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Monkey Virus Identical to HIV Endemic in Gorillas

A virus identical to HIV is endemic among wild gorillas in Africa and its source of transmission was probably through chimpanzees, according to researchers on Wednesday. // Statistics have shown that around 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS. Although monkeys in Africa infect...

Depression and Anxiety Endemic in Britain

A survey conducted by the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has revealed that anxiety and depression are endemic in Britain//. Alarmingly, two thirds of those surveyed had experienced anxiety or depressive episodes while 9 out of 10 admitted at least one episode of depre...

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

...n 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 study...

Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana

...his 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 counterfeit...

Influenza monitoring by the US military

...he 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 Inst...

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

...recommendations urged clinicians to consider vaccinating travelers visiting endemic areas during the transmission season, even those on short-term visits, if t...disease, 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 br...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

...t 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) requ...

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

...l, 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 Re...

Big boost for global health called for in IOM report

...that 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 (NGOs)...
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Two-Year Data Show Patients Receiving SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Experienced Sustained Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

...rcent of patients receiving SIMPONI. There were no reports of tuberculosis, and one case of histoplasmosis in a patient (SIMPONI 100 mg) living in an endemic area was successfully treated. Malignancies reported through week 104 included basal cell skin cancer (one patient), colon cancer (one patient) and s...

Video: Partnership Unites UCB with Consumer Product Innovator OXO(R)

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

CDC Analysis Finds Unique Social and Behavior Intervention Helps Reduce MRSA Rates Up to 62% in Study Hospitals

... superbugs. "Reports of successful multicenter interventions to reduce endemic antimicrobial resistance problems among U.S. hospitals are extremely rare,"...to 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 ...

Sanofi Pasteur Dengue Vaccine Enters Pediatric Efficacy Clinical Study

... - Global Clinical Study Program Across Dengue endemic Regions in Latin America and Asia Sanofi Pa...e vaccine that will ultimately benefit children in endemic countries," said Dr. Joachim Hombach, Coordinator ...ands). A substantial number of people traveling to endemic regions are also infected each year. About ...

USD 12.5 m Funding for the Development of Intercell's Vaccine Patch System for Pandemic Influenza From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

...ic influenza have emerged in Southeast Asia, as lethal infections of poultry and humans with avian influenza virus continue. The current virus is now endemic in bird populations, having spread to more than 40 countries and causing the deaths of hundreds of millions of birds. Furthermore, the World Health O...

Two New Studies in the New England Journal of Medicine Show Malaria Vaccine Candidate Advancing in Africa

...st accessed: Nov 2008 (4) Aponte JJ, Aide P, Renom M, et al. Safety of the RTS,S/AS02D candidate malaria vaccine in infants living in a highly endemic area of Mozambique: a double blind randomized controlled phase I/IIb trial. Lancet 2007 Nov 3;370(9598):1543-51. Epub 2007 Oct 18. ...

Napo Announces Positive Clinical Data Indicating Crofelemer, Could Effectively Treat Cholera

...f the isolates from patients attending the ICDDR, B in Dhaka. 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. The...

Intercell AG to Acquire Iomai Corporation to Expand Late Stage Product Pipeline and Strengthen Leadership in Vaccine Innovation

...r and more effective medication to those living in endemic areas, in particular high risk groups such as chil...influenza virus continue. The current virus is now endemic in bird populations, having spread to more than 40...alitis: With over three billion people living in endemic areas, Japanese Encephalitis, a mosquito-borne fla...

Animals That Cyclone Survivors Depend on Need Help Now

... Any precious grass that is not ruined by the flood will be owned by individuals and will not be for sale. Wet conditions, lowered immune systems, endemic disease such as Foot and Mouth and overcrowded camps create a highly disease prone and contagious environment. WSPA will seek to advise government liv...

General Wesley Clark Joins Immtech as Consulting Strategic Advisor

...r malaria kills over one million people. It is also a significant threat to 125 million people who travel annually from developed countries to malaria endemic areas. Pafuramidine is also in two pivotal Phase III trials targeting the treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), a severe form of fungal infection...
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Ramón Carrillo

...therto unsurpassed. He increased the number of hospital beds in the country, from 66.300 in 1946 to 132.000 in 1954. He eradicated, in only two years, endemic diseases such as malaria , by means of highly aggressive campaigns against the vector . Syphilis and veneral diseases practically vanished. He bui...
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Endemic

Endemic , in a broad sense, can mean "belonging" or "native to", "characteristic of", or "prevalent in" a particular geography, group, field, area, or environment; native to an area or scope. Endemism is the ecological state of being unique to a particul...

Typhus

...yphus flourishes under conditions of poor ... endemic typhus is sometimes called "jail fever. ... Muri...en ... Typhus Information from Drugs.com ... endemic typhus is sometimes called "jail fever. ... Muri...acterial disease spread by lice or fleas. ... endemic typhus is sometimes called "jail fever. ... ...

