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Two of Australia’s three wombat species under threat from killer ​disease
Sarcoptic mange can leave southern hairy-nosed and bare-nosed wombats blind and deaf before eventually killing them
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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Universal flu vaccine a step closer as scientists create experimental jabs
Annual vaccinations could be a thing of the past as scientists have successfully tested vaccines on animals infected with different strains of influenza
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Lice That Can Resist Drugs Have Infested Half the States in the U.S.
Mutated pests that can survive common drugstore treatments have been found in at least 25 states so far
Epidemiology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
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It’s Been One Year Since Africa Had a Polio Case. Can This Last?
At midnight Tuesday night—Aug. 11, 2015—the continent of Africa passed a quiet milestone: one full year since the …
Epidemiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Hand washing really does reduce infection, trial scheme finds
Three-year study involving 20,000 adults shows increased washing of hands leads to drop in acute respiratory, influenza-type and gastronintestinal illnesses
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Aug 07, 2015, 9:13am
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CDC To Congress: Raise Our Budget Or Americans Will Die Needlessly
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that illnesses and deaths from antibiotic resistance will rise in the …
Epidemiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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In The Fight Against Tsetse Flies, Blue Is The New Black
For some unknown reason, the insects that transmit sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa are attracted to the color blue. So scientists think blue flytraps could help wipe out the disease for good.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Ebola vaccine works, offering 100% protection in African trial
Unusual clinical trial in Guinea offers promise for stopping epidemic
Epidemiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay
The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Nigeria’s polio-free year sees Africa inch closer to eradication
The World Health Organisation is doing its final checks and could declare Nigeria officially free of polio by September. Somalia could be next
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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First MERS vaccine to be tested in monkeys shows promise
MERS causes only mild symptoms in monkeys, so although the vaccine seemed to reduce their symptoms, it's hard to know if this will apply to humans as well
Epidemiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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There May Have Been a Major Breakthrough in MERS Treatment
Researchers in Hong Kong have cured infected monkeys of MERS using existing drugs
Epidemiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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Live Samples Of Anthrax Were Sent Worldwide In May Due To Ineffective Procedure
NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports that the samples of anthrax the Pentagon thought were dead, were still alive. The Pentagon says the public was never at risk.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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West Nile Virus gets a boost from U.S. drought
Drought conditions in western states may be fueling the spread of this potentially deadly illness
Epidemiology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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First malaria vaccine given green light by European regulators
European Medicines Agency recommends RTS,S, or Mosquirix, developed by GSK and backed by Gates Foundation, for use in young children in Africa
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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Bird Flu Cost the US $3.3 Billion and Worse Could Be Coming
It’s been almost a month since a case of avian influenza was detected in poultry in the central …
Epidemiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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The EPA Has a New Tool For Mapping Where Pollution and Poverty Intersect
To better target its efforts, the agency is identifying problem areas, where people are facing undue environmental risks
Epidemiology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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New report card on global HIV/AIDS epidemic
UNAIDS updates its country-by-country HIV and AIDS figures and urges the world to crank up response
Epidemiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Here's how to wipe malaria off the map
A huge global commitment to reducing malaria has paid off and the goal of near zero deaths from the disease is realistic and affordable. What are we waiting for?
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Ebola crisis 'harming malaria fight'
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea that began early last year has set back the country's fight against malaria, say experts.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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Will A Surgical Mask Keep You Safe In A Viral Outbreak?
When Middle East respiratory syndrome erupted in South Korea, people started wearing masks everywhere, even at weddings. So how good are these masks at stopping MERS or even the flu?
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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MERS Virus Migrates to One More Country. What Will Contain It?
A respiratory virus that originates in the Middle East and has been hopscotching the globe for three years has …
Epidemiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Ebola genetic code analysed to show evolution of worst ever outbreak
Reconstruction of outbreak, which has killed more that 11,000 people, found virus might have been contained had Ebola been diagnosed one month earlier
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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Juvenile camels 'key source' of Mers
Research published recently in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases shows that camels aged less than four years might be a major source of Mers.
Epidemiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Creepy Or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS
The government is trying to strike a balance between doing too little and doing too much to stop an outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome. But has it stepped over a line?
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Eating human brains helped Papua New Guinea tribe resist disease, research shows
The cannibalistic practice helped the Fore tribe develop genetic resistance to a mad cow-like disease. This is useful for scientists studying diseases like dementia
Epidemiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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As MERS Outbreak Surges, Genetic Tests Show Virus Hasn't Mutated
So the spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea is probably due to other factors, such as a delayed response to the outbreak and poor infection control at hospitals.
Epidemiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
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How Europeans brought sickness to the New World
Isolated tribes who emerge today face echoes of the epidemics that began in 1492 and were repeated for centuries
Epidemiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Communication gaps fuel MERS worries in Korea
Government must put numbers in context, WHO expert says
Epidemiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 367 | Comments: 0
First Case of Diphtheria in Spain Since 1986 After Parents Shun Vaccination
One out of every 10 patients dies from complications of the disease's early symptoms
Epidemiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 416 | Comments: 0
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