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Canada Supports Ground-Breaking Malaria Treatment Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

... and death. Preventing malaria-related death in endemic areas involves ensuring that children are rapidly ... course of treatment. Now that most endemic countries have switched their drug policies to ... sustain malaria control activities in 32 malaria endemic countries. TDR, the Special Programme ...

Study Shows Cholera Can be Controlled With Oral Vaccines

... SEATTLE, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- endemic cholera, a potentially fatal diarrheal disease ... drive the epidemic into practically nothing." endemic cholera is a bacterial infection of the small ... a link to the PLoS Medicine paper "Controlling endemic cholera with oral vaccines" by Longini and ...

Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak

... North Texas in patients who have not traveled to endemic areas. The infection causes nonhealing sores ... that this organism must now be considered endemic in this area, said Dr. Kent Aftergut, a clinical ... If a patient has been in Iraq or another known endemic area, we are very used to looking for ...

Intercell Supports the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination Recommendations of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

... urged clinicians to consider vaccinating travelers visiting endemic areas during the transmission season, even those on short-term visits, if ... making IXIARO a crucial preventive tool for those spending time in endemic areas. It is gratifying that the ACIP committee of the CDC has chosen to ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

... been exposed to tuberculosis, who have resided or traveled in areas of endemic tuberculosis or endemic mycoses, such as histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, or blastomycosis, or ...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... been exposed to tuberculosis, who have resided or traveled in areas of endemic tuberculosis or endemic mycoses, such as histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, or blastomycosis, or ...

MiP Consortium awarded €11 million by EDCTP

... greatly increases the risk of infant death. In Africa, where malaria is endemic in most countries, its complications are responsible for as many as ... rescue treatments, aimed at informing WHO guidelines and drug policy in endemic countries". All three research projects include a significant element ...

CDC analysis finds unique social and behavior intervention helps reduce MRSA rates up to 62 percent

... superbugs. "Reports of successful multicenter interventions to reduce endemic antimicrobial resistance problems among U.S. hospitals are extremely ... a growing body of evidence that hospitals can make a difference in their endemic MRSA rates, and further might be able to improve the chances that infected ...

Course of West Nile Infection Charted

... in the basic science knowledge it provides for West Nile, which has been endemic in North America since its first appearance in 1999. "They were able ... that this strain of the virus, West Nile virus lineage 2, which is endemic to Southern Africa, may cause severe disease and should be considered as a ...

Vaccine patent portfolio licensed from UK Ministry of Defence

... for the treatment of alpha-viral infections resulting from bioterrorism or endemic disease. These highly infectious, mosquito-borne encephalitis viruses pose ... forward. Improving our capability to respond to viral threats from endemic disease or biological warfare is our mission and represents a significant ...

MEDEX Global Group Cautions: Beware of Rabies When Abroad

... regimen if they know they will be traveling to a canine rabies endemic region, particularly in Asia, Africa and parts of South America. ... scarce immunoglobulin (RIG) if they are bitten by an animal in a rabies endemic country," he explains. '' Rabies as a Threat to the Traveler ,'' ...

Global Health Community Commits Over $630 Million in Aggressive Push for Polio Eradication

... Kingdom, and Germany pledge critically needed funds and urge donor and endemic country governments to help end crippling childhood disease SAN ... Margaret Chan said: "Together with enhanced commitment by the last four endemic countries at all levels, the new funding commitments are precisely what is ...

Thousands Sign Petition for Action on HIV/AIDS and Malaria

... sub-Saharan Africa. Supporters are urging Ministers of Health in malaria endemic countries, heads of agencies of bilateral and multilateral initiatives, ... countries, while also confirming that HIV-infected adults in malaria endemic areas are at increased risk. Although the consequences of co-infection can ...

Review Urges Aggressive MRSA Screening for Health Workers

... 21 (HealthDay News) -- In hospitals and other health-care facilities with endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), aggressive screening ... low or when a new MRSA strain is propagating rapidly. In settings with endemic MRSA or limited resources, priority should be given to staff in high risk ...

Sanofi Pasteur and Acambis Join Forces to Bring West Nile Vaccine to Market

... No Human Vaccine Against West Nile Virus Today; Disease endemic in the United States LYON, France, November 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ... which emerged in the United States in the 90's and is now considered endemic in this country. As of November 6th, 3,265 cases of West Nile illness and ...

Sanofi Pasteur Presents Positive Results of Tetravalent Dengue Candidate Vaccine

... as quickly as possible with a vaccine available to people living in endemic countries or traveling to tropical destinations." Immunization with ... places tremendous pressure on strained hospitals and clinics located in endemic countries. Dengue fever occurs mostly in tropical and subtropical ...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

... order to be able to verify the final effects of this new approach, very unlikely to be verified in treated patients. Since hydatidosis is a zoonosis endemic in Sicily, the authors decided to use organs from slaughtered animals, with minimal economic costs and no ethical implications. Although the ...

Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana

... drug is an artemisinin-based combination therapy recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for treating "uncomplicated" malaria, which is endemic in 108 countries, 45 in Africa. A major barrier in combating malaria throughout much of the developing world is the widespread presence of ...

Influenza monitoring by the US military

... incidence of influenza-like illness among sentinel military populations at high risk, such as basic training populations, (5) To prevent or control endemic and pandemic influenza outbreaks, and (6) To conduct global, operationally relevant, laboratory-based influenza surveillance. According to the ...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

... prevention for this potentially deadly disease," cautioned Lessans, whose clients' number one travel destination is India, followed by China. "JE is endemic in northeastern India and we see outbreaks in China as well." The new JE vaccine is given in a 2-shot series, 28 days apart, while JE-VAX(R) ...

