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Zika Virus

  • Dengue case found in Seeb, inspection from today 15 Dec 2018 18:43 Times of Oman December 15, 2018 | 8:35 PM by Times News Service Detection teams will be studied and selective. This will include possible nesting spots for future larvae, which will require teams entering homes and farms. The ministry asks all citizens and residents to …
  • Dengue case detected in Seeb, ministry advises precautions 15 Dec 2018 17:42 Times of Oman December 15, 2018 | 8:35 PM by Times News Service Image used for illustrative purpose Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Health announced that a case of dengue has been recorded in the Sultanate, with the mosquito that carries the disease, the Aedes aegypti, being …
  • Studies on transmission, vaccine bring focus back to Zika 15 Dec 2018 08:26 CIDRAP Two studies published yesterday in The Journal of Infectious Diseases looked at the risk of sexual and other transmission within households in Zika-endemic areas and the value of Zika vaccination strategies. In an accompanying commentary, Hannah Clapham, …
  • For Republicans, fight over fetal tissue research comes back to Planned Parenthood 15 Dec 2018 03:39 Hill A hearing focused on alternatives to fetal tissue research devolved into a familiar and partisan fight often had on Capitol Hill: whether the federal government should fund Planned Parenthood. Anti-abortion groups and Republicans in Congress have led the …
  • Asian tick that clones itself could spread to Pacific Northwest, study says 14 Dec 2018 22:37 KCPQ The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern North America as well as coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to research published …
  • Asian tick – a tick that clones itself – found in Virginia 14 Dec 2018 22:35 WTVR The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern North America as well as coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to research published …
  • Midday open thread: Evidence proves EPA was right to call greenhouse gases a public health threat 14 Dec 2018 22:06 Daily Kos Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Undo-ocracy: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos: Yes, Trump cares about that Supreme Court double jeopardy case. A lot … by Rebecca Pilar Buckwalter Poza Feeling 'regrexit,' the UK needs a Brexit exit, by Sher Watts …
  • Travel Agent's Most-Read Caribbean Stories of 2018 14 Dec 2018 22:01 Travel Agent Central All across the board it was a big year for the Caribbean—a multitude of hotels and resorts reopened better than ever in the wake of 2017's hurricanes, new flights were added to islands and there was some big shakeups at major brands operating in the …
  • Ministry confirms locally-transmitted dengue case in Oman 14 Dec 2018 21:46 Times of Oman December 13, 2018 | 6:39 PM by Times News Service Image used for illustrative purpose Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Health announced that a case of dengue has been recorded in the Sultanate, with the species of mosquito that carries the disease, aedes aegypti …
  • Here’s how you can stay safe from mosquitoes in Oman 14 Dec 2018 21:19 Times of Oman December 14, 2018 | 10:09 AM by Times News Service Image used for illustrative purpose. Muscat: With Oman’s Ministry of Health recently announcing the discovery of a case of dengue fever in Oman, the government has launched an investigation into finding …
  • Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes 14 Dec 2018 20:45 Phys.org In Thomas's lab at NJIT, mosquitoes are placed in a tube enclosure where they transit through a laser beam and reflect distinct signatures of backscattered light. Credit: NJIT When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a …
  • Scientists tell lawmakers fetal tissue research is ‘essential’ but House GOP refuses to listen - ThinkProgress 14 Dec 2018 18:24 Google During a congressional hearing on “exploring alternatives to fetal tissue research” on Thursday, Dr. Sally Temple tried to set lawmakers straight: there are no comparable alternatives. But Republican lawmakers, who espoused “pro-life” beliefs throughout …
  • County to take over mosquito program 14 Dec 2018 14:41 Record Herald CHAMBERSBURG — At one point earlier this year, Franklin County led the state in the number of West Nile virus cases, with at least a half dozen residents infected. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease, spread when infected mosquitoes pass the virus …
  • Trump administration mulls restrictions on fetal tissue in federally-backed research - ABC News 14 Dec 2018 14:35 Google The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it has stopped procuring human fetal tissue for some research projects while it waits for the Trump administration to complete an audit of the role the tissue plays in federally funded experiments. The NIH, a …
  • Trump administration ban on NIH use of fetal tissue should worry all scientists 14 Dec 2018 12:53 www.madison.com Throughout history, politicians have restricted or outright banned certain areas of scientific or medical research based on moral or ethical grounds. In some cases, these measures were justified and prevented unethical human or animal research. In others, …
  • Federal senior executives honored with presidential awards for ‘extraordinary, outstanding’ service 14 Dec 2018 12:05 The Washington Post It’s always good to recognize the contributions of civil servants who make sure government’s work gets done, but never more than during a period with too much partisan warfare. Exceptional members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), recipients of the …
  • Study sheds new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes 14 Dec 2018 04:52 News-Medical.net Dec 13 2018 When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species of house mosquito, Culex pipiens, would help begin to …
  • Asian tick that clones itself could spread fast and far in the US and it’s been found in North Carolina 14 Dec 2018 04:39 WGHP The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern North America as well as coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to research published …
  • Renewed Battle Over Using Fetal Tissue in Medical Research 13 December 2018 - Snopes.com 14 Dec 2018 01:50 Google WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. …
  • Scientists to test vaccine made to fight epidemics 14 Dec 2018 01:06 Punch Newspapers A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4m to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens, such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. The deal, between the Coalition for Epidemic …