Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges

National Institutes of Health. 05/16/2017 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. (Video or Multimedia)
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[VOA] The Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister resigned Monday after he was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak in eastern Congo to be an international health emergency.
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[The Conversation Africa] Despite the availability of vaccines for influenza - or flu - the virus continues to kill people across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, flu epidemics result in 3 million to 5 million cases of severe illness and about 290 000 to 650 000 deaths each year.
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[The Conversation Africa] Despite over a year of containment efforts, the World Health Organisation recently declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The declaration reflects the grim recognition that insecurity is preventing an effective response.
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Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although the knowledge of the natural evolution of the disease is still scarce, the current evidence is strong enough to establish a causal relationship between ZIKV infection during pregnancy and the increased incidence of the microcephaly and serious eye alterations that lead to the severe lower vision of these children.RESUMO: INTRODU ÇÃO: O vírus Zika (ZIKV) é um arbovírus isolado pela primeira vez no ano de 1947, sendo transmitido para o homem pelo mosquito Aedes aegypti. No Brasil foi detectado pela primeira vez em maio de 2015. Desde então, ZIKV foi identificado ...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study provides initial evidence for the utility of this novel, brief intervention as an adjunct to standard adherence counselling, for improving adherence to ART.
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Pérez-García F PMID: 31326095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Conclusion: Most common etiology of PRS is ANCA positive vasculitis in India. With high degree of suspicion for DAH in patients presenting with haemoptysis, breathlessness and alveolar opacities in chest x-ray and carefully investigating by simple urine examination for evidence of GN, timely diagnosis of PRS can be made. With timely appropriate treatment survival is 68%. Patients with PRS due to leptospirosis or dengue have features suggestive of underlying disease (like icterus with raised bilirubin but
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Sudulagunta SR, Sodalagunta MB, Kumbhat M, Bangalore Raja SK PMID: 31324104 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
We report this case to highlight the possibility of afebrile dengue in endemic areas. PMID: 31324095 [PubMed - in process]
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