Recovery Audit Contractor Connolly Healthcare Licenses Milliman Care Guidelines(R)

... and government in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars annually in erroneous payments to suppliers, vendors, and providers. These errors are endemic to any large organization and result in significant lost dollars every year if not recovered. Recovery auditing is recognized as a best practice and ...

Endangered Great Ape Finds Safe Haven

... declared the new reserve, said, "We are proud to support this innovative, community-driven initiative, which protects a vital rainforest and rare and endemic species, including the bonobo and Salongo monkey (Cercopithecus dryas) , now being studied for the first time in Kokolopori. The Kokolopori Bonobo ...

Big boost for global health called for in IOM report

... wrote the report. In addition, scale-up of existing preventive and therapeutic interventions and a boost in research on health problems that are endemic to low- and middle-income countries will be required. The U.S. government -- along with other nations, academia, nongovernmental organizations ...

GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus

... B vaccination before going abroad London, UK (PRWeb UK) May 18, 2009 -- A new survey of travellers who visited hepatitis B endemic areas, reveals that over 55 per cent(1) of them were not vaccinated against the virus, which kills almost two people a minute(2). More ...

Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors

... of primary liver cancer is gradually increasing in the Western world, but it is very common in Asia and the Far East where it is associated with endemic hepatitis. Most patients with liver cancer are deemed inoperable but with the development of this microwave equipment, literally thousands of ...

Dengue fever costs billions in health care, lost productivity and absenteeism

... in collaboration with several other institutions worldwide, have pinpointed for the first time the multi-country economic costs of dengue fever, the endemic and epidemic mosquito-borne illness that is a rapidly growing public health problem in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The study, published in ...

USAID Recognizes World Malaria Day

... and curable disease. In 2005, $1.2 billion was committed with the goal of reducing malaria-related deaths by 50 percent in 15 of the most malaria endemic countries in Africa. In addition to a dramatic increase in funding, there was a very focused and clear commitment to contribute to expanding ...

A View from Rwanda: Congressional Briefing Highlights Impact of U.S. funded Anti-Malaria Programs

... on a first-hand account of the progress the country and its partners have made against the disease and how it can serve as an example for other endemic countries. In Rwanda the entire population is at risk for malaria. Yet, between 2001 and 2005, only a few hundred thousand insecticide-treated ...

First Annual World Meningitis Day Gaining National Support

... and migration facilitate the rapid intercontinental spread of meningococcal disease, according to The Journal of Travel Medicine. "The disease is endemic in the meningococcal belt which runs through sub-Saharan Africa," added Lessans. "This area stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia across the middle of ...

Summit VetPharm Offers New Flea Topical Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM) For Long-Lasting Protection

... further evidence of FAD." Pet owners and their dogs have a variety of lifestyles. Differing lifestyles, coupled with the differing parasites endemic to the area of the country, means their vector protection needs may be different. "Vectra for Dogs & Puppies(TM) is the perfect companion to ...

New TB Vaccine Passes Safety Trial

... will be the most efficient way to control this pandemic," the researchers wrote. They noted that larger trials of the vaccine "are needed in TB endemic areas to assess the efficacy of this vaccine against the development of TB disease, but these results are very encouraging and justify the further ...

New Routes' Immigrant Project 'Egal Shidad' Aims to Solve Somali Mental Health Problems through New Media

... 'new route' to community health runs straight through urban neighborhoods, populated by immigrants. Health and mental health concerns are an endemic part of the landscape," said Beth Mastin, national program director of New Routes. "That's why our national collaborative offers immigrant ...

Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops

... of expertise by telemedicine technologies would make a difference," Anderson said. "With a few exceptions, such as infectious diseases endemic to the countries of conflict, military skin problems have not changed much since 20th century warfare. What has changed is our ability to potentially ...

Oscar Nominated Films Raise Polio Awareness

... billion children have been immunized in 122 countries, preventing five million cases of paralysis and 250,000 pediatric deaths. Today, polio remains endemic to only four countries: India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan. Rotary club members worldwide have contributed more than $800 million and ...

Rotary Members Worldwide Prepare For Mass Immunization Campaigns In Polio-Endemic Countries

... Rotary and its global partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, cases worldwide have decreased by 99 percent. The disease remains endemic in just four countries -- Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan -- although other countries remain at risk for imported cases. Rotary ...

'Airport Malaria' Risk Rising With Global Warming

... about a year or two ago, I stressed the need to fumigate airlines as the passengers disembark, especially if they originate from areas that have endemic malaria," he said. "But airlines don't want to do it, because some people may have an adverse reaction to the fumigate, and it takes time and money, ...

Napo Pharmaceuticals Announces License of Crofelemer to Salix Pharmaceuticals

... to severe and rapidly progressing dehydration and shock. Cholera, identified and detailed from the beginning of recorded history, was initially endemic to the Indian sub-continent. The disease began spreading almost 200 years ago, and is now pandemic and persists primarily in the developing world. ...

Promising trials of malaria vaccine lead to calls for Phase 3 development

... reduce the responses to these other vaccines. These results suggest that the way is now open to undertaking large scale Phase III trials in malaria endemic areas. I am delighted that Staff of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have contributed substantially to this important research'. ...

UT Southwestern researchers develop new strategy for broad spectrum anti-viral drugs

... alone. This is the first report of a therapeutic treatment being effective against advanced Lassa-like fever infections in animals. Lassa fever is an endemic disease in portions of West Africa, where the Lassa virus is carried by rats. As a hemorrhagic fever virus, Lassa is listed as a Category A ...

China Documents First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread

... the United States in 1990 and in Europe in 1997. The number of infections reported each year in the United States is rising, with infection rates in endemic areas as high as 15 percent to 36 percent. The Chinese team launched an investigation after a cluster of HGA cases occurred in health-care workers ...
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