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Lessons from Ebola: Planning for Health Emergencies

2015 21 Jul

The Chicago Ebola Response Network's (CERN) response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2015 has provided a roadmap for how a regional public health network can anticipate and manage public health emergencies, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. CERN — composed of Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago... Read more

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Ebola: Local Health Departments' Role in Global Crisis

2015 16 Feb

Experience with the Ebola outbreak highlights local health departments' essential role in responding to global health threats posed by infectious diseases, according to a special article in the March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer... Read more

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Frost & Sullivan: Next-Generation Therapeutics to Conquer Infectious Diseases

2014 26 Mar

Resistance to current drugs spurs treatment innovation in influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, chlamydia and gonorrhoeaCurrently, the prescribed antivirals for some infections, such as the frequently occurring respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza are limited in their regular use and efficiency, due to having a variable response, being... Read more

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ICO 2014: Seca's mBCA Ideal Tool for Obesity Management

2014 14 Mar

The number of obese people in the world has doubled in the past three decades.The obesity epidemic has long since spread to countries with moderate to low economic performance. Stopping this development is one of the goals of the 12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO). From 17th to 20th March 2014, nutritionists and scientists will convene in... Read more

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Mosquitoes Reared in Cooler Temperatures More Susceptible to Viruses that can Affect Human Health

2013 07 Jun

Urban epidemics resulting from viral diseases, such as West Nile fever and chikungunya fever, are transmitted by infected mosquitoes.According to Virginia Tech scientists, mosquitoes reared in cooler temperatures have weaker immune systems, making them more susceptible to dangerous viruses and more likely to transmit them to people.The connection between... Read more

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