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Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations, Say K-State Engineers Using Computers to Model Disease Outbreaks in Rural Areas

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks. A group of Kansas State Unive...

Airlines in Turbulence - Virus Outbreaks and their Impact on the Aviation Market

Frost & Sullivan's Web Conference on the current global situation LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Virus outbreaks and their impact on the airlines will be discussed during a web conference that Frost & Sullivan will host on Wednesday, 3 June, at 4 pm BST. (Logo: http://www.news...

Researchers to Monitor Public Perception of Swine Flu Outbreaks Using Technology from Realtime Search Engine, OneRiot

Researchers at University of Iowa Leverage OneRiot's Realtime Index of the Social Web to Monitor and Track Anxiety about Infectious Diseases Iowa City, Iowa (vocus) April 29, 2009 -- Researchers at the University of Iowa today announced a major study to track public per...

Swine Flu Outbreaks Cause Concern among U.S. Physicians

- Over half of physicians say there is a risk for a catastrophic pandemic - FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 1,039 physicians revealed that a majority of physicians (63%) reported that there is some level of risk that the Swine Flu will result in a worldwi...

U.S. Measles Outbreaks Highlight Global Need

American Red Cross, UN Foundation site trends indicating measles risk remains high WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent measles cases in four states - California, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Iowa - highlight the growing number of unvaccinated adults and children living in the...

TB Outbreaks May Be Predicted by First 2 Cases

Identifying cluster characteristics early would aid control efforts, researchers say TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to predict tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks by examining characteristics of the first two cases of the disease, Dutch researchers report. Based on t...

Study: Quick responses to influenza outbreaks reduces illness and death

Influenza outbreaks were shorter and resulted in fewer cases and fewer deaths at long-term care facilities that started residents on preventive antiviral medications within five days of the first case, compared to those that started later, according to a new study in the July 1 issue of Clinical ...

Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study

Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say WEDNESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, new strains of virus that produce seasonal flu epidemics start in East Asia and Southeast Asia and then spread around rest of the world, researchers report. ...

Battling potential disease outbreaks online

INDIANAPOLIS Public health officials are constantly in battle mode against illness from food contaminants or a possible pandemic, but to fight these deadly foes they need more complete information and they need it faster. Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Sc...

Infection outbreaks on teeth can cause 'alopecia areata' or localized hair loss

There is a close relationship between infection outbreaks on teeth and the presence of alopecia areata or localized alopecia, a type of hair loss which has an unknown origin. Alopecia areata starts with bald patches on the scalp, and sometimes elsewhere on the body. The disease occurs in males and...

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10 Million Square Feet of Turf Set to be Treated in 2008 in Response to MRSA Outbreaks Nationwide

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CSG/SportsCoatings, today announced approximately 10 million square feet of synthetic turf will be treated with its industry-leading antimicrobial coating, TurfAide(TM), in 2008 -- up from 1.5 million square feet in 2007. The exponential increas...

Swine Flu (H1N1) Infectivity to Increase Markedly and Lethality to Remain Low According to Latest Replikin* Peptide Genomic Data

...ak or its cessation. In 2001, Drs. Samuel and Elenore Bogoch first demonstrated this correlation retrospectively for whole-organism replikin counts in outbreaks and pandemics of the common influenza strains over the past century. About Replikins Ltd . Replikins, Ltd. ( www.replikins.com ), a Boston-b...

Corgenix, Tulane Announce Award of NIH Grant Extending Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program

... Recent Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any c...idemics, during which the case-fatality rate can reach 50 percent. New outbreaks of the Lassa fever have been reported recently, including in Nigeria. Danie...

USAID Cooperates in Pandemic Preparedness Initiative

... The three-day exercise seeks to advance global capacity to thwart a humanitarian disaster in the event of a pandemic. As recently emphasized by outbreaks of swine flu and H5N1 avian influenza, the likelihood that an emerging infectious disease will spark a global pandemic remains a significant threat. ...

One Call Now Offers Notification Service at NO CHARGE for Governments, Schools, Businesses, Religious Organizations and Others in Response to Swine Flu Outbreak

... TROY, Ohio, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to outbreaks of swine flu across North America, One Call Now, America's leading emergency notification service, has issued professionally-written influenza notific...

