Scientists: Ebola virus can be transmitted through the air

Canadian researchers have found that one of the most severe forms of Ebola haemorrhagic fever can be transmitted through airborne droplets, not only by direct contact with blood and other body fluids of an infected person. It is a Zairian subtype virus during infection which kills up to 90% of those infected. Scientists believe that carry the virus are most often wild pigs. At the same time, the researchers note that the virus is transmitted to the relatively short range and does not go to any comparison with the influenza virus.Category: Epidemics Read more [...]
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The U.S. recorded severe cases of poisoning meat

In the five states in the U.S. 16 people became ill with salmonellosis. Source of infection - the ground beef contaminated with Salmonella.Some of poisoning were hospitalized in serious condition. The majority of poisoning cases reported in Michigan and in Iowa. Earlier it was reported that a study of samples of meat from across the United States found that 96% of pork sold in this country are infected not very well known but dangerous to humans by the bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica, and Yersinia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bacterium infects Read more [...]
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Users Facebook warning of a new virus

The company "Doctor Web," warns of a new wave of malicious programs among users of the popular social network. This time for his own purposes attackers use the integrated application that allows to place on the pages of "the Facebook" arbitrary HTML-code.Trojans are used to spread feykovye thematic groups, which house disguised as a video link to a malicious application, the website of the company.In order to spread malware, cybercriminals have created in Facebook many thematic groups called Videos Mega or Mega Videos: on February 5, 2013 the total population reached several Read more [...]
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The causative agent of leprosy reprogram infected cells

The bacteria that cause leprosy (leprosy), proved to be outstanding experts in the field of stem cells: they are easy to carry out what the scientists out abyss of time and effort. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh (UK) found that "prokaznye" mycobacteria may draw mature cells in an undifferentiated, stem condition and reprogram it to turn into another cell type.One of the first objectives of the agent of leprosy are Schwann cells - helper cells of nervous tissue that form the myelin sheath around the axons of peripheral nerve fibers. The researchers took Schwann cells Read more [...]
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Pregnancy can be infected

German scientists from the city of Bamberg conducted a study from 1993 to 2007, attended by more than 42 thousand women workers. As a result, the researchers concluded that the pregnancy can be "infected" by looking at someone else's example.Thus, according to the study, women colleagues who are already familiar withjoy of motherhood, the probability of getting pregnant within a year after the birth of the child with colleagues increases almost in half. Also, this effect is observed during the second year, although at a much smaller level. Scientists cchitaetsya that the Read more [...]
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Wind — the main threat of the global flu epidemic

Deadly bird flu virus can be transmitted to the wind, do not exclude the scientists. According to New Scientist, usually people get through direct contact. But, apparently, the wind can carry the virus.Dutch scientists from the National Institute of Public Health and Environment investigated an outbreak strain of H7N7 in poultry on farms in 2003. As a result, 89 people were infected, and one died. Computer modeling showed that the wind rose explains why different strains of influenza reached different farms. H5N1 - the most dangerous strain. Since 2003, he has killed 360 people out of 610 Read more [...]
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Heat wave in Russia caused a deadly outbreak of fever

Heat wave and drought that prevailed in Russia for two months, provoked an outbreak of exotic viral disease - fever West Nila.Vchera in the administration of the Vologda region confirmed that the virus from the African region has killed five people. Only in the region, there are 108 patients, 35 of them were found in the past week. Rospotrebnadzor experts warn that the disease can become infected with a dangerous millions.The disease is highly seasonal, and his time - late summer and autumn. During this period, mosquitoes, ticks and argasid adopt virus in animals-the carrier in sufficient Read more [...]
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First aid for a sting of Tick-borne Encephalitis

Mite that was stuck in the skin can be removed by the following method:on the bite necessary to put a drop of any kind of oil (vegetable, machine) to block his access to air; after tick wrinkled his tweezers to grab and retrieve untwist smooth circular movements.In the absence of tweezers, you can use regular thread:need to thread between the body of the tick and the skin; stretch the thread to the sides; light circular motion to pull the tick.Extracted the tick can crush nail and the more fingers! If the tick is infected glaring - is the surest way to get infected with encephalitis. A Read more [...]
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How to remove ticks?

From May to September, in the forests and in urban parks activated ticks. Mites themselves do not carry any risk, but they can be carriers of such severe infections, such as encephalitis and tick-borne Lyme disease. Not every tick contains a virus encephalitis or Borrelia, an average of 10 mites only 1-2 are contagious (though in appearance infected and not infected ticks are not identical). Mites do not live in the trees, as is commonly believed, and the bushes and tall grass. Mite advance sees infrared radiation coming from the approaching man and prepares to attack him. After skin mite sticks, Read more [...]
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Heat wave in Russia caused a deadly outbreak of fever

Heat wave and drought that prevailed in Russia for two months, provoked an outbreak of exotic viral disease - fever West Nila.Vchera in the administration of the Vologda region confirmed that the African region have died of the virus in the past five man. Only in the region, there are 108 patients, 35 of them were found in the past week. Rospotrebnadzor experts warn that the disease can become infected with a dangerous millions.Disease is highly seasonal, and his time - late summer and autumn. During this period, mosquitoes, ticks and argasid adopt virus in animals-the carrier in sufficient quantities Read more [...]
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Animal diseases dangerous to humans

