration described by UCSD medical researchers
4. ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrots vibrant red colors
5. UCSD researchers maintain stem cells without contaminated animal feeder layers
6. Why do insects stop breathing? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers
7. New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers
8. First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers
9. Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers
10. Self-assembled nano-sized probes allow Penn researchers to see tumors through flesh and skin
11. Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Tulane researcher reports origin deadly fever outbreak

(Date:4/18/2014)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Asteroid and comet impacts ... animals on regional or even global scales. But new ... preserve the signatures of ancient life at the time ... Brown geologist Pete Schultz has found fragments of leaves ... a several ancient impacts in Argentina. The material could ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... chili peppers. Information about archaeological remains of ancient chili ... appearance of words for chili peppers in ancient dialects ... highlight the value of multi-proxy data analysis. Their results ... papers presented in a special feature issue of the ... on plant and animal domestication edited by Dolores Piperno, ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to ... cheaper. , Bacillus anthracis , the bacteria ... over the world and can cause serious, and often ... can survive in harsh conditions for decades. In humans, ... skin contact, inhalation of spores or eating contaminated meat. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years 2Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years 3Chickens to chili peppers 2Chickens to chili peppers 3Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 2Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture 3
... & IRRI (The International Rice Research Institute) today announced ... a new strategy that will galvanize agricultural research focused ... by a 2.55M USD grant to CAMBIA from The ... Initiative ?Biological Innovation for Open Society- is often called ...
... from researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute ... Cancer Conference (ECCO) have shown for the first time ... , Nucleic acid ligands (referred to as aptamers) ... to target antigens with high specificity and affinity; analogous ...
... standard Internet protocol that checks errors made during ... to transform DNA microarray analysis, a common technology ... which blends experiment and computation, strengthens DNA microarray ... who is publishing his findings in the December ...
Cached Biology News:Open Source Biotechnology alliance for international agriculture 2Targeted drug delivery achieved with nanoparticle-aptamer bioconjugates 2Targeted drug delivery achieved with nanoparticle-aptamer bioconjugates 3Targeted drug delivery achieved with nanoparticle-aptamer bioconjugates 4Carnegie Mellon U. transforms DNA microarrays with standard Internet communications tool 2Carnegie Mellon U. transforms DNA microarrays with standard Internet communications tool 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider of ... regulatory, business, and media events in the United States ... former associate Virginia Cox , JD, is returning to the ... Virginia Cox re-joins 3D after more than two years of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Texas , Jan. 14, 2014 The ... and research medicinal plants and therapeutic derivatives thereof ... health professionals, and researchers about the challenges of ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO ) The Society ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... In recent years, growing suspicion about the ... development and promotion has led to unprecedented levels of ... concerns about the insidious impact of commercialization of research, ... to the world’s biggest pharmas for illegal marketing activities, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... OTTAWA, Ontario , Jan. 14, 2014   Kinaxis ®, ... ( SCM ) and sales and operations planning ( S&OP ... the Biomanufacturing Summit , which will be held at ...  At the conference, join Kinaxis customer Elisabeth Kaszas , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2
... this summers property tax freeze budget proposal? Legislative Republicans voted ... of them were less convinced the freeze was good policy ... it may be with Democrats and Gov. Jim Doyles proposal ... per hour. Theyll cheerfully vote for such a populist bill ...
... supercomputer relies on off-the-shelf chips, open-source OS , ,Chippewa ... (SGI) in more ways than one. , ,As the companys ... back door in the final days of its fiscal first ... latest flagship product, the Altix 3000 family of servers and ...
... Fighters Face Off in Madison , ,MADISON, WI- ... once again selected by eWeek, a weekly magazine for ... and evaluation partner for enterprise computing solutions. , ... two-day Anti-Spam evaluation at the University of Wisconsin-Extension Pyle ...
Cached Biology Technology:Doyle and the Legislature Have Much To Agree Upon When It Comes To The Economy 2Doyle and the Legislature Have Much To Agree Upon When It Comes To The Economy 3SGI banking on Altix to pay the freight 2SGI banking on Altix to pay the freight 3Six Spam Fighters Face Off in Madison 2Six Spam Fighters Face Off in Madison 3Six Spam Fighters Face Off in Madison 4
... profiling allows a high-throuput screening of a ... or artifitially induced changes in the expression ... can be detected, studied, classified and compared ... of genes at a glance. Automatized scanning ...
... stain is a sensitive nucleic acid gel ... RNA and low background in gels, making it ... gels using laser scanners or standard UV transilluminators. ... unit size (S-7568) and a special packaging (S-7586) ...
... Glutathion-S-Transferase-pi EIA Principle: ... enzymes, which are involved in the ... in 5 subgroups: Alpha, Mu, Pi, ... in their physiochemical, immunological, enzymatic and ...
... for RNA aptamer screening and binding optimization ... Paraflo microfluidic on-chip synthesis platform. These microarrays ... DNA/RNA Aptamer Microarray Service. Probe ... Microarray contains greater than 1500 known aptamer ...
Biology Products: