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Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...tion is vaccination. The World Health Organization declared the disease eradicated in 1980 with the success of a worldwide vaccination program. Routine vaccination against smallpox among the general public was ceased in 1972 because it was no longer necessary for prevention. However, recent threats of bioterr...

Restricting hospital-based services during SARS outbreak had modest impact

...ere imposed when a provincial health emergency was declared during the 2003 SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in Toronto, Ontario, resulted in only modest reductions in overall admissions. In this study, Dr. Michael J. Schull and colleagues determined that restrictions on the non-urgent use of...

Smallpox outbreak: How long would it take for vaccines to protect people? Would it work?

...ed in the United States in 1971, and the world was declared free of smallpox in 1980. But because of the recent concern about biowarfare and bioterrorism throughout the world, the U.S. government is making efforts to improve its ability to protect its citizens in the event of a bioterrorist attack involving t...

Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds

...at lost their eyebar during one-on-one combat were declared the loser. After each bout, the loser was separated from his opponent and put back in his original tank. Within minutes, his eyebar returned, and he looked like all the other dominant males again. Bystanders and rivals The fights were ...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

... central and western Africa. Buruli ulcer has been declared to be "an emerging public health threat" by the World Health Organization (WHO). Related to leprosy and tuberculosis, the Mycobacterium ulcerans produces a toxin, lesions, and destroys the fatty tissues under the skin. "The toxin is immunosuppress...

Science researchers genetically transform immune cells into tumor fighters

...imental treatment saw their tumors shrink and were declared clinically free of disease more than a year and half after the therapy began, Steven A. Rosenberg of the National Cancer Institute and his colleagues report in a study published online by the journal Science at the Science Express website on 31 Augus...

New bird discovered on unexplored Columbian mountain

...g other initiatives, Serranía de los Yariguíes was declared a national park last year by the Colombian government and a large forest nature reserve was recently established in the region by Fundación ProAves, Colombia's bird conservation NGO. "The description of a new bird is a rare event in modern times,...

Small, smaller, smallest -- The plight of the vaquita

...n. On 29 December 2005 the Ministry of Environment declared a Vaquita Refuge that contains within its borders approximately 80% of all verified vaquita sighting positions. In the same decree, the State Governments of Sonora and Baja California were offered $(US)1 million to compensate affected fishermen. Anot...

Innovative method for creating a human cytomegalovirus vaccine outlined

...he virus to infants, the Institute of Medicine has declared that development of a CMV vaccine should be one of the highest priorities for vaccine makers. Now, in a new study in the August 1 issue of The Journal of Virology, researchers at The Wistar Institute outline an innovative approach that could be used ...

Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda

...rs note that a public health disaster is generally declared if more than 15% of the children in a country suffer from wasting. Gross and Webb analyzed countries with the highest child mortality rates and child wasting rates. Based on their assessment of the data, the authors present five surprising facts abou...

New study shows benefit of early therapy in HIV-infected infants

...agement of infants infected with HIV. The authors declared they had no conflicts of interest to disclose. ...

Treating populations infected with HIV and latent TB could speed the emergence of drug-resistant TB

In 2005, 46 regional Ministers of Health in Africa declared that a dramatic rise in tuberculosis (TB) cases was cause for emergency. In some African countries, annual TB case notifications have increased as much as four-fold over the past 15 years. The main culprit? The emergence of HIV. When individuals are ...

Expedition discovers marine treasures

... Institution's National Museum of Natural History, declared Saba Bank the richest area for seaweeds in the Caribbean basin, including as many as a dozen new species along with commercially valuable species that will facilitate the creation of economic activity zones under PSSA designation. Paul Hoetjes, mari...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

...he article. Although the World Health Organization declared in 1980 that smallpox had been eradicated worldwide, there is concern that smallpox virus may exist outside the World Health Organization−designated repository laboratories and may be used as a bioweapon. Detection of a smallpox case could rep...

Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases

...ater now being piped into some facilities and have declared it safe to drink," says Berkelman. "To also prevent risk of infection, people should practice basic hygiene, frequently washing their hands with soap and clean water or disinfecting hands with an alcohol-based hand cleaner. Individuals should not ea...

UN: World in big ecological mess

... and conserving the Earth's life support systems," declared Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme (UNEP). ...

Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice

...the early 1970s, and the World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated in 1980. Nevertheless, concern remains that smallpox virus could be unleashed through an act of bioterror. For this reason, scientists are working to better understand the mechanisms of smallpox disease and to develop new and impr...

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