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Is Smallpox Threat Real ?

...f its victims and disfigures many who survive, was eradicated from the globe more than two decades ago. Scientists retained stocks of the variola virus, which causes the disease, and stored them in secure laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia, and Moscow, Russia. A smallpox attack is just one of many potential biote...

Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly

Smallpox was eradicated by 1979 and vaccination against the disease gradually ended around the world. But stockpiles of the smallpox virus remain in laboratories in the US, Russia and possibly other nations.// Recent fears of bioterrorism have ignited concerns that these st...

Evidence supporting H.pylori eradication

...mation.// Treatment with omeprazole triple therapy eradicated 90 per cent of H.pylori infections and reduced the six-month ulcer probability of 34 per cent found in the control group to 12 per cent in the NSAID-treated arthritis patients. Dr Francis Chan and colleagues recruited 100 arthritis patients who were...

First global SARS meet opens

...a Lumpur will also look to see whether SARS can be eradicated and try to raise coordination between countries //in case SARS recurs or there's an outbreak of other communicable diseases. The two-day meeting, convened by the World Health Organization, comes at an upbeat moment in the disease's course. For the ...

Before Weight Loss Surgery One Should Get Tested for Bacteria

...re surgery is performed and since H. pylori can be eradicated with treatment researchers say that eradication should be considered for symptom relief and for lowering the long-term risks of ulcer disease and cancer....

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

...using so much on a single disease - which has been eradicated from much of the globe. And Hapur in Ghaziabad di...lts as well. Polio eradication: polio had been eradicated from the developed countries through vaccination, but is still existent in India and some of the oth...

New Two-Drug Regime To Tackle Malaria

... Medicine Sans Frontiere. While malaria had been eradicated in many states, there has been a resurgence since the 1960s because of a breakdown in civic infrastructure. The introduction of more effective drugs will clearly help in the treatment of malaria, but the government will also need to focus on prevent...

Malaria Vaccine May Be 10 Years Away

...t good for Africa. While malaria has been all but eradicated in wealthy nations, scientists say they're hindered in Africa by twin hurdles: insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and drug resistance in the parasite. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes and causes wracking pain, fever and, if left untreated, death. I...

More Funds Are Required For Immunisation Drive

...nd tuberculosis by 2010, and polio is sought to be eradicated across the world by 2008. The ‘global health bonds’ of GAVI is expected to raise an amount of US$ 4 billion. Individuals from allover the world will be able to contribute towards this cause by making investments in the bonds. Finances are also soug...

Infectious Diseases Reduced in China

...ever), bacteria causing meningitis and has totally eradicated Polio virus (Poliomyelitis). Chinese officials feel that the decrease in disease eradication was made possible by forming a network between major hospitals and local hospitals and health centers which helped to share diseases statistics and treat...

Hybrid antibodies to protect from small pox infection

...ox virus infection. Though Small pox virus as been eradicated world wide, there is an increased fear over the use of small pox virus as a bioterrorism tool to kill people. Small pox referral strains are only available in two places in the world one at CDC, Atlanta and the other at Russian Laboratory. Anti-va...

Uganda Tackles The Meningitis Outbreak

...llow Kenyans to be immunized so that meningitis is eradicated throughout the region. He said that people should be very careful regarding their personal hygiene, as it is the main cause of the disease. Various preventive methods should be practiced such as improving the sanitation around the dwelling areas, t...

Hepatitis C Could Infect 800,000 Australians By 2020

...% of patients can have their hepatitis C infection eradicated if interferon therapy is instituted. Liver biopsy is associated with a small amount of risk and is usually painful. This prevents many patients from availing the diagnostic procedure and further treatment. In addition, the lack of proper available ...

Study Would Pave Way for the Development of New Drugs That Targets TB Proteasome

...nti-TB drugs. By this technique TB microbes can be eradicated from infected individuals who show no signs of infection. But the major drawback is that human cells also contain proteasomes for degrading unneeded proteins. This process is essential for human cell survival. So any drug targeting the TB proteasome ...

Israel Claims Eradication Of Bird Flu In Poultry

...minister Zeev Boim claimed on Sunday that they had eradicated all bird flu in countries poultry. // The minister, who came under strong criticism last week for his ministry’s response to the bird flu, said that Israel has taken action more quickly than the other countries. At the same time he warned of the poss...

Measles Resurges Due To Drop In Immunization With MMR

...ected.Despite popular belief that measles has been eradicated in the developed world, lot of people still suffer from it.. In 2004 France had 4,448 cases and Germany had 121. Complications include severe coughs and breathing difficulties, ear and eye infections and pneumonia. Rarely, there can be serious compli...

Rubella- a Thing of the Past in US

...US and congenital rubella syndrome has been almost eradicated from the United States. Rubella can cause blindness, deafness, and congenital heart disease when transmitted by a mother to her fetus. The early 1960s saw more than 11,000 fetal deaths due to rubella and about 20,000 infants with congenital rubella...

India Declared Free of Rinderpest Cattle Infection

...Internationale des Epizooties (OIE) as having been eradicated from India,' agriculture ministry said in a statement Friday. 'This freedom from one of the deadliest infection of bovine will not only boost livestock production but also increase potential for export of livestock or its products.' Rinderpest, t...

Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method

...n 1960 and 1991 developed the rubella vaccine that eradicated the disease in the U.S. and co-developed a new rotavirus vaccine approved in the U.S. in 2006. Plotkin's approach to developing a CMV vaccine was to attenuate, or weaken, human CMV, as he had done to create the rubella vaccine. In contrast, the rotav...

Innovative Method for Creating a Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Outlined

...n 1960 and 1991 developed the rubella vaccine that eradicated the disease in the U.S. and co-developed a new rotavirus vaccine approved in the U.S. in 2006. Plotkin’s approach to developing a CMV vaccine was to attenuate, or weaken, human CMV, as he had done to create the rubella vaccine. In contrast, the rotav...

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