Zika virus: Miami Beach transmission zone triples

The Zika virus transmission zone in Miami Beach has tripled in size, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday night.
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CONCLUSIONS: Lessons learned from this disease response included understanding the macro-environment, developing partnerships across agencies and the community, and valuing diverse message platforms. These lessons can be used to improve communication approaches for health officials at the local, state, and federal levels during future infectious disease outbreaks. PMID: 32243762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS These findings indicate diffusion expansion, a unique spatial diffusion pattern of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue epidemics in Salvador-Bahia, namely. Knowing how and where arboviruses spread in Salvador-Bahia can help improve subsequent specific epidemic control interventions.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
The public health response to Zika outbreak has mostly focused on epidemiological surveillance, vector control, and individual level preventative measures. This qualitative study employs a social-ecological fr...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Contributors : J N Conde ; W Schutt ; M Mladinich ; S Young ; P Hearing ; E R MackowSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensZIKV NS5 WT expression in human brain microvascular endothelical cells (hBMECs) alters transcriptional responses and downregulate genes related to cell cycle, nucleosome formation and interferon stimulated genes (ISGs).
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Abstract Congenital infections refer to a group of perinatal infections that may have similar clinical presentations, including rash and ocular findings. TORCH is the acronym that covers these infections (toxoplasmosis, other [syphilis], rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus). There are, however, other important causes of intrauterine/perinatal infections, including enteroviruses, varicella zoster virus, Zika virus, and parvovirus B19. Intrauterine and perinatal infections are significant causes of fetal and neonatal mortality and important contributors to childhood morbidity. A high index of suspicion fo...
Source: Hong Kong Med J - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
The White House coronavirus task force has projected the coronavirus pandemic to go through June, possibly slowing down in July. Dr. Tom Frieden, who served as CDC Director during the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, weighs in on the latest pandemic models and how Americans can stay healthy during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."
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 Paul Stoffels, J&J ’s Chief Scientific Officer, has given delegates at eyeforpharma’s Barcelona Virtual conference exclusive insights into its rapid progress in the search for a vaccine to the COVID-19 virus. Speaking to Reuters News on day two of the five-day conference, Stoffels said J&J ’s potential vaccine, which has just been chosen as a lead candidate to help tackle the pandemic, could be ready for clinical trials as soon as early September with evidence of its safety and efficacy expected by the end of the year.  This means that the first vaccinations could be given in the firs...
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By infecting glioblastoma cells but not healthy brain tissue, some form of the virus could serve a therapeutic purpose.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: The Literature Source Type: news
Abstract RNAs that are 5'-truncated versions of a longer RNA, but share the same 3' terminus can be generated by alternative promoters in transcription of cellular mRNAs or by replicating RNA viruses. These truncated RNAs cannot be distinguished from the longer RNA by a simple two-primer RT-PCR because primers that anneal to the cDNA from the smaller RNA also anneal to - and amplify - the longer RNA-derived cDNA. Thus, laborious methods, such as northern blot hybridization, are used to distinguish shorter from longer RNAs. For rapid, low-cost and specific detection of these truncated RNAs, we report Detection of S...
Source: RNA - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: RNA Source Type: research
PMID: 32239166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
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