Leishmaniasis

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Leishmaniasis: New Strategy To Find Drugs To Treat Neglected Parasitic Infection  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)One of the most potent compounds was further tested in a mouse model of leishmaniasis to confirm it could be effective against the infection. ...

Pfizer enters tropical disease drug partnership  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
BusinessWeekThey estimated that sleeping sickness and visceral leishmaniasis kill almost 100000 people per year combined. Available treatments for the illnesses can be ...

Chagas Illness and Leishmaniasis, Disabling Illnesses  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
UANL...“The leishmaniasis causes wounds on the body and there is a disfiguring form that goes towards the mucosas and is in Tabasco. There is another one that ...

Dog fleas implicated in leishmaniasis spread  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Reuters AlertNetDog fleas, not just sandflies, may be transmitting the potentially fatal disease leishmaniasis, say scientists. Leishmaniasis, a common but neglected ...

Potential leishmaniasis treatments studied  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
United Press International4 (UPI) -- US scientists say they've created a new approach that has identified compounds with a potential for treating leishmaniasis -- a parasitic ...

Visceral leishmaniasis: epidemic begins in southern Sudan  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
TropIKAA Sudanese woman with advanced wasting due to visceral leishmaniasis – seen during an epidemic in the 1990s. WHO/TDR/Desjeux. Health workers in the southern ...

Glaxo, Merck developing drugs for kala azar  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Daily News & AnalysisMumbai: Heard of kala azar or leishmaniasis? Chances are you haven't.Amid cancer, diabetes, strokes, flu, arthritis, etc, this life threatening disease, ...

Pfizer,DNDi partner to Identify NTD drugs; Sanofi-Aventis, medicines for ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
News-Medical.netThe scientists will test the efficacy of Pfizer drug candidates against sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis, and Chagas disease. ...

Deadly parasitic disease hits Sudan  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
United Press InternationalThe disease, also known as visceral leishmaniasis, is transmitted by a particular species of sand fly and is usually fatal within four months if not treated ...

Colorado Companies Team Up With U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Protect Black ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersUS troops serving there are victims of a disease known as cutaneous leishmaniasis. Much like the prairie dogs association with fleas and plague, ...

SUDAN: Kala azar "epidemic" in south  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
IRINnews.orgJUBA, 13 November 2009 (IRIN) - Reported cases of kala azar infection, a deadly disease also known as visceral leishmaniasis, have continued to rise in ...

FDA panel gives backing to Pfizer's Prevnar 13  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Pharma Times...behemoth's library against parasites to see if they are effective against African sleeping sickness, visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. ...

Identification of the sex pheromone of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz &Neiva ...  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)The sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of Leishmania (L.) infantum (Nicolle), the causative agent of American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL) in ...

Carros : Virbac in full force at approach of 2010  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Invest in Cote d'Azur, the blue chip coastWhat stage are you at with the vaccine against leishmaniasis? We are in the final study phase for our future vaccine against leishmaniasis, which we should ...

Possible Help In Fight Against Muscle-wasting Disease  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)...for treating a severe type of pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems, as well as leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and some yeast infections. ...

New Insight In The Fight Against The Leishmania Parasite  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Medical News Today (press release)Some 350 million people live in areas where leishmaniasis can be contracted. Over 90% of cases are reported in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan, and Brazil. ...

Moved into Permanent Home, SRI's CADRE Boosts Proteomics Work into Rx, Dx for ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
GenomeWeb Daily NewsCurrent projects include the development of new drugs for tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, and dengue fever. Researchers at CADRE are also working on a ...

When a tropical trip has a sting in the tail  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Telegraph.co.ukModern-day adventurer Ben Fogle was struck down by leishmaniasis, a "flesh-eating" bug, after he was bitten by a sandfly while filming in Peru last year, ...

SRI International Expands Bio Activity to East Coast with Opening of Virginia ...  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
GenomeWeb Daily News...respiratory and diarrheal pathogens, and diseases linked to parasitic protozoa, such as West Nile fever, dengue fever, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, ...

Hugo the First and Kalashnikov  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
GlobalPost...scientist who has given so much for science and for our country. Mr Convit's work for better treatments of leprosy and leishmaniasis have saved many lives.

Deadly tropical disease hits south Sudan  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
AFPKala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis, is a neglected tropical disease contracted by the bite of a sand fly, endemic in some parts of southern Sudan. ...

Novel drug candidate may help treat inherited muscular wasting disease  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
Entertainment and Showbiz!...for treating a severe type of pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems, as well as leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness and some yeast infections. ...

223rd Medical Detachment Holds Field Sanitation Course  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
Systems..."Vector borne diseases can include mosquitoes that transmit malaria or sand flies that transmit leishmaniasis," said Oppenheimer. ...

Wars may end but spending on them doesn't  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Nieman Watchdog...friendly fire incidents, mental health crises, rare diseases such as leishmaniasis), the ratio rises to nearly fifteen wounded for every one fatality, ...

Kala azar spreads in Sudan  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Healthcare TodayKala azar, also known as visceral leishmaniasis, is endemic in some southern parts of Sudan, where the disease is transmitted by a type of sandfly. ...

HEALTH: US Urged to Double Aid to Global Projects  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
IPS...and child health but more attention for 14 neglected tropical diseases, including sleeping sickness and the parasite-caused leishmaniasis and chagas. ...

