Madagascar:Plague Outbreak - Where Does It Still Exist and Could It Spread?

[The Conversation Africa] An outbreak of plague has been occurring in Madagascar, with more than 2,000 cases and 170 deaths reported since August 2017.
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Abstract In this two-part series of reviews, we have invited experts in their fields to contribute articles on the status of vaccine research and development for emerging pathogens. This topic has been brought into sharp focus in recent years following significant outbreaks of viral diseases such as those causing severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome, as well as devastating outbreaks of diseases caused by the Ebola, Marburg, Zika and Lassa fever viruses, to name only a few examples. Additionally, bacterial infections leading to bubonic and pneumonic plague, most notably in Madagasc...
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GIDEON what’s new summary: April 17 to April 19, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (7 updates) 7 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (56 updates) 23 Diseases33 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates) 1 Drug1 Interacting drugs – New1 Drug interactions – New Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine The post Update: April 19, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Gisele H.B. Miranda, Jan M. Baetens, Nathalie Bossuyt, Odemir M. Bruno, Bernard De BaetsAbstractSeasonal influenza is a worldwide public health concern. Forecasting its dynamics can improve the management of public health regulations, resources and infrastructure, and eventually reduce mortality and the costs induced by influenza-related absenteism. In Belgium, a network of Sentinel General Practitioners (SGPs) is in place for the early detection of the seasonal influenza epidemic. This surveillance network reports the weekly incidence of influenza...
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We report on 3 poisoned patients who reside in underserved, socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods of Chicago that were admitted and treated successfully at two inner-city, tertiary care hospitals in Chicago. The patients were discharged from the hospitals on daily long-term high-dose oral vitamin K1 (VK1), provided free of charge. However, 2 patients were lost to follow-up prior to safe discontinuation of oral VK1 therapy. The third patient was treated and followed successfully for 7  months when VK1 was discontinued. We conclude that prolonged oral VK1 therapy and follow-up of acute, life-threatening LAAR poi...
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This study was carried to i) investigate the circulation