Polio

... disease that was virtually ... At the height of the polio epidemic in 1952, nearly 60,000 cases with more than ... In the remaining polio endemic countries, poliovirus is mainly passed through ... Such individuals will not develop polio , but can carry the virus in their ... The polio ...

Pediculosis

...09 ... Overview: Infestation with lice is referred to as pediculosis . ... Pediculosis ... Pediculosis has a worldwide distribution and is endemic both in developing and ... Overview: Pediculosis (ie, louse infestation) dates back to prehistory. ... Pediculosis ... Mortality with pedicu...

Mediterranean Fever

...sia conorii and transmitted by the dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Boutonneuse fever can be seen in many places around the world, although it is endemic in countries... Familial Mediterranean fever is an inherited condition characterized by ... If one parent has familial Mediterranean fever...

Lobar pneumonia

...IMARY ... r. Acute Croupous or Lobar Pneumonia (Pneumonic Fever) is now classed as an ... Lobar pneumonia may be considered as an acute endemic disease of temperate ... Lobar pneumonia is seen in adults. ... Patients with lobar pneumonia are usually severely ill, and there is us...

Hydatid disease

...shtra and Kutch areas of Gujarat ... Hydatid cyst is a human parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of the ... Hydatid disease is endemic in cattle-raising areas of the world, notably in the ... Guidelines for the control of hydatid disease . ... Health home > IDEAS home > ...

Histoplasmosis

...asmosis can be fatal. ... Includes medical ... Histoplasmosis is an endemic infection in most of the United States and ... information handout on h...tion of Maintenance Therapy ... Histoplasmosis is the most common of the endemic mycoses in ... The Canadian Lung Association - asthma, COPD, tuberculo...

Granuloma inguinale

...nale is a bacterial disease that has reached endemic proportions in many underdeveloped regions. Becau...ND OBJECTIVES: Granuloma Inguinale (GI) is an endemic sexually ... However, granuloma inguinale (GI), an endemic sexually transmitted disease (STD) ... A co...

Cretinism

...by a deficiency of thyroid hormone at birth and ... Cretinism causes very serious retardation of physical and mental development; if ... endemic cretinism is still found in southern and eastern Europe and is common in ... 1% - 10% Cretinism ... 5% - 30% Some Brain Damage ... Pronunciati...
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Red List overlooks island species

...o be threatened. This would mean the 3,672 species endemic to the Canary Islands (38 vertebrates, 510 plants,...entists believes that "many of the more than 4,000 endemic species on the Canary Islands are in a very health...dant group (accounting for 90% of the almost 4,000 endemic species in the Canary Islands), are not covered by...

Research network wins approximately £5.7 million to target human and animal diseases in Africa

...sease. The 'smart partnership' between SACIDS and the LIDC colleges will marshal the best science expertise to the study of infectious diseases in the endemic setting and to identify new and emerging diseases early". Professor Jeff Waage, Director of LIDC, said "LIDC's member institutions are excited at the ...

T-STAR grant funds genetic studies on shrimp and papaya and endangered cycad rescue

...quaculture and papaya farmers as well as work toward the preservation of an endemic cycad species endangered due to attacks by several species of invasive inse...ded $120,318 to study the pollination process of Cycas micronesica, a plant endemic to the Mariana Islands. This cycad is currently listed as endangered on the...

U of M study finds new insight on therapy for a devastating parasitic disease

...se infected by a parasitic flatworm. The Schistosomasis parasite infects about 200 million people in tropical areas worldwide and is endemic in more than 70 countries, where people become infected simply by bathing, drinking, or cooking water contaminated with the flatworm. Although not imm...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

... A snail Opisthostoma vermiculum found in Malaysia, represents a unique morphological evolution, with a shell that twists around four axes. It is endemic to a unique limestone hill habitat in Malaysia. The other two species on the top 10 list are fish one found in deep-reef habitat off the coast of ...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

... A snail Opisthostoma vermiculum found in Malaysia, represents a unique morphological evolution, with a shell that twists around four axes. It is endemic to a unique limestone hill habitat in Malaysia. The other two species on the top 10 list are fish one found in deep-reef habitat off the coast of ...

Rabbits on the back foot -- but naturally they're fighting back

... affected, where in the rabbit the virus lurked, at what age rabbits became infected and in which season the virus was active. "We discovered a new, endemic virus that we have called Rabbit Calicivirus Australia1," she said. "Its ancestors probably came to Australia with the first rabbits 150 years ago. ...

Climate change threatens Lake Baikal's unique biota

... imminent threat stems from the dependence of the lake's food web on large, endemic diatoms, which are uniquely vulnerable to expected reductions in the length...n the duration of ice cover is expected to curtail the growth of the lake's endemic diatoms, because unlike most diatoms, they bloom under the ice in springtim...

