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  • Zika threat is still real — but so is a 'friendly mosquito' solution 20 Aug 2017 16:46 The Hill Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, an event history may remember as much for widespread Zika panic as who won which medals. The U.S. media glare has long since moved on from …
  • FDA provides panel of human plasma samples to evaluate serological tests for detecting Zika infection 20 Aug 2017 16:19 News-Medical.net August 18, 2017 As an additional measure in the fight against Zika virus, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has made available a panel of human plasma samples to aid in the regulatory evaluation of serological tests to detect …
  • Why scientists don't want to kill all mosquitoes 20 Aug 2017 15:29 Newsnet 5 Mosquitoes are annoying. And because they spread malaria, Zika, dengue fever and other diseases, mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world, killing about 725,000 people each year. That begs the question: Why don't we just exterminate them? …
  • Thousands of Brits may be infected with DEADLY disease after infected sausages flood UK 20 Aug 2017 11:39 Daily Star GETTY INFECTED: Thousands of people may have been unwittingly infected by the disease Public Health England has issued a warning about the meat after finding a number of people infected with the disease had eaten sausages. The HEV G3-2 strain of Hepatitis …
  • Senate hopefuls vote nearly alike 20 Aug 2017 05:48 The Journal Gazette Indiana Republicans might have trouble telling Luke Messer and Todd Rokita apart if they are judging the U.S. Senate candidates by their congressional voting records. Reps. Messer, R-6th, and Rokita, R-4th, have voted alike nearly 96 percent of the time …
  • Native plant holds key to battling golden staph 20 Aug 2017 02:10 The Age A native Australian plant may be the key to fighting golden staph infection. The plant, which is being called "species 8472" for reasons relating to intellectual property, was found to possess antibacterial qualities as effective as those in …
  • The best tourist-free travel spots 20 Aug 2017 01:21 New Zealand Herald From Caribbean islands to little-known ancient realms, these destinations offer much, writes Annabel Fenwick It's every traveller's dream — a corner of the planet still unburdened by tourists. And apparently, such places do exist. According to the …
  • Native plant holds key to battling golden staph infections 20 Aug 2017 01:15 The Sydney Morning Herald A native Australian plant may be the key to fighting golden staph infection. The plant, which is being called "species 8472" for reasons relating to intellectual property, was found to possess antibacterial qualities as effective as those in …
  • Tourist free! The least-visited countries in the world revealed 19 Aug 2017 23:28 The New Zeland Herald By ANNABEL FENWICK ELLIOTT FOR MAILONLINE It's every traveller's dream - a corner of the planet still unburdened by tourists. And apparently, such places do exist. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's 2017 report, only …
  • Dr. Wood: Why you can’t blame mosquitoes for Zika virus cases in Washington state 19 Aug 2017 22:36 Olympian There are lots of reasons Thurston County residents look forward to summer. Dealing with bug bites isn’t one of them. Mosquitoes may be an important part of our ecosystem food web, but we’d like to avoid their bites. In fact, there is a lot to know about …
  • Vugt: Spirituality and pastoral care-giving 19 Aug 2017 20:45 SunStar Daily WE DESCRIBE the level of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines as slow and low even though we know it is hidden and growing; we face a major problem of social stigma and discrimination as most people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) hide in the closet. We all …
  • Brazil scientists discover Zika virus inhibitor 19 Aug 2017 20:16 Relief Web Sumaia Villela, correspondent from Agência Brasil Scientists from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) in Pernambuco discovered a substance that can block Zika virus. However, years of study are still necessary before the 6-methylmercaptopurine riboside …
  • UT researcher aims to ID, annihilate diseases with computers 19 Aug 2017 12:42 Knox News Cong Trinh has a U.S. Department of Defense grant to work on his Virulent Pathogen Resistance program. Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel Cong Trinh comes into his lab at the University of Tennessee each day with a building excitement. Eventually, he …
  • Millions spent to 'preserve' Rio 2016's legacy 19 Aug 2017 11:31 Charleston Daily Mail When Poliana Okimoto stepped onto the podium with a 10km open water Olympic bronze medal around her neck she thought her life was about to change forever. Gleefully accepting Brazil's first ever swimming medal, the 34-year-old allowed herself to get …
  • The least-visited countries in the world revealed 19 Aug 2017 09:07 Daily Mail It's every traveller's dream - a corner of the planet still unburdened by tourists. And apparently, such places do exist. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's 2017 report, only 1,000 people ventured to the South Pacific …
  • West Nile Virus Found in Kent County  19 Aug 2017 05:51 Cedar Springs Post Posted on 18 August 2017. Tags: Kent County Health Department, mosquito, pool, West Nile Virus   As a result of a massive mosquito surveillance project conducted by the environmental health division at the Kent County Health Department (KCHD), this season …
  • US FDA provides new tools for development & proper evaluation of tests for detecting Zika virus infection 19 Aug 2017 05:14 Pharmabiz.com As an additional measure in the fight against Zika virus, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has made available a panel of human plasma samples to aid in the regulatory evaluation of serological tests to detect recent Zika virus …
  • Asian solution to mosquito-borne infectious diseases 19 Aug 2017 04:54 Bangkok Post A pest-control worker fumigates a community in Bangkok, as part of measures to combat the spread of dengue fever. PATIPAT JANTHONG The fight against mosquito-borne diseases in Asia is at a critical moment in time. In the last year, diseases like malaria, …
  • Declaring World War M 19 Aug 2017 01:28 Chicago Tribune Last year, mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus spread from South America into the U.S. Pregnant women, or those trying, lived in fear of a bite that could result in a baby with birth defects. This year, so far, the buzz is better: Reported Zika cases have …
  • First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Long Beach This Year Confirmed 18 Aug 2017 21:46 Long Beach Post The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Long Beach this year has been confirmed, city health officials announced this morning. The case was found in Central Long Beach, north of Spring Street, according to Environmental Health Bureau Manager …