Increase in Legionnaires' disease cases associated with travel to Dubai among travellers from the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands, October 2016 to end August 2017

Between 1 October 2016 and 31 August 2017, 51 Legionnaires' disease (LD) cases from the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands were identified with associated travel to Dubai. Cases did not all stay in the same accommodation, indicating that no single accommodation could be the source for all these infections. While local investigations continue into other potential sources, clinicians should remain alert to the possibility of LD among travellers returning from Dubai with respiratory illness.
Source: Eurosurveillance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Related Links:

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.   The story of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, beginning in 2014 is a story that most people are familiar with. After changing how their water is supplied—Going from Detroit supplied water to water supplied from Flint river to the ultimate goal of pipelines bringing in water from Lake Huron—the water became contaminated. The yellow-ish brown, foul odor water brought in from Flint River had high levels of lead causing many people to not drink the water or use it for cooking, brushing teeth, or any other life activity that required water.…
Source: - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Cultural Environmental Ethics Featured Posts Justice Public Health Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Updated Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: alerts
This study examined environmental effects on the 2014-2016 average annual legionellosis incidence rates in the US states through correlative analyses with long-term precipitation, temperature, solar ultraviolet radiation, and sunshine hours. The continental states west of ∼95°W showed low incidence rates of 0.51 to 1.20 cases per 100,000 population, which corresponded to low precipitation below annual 750 mm. For the eastern states, where precipitation was higher, solar effects were prominent and mixed, leading to wide incidence variation. Robust regressions suggested a dividing line at 40°N: north of this line...
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Appl Environ Microbiol Source Type: research
Natural transformation (i.e., the uptake of DNA and its stable integration in the chromosome) is a major mechanism of horizontal gene transfer in bacteria. Although the vast majority of bacterial genomes carry the genes involved in natural transformation, close relatives of naturally transformable species often appear not competent for natural...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research
Legionella pneumophila causes a potentially fatal form of pneumonia by replicating within macrophages in the Legionella-containing vacuole (LCV). Bacterial survival and proliferation within the LCV rely on hundreds of secreted effector proteins comprising high functional redundancy. The vacuolar membrane-localized MavN, hypothesized to support iron transport, is unique among effectors because...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: PNAS Plus Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators B: ChemicalAuthor(s): M.R. Aziziyan, W.M. Hassen, H. Sharma, E. Shirzaei Sani, N. Annabi, E.H. Frost, J.J. DubowskiAbstractThe net electric charge associated with a bacterial strain is primarily defined by the number of available functional groups at its surface and we observed that it can determine the limit of detection of a charge-sensing biosensor. We have investigated the dynamic range of bacterial electric charge variations through binding negatively charged sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) molecules, with the objective of improving the detec...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Mucosal Immunology, Published online: 28 August 2019; doi:10.1038/s41385-019-0196-7TOLLIP deficiency is associated with increased resistance to Legionella pneumophila pneumonia
Source: Mucosal Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
TWO BRITISH holidaymakers have died from Legionnaires ’ disease after staying at the same hotel in Bulgaria, but what is Legionnaires disease?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Totaro, E. De Vita, T. Mariotti, C. Bisordi, S. Giorgi, A. Gallo, A.L. Costa, B. Casini, P. Valentini, G. Privitera, A. Baggiani
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In conclusion, candidate fitness factors of the new Francisella species F-W12 were identified using the scatter screen method which might also be usable for other Francisella species. PMID: 31451389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Int J Med Microbiol Source Type: research
More News: Infectious Diseases | Legionnaires' Disease | Netherlands Health | Respiratory Medicine | Sweden Health | UK Health