DNA barcoding of mosquito species deployed in bid to end elephantiasis

...horities have earmarked the disease for eradication by 2020 through mass drug administration (MDA). Officials are identifying communities where LF is endemic and treating people at risk with annual doses of a combination drug therapy (albendazole / DEC or albendazole / ivermectin, freely donated by Merck an...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...339-342. The history of the Edwards Aquifer is written in the DNA of its endemic cave spiders. White et al. present the first interdisciplinary study of its kind linking the biological evolution of endemic cave fauna with the hydrologic evolution of their vadose-zone aquifer habit...
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Sanofi-aventis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...-dose vaccine against Japanese encephalitis), was filed in July. This innovative vaccine is intended to prevent this disease in children and adults in endemic Asian countries. Submission for marketing approval in the United States of Menactra(R) Toddler (for children aged 9-12 months) is scheduled for the se...

Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children

.... Typhoid is both a waterborne and food-borne gastrointestinal infection, with incidence approaching one percent of the population annually in certain endemic areas. Experts say that in the absence of affordable programs to assure safe water and better sanitation, short and medium-term efforts need to be dir...

Dow AgroSciences, NemGenix Establish New Collaboration in Plant Biotechnology

...e Agricultural Biotechnology Centre in Perth. The company's focus is the research and development of new controls for plant parasitic nematodes. These endemic soil borne pathogens are estimated to cause $15bn of crop damage worldwide with losses of more than 15 percent in some crops, such as sugar cane. The ...

Cadila Pharmaceuticals Launches Joint Venture With Novavax in India

...esent no threat of infection to a person being vaccinated. The VLP is believed to be well suited to the development of vaccines against diseases endemic to India and surrounding regions like dengue fever and chikungunya fever. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease, which has re-emerged in India and ...

New Leadership Team at International Trachoma Initiative to Build Stronger Partnerships to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma

...ternational Trachoma Initiative (ITI) has a new leadership team focused on creating effective collaborations among governments and NGOs in 56 trachoma endemic countries. Through stronger partnerships, ITI hopes to support local, national, regional, and international groups in reaching the goal of eliminating...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces Successful Evaluation of the Enigma FL by the UK's Veterinary Laboratories Agency

... foot and mouth disease and avian influenza. Allowing vets to use advanced molecular diagnosis in the field will enhance their efficiency in managing endemic and exotic disease outbreaks identifying diseased animals and as importantly, non-infected ones and improve their surveillance capability." (1) ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Provides Long-Term Remission and Response Rates in Infliximab-Refractory Crohn's Patients

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

Intercell Announces European Approval of New Vaccine, IXIARO(R), to Prevent Japanese Encephalitis

...the first time, both civilians and members of the military across Europe will have access to a safe and effective vaccine against this devastating and endemic disease found throughout Asia, which kills as many as one in three of the people it strikes." This decision follows the positive opinion from Eu...

Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India

...they present no threat of infection to a person being vaccinated. The VLP platform is well suited to the development of vaccines against diseases endemic to India and the surrounding regions, including hepatitis E, chikungunya fever, dengue fever, and rabies. Hepatitis E is a principal cause of hepatit...

New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades

...ne else. Current recommendations relating to smallpox vaccination has been that people with repeated exposure to smallpox, for example travelers to endemic areas, should be revaccinated every five years. This study suggests that such reimmunizations may not be necessary because multiple vaccinations achie...
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Biodiversity

...the species tend to add complexity to the inventory. Hotspots of biodiversity One definition of a biodiversity hotspot is a region with many endemic species. Hotspots tend to occur in areas of historically limited human impact and are generally very productive. As a result of the pressures of th...

Hepatitis B

...s only been recognized as such since World War II , and has caused current epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa . Hepatitis B is recognized as endemic in China and various other parts of Asia. Over one-third of the world's population has been or is actively infected by hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is...

Nutrition

... them with antibiotics , and other health developments. A hidden epidemic gradually emerged in the post World War II years, where non-communicable endemic illnesses began to flourish, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. These illnesses are increasingly recognised now as being sometimes...

Outbreak

...utbreaks that make people, animals, or plants sick. As with bacterial outbreaks, viral outbreaks are classified as sporadic (occasional occurrence), endemic (regular cases often occurring in a region), epidemic (an unusually high number of cases in a region), or pandemic (a global epidemic). Major h...
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Hybridization

...ng different varieties or ... In chemistry, orbital hybridisation is the mixing of atomic orbitals to form new ... Hybridization between the endemic Cuban Crocodile (Crocodilus rhombifer) and the ... JM and Simberloff, D. (1996) Extinction by Hybridization and Introgression. ... in situ hyb...

Endemism

...abitat type, nation, or other defined zone. To be endemic to a place or area means that it is found only in ... dictionary ... endemism - 3 dictionary results. endemic ... or see endemism on Thesaurus ... Informat...Free Trial, Credit Card Required. Definition of endemic from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with au...
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