Tom E. Fletcher

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BACKGROUND In March 2014, the World Health Organization was notified of an outbreak of Zaire ebolavirus in a remote area of Guinea. The outbreak then spread to the capital, Conakry, and to neighboring countries and has subsequently become the largest epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) to date. METHODS From March 25 to April 26, 2014, we performed a(More)
Geomatics Engineering Department where he is responsible for teaching and research related to positioning, and hydrography. He has been involved with GPS development and applications since 1980. ABSTRACT In order to achieve sub-meter accuracy for the positioning of a CF-188 jet fighter (Canadian version of the F-18) under 360 degree rolls, two GPS antennas(More)
The construction of patent claims plays a critical role in nearly every patent case. It is central to evaluation of infringement and validity, and can affect or determine the outcome of other significant issues such as unenforceability, enablement, and remedies. Yet jurists and scholars have long lamented the challenges of construing patent claim terms.(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a potentially fatal tick-borne viral infection that is widely distributed worldwide. The diagnosis is frequently missed due to the non-specific initial symptoms and the differential diagnosis included many infectious and non-infectious causes. This retrospective study describes the clinical features and final(More)
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a life threatening acute viral infection characterized by fever, bleeding, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. It is a major emerging infectious diseases threat, but its pathogenesis remains poorly understood and few data exist for the role of apoptosis in acute infection. We aimed to assess apoptotic gene expression(More)
These notes cover the basics of Riemannian geometry, Lie groups, and symmetric spaces. This is just a listing of the basic definitions and theorems with no in-depth discussion or proofs. Some exercises are included at the end of each section to give you something to think about. See the references cited within for more complete coverage of these topics.(More)
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