'Gov't Following Up on Proliferation of Sand Flies in Mafraq'  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Water WorldInfected sand flies are responsible for spreading a disease called "leishmaniasis", according to US Centres for Disease Control website. ...

How rainforest shamans treat disease  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Mongabay.comAt the same, medical workers at the village health outposts recognize that Trio treatments for certain endemic diseases, such as leishmaniasis, ...

In Search of the Feathered Serpent  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Krakow PostI contracted leishmaniasis once. The protozoa simply ate my skin alive.? One can hardly resist uttering Kurtz's last words from Heart of Darkness: “The ...

Deltamethrin incorporated into polypropylene fiber to protect against malar ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
plastemart.comAs a result of climate change, the incidence of vector-borne tropical diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and leishmaniasis are expected to rise. ...

Pfizer signs research agreement with Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)...have signed an agreement to facilitate advancements in human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and Chagas disease treatments. ...

UNNE Salud dicta curso en Corrientes para prevenir la Leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
JR Barranqueras-Chaco...la Secretaría General de Extensión Universitaria de la UNNE anunció que este miércoles 18 será el turno del curso de capacitación sobre Leishmaniasis. ...

Confirman nuevo caso de leishmaniasis visceral  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Misiones OnLineUn niño de cinco años para leishmaniasis visceral y se encuentra internado en un sanatorio de Posadas. El chico reside en el paraje Santa Rita, ...

Científicos españoles patentan una vacuna contra la leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
ABC.esInvestigadores españoles han patentado una vacuna para la leishmaniasis, enfermedad que afecta a dos millones de personas al año en más de 90 países, ...

DNDi y Pfizer se unen para buscar soluciones contra enfermedades olvidadas ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
ADN.esLa leishmaniasis visceral (LV) es una enfermedad potencialmente peligrosa, si no se trata adecuadamente, que está presente en 62 países con un promedio de ...

Educan a población en riesgo de uta  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Agencia OrbitaEn el marco de la II fase del proyecto “Programa de Control de la Leishmaniasis Andina?, personal de CPS-Desarrollo, con financiamiento de la fundación ...

El mal de Chagas, y la leishmaniasis, enfermedades discapacitantes  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
UANL..."La leishmaniasis provoca llagas en el cuerpo y hay una forma muy desfigurarte que se va hacia las mucosas, ésta está presente en Tabasco. ...

La Unne contra la leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
ChacasNacional del Nordeste -Unne- efectuará el miércoles próximo una “Jornada de prevención contra la Leishmaniasis?, en el marco del Programa “Unne-Salud?. ...

Investigadores españoles patentan la primera vacuna contra la leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Gaceta MédicaOrganismos genéticamente modificados servirán para desarrollar vacunas frente a la leishmaniasis humana y canina, para las que no existía ningún tipo de ...

Monitoreo en zonas de frontera para frenar el dengue y la leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Diario La RepúblicaAnte la presencia de casos de dengue y leishmaniasis, los municipios de frontera están siendo monitoreados, sobe todo aquellos que hace unos meses ...

Admiten que ya se han sacrificado 3 mil perros por leishmaniasis en Oberá  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Misiones OnLineAl justificar a la eutanasia como último recurso para contrarrestar la leishmaniasis, Penz dijo que "no tiene cura, y el tratamiento, que es solamente para ...

La leishmaniasis volvió a afectar a los más pequeños, hay dos casos  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Misiones OnLineUn bebé de siete meses y otro de un año y cinco meses son las nuevas víctimas de la leishmaniasis visceral en Misiones según informó el jefe de vigilancia ...

Leishmaniasis en Misiones: “El transmisor ha salido de la zona selvática y se ...  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Mega24Dijo que la aparición de casos será esporádica Puntualizó que ante la detección de casos de Leishmaniasis visceral, tanto Salud Pública de la Nación como de ...

San Vicente en alerta por la leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Misiones OnLine...“Estamos en alerta roja por leishmaniasis. Queremos llamar a la concientización de los vecinos para evitar la proliferación del mosquito transmisor. ...

Control del mosquito transmisor en la Costa Pacífica  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
El Liberal - Popayán1.974 casos han sido reportados a lo largo del año en las patologías de dengue, malaria y leishmaniasis, entre otras, en el departamento del Cauca, ...

Continúan internadas bebas con leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
Misiones OnLineLas dos pequeñas fueron diagnosticadas esta semana a través de estudios de punción de médula ósea. Según el parte epidemiológico de Salud Pública ambas ...

Flera nya sjukdomar med nytt klimat  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Helsingborgs DagbladLeishmaniasis finns bland annat i medelhavsländerna och Indien. Den förs över till människan via en liten sandmygga, som nu påträffats i Tyskland. ...

Organismos de frontera aunaron acciones sanitarias  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Diario Línea CapitalIndicó que el dengue no es el único problema que existe en salud, también está la fiebre amarilla y la leishmaniasis, pero el dengue fue el que más apareció ...

Molécula ayudaría a combatir la leishmaniasis  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
La Nación (Paraguay)La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) calcula que la leishmaniasis es una enfermedad que afecta a 12 millones de personas en 88 países del mundo. ...

?FRICA/SUD?N - Cientos de casos de leishmaniasis visceral en el sur del país.  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
FidesMalakal (Agencia Fides) – Cientos de casos de leishmaniasis visceral, enfermedad parasitaria, han sido registrados en Sudán meridional. ...



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