Global Disease Research
Global Disease Research, or GDR is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care and research. GDR was formed and received IRS 501c3 non-profit status May 25 2012 for the purpose of researching affordable and effective treatments for diseases. Donations are totally deductable.
The organization strives to provide medical assistance and medicine to regions of the world where it is least available.
- Medicine must remain neutral towards politics, race religion, and the other beliefs of a person
- Follow the oath of doctors and remain at the forefront through a ongoing commitment to medical research
- Offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at risk
- GDR is an entirely independent non-governmental organization who's doctors and researchers volunteer their time to solve issues of world health.
Chagas disease has an acute and a chronic phase. If untreated, infection is lifelong.
Acute Chagas disease occurs immediately after infection, may last up to a few weeks or months, and parasites may be found in the circulating blood. Infection may be mild or asymptomatic. There may be fever or swelling around the site of inoculation (where the parasite entered into the skin or mucous membrane).
With more than one-third of the world's population living in areas at risk for infection, dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly.
Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. There are not yet any vaccines to prevent infection with dengue virus and the most effective protective measures are those that avoid mosquito bites.
Ebola virus disease (EVD; also Ebola hemorrhagic fever, or EHF), or simply Ebola, is a disease of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Then, vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. At this time some people begin to bleed both internally and externally.
About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika). The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
The proboscis of a female mosquito—here a southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus)—pierces theepidermis and dermis to allow it to feed on human blood from a capillary: this one is almost fully tumescent.
The mosquito injects saliva, which contains an anesthetic, and an anticoagulantinto the puncture wound, and in infected mosquitoes, West Nile virus.
It was only a matter of time. From the moment the first cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus were detected spreading through the Caribbean, authorities were expressing concern about the possible introduction into North America.
Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne virus that causes potentially severe illness. Outbreaks have occurred in many parts of the world but, until recently, it hadn't been reported from the Western Hemisphere.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito thrives in tropical climates and can carry the Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya.
An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola in which hundreds have already died could be "a threat to the entire world", the World Health Organisation has warned.