Mozambique: African Swine Fever Detected in Beira
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican veterinary authorities have banned the movement of live pigs, pork and any pork derivatives from Beira to anywhere else in the country, following an outbreak of African swine fever, reports Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2019Source: Food ControlAuthor(s): Alexandros Ch Stratakos, Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Patrick Ward, Mark Linton, Carmel Kelly, Laurette Pinkerton, Pam Scates, Jane McBride, Ioan Pet, Adriana Criste, Ducu Stef, Jillian M. Couto, William T. Sloan, Nick Dorrell, Brendan W. Wren, Lavinia Stef, Ozan Gundogdu, Nicolae CorcionivoschiAbstractListeriosis is an important food-borne disease responsible for high rates of morbidity and mortality. L. monocytogenes has been the cause of several foodborne outbreaks and its ability to adapt and survive in a wide range of environmental conditions makes er...
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has declared Kenya free of the avian and swine flu following a scare of an outbreak of the deadly diseases over the weekend.
[Ghanaian Times] Tsledom -An outbreak of Yaws, locally known as "Jator" has engulfed Tsledom, a deprived community in the middle-belt of the Lower Manya Krobo municipality in the Eastern Region.
GIDEON what’s new summary: July 20 to July 22, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap The post Update: July 22, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations agreed in 2005. These require the WHO to declare an emergency when a public health event, such as an outbreak, becomes extraordinary because it constitutes a risk to other countries, and when a coordinated international response is required.
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Residents of Wusar community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State are worried following an outbreak of measles that have killed dozens of children in two months in the area.
In this study we characterized the very first transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulators of the LEE in this emerging pathogen. Our results suggest that Ler and GrlA globally activate transcription from the LEE, whereas GrlR negatively regulates the LEE. Additionally, we demonstrate that the RNA chaperone Hfq posttranscriptionally represses the LEE by specifically targeting the 5’ UTR of grlR. In summary, our findings provide the very first glimpse of the regulatory landscape of the LEE in E. albertii – a bacterium that has been implicated in multiple diarrheal outbreaks worldwide.
ConclusionsMIA-US is a reliable tool for rapid post-mortem diagnosis of yellow fever and can be used as an alternative to conventional autopsy in regions at risk for hemorrhagic fever outbreaks with limited resources to perform complete diagnostic autopsy.
by Brien K. Haun, Varney Kamara, Abigail S. Dweh, Kianalei Garalde-Machida, Saymajunkon S. E. Forkay, Melissa Takaaze, Madhuri Namekar, Teri Ann S. Wong, Ayesha E. R. Bell-Gam Woto, Peter Humphreys, Ophelia I. Weeks, Mosoka P. Fallah, John M. Berestecky, Vivek R. Nerurkar, Axel T. Lehrer Filoviruses such as Ebola virus (EBOV) cause outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fevers for which no FDA-approved vaccines or drugs are available. The 2014–2016 EBOV outbreak in West Africa infected approximately 30,000 people, killing more than 11,000 and affecting thousands more in areas still suff ering from the effects of civil wars....
[East African] Kenya this week kicked off a five-day national polio vaccination campaign in areas with greatest risk of transmission as the United Nations warned that outbreaks in some countries in the Horn of Africa threaten Africa's and global efforts to eradicate the disease.