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  • Climate change will have more severe effect on health of C-K residents in future 23 Feb 2019 21:44 Chatham This Week Emily Morrison, public health inspector with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, gives a presentation on health impacts related to climate change at the Chatham-Kent Board of Health meeting on Wednesday. (Tom Morrison/Postmedia Network) Climate change …
  • Opinion: Why was Hope Solo chosen to speak at the CWA? 23 Feb 2019 02:24 CU Independent Hope Solo (Hope Solo/Facebook.com)Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. On Wednesday, the Conference on World Affairs at CU released its lineup for its 2019 theme, “Women and Girls Changing the World”. In this …
  • Jamaica: Outsmarting the Mosquito in Jamaica 22 Feb 2019 22:06 Relief Web “Ok! Alright!” “Alright! Ok!” This was a refrain heard quite often during the prize giving ceremony for the Schools Zika Poster Competition that was held by the Jamaica Red Cross Society on Friday 25th January, 2019. The ceremony, which was held in the …
  • Marlon Brando's private island is now a living lab breeding mozzies — on purpose 22 Feb 2019 20:17 Australian Broadcasting Corporation On the secluded island of Onetahi, Dr Herve Bossin from the Institut Louis Malarde is getting ready to release 25,000 male mosquitoes. The French Polynesian island is one of 12 in the atoll chain of Tetiaroa, which was once owned by Marlon Brando. Onetahi …
  • Missouri S&T invites the public to Smithsonian-sponsored exhibit on infectious disease outbreaks 22 Feb 2019 16:36 Missouri S&T News Missouri S&T’s  biological sciences department will host a public exhibit, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,” from Friday, March 1, until Sunday, March 17, in The Centre recreational complex, located at 1200 Holloway St. in Rolla. The exhibit …
  • Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, resurgence of vector-borne diseases, and implications for spillover in the region - The Lancet 22 Feb 2019 16:20 Google References Re-emergence of neglected tropical diseases in Venezuela. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015; 15: 641-642 Hotez PJ Basáñez MG Acosta-Serrano A Grillet ME Venezuela and its rising vector-borne neglected diseases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11: e0005423 Could …
  • Why Venezuela's crisis could spark a surge in infectious diseases 22 Feb 2019 16:19 CBC A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Zika and other dangerous infectious diseases and threatens to jeopardize 20 years of public health gains, experts warned. In a review published in The …
  • Groundbreaking study uses small chip to immediately detect Zika 22 Feb 2019 12:07 WKMG Local 6 SAN ANTONIO - A groundbreaking new study could soon take the guessing out of Zika treatment. The Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio is working with a team at the University of California Santa Cruz to help find an immediate way to diagnose …
  • Inovio begins patient dosing in human study of DNA─encoded monoclonal antibody technology 22 Feb 2019 04:48 Pharmabiz.com Inovio Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania announced that the first subject was dosed as part of the first-ever human study of Inovio’s DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody (dMAb) technology. Funded …
  • Venezuela crisis could spark surge in infectious diseases - study - Channel NewsAsia 22 Feb 2019 03:39 Google LONDON: A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Zika and other dangerous infectious diseases and threatens to jeopardize 20 years of public health gains, experts warned on Thursday. In a …
  • Experts Fear Venezuela Crisis Could Spark Surge in Infectious Diseases 22 Feb 2019 01:41 News Max A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Zika and other dangerous infectious diseases and threatens to jeopardize 20 years of public health gains, experts warned on Thursday. In a review …
  • Venezuela crisis could spark surge in infectious diseases – study 22 Feb 2019 00:16 News FILE PHOTO: A Venezuelan health worker fumigates the Valle slum to help control the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Caracas, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) - A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is …
  • Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent - experts 21 Feb 2019 23:46 The Guardian Experts have warned of an epidemic of diseases such as malaria and dengue on an unprecedented scale in Latin America following the collapse of the healthcare system in Venezuela. Continent-wide public health gains of the last 18 years could be undone if …
  • Breaking Good: Paris proposes breakdancing for 2024 Olympics 21 Feb 2019 21:50 Indian Express This was a break from the norm of an Olympic event, but having a stage name is a given when it comes to breakdance, or street dancing. (AP) Once the final results were in, the announcer boomed on his microphone, not the name of the winner – Sergei …
  • FDA Places XNCR Trial On Hold, ABIO Abuzz, Mark Your Calendar For SRPT 21 Feb 2019 16:12 RTTNews Today's Daily Dose brings you news about Achieve Life Sciences' progress in ORCA-1 trial; Agios Pharma's near-term regulatory catalyst; new development related to ARCA biopharma's PRECISION-AF pivotal study; financial outlook of Genomic …
  • Roy Curtis: Rory McIlroy's Irish Open snub an insult to national intelligence and Paul...   21 Feb 2019 14:42 Irish Independent If McIlroy's confirmation that he will bypass this year's Irish Open must feel like a lacerating knife in the back for tournament host McGinley, it speaks to the wider public as just the latest mystifying and infuriating lunge from a superstar …
  • CDC confirms years first Zika case, five new measles cases 21 Feb 2019 14:18 Taipei News This year’s first Zika virus case was yesterday confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which also said it had recorded five new measles cases. A teenage boy was with his family visiting relatives in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City from Feb. 5, …
  • Malaria could be wiped out by HERMAPHRODITE mosquitoes 21 Feb 2019 13:32 Charleston Daily Mail Malaria could be wiped out by HERMAPHRODITE mosquitoes: Scientists genetically modify the bugs to have male mouths too small to bite Experts at a laboratory in Terni, Italy, believe that gene-editing could save lives  DNA-altering technique called CRISPR …
  • Scientists prospect Zika and MERS scourge in Kenya 21 Feb 2019 07:17 Nation By VERAH OKEYO More by this Author As the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) Annual Scientific and Health Conference concluded last Friday, infectious disease expert Njenga Kariuki made a startling revelation during his keynote speech. Fearing how …
  • Studying tick spit 20 Feb 2019 17:32 Bitterroot Star This photo shows an adult female black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and an immature tick nymph next to a dime. Ixodes scapularis is much smaller than the Rocky Mountain tick common in these parts. The tiny black-legged tick that carries the Flavivirus …