Category: Industry News

2012


07.23

Chagas: The New AIDS of the Americas?

Neglected tropical diseases are among the most common conditions afflicting the estimated 99 million people who live on less than US $2 per day in the Latin American and Caribbean region. One of these tropical diseases, Chagas, infects more than 8 million people worldwide. While most of those infected are in Latin and Central America, as many as 300,000 live.... Read Full Article >

2011


08.24

H. pylori Antigen Test Detects and Differentiates Active and Latent Infection

H.pylori is a spiral shaped bacterium, found in the gastric mucous layer or epithelial lining of the stomach, and is associated with 90% of duodenal and 80% of gastric ulcers which double a person’s risk of gastric cancer, the second most common cancer worldwide. Two thirds of the world’s population is infected with H.pylori which is characterized by a burning.... Read Full Article >

2011


06.16

Forecasting Global Cholera Outbreaks

Global cholera outbreaks, due to water or food contaminated with Vibrio cholerae, affect 3-5 million people each year with an estimated  100,000-130,000 deaths.  Cholera outbreaks are increasing, particularly in Haiti where more than 320,000 cases have been reported, resulting in 5,000 deaths since October 2010. Prior to the devastating earthquake, Haiti had been free of this debilitating disease for more than 100.... Read Full Article >

2010


12.21

Dengue Outbreak Sweeps Across Venezuela

As the rain continues to fall the number of Dengue cases in Venezuela skyrocket. This year, Venezuela has had 114,855 cases of Dengue, the highest in the 21 years!  The epidemic surpassed lasted year’s 53,462 cases by more than double, according to the Epidemiological Alert of the Network of Scientific Medical Societies. Over 60% of the cases are localized in.... Read Full Article >

2010


12.03

STD Trends in the USA

The 2009 STD surveillance data has been published by the CDC.  There has been positive progress in several areas including: The lowest national Gonorrhea rate ever The increase in Chlamydia screening The fact that the national rate for Syphilis has not increased among women for the first time in 5 years! There are still several things that need to be.... Read Full Article >

2010


10.22

Malaria causes 200,000+ Deaths in India each Year

Beginning in 2001 researchers started examining the cause of death 122,000 people in India.  By the end of their research in 2003 they discovered that 3.6% of deaths were probably caused by Malaria.  Extrapolating this to the greater population of India researchers can estimate that 125,000-277,000 people die of Malaria each year in India.  The researchers’ best estimates hover around.... Read Full Article >

2010


10.05

60% increase in Dengue Cases

In Johor Baru, Malaysia just outside of Singapore the number of cases of dengue since last year has increased more than 60%, including 10 recorded deaths.  Last year there were only three deaths, and it’s only October. The Johor Health Department said that the number of registered cases has increased from 1,936 to 3,157 during the same time last year. .... Read Full Article >

2010


09.21

CDC Malaria Update

The CDC announced that they have updated their Malaria information on their website. The information includes areas where malaria is prevalent, the type of malaria, if the types of malaria are drug resistant,  and the recommended chemoprophylaxis. The report covers all parts of the world.  For more information click here