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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.
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In this study, 69 single patient multidrug resistant isolates collected from all over Palestine, except Gaza, were studied. All the isolates were resistant to all the β-lactam antibiotics including the carbapenems. Of the 69 isolates, 82.6% were positive for blaOXA-23, 14.5% were positive for blaOXA-24, and 3% were positive for blaOXA-58. None were positive for blaOXA-143 and blaOXA-235. In addition, 5.8% and 0% were positive for blaNDM and blaKPC, respectively. Of the 69 isolates, none were positive for the aminoglycoside aphA6 gene while 93% were positive for the aphA1 gene. The acetyltransferases aacC1 and aacA4 ge...
Source: International Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Int J Microbiol Source Type: research
We verified clinical and psychopedagogic aspects of congenital cases with ocular sequelae, 13 years after toxoplasmosis outbreak in Santa Isabel do Ivaí, and current seroprevalence of this zoonosis in pregnant women. Audiologic and ophthalmologic evaluations were performed in congenital cases, in addition to collection of clinical and psychopedagogic data. In pregnant women, current seroprevalence was observed. Among affected teenagers, 2 of 5 are behind in school grade, and 4 of 5 reported learning difficulties, requiring psychopedagogic monitoring, as well as ocular complaints. We observed predominance of small, s...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
UNICEF completes first round of vaccination campaign following polio outbreak in eastern Syrian provinces
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
[Guardian] Except the state government and general public urgently rise to the occasion and impose sanity on the environment, Lagos may be in for disease outbreak of epidemic proportion.
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A national outcry over an Indian hospital's oxygen shortage highlights encephalitis outbreaks that kill and disable thousands of children, spiking each year with the monsoon rains
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Vietnam is battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past three weeks stretching its medical system.
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[Shabelle] WHO and its health partners urgently need support in response to a measles outbreak in Somalia, according to a press release.
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
[This Day] Lokoja -No fewer than 50 people have been confirmed dead in Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa communities all in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State following an outbreak of an unidentified disease.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Daily Trust] Zamfara, the worst-hit state in the just-ended outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis, says it has learnt lessons and is 90% ready to combat a future outbreak, after training and mobilizing health workers in anticipation.
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