The Villa Group Informs on Mexico Travel Plans in Wake of Swine Flu Outbreak

...esort properties (located in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Nuevo Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit) are within close proximity to Mexico State where the outbreaks have occurred. No cases have been reported in any of the aforementioned destinations and The Villa Group is working closely with local authorities to ...

Nation's Laboratory Response Network Marks First Decade of Protecting Public Health

... the concept of a national, rapid response laboratory network proved its worth." In subsequent years, the LRN's portfolio expanded in response to outbreaks of SARS, monkey pox and avian influenza. Its productivity level was high. In one twelve-month period during 2006, over 5,000 tests for unknown substan...

British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection

...University of Nottingham's School of Molecular Medical Sciences, said: "These hypervirulent organisms seem to be taking over as the dominant strain in outbreaks and, worryingly, there are only two antibiotics which are still effective against them. There is a very real danger that total resistance may arise, a...

42 Top U.S. Scientists and Specialists Explore Cutting-Edge Innovations to Defend America From Dangerous Zoonotic Diseases

...novations that may defend America's public health and national economy from outbreaks of dangerous zoonotic diseases, the FAZD Center announced today. A...archers to spend more time and resources on developing products to mitigate outbreaks of dangerous zoonotic diseases. The Forum on Science and...

Cepheid Announces CE IVD Release of First On-Demand Test for van A/van B Genes Most Associated With Hospital-Acquired VRE Infection

...According to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System, VRE outbreaks have increased dramatically in Europe from 3.3 percent in 2001 to 7.8 perce...Commercial Operations. "Many studies have identified the recent rise in VRE outbreaks and prevalence rates -- both in the U.S. and Europe. This test quickly iden...
Outbreaks in Medical Definition

Telephone Triage

...and alert appropriate agencies, such as 911, public health agencies or EDs, during community-wide seasonal health threats, such as heat waves, disease outbreaks and related media scares. As case managers, they may routinely perform disease management by phone, pro actively managing populations of callers wit...
Outbreaks in Medical Dictionary

West Nile Virus

...ency of the U.S. government. This section of National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) provides data, information, and maps related to outbreaks of the West Nile virus and mosquito ... How to reduce risk, explanation of the virus , fact sheets, symptoms,and more. Click here for 1...

Smallpox

...smallpox vaccine policies and recommendations. CDC overview of smallpox . Includes basic information on disease transmission, ... Smallpox outbreaks have occurred from time to time for thousands of years, but ... Smallpox (also called variola) is the only disease that has been completely .....

Shigella

...sible for bacillary dysentery, a disease most ... Laboratory: Shigella can be readily isolated and characterized using standard ... Shigella outbreaks are usually caused by an ill food worker who, after using the ... Shigella ... improper handwashing, causes Shigella to be easily passed ... ...

Relapsing fever

... fever are rare in treated patients, as are ... Overview: Relapsing fever is an acute febrile illness caused by spirochetes of ... Large outbreaks of louse-borne relapsing fever have occurred throughout the past ... Relapsing fever is an infection caused by several species of bacte...

Q fever

... infected with the Q fever bacteria? ... the United States, Q fever outbreaks have resulted ... What are the signs and symptoms of Q fever ? ... O... is not adequately reported to health ... In the United States, Q fever outbreaks have resulted mainly from work-related ... What is Q fever and what...

Psittacosis

...n birds. Psittacosis / Chlamydiosis / Ornithosis / Parrot Fever: Prevention, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Supportive Nutrition and Treatment Options outbreaks of psittacosis in poultry processing plants have been reported. Surveillance. Psittacosis is a ... Diagnosis of psittacosis can be difficult. .....

Prodrome

... be considered to be the migraineur's "yellow light," a warning ... ... outbreaks consist of a skin prodrome and possible constitutional symptoms such ... outbreaks of primary genital HSV infection begin with a prodrome lasting two ...

Pediculosis

...CY Position Papers and Reports NASN Position Statements Pediculosis ... While pediculosis is not an individually reportable condition in Ohio, outbreaks ... ODH-IDCM PEDICULOSIS Page 2/Section 3 Revised 1/2009 ... Overview: Infestation with lice is referred to as pediculosis . ... Pediculosis...

Paratyphoid

...paratyphoid fever ... for typhoid and paratyphoid fever in Jakarta, ... Paratyphoid fever is a major clinical problem in India, but large outbreaks were ... PARATYPHOID ... Paratyphoid is a deadly killer of pigeons and also one of the most difficult ... was no drug on the market to fight...

