Doctors Warn of Hurricane Harvey ’s Hidden Aftermath
There is a hidden danger beyond the piles of debris and damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and it might come as a surprise. Besides mold-related respiratory illnesses, disease from exposure to floodwaters and even mosquito-borne sickness like West Nile and Zika viruses, Texas physicians warn of another, unexpected post-hurricane health concern: Mental and emotional health.
Conclusions: Due to the risk of associated complications, cesarean sections should be performed with caution, when their benefits outweigh the risks.
by Jo-Chi Kao, Wei-Chun HuangFu, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Min-Ru Ho, Ming-Kai Jhan, Ting-Jing Shen, Po-Chun Tseng, Yung-Ting Wang, Chiou-Feng Lin BackgroundThe antiparasitic agent niclosamide has been demonstrated to inhibit the arthropod-borne Zika virus. Here, we investigated the antiviral capacity of niclosamide against dengue virus (DENV) serotype 2 infectionin vitro andin vivo. Principle FindingNiclosamide effectively retarded DENV-induced infectionin vitro in human adenocarcinoma cells (A549), mouse neuroblastoma cells (Neuro-2a), and baby hamster kidney fibroblasts (BHK-21). Treatment with niclosamide did not retard the end...
Abstract Several infections have unique consequences or considerations in pregnancy. Some common infections such as urinary tract infections, influenza, sexually transmitted diseases, and vaginitis affect pregnant women differently than the general population, can cause pregnancy complications, and require treatments that are safe in pregnancy. Infections such as hepatitis B and C and human immunodeficiency virus can be transmitted vertically and therefore management focuses on decreasing perinatal transmission. Certain infections can be transmitted in utero and cause congenital infections. Classically, these were...
Abstract Mosquito-borne diseases have become more common as previously geographically isolated diseases have spread globally. Chikungunya, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, West Nile, yellow fever, and Zika are a few of the common and emerging viral diseases spread by mosquitoes. A thorough patient history, physical, and knowledge of diagnostic testing based on symptom duration is important to make a quick and accurate diagnosis. Because the treatment for many of these diseases is supportive, the emphasis is on reducing risk and spread of infection. PMID: 30115330 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionA substantial percentage of women had symptoms from haemorrhoids after birth. Many of these women felt that their problems were neglected. Women who experienced a slow birth of the babýs head and spontaneous pushing suffered less from haemorrhoids 3 weeks after birth.
Publication date: 18–24 August 2018Source: The Lancet, Volume 392, Issue 10147Author(s): The Lancet
About one in seven children 1 year of age or older who were born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy have one or more health problems possibly caused by in utero exposure to the virus.
This study found similarities in the Zika V proteins and human nerve tissue proteins. 63 human nerve proteins were screened for similarities with the Zika V of which Neuromodulin, Nestin, Galanin, Bombesin, Calcium-binding protein were found to have similarities to the Zika V poly protein C at different sequence regions. These sequence similarities could be significant in regulating pathogenic interactions/autoimmunity, as Polyprotein C is known to be a virulent factor. PMID: 30108415 [PubMed]
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ning Module Working Group Abstract Ensuring access to and promoting use of effective contraception have been identified as important strategies for preventing unintended pregnancy (1). The importance of ensuring resources to prevent unintended pregnancy in the context of public health emergencies was highlighted during the 2016 Zika virus outbreak when Zika virus infection during pregnancy was identified as a cause of serious birth defects (2). Accordingly, CDC outlined strategies for state, local, and territorial jurisdictions to consider implementing to ensure access to contraception (3). To update previously pu...