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FDA Provides New Tool to Aid Development, Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests That Detect SARS-CoV-2 Infection

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a new step to support the agency’s evaluation of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 Coronavirus, by providing a SARS-CoV-2 reference panel. 

Reference panels are an additional step to ensure the quality of the tests, validation of new assays, test calibration, and monitoring of assay performance.

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NASA seeks help predicting spread of Mosquito-Carrying Diseases

 

Written by Rani Gran
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Picnics, parades and fireworks are the attributes of a grand July Fourth celebration. So are the itch and scratch of mosquito bites. While the bites are annoying, they don’t tend to stop the festivities. However, certain types of mosquitoes can cause serious harm. They are known to carry and spread diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria.

One of the tools researchers are using to track these mosquitos is citizen science data combining with NASA Earth satellite observations to create new forecast models that can predict the spread of mosquito-carrying diseases, but more data are needed to improve models that can predict and track mosquito-borne diseases.

Culex species mosquito biting a human hand. (Bob Dusek, USGS)

Culex species mosquito biting a human hand. (Bob Dusek, USGS)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Tick and Mosquito Season is here

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Ticks and mosquitoes are now out in force and looking for food. The meal of choice for both is blood, creating opportunities to spread a variety of serious illnesses such as Zika Virus Disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever as they move from one bite victim to another.

“For many people, a bite from a mosquito or tick won’t cause much more than an itchy, irritating spot on the skin or sometimes mild, flu-like symptoms,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses

Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Travels to take Precautions against Zika Virus

 

Spring Break, Mission Trips, Business & Other Travel Warrants Protections

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – In 2016, 63 travelers returned to Tennessee infected with Zika virus. In each of those cases, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee medical community worked quickly to ensure the virus would not spread to others.

Many Tennesseans are now planning for spring breaks, mission trips and other travel to warmer locations where mosquito populations are known to transmit Zika. TDH reminds Tennesseans that mosquito bite precautions are vital to protecting their health and the health of others where they live, work, play and pray when returning.

Travelers need to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

Travelers need to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

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Tennessee Department of Health says “Fight The Bite” Efforts Important To Protect All Tennesseans

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health confirms there have been 24 persons diagnosed with Zika virus disease in Tennessee this year.

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been identified in a small area in Miami, Florida, but all cases in Tennessee have occurred in people returning from international travel to affected areas.

This serves as a reminder that anyone traveling to affected areas should be very careful to avoid mosquito bites during travel and for three weeks after travel.

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Montgomery County Health Department CASPER Survey a Success

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, also called a CASPER, in our area on Tuesday.

This was completed by teams going door-to-door in 39 previously identified areas and speaking directly with community members about information on the Zika virus and ways to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response on July 26th and 27th, 2016.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response on July 26th and 27th, 2016.

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Montgomery County Health Department along with Local Public Health Officials to Conduct CASPER Survey

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, in conjunction with officials from the Montgomery County Health Department, will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, also called a CASPER, in our area July 26th and 27th.

This CASPER is done by going door-to-door and speaking directly with community members about information on the Zika virus and ways to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials to conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response July 26th and 27th.

Montgomery County Public Health Officials to conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response July 26th and 27th.

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Montgomery County issues Zika Virus Prevention Reminder

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith, remind residents and business owners to continue to use the “Tip and Toss” method and “SWAT” actions to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

“With the first confirmed cases of the Zika virus in an adjoining county, and mosquito season in full swing, it is prudent that we remind the public of ways to prevent mosquito breeding.” said Mayor Durrett.

Mosquito season in full swing. Everyone should take action to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

Mosquito season in full swing. Everyone should take action to prevent mosquito breeding grounds.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Stay Safe and Healthy at Upcoming Warm Weather Events

 

“Fight the Bite – Hydrate Right – Respect the Sun’s Might”

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Summer is fast approaching and that means plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun and adventures across Tennessee. Thousands of music lovers will visit Nashville and Manchester June 9th through 12th for the CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo.

Thousands more are expected for Elvis Week in Memphis August 10th through 16th and in Bristol for Bristol Motor Speedway’s NASCAR event August 20th.

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Austin Peay State University nursing student wins THEC community service award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Navdeep Saini, who may well be the nicest student attending Austin Peay State University, doesn’t like to talk about himself that much. If pressed, he’ll admit that he speaks six languages and has a degree in biotechnology (that he earned in Russian), but talking about his accomplishments seems to embarrass him.

He looked particularly shy at APSU’s Einstein Bros. Bagels coffee shop earlier this month when someone asked Saini about another accolade.

Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini

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