Mouth Ulcers

...cers . ... 5-10% of mouth ulcers are herpetiform. ... What causes canker sores (aphthous ulcers )? What are the risk factors for triggering outbreaks of these mouth ulcers ? ... Canker sores are a type of mouth ulcer . ... List of 189 causes of Mouth ulcers , alternative diagnoses, rare...
Outbreaks in Biological News

Scientists use remote satellite imaging to predict outbreaks of infectious disease

Scientists in the USA have established a way to predict outbreaks of cholera, making it easier to control. This finding could provide a model to predict and potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases. Cholera is a serious, ancient water-borne infectious disease, which ...

Fungi the cause of many outbreaks of disease but mostly ignored

Fungi can cause a number of life-threatening diseases but they also are becoming increasingly useful to science and manufacturing every year. However, many people, scientists among them, are largely unaware of the roles fungi play in the world around us. Research on fungi and fungal diseases are ...

Hidden infections crucial to understanding, controlling disease outbreaks

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Scientists and news organizations typically focus on the number of dead and gravely ill during epidemics, but research at the University of Michigan suggests that less dramatic, mild infections lurking in large numbers of people are the key to understanding cycles of at least on...

Fishing ban guards coral reefs against predatory starfish outbreaks

No-take marine reserves where fishing is banned can have benefits that extend beyond the exploited fishes they are specifically designed to protect, according to new evidence from Australia's Great Barrier Reef reported in the July 22nd issue of Current Biology , a Cell Press publication. Researc...

NASA technology helps predict and prevent future pandemic outbreaks

With the help of 14 satellites currently in orbit and the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Applied Sciences Program, scientists have been able to observe the Earths environment to help predict and prevent infectious disease outbreaks around the world. The use of remote sensin...

Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees

Why have large outbreaks of Ebola virus killed tens of thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees over the last decade? Observations published in the May issue of The American Naturalist provide new clues, suggesting that outbreaks may be amplified by Ebola transmission between ape social groups. The st...

Pattern of human Ebola outbreaks linked to wildlife and climate

A visiting biologist at the University of California, San Diego and her colleagues in Africa and Britain have shown that there are close linkages between outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in human and wildlife populations, and that climate may influence the spread of the disease. The decade-lo...

New tools used to control foodborne hepatitis A outbreaks related to green onions

Novel use of genetic testing methods helped public health officials control and limit the further spread of four outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis A virus in 2003 related to the consumption of green onions, according to a detailed analysis published in the October 15 issue of The Journal of Infectio...

Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees

Experts call for $30 million action plan to save mankind's closest relatives A combination of natural and man-made threats is killing gorillas and chimpanzees in Central Africa, and experts say $30 million is needed for special programs to save some of mankind's closest relatives from disappeari...

Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

All recent Ebola virus outbreaks in humans in forests between Gabon and the Republic of Congo were the result of handling infected wild animal carcasses, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its regional partners. Appearing in the February edition of the journal Emerg...
Outbreaks in Biological Technology

A New Way to Predict Outbreaks: Replikin Peptide Concentration in H5N1 Influenza Virus Genome as a Marker for Lethal Outbreaks

BOSTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO and CDC have stated that the predictive accuracy of their annual formulations for human influenza vaccines is "suboptimal" -- often correct less than 50% of the time, especially for seniors. Perhaps in part because we are not yet accurate in our predictions ...

NASA technology helps predict and prevent future pandemic outbreaks

With the help of 14 satellites currently in orbit and the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Applied Sciences Program, scientists have been able to observe the Earths environment to help predict and prevent infectious disease outbreaks around the world. The use of remote sensin...

Neogen Reports 16% Increase in Revenues

...c markets. Neogen's Kare line of small animal supplements experienced a record year, with sales up more than 40%. A number of well-publicized outbreaks of equine botulism in the past year and a focused marketing response contributed to a double-digit increase in sales of the company's equine botulism ...

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

... 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) http://www.rvc.ac.uk/BVD/do...

SANYO Donates Air Purification Systems Effective Against Flu Viruses to New York Airports and Schools

... Some Recipients have recently faced H1N1 Flu outbreaks JAMAICA, N.Y., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO B...Health/Nursing Offices in Queens, NY, where recent outbreaks of H1N1 flu have caused several school closings. I...e benefiting entities in need, where the threat of outbreaks seems to be increased," said Toshiaki Inoue, Divis...

