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2015


10.13

Meet us at MEDICA 2015 in November

We always look forward to attending MEDICA but this year we’re more excited than ever since we’ll be celebrating CTK Biotech’s 10th anniversary and the launch of numerous new rapid tests in 2015.  We have expanded our prenatal care product line with the first-of-its kind semi-quantitative Rubella IgG/IgM Rapid Test, HSV-1 IgG/IgM Rapid Test and HSV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test. With these new.... Read Full Article >

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 >

2012


01.06

The aftermath of natural disasters

Diseases that follow natural disasters cause more deaths than the catastrophe itself with water supplies quickly becoming contaminated by human and animal excrement.  Thailand has recently experienced historical flooding after months of monsoon rain, which has left two out of the three landfills submerged, thereby causing contamination of water supplies and rice fields as garbage floats through the streets.  This.... 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


08.23

Over 31,000 Dengue Cases in Malaysia this year

As the rainy season comes into full swing the effects of dengue fever are starting to create major health concerns in Malaysia and surrounding countries.  With over 31,000 reported cases of Dengue this year and 100 deaths the numbers are quickly surpassing last year’s with four months still remaining. With over a 45% increase increase in deaths since last year.... Read Full Article >

2010


08.18

Brazil’s Dengue Outbreaks on the Rise

With already 1760 confirmed dengue cases this year Brazil is worrying about the dramatic increase in cases compared to last year which only had 8 cases. Rodolfo Poliseli, head of the 11th Regional Health Campo Mourao, said that there are several new contributing factors to this increase.  The mosquitoes have adapted to new situations like colder weather, and residents are.... Read Full Article >

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