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.
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 ...
The infection rate has begun to decline, but there are likely to be many deaths before the flu season finally ends.
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...
The FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products due to a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis.
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.
[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.
[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".
Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 people. Now governments are moving to make vaccinations mandatory.
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...
[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.