Swine Flu (H1N1) Infectivity to Increase Markedly and Lethality to Remain Low According to Latest Replikin* Peptide Genomic Data

...ak or its cessation. In 2001, Drs. Samuel and Elenore Bogoch first demonstrated this correlation retrospectively for whole-organism replikin counts in outbreaks and pandemics of the common influenza strains over the past century. About Replikins Ltd. Replikins, Ltd. ( www.replikins.com ), a Boston-based ...

Thomson Reuters Makes Disease Briefing on Influenza Covering H1N1 (Swine Flu) Publicly Available

...unity PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the efforts of the global healthcare community working to prevent and address outbreaks such as the current Influenza A (H1N1) flu outbreak, the Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent...

Swine Flu Fears Generate Interest in UV Disinfection Technologies...Again

... MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- UV germicidal lamps have been used to control outbreaks of measles, mumps, flu and other airborne respiratory illnesses in schools and hospitals since the 1930's. UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) s...

First H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine, Replikins-Based, Is Ready Now for Testing Worldwide

... of modern peptide synthesis techniques to allow rapid production of its vaccines. In April 2008, Replikins Ltd. announced the likelihood of H1N1 outbreaks based on the company's patented Replikin Count(TM) genomics technology, which examines specific regions in virus genes that have been linked with past...

H1N1 Influenza "Swine Flu" Peptide Vaccine Now Available For Testing Worldwide

...vance warning one year ago that the current H1N1 outbreak/pandemic was on its way. In April 2008, Replikins, Ltd announced the likelihood of H1N1 outbreaks based on the company's patented Replikin Count™ genomics technology, which examines specific regions in virus genes that have been linked with p...
Outbreaks in Biological Definition

Avian influenza

...people. In February 2004 , avian influenza virus was detected in pigs in Vietnam, increasing fears of the emergence of new variant strains. Fresh outbreaks in poultry were confirmed in Ayutthaya and Pathumthani provinces of Thailand, and Chaohu city in Anhui , China, in July 2004 . In North Amer...

Ebola

...ositive for the virus, none became ill. Further outbreaks have occurred in Zaire/Democratic Republic of the ... other) reservoir which sustains the virus between outbreaks has not been identified. Structure Elect...inety percent fatality rate. There have been more outbreaks of Ebola–Zare than any other strain of Ebol...

Mycology

... antibiotics , and other secondary metabolites . For example, the cosmopolitian (worldwide) genus Fusarium and their toxins associated with fatal outbreaks of alimentary toxic aleukia in humans were extensively studied by Abraham Joffe . Also, fungi are fundamental for life on earth in their roles as sy...

Outbreak

... Virus outbreaks occur when a virus bypasses infection control m...rred in the past. The study of pathogenic viral outbreaks is a branch of epidemiology and usually refers to virus outbreaks that make people, animals, or plants sick. As wit...

Robert Koch

...st for long, anthrax built persisting spores that could last a long time. These spores, embedded in soil, were the cause of unexplained "spontaneous" outbreaks of anthrax. Koch published his findings in 1876, and was rewarded with a job at the Imperial Health Office in Berlin in 1880. In Berlin , he imp...

Yellow fever

...ish illness with high mortality rate. There is a difference between disease outbreaks in rural or forest areas and in towns. Disease outbreaks in towns and non-native people are usually more serious. After a 3 to 6 d...

Virology

...al pathogenesis Viral immunology Viral vaccines Diagnostic methods Antiviral chemotherapy Infection control measures Virus outbreaks See also molecular biology phage , the virus of bacteria / prokaryotes viral plaque Important publications in virology Vi...
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PFGE

...rns, Pulse Net, and recalls of E. coli contaminated foods. PulseNet is a network of public health labs that is used to quickly identify multi-state outbreaks of bacterial illness through comparison of PFGE patterns. In particular, PFGE resolved extremely large DNA for the first time, raising the ... ...

Outbreak

... X Shop Barnes & Noble for " Outbreak " by Robin Cook. Find a wide selection of Thrillers books to choose from. Information about disease outbreaks anywhere in the world, searchable by time ... and projects > Global Alert and Response (GAR) > Disease Outbreak News ... Definition of ou...
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