Infectious and parasitic diseases common to humans and animals, called antropozornozami. A person infected by them in contact with sick animals, their carcasses during skinning, butchering carcasses, etc. Infection can also occur as a result of eating the meat of infected animals, contaminated water and by mosquitoes and ticks. Anthrax - acute febrile disease of domestic and wild animals and humans. Animals infected by infected food and to drink. Man - when removing the skins and leather processing of infected animals, often sick with cutaneous. Personal hygiene - reliable protection against Read more [...]
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In the Stavropol region quarantined for brucellosis

Outbreak of brucellosis in cattle recorded in the village of Abram-Tube Neftekumsk district of the Stavropol Territory. This was announced by the deputy head of the Veterinary Surveillance of Stavropol George Dzhailidi.- Identified 11 cases of animals that are already dead. Currently under corrective measures and initiated the study. In the village quarantined, implemented restrictive measures that prohibit the export of not only cattle, but all the animals of the territory of the village, as well as milk, - said Dzhailidi.  He noted that the infected animals were kept in ten different Read more [...]
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First aid for a sting of Tick-borne Encephalitis

Mite that was stuck in the skin can be removed by the following method:on the bite necessary to put a drop of any kind of oil (vegetable, machine) to block his access to air; after tick wrinkled his tweezers to grab and retrieve untwist smooth circular movements.In the absence of tweezers, you can use regular thread:need to thread between the body of the tick and the skin; stretch the thread to the sides; light circular motion to pull the tick.Extracted the tick can crush nail and the more fingers! If the tick is infected glaring - is the surest way to get infected with encephalitis. A Read more [...]
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Sulfatsil

Sulfatsil (Sulfacylum; synonym: sulfacetamide, Sulfacetamidum; List B) - sulfanilamide preparation. Apply with streptococcal, gonococcal, pneumococcal and number bacillary infections (pielity, cystitis, mastoiditis, generic sepsis, enterocolitis, infected wounds, etc.). Assign local in the form of powders, and the inside of 0.5-1 g of 3 - 5 times day for 6-7 days. Product: powder. Sulfatsil soluble (Sulfacylum solubile; synonym: sulfacetamide sodium, Sulfacetamidum natricum; List B). On antimicrobial action corresponds sulfatsilu. The drug can be apply for the treatment of infected wounds and Read more [...]
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Sexually transmitted diseases and sexual-8

The source of infection with syphilis is a sick man, from which it is possible contamination two ways: sexual and domestic. The first way is the most common. Promiscuous with strangers and random individuals often leads to infection. The man with the discovery of the phenomenon of syphilis can easily infect healthy and everyday way: using a common, mug, spoon, a common towel, toothbrush, wind instruments, razor, etc. You can get infected, finishing someone else's cigarette, kissing with a patient. Children can be infected through the toys that he took in his mouth had syphilis child. There Read more [...]
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Rabies

Rabies is rare in the UK and some other countries thanks to strict control. But in some regions of the world controlling rabies is almost non-existent. This is a very serious disease, and if you are infected and you do not immunized, you need to act quickly.Rabies is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal or by saliva, which fell on the open wound. It is also carried by air in the caves inhabited by infected bats. In diseased animals appear anxiety and aggressiveness. It may without notice to rush to a moving object within reach. In the later stages, you salivation, convulsions Read more [...]
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Parrot disease

Ornithosis (psittacosis synonym) - an acute infectious disease transmitted to man by infected birds, accompanied by phenomena of the general intoxication and lung injury. Etiology. Exciter ornithosis hlamidozoa belongs to the group, which occupies an intermediate position between bacteria and rickettsia, on the one hand, and viruses, on the other. The causative agent is stable at normal room and low (up to -70 °) temperature drying. Epidemiology. Psittacosis refers to a group of zoonoses with natural foci. The source of infection, birds (100 species). The main reservoir of infection, and the Read more [...]
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Yellow fever

Yellow fever is an acute infectious disease characterized by sudden onset, fever, bloody vomiting, jaundice, prostration, and a tendency to bleed from the nose, stomach, intestines, and the mucous membranes of the mouth. In the initial period of the disease, which lasts 2-5 days, the temperature increases (39-39,5 ° C), nausea, vomiting and constipation. Jaundice appears 2-3 days of illness. Typically, abdominal pain, muscle pain, exhaustion, headache, anxiety, irritability. During intoxication, lasting from 6 to 9 days of illness, there was a further rise in temperature and there is a black Read more [...]
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Smallpox

Smallpox is a highly, often fatal disease, which is characterized by a specific bubble-nodular rash. Onset is sudden, with fever, chills, headache, severe back pain and prostration. The initial period lasts 2-4 days, and then the temperature drops and a rash, which becomes pustular. Formed scabs fall off between the tenth and twentieth days after the rash appears. Rash covering the entire body with special intensity on the face, arms, on the wrists, on the hands, on the lower extremities, including the soles. After the rash usually leaves scars (pockmarks). Pathogen - a virus. Method of distribution: In Read more [...]
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Plague

Plague (black plague, the "Black Death" bubonic plague, Oriental Plague) is an acute, contagious disease of wild rodents vysokoletalnym. In humans the most common form of bubonic plague. Onset is usually sudden, with a rapid rise in temperature to 39-40 ° C, with a rapid pulse and rapid breathing. In severe cases, there is confusion with the phenomena of excitation. Characteristic is the red eyes and skin, oblo language of strength, as well as nausea and vomiting. As a rule, there is a strong concern. In some cases, patients sometimes manic, in others - drowsiness or koma.U children Read more [...]
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