Fungal infection warning: FUNGUS kills more people than malaria a year
FUNGAL infections, like athlete ’s foot and ringworm, can usually be easily treated. But invading fungus still kills more people a year than malaria.
Authors: Godman B, McCabe H, D Leong T, Mueller D, Martin AP, Hoxha I, Mwita JC, Rwegerera GM, Massele A, Costa JO, do Nascimento RCRM, Lemos LLP, Tachkov K, Milushewa P, Patrick O, Niba LL, Laius O, Sefah I, Abdulsalim S, Soleymani F, Guantai AN, Achieng L, Oluka M, Jakupi A, Logviss K, Hassali MA, Kibuule D, Kalemeera F, Mubita M, Fadare J, Ogunleye OO, Saleem Z, Hussain S, Bochenek T, Mardare I, Alrasheedy AA, Furst J, Tomek D, Markovic-Pekovic V, Rampamba EM, Alfadl A, Amu AA, Matsebula Z, Phuong TNT, Thanh BN, Chichonyi Kalungia A, Zaranyika T, Masuka N, Olaru ID, Wale J, Hill R, Kurdi A, Timoney A, Campbell S, Meyer ...
PARIS (Reuters)—Sanofi SA will be able to provide millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for patients with the illness caused by the novel coronavirus if the old malaria drug proves successful in clinical trials, its chief executive tells Reuters on Thursday. Paul Hudson, who became CEO of the French drugmaker in September, said in an... [Read More]
Treating patients with "moderate" COVID-19 is a way to stop the disease from progressing to a severe stage that would require mechanical ventilation.
[MSF] After more than a decade of armed conflict, outbreaks of severe malnutrition, malaria, measles and cholera, approximately 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno state now face the spectre of COVID-19. Many live in vastly overcrowded camps with poor water and sanitation facilities, limited supplies of hygiene essentials such as soap and water, and often no individual space at all. Functioning health infrastructure in Borno is scarce, and the capacity to refer patients is extremely limited.
French virologist Didier Raoult was one of the first to administer the malaria drug to Covid-19 patients
Sanofi SA will be able to provide millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine for patients with the illness caused by the novel coronavirus if the old malaria drug proves successful in clinical trials, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.
Authors: Wang S, Shang J, Xiao J, Zhao Z Abstract Aims: The aim was to determine whether anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-positive serology in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) is associated with different clinicopathologic features and outcomes.Methods: In our retrospective analysis, 283 patients were enrolled between 2013 and 2018. Thirty-six patients were ANCA-positive, and this group was compared with the remaining 247 patients who were confirmed as ANCA-negative at the time of biopsy.Results: ANCA-positive LN patients exhibited higher anti-dsDNA antibody titers and serum creatinine levels and lower...
Limited supplies of the anti-malarials chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could hinder plans to use them to treat COVID-19, experts warned Thursday, adding that the use poses a danger for patients already on the drugs.
Authors: Schlipköter U, Flahault A Abstract The past two centuries have seen enormous achievements in control of infectious diseases, previously the leading cause of death, in large measure due to sanitation and food safety, vaccines, antibiotics and improved nutrition. This has led people to put their faith in the notion that medical science would succeed in overcoming the remaining obstacles. Vaccination has eradicated smallpox, nearly eradicated poliomyelitis and greatly reduced many other highly dangerous infections such as diphtheria, tetanus and measles. New diseases such as HIV and new forms of influenz...
Conclusion: Although Fusarium keratitis remains a rare complication of CL wear, we found a significant increase of cases in the Netherlands. The course of infection may be severe and fungal diagnosis was often delayed. Antifungal treatment strategies varied widely and the treatment failure rate was high, requiring transplantation or even enucleation. Our study underscores the need for systematic surveillance of fungal keratitis and a consensus management protocol.