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  • Erosion seen in lake-level forecast 23 May 2018 15:51 The Daily Mining Gazette Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette Erosion at McLain State Park has led to significant shoreline loss and prompted the park to begin construction on a new camping area. HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — The six-month Lake Superior water level forecast is out, …
  • Why the world needs more than one Ebola vaccine 23 May 2018 14:53 Charleston Daily Mail By Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - - In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company - Merck - seems bound to win. But others drugmakers, such as Johnson & Johnson and …
  • 12 die in Nipah virus outbreak. Health Minister: Contagion stopped 23 May 2018 10:08 Asia News The disease is located in Kerala and is among the eight most lethal infectious diseases in the world, capable of causing epidemics like Ebola and Zika. It is transmitted through the saliva and urine of fruit bats. The victims include a young nurse who …
  • FlyFoe Protecting Homes from Mosquito & Tick Boom 23 May 2018 01:40 SF Gate FlyFoe, a mosquito and tick control company, is protecting homes from dangerous mosquito and tick bites this season. BOSTON (PRWEB) May 22, 2018 FlyFoe, a mosquito and tick control company, is protecting homes from dangerous mosquito and tick bites this …
  • SCIENCE MATTERS: Climate change drives disease-spreading arthropods into new territory 23 May 2018 01:09 The Coast According to an African proverb (and the Dalai Lama), “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.” The saying implies that even when we feel insignificant and powerless, we can create a buzz. But …
  • MRCU signs new $600k deal with Oxitec 23 May 2018 00:17 Cayman News Service Genetically modified mosquitoes are placed in a freezer by Dr Renaud Lacroix from Oxitec (CNS): Despite recent revelations that the pilot project using genetically modified male mosquitoes to reduce the Aedes aegypti population fell far short of …
  • UK pledges fresh support in fight against Ebola in the DRC 23 May 2018 00:15 Relief Web The UK is providing fresh support to help tackle the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce today (Wednesday 23 May). This new UK aid support will help the …
  • India on alert as Nipah virus claims victims 22 May 2018 23:49 DW.DE The deadly Nipah virus has claimed the lives of nearly a dozen people in southern India, health officials confirmed on Tuesday, with several more said to be in a critical condition. India's Health Ministry has dispatched teams of experts and doctors …
  • DeKalb Board of Health provides mosquito prevention tips 22 May 2018 23:45 Paulding Neighbor In order to spread awareness about mosquito prevention, here are a few tips from DeKalb County Board of Health. Please see the attached graphic for more information. The mosquitoes that can carry viruses in the Atlanta area tend to breed in containers and …
  • Scientists Battle Mosquitoes with Tiny "Copepods" 22 May 2018 22:53 Delmarva`s News Leader CAMBRIDGE, Md. - With plenty of rain on Delmarva, there are plenty of mosquitoes. Scientists at Horn Point Lab in Cambridge say they may have one thing up their sleeve to stop them. Professor Jamie Pierson has been studying tiny crustaceans, called …
  • Want to re-enter the Keys quickly after a storm? Take this course. 22 May 2018 22:11 Key West Keynoter Those who take a planned 32-hour course in disaster response and preparedness could be rewarded with the "golden ticket to re-entry" into the Keys the next time the island chain gets hit with a hurricane, county officials said this week. …
  • Nipah death count grows in India, as fears rise 22 May 2018 22:09 Shanghai Daily The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India jumped to 10 yesterday with more than 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread, officials said. With tests from other suspect deaths awaited, authorities in Kerala state have …
  • Study: GBS symptoms more severe when caused by Zika 22 May 2018 20:38 CIDRAP Since an outbreak of Zika began in Brazil in 2015, clinicians have documented subsequent cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in some infected patients. A study published yesterday in JAMA Neurology compared the presentation of GBS in patients with or …
  • Deadly Nipah Virus Claims 10 Lives In India 22 May 2018 20:25 Herald An outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India has led to 10 deaths on Tuesday with more than 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease, officials said. With tests from other suspect deaths awaited, authorities in Kerala state …
  • Deadly Nipah virus claims 10th victim in India 22 May 2018 18:13 Independent At least 10 people have now died in southern India from confirmed cases of the deadly Nipah virus, officials have said. Dozens more have been quarantined amid public panic in the state of Kerala, and a team of experts has been dispatched to the coastal …
  • DOES IT WORK: The Bug Bite Thing 22 May 2018 17:39 Wafb.com EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Last week, we introduced you to the "Bug Bite Thing." It's a device designed to give you instant relief from bug bites and stings. A Florida mother designed the product and it is currently listed as the …
  • Health diagnostic startup Nanobiosym brings on Finn Partners as AOR 22 May 2018 17:38 Medical Marketing and Media (Nanobiosym founder Dr. Anita Goel)   Diagnostic biotech startup Nanobiosym has hired Finn Partners as its PR AOR. Nanobiosym's platform, Gene-RADAR, is a mobile health diagnosis unit. The technology was approved last month to test for the …
  • Merck’s experimental and unlicensed Ebola vaccine is being used in latest outbreak 22 May 2018 16:39 MarketWatch The World Health Organization has started to vaccinate thousands of people considered at high risk of contacting the infectious and often-deadly disease Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Monday it is working with NGOs and community …
  • Merck’s experimental Ebola vaccine is being used in latest outbreak 22 May 2018 16:17 MarketWatch The World Health Organization has started to vaccinate thousands of people considered at high risk of contacting the infectious and often-deadly disease Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO said Monday it is working with NGOs and community …
  • Death toll from Nipah virus in India rises to 10 22 May 2018 13:06 The Dawn The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India has risen to at least 10, officials said on Tuesday, with another 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease. Authorities in Kerala state have ordered emergency …