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Scientists unlock planthoppers' potential to control future crop disease outbreaks

(eLife) Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Zoology have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the virus.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news

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Objective: To describe injection-related HIV risk behaviors preimplementation and postimplementation of an emergency syringe services program (SSP) in Scott County, Indiana, after an HIV outbreak among persons who inject drugs (PWID). Design: Mixed methods retrospective pre–post intervention analysis. Methods: We analyzed routine SSP program data collected at first and most recent visit among clients with ≥2 visits, ≥7 days apart from April 4 to August 30, 2015, to quantify changes in injection-related risk behaviors. We also analyzed qualitative data collected from 56 PWID recruited in Scott County to ...
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Prevention Research Source Type: research
The infection rate has begun to decline, but there are likely to be many deaths before the flu season finally ends.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news
Tainted chicken salad is likely behind a multi-state salmonella outbreak that has sent 28 people to the hospital, according to an announcement from the CDC. Iowa-based Triple T Specialty Meats has recalled more than 20,600 pounds of chicken salad produced between Jan. 2 and Feb. 7, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday. The potentially contaminated products were sold at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota between Jan. 4 and Feb. 9, the CDC says. Exposure to salmonella bacteria can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, which can become fatal if...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news
The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products due to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis.
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: news
At least 913 suspected cases of Lassa fever have been recorded since the turn of the year, Nigeria's Center for Disease Control states. This is a jump of almost 50 per cent in just a week.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Medical facilities in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur have continued to receive dozens of cases of acute watery diarrhoea suspected to be cholera. On Wednesday the isolation centres of Nierteti, Kuweila, and Mara received 17 new cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases to 137.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[DA] Today in Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Health, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, said that he cannot release the latest statistics on Listeria-related cases or deaths because he has not yet met with stakeholders due to "events in government and Parliament".
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 people. Now governments are moving to make vaccinations mandatory.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Epidemics Measles Vaccination and Immunization Romani People Centers for Disease Control and Prevention London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine World Health Organization Europe Source Type: news
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Chicken Salad Sold at Fareway Stores Linked to Salmonella Outbreak A salmonella outbreak that's sickened 65 people in five states is linked to...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
[Guardian] Minna -The Niger State government has confirmed 31 cases and four deaths to Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the state. Laboratory tests conducted around the state showed the outbreak of the disease in a number of local councils.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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