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  • St. Elizabeth Health Dept. to Get More Workers to Destroy Mosquito Breeding Sites 16 Jan 2019 22:14 Jamaica Information Service Story Highlights Vector Control Coordinator at the St. Elizabeth Health Department, Michael Myles, says the Vector Control Unit will be getting an additional 34 temporary workers in an effort to destroy more mosquito breeding sites in the parish. Speaking …
  • A New Representative for Bend 16 Jan 2019 21:49 The Source Weekly - Bend Oregon The pomp and circumstance of the 80th Oregon Legislature began Monday with both the Senate and the House convening to swear in members-elect for each chamber, and then convening a joint session for the inauguration of Gov. Kate Brown. Central Oregon has …
  • St. Elizabeth gets 34 additional vector control workers 16 Jan 2019 21:28 Radio Jamaica The St. Elizabeth Health Department's Vector Control Unit is to be assigned an additional 34 temporary workers to destroy mosquito breeding sites.   Michael Myles, Vector Control Coordinator at the St. Elizabeth Health Department, said this will …
  • Adapting Protocol Pioneered for Zika, Researchers Find West Nile Virus Now a Permanent Part of Arizona Ecosystem 16 Jan 2019 21:07 HealthNewsDigest (HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Nile Virus—a potentially deadly infection spread by mosquito bites—is now a permanent resident of Arizona, according to a study by Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an …
  • United States : HFF Announces $48.65m Sale Of Pullman Miami Airport Hotel 16 Jan 2019 20:23 Tradingcharts.com Jan 16, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) -- Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the $48.65 million sale of the Pullman Miami Airport, a 281-room, full-service hotel located within the prestigious Blue Lagoon Office Park in Miami, Florida. …
  • Bacterial compounds may be as good as DEET at repelling mosquitoes 16 Jan 2019 19:37 ScienceNews.org Molecules made by bacteria keep mosquitoes at bay. The compounds are a newfound potential stand-in for DEET, a ubiquitous chemical used in most commercially available mosquito repellents in the United States. In lab tests, the molecules were as effective …
  • Bacteria In Worms Make A Mosquito Repellent That Might Beat DEET 16 Jan 2019 19:09 NPR The next great insect repellent might come from a strain of bacteria that lives inside a common parasitic worm. A study published Wednesday in Science Advances has found that a compound derived from these bacteria is three times more potent than DEET in …
  • Valneva Sees 2019 Total Revenues In Range Of EUR 125-135 Million 16 Jan 2019 18:32 Reuters Jan 16 (Reuters) - VALNEVA SE ::REG-VALNEVA CONFIRMS FY 2018 GUIDANCE AND PROVIDES INITIAL PRODUCT SALES REVENUE GUIDANCE FOR 2019.CONFIRMED THAT IT EXPECTS 2018 PRODUCT SALES REVENUES TO REACH BETWEEN EUR 100 MILLION AND EUR 105 MILLION.2018 PRODUCT SALES …
  • Target Malaria wants to end mosquito-borne disease using gene drives - Business Insider 16 Jan 2019 18:09 Google Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world, killing millions of people each year by infecting them with diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and Zika. Malaria, the deadliest of these diseases, leads to more than 430,000 deaths …
  • Research finds large genome in tiny forest defoliator 16 Jan 2019 16:39 News-Medical.net Knowledge from gypsy moth genome could aid fight against deforestation, give insights into immunity The European gypsy moth (EGM) is perhaps the country's most famous invasive insect - a nonnative species accidentally introduced to North America in the …
  • Scientists claim antiviral breakthrough - Taipei Times 16 Jan 2019 12:49 Taipei News Hong Kong scientists claim that they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases — a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) described the …
  • UQ emerges as front line in fight against pandemics 16 Jan 2019 04:30 Sydney Morning Herald Loading “This will provide a development pathway that is still robust, still appropriate, but allows for a rapid response,” Professor Young said. “At the moment the development pathway does not allow that rapidity of response.” The research team has …
  • Heading south for the winter? Make sure to get your shots 16 Jan 2019 01:40 CBY Many people like to head south during the winter in Newfoundland and Labrador, but a nurse who runs a clinic for travellers says that before you get on your flight you should make sure your vaccines are up to date. "We do see a definite increase post- …
  • WHAT'S UP DOC? Zika virus 15 Jan 2019 18:41 Marblehead Reporter Q: I haven’t heard anything about the Zika in a while. Is it not an issue any more? A: The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection that was originally identified in the Zika Forest in Uganda over 60 years ago. As with many other infections (for …
  • Big genome found in tiny forest defoliator 15 Jan 2019 17:52 Phys.org Asian female gypsy moth. Credit: Grishin lab at UT Southwestern The European gypsy moth (EGM) is perhaps the country's most famous invasive insect—a nonnative species accidentally introduced to North America in the 1860s when a few escaped from a …
  • Scientists claim antiviral breakthrough 15 Jan 2019 16:42 Taipei Times Hong Kong scientists claim that they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases — a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) described the …
  • Hong Kong Scientists Report Breakthrough Antidote For Viral Diseases 15 Jan 2019 15:27 Nigeria World News A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as “highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses” in a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications. The scientists said the antidote …
  • Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough 15 Jan 2019 14:59 Malay Mail The study is part of a growing body of research by virologists to find drugs that avoid targeting a virus directly — something which could lead to resistance. Instead they look for compounds that interrupt the way viruses use crucial fatty acids, known as …
  • UQ emerges as front line in fight against global pandemics 15 Jan 2019 14:10 Sydney Morning Herald Loading “This will provide a development pathway that is still robust, still appropriate, but allows for a rapid response,” Professor Young said. “At the moment the development pathway does not allow that rapidity of response.” The research team has …
  • Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough - Malay Mail 15 Jan 2019 12:38 Google The study is part of a growing body of research by virologists to find drugs that avoid targeting a virus directly — something which could lead to resistance. Instead they look for compounds that interrupt the way viruses use crucial fatty acids, known as …