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Squalamine is a Wonder drug from a compound found Shark Fishes. Its a strong naturally derived broad-spectrum antibiotic that is predominantly derived from the livers of dogfish and other shark species and can be helpful in Dengue, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis. As per a research team led by Michael Zasloff at Georgetown University , Ssqualamine, already ..
Topics: Antiviral drug • Antivirals • Dengue fever • Hepatitis • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • Michael Zasloff • RTT • Vaccine-preventable diseases • Virus
Recently, the scientists in Australia have discovered an inexpensive and effectual way to avoid transmission of dengue fever. A simple bacterium called “Wolbachia” that only infects insects could prevent dengue in its tracks. Researchers infected mosquitoes, with bacterium that blocks development of the dengue virus. Resistant insects were then released and they successfully interbred with ..
El Tor is a particular strain of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera. It is also known as V. cholera biotype eltor, it has been the dominant strain in the seventh global pandemic. A recent study has found that this highly virulent and drug resistant form of cholera strain, originated from a ..
Topics: Cholera • El Tor • Gram-negative bacteria • Infectious diseases • Intestinal infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • Pandemic • Vibrio • Vibrio cholerae • Vibrionales • Waterborne diseases
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (or Bacille Calmette-Guérin, BCG) is a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of the attenuated (weakened) live bovine tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium bovis, that has lost its virulence in humans by being specially cultured in an artificial medium for years. The bacilli have retained enough strong antigenicity to become a somewhat ..
Topics: Acid-fast bacilli • BCG vaccine • Calmette • Infectious causes of cancer • Infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • Mycobacterium • Mycobacterium bovis • Pathogenic bacteria • Tuberculosis • Vaccine
List of Human Disease Caused By Virus & Bacteria Disease Causing Agent Infection / Transmission AIDS Human T -cell Leukemia Virus HTLV-III blood and sperms , thru sexual contact homo or heterosexual) Ascariasis Ascaris lumbricoides raw vegetables infected with eggs Athletes’ Foot Trichophyton bad foot hygiene Bacillary Dysentery Shigella Dysenterie flies, food, faeces Botulism Clostridium botulinum ..
Topics: Animal virology • Arbovirus • Dengue fever • Infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • Mosquito • Neglected diseases • Paramyxoviridae • Transmission • Tropical diseases • Viruses