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07/23/2013 Unusual Tick-Borne Virus Lurks In Missouri's Woods

Last year, scientists got the chance to solve a medical mystery — well, at least half of it. This week the final puzzle pieces fell into place, as investigators tracked the newly identified virus to an eight-legged bug.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

07/23/2013 Ticks in Missouri carry newly discovered virus

There’s another reason to fear Missouri’s bugs after federal health investigators confirmed that ticks in the state carry a new virus.

Deutsche Presse Agentur

07/22/2013 Gefährliches Zeckenvirus breitet sich aus

Four years ago, suffering two men on a new virus that is transmitted by ticks. A new study shows that significantly more ticks the excitation carry with them than previously thought. (Translated with Google Translate)

Le Monde

03/27/2013 Un smartphone pour traquer les parasites intestinaux En savoir plus sur

A smartphone can be used for many things. And sometimes the most unexpected. With the help of American, Swiss and Tanzanian colleagues, Isaac Bogoch, infectious disease specialist at Toronto General Hospital (Canada), transformed into a mobile phone optical microscope, able to detect stool samples in almost 70 % parasitic worm larvae. (Translated with Google Translate)

Agence France-Presse

03/12/2013 Scientists used iPhone to diagnose intestinal worms: study

Scientists used an iPhone and a camera lens to diagnose intestinal worms in rural Tanzania, a breakthrough that could help doctors treat patients infected with the parasites, a study said on Tuesday.

Venture Beat

03/11/2013 Health hack: iPhone + glass + flashlight = life-saving microsope in Africa

According to a study published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, scientists used the hacked-together microscope to examine almost 200 stool samples taken from children in Pemba Island in Tanzania. Each glass slide with the sample was covered in cellophane, taped to the iPhone, and lit from behind with the flashlight. Then the researchers took a picture with the phone’s camera, and examined the image on the iPhone’s screen.

Health Day

01/18/2013 Malaria, Typhoid Pose Biggest Threat to Travelers in Tropics

Malaria and typhoid fever -- not the much-feared Ebola virus -- are the biggest health threats for travelers to tropical regions of the world, according to a new study.

ANI News

01/17/2013 Malaria, typhoid biggest health threat for travellers to tropical countries like India

In a study of more than 80,000 returned travelers who sought medical care for illnesses, around 3,000 (4 percent) were affected by malaria, typhoid fever and other potentially life-threatening tropical diseases.

New York Times

12/17/2012 Efficient Ceramic Indoor Stoves Fail to Reduce Risk of Pneumonia in Children

Small ceramic indoor stoves, such as those sold by women in AIDS self-help groups in Africa, do save fuel and cut down on eye-irritating smoke, a new study has found — but they do not save children from pneumonia.

Xinhua News Agency

12/13/2012 Feature: Ceramic indoor cookstoves may not cut air pollution

Low-cost, locally-produced ceramic cookstoves may produce less smoke than traditional indoor 3-stone firepits, but they don't drastically reduce indoor air pollution or the risk of pneumonia in young children, a year-long observational study by researchers working in rural Kenya has revealed.

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