Flaviviruses constitute a family of linear, single-stranded RNA(+) viruses. They cause approximately 70 different diseases which have a major impact on national economies and health authorities... More > worldwide. With contribution from internationally acclaimed authors such as Ernest Gould and Hubert Blum, this book reviews the most significant cutting edge discoveries in the flavivirus field. Aspects of molecular biology common to flaviviruses are explored in depth. Topics include the evolution and function of flavivirus RNA, flavivirus replication, laboratory diagnosis and vaccine development. Individual chapters are devoted to the molecular biology of yellow fever virus, dengue virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and hepatitis virus C virus. Essential reading for all flavivirus researchers and a recommended text for all virology laboratories.< Less
The remarkable story of Captain Eleanor T. Bauman, A.N.C., an Army nurse who served in the New Guinea and Papuan Campaigns of World War II. It is the story of the nurses who suffered the bombing... More > raids, the sniper fire, the Malaria and Dengue Fever, to provide medical care for the sick and wounded.< Less
Hepatitis C and Dengue viruses belong to the family of Flaviviridae. Viruses in this family are enveloped, have positive-sense RNA and are responsible for a variety of life threatening diseases.... More > Hepatitis C virus is the major etiological agent of post-transfusion hepatitis worldwide. An estimated 3 % of the world's population is infected with HCV according to the World Health Organization. Infection with HCV will most regularly result in chronic hepatitis, which leads to liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. Dengue is currently the most important viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes afflicting humans the world context. Clinical symptoms range from mild fevers to a severe haemorrhagic disease. To date neither specific antiviral treatments exist nor are there any vaccines available for both infections. Thus there is an urgent need for new therapies.< Less
More than 170 million people worldwide are currently chronically infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Similarly, Dengue fever infects 50 million per year in central Africa. It is the same story for... More > so many other viruses that are members of the flaviviridae family.
Disproportionally to the severity of an infection with almost all members of Flaviviridae, no specific antiviral therapy is available today. There are drugs neither for the treatment nor for the prevention upon infection. Scientists have isolated various proteins and extensively study some of them in an attempt to get information that will eventually be combined to a strategy against the viruses.
Herein, an effort is made to describe the current status of antiviral research within flaviviridae, homology modelling and structure based drug design techniques that may soon lead to new generation of stratagems against flaviviridae. Finally, insights into novel technologies in drug design technology are provided.< Less
The mother of vinegar is the kombucha mother (SCOBY) too, because it makes kombucha, which is just half done vinegar made from sweetened tea. The mother of vinegar is a gelatinous mass that forms on... More > the top of vinegar. It is a collection of beneficial microbes that are probiotic, like those in yogurt and other traditional fermented foods.
Read how we make a tasty treat with the mother of vinegar by grinding it and adding more sweetening. You’ll also be amazed at how we successfully used it for many health problems in Central America, even dengue fever and other serious diseases.
While a search on the internet will reveal many sites, like Wikipedia, that report on kombucha, this book reveals how to use the mother as a probiotic. After more than three decades of experience using the mother in this way, I can definitely say that the mother is one of the best probiotics on the planet. A small amount helps in a very big way.< Less
Moski is een muskiet. Haar officiële naam is Aedes aegypti. Wij kennen haar als een denguemuskiet, omdat ze de ziekte dengue over kan brengen. Dengue is een gevaarlijke ziekte. In dit boekje kan... More > je niet alleen over deze muskiet lezen, maar ook over de ziekte dengue en wat je kunt doen om deze ziekte te voorkomen.< Less
Una larga sequía azota un país, afectando
la salud física y psíquica de sus habitantes.
Una probable realidad que busca alertar
sobre «la responsabilidad de cuidar... More > el agua,
como el bien más preciado de la humanidad»
La deshidratación, el dengue hemorrágico, el
cólera, infecciones respiratorias agudas (IRA)
complicadas con neumonía, aumento de
dificultad respiratoria, hipotermia, ausencia
de fluidificantes, cianosis peribucal y distal,
mordida de ratas, el hacinamiento, la falta de
líquidos, diarreas y vómitos, erupciones cutáneas
severas (sarna), niños con ojos enrojecidos,
secreción nasal y dolor de garganta, son
algunas enfermedades que pueden acabar
con la vida de hombres, mujeres y niños.
Una experiencia imaginativa sobre una
probable realidad, donde se describe el
comportamiento humano en las condiciones
más extremas, haciéndonos dudar si realmente
somos tan civilizados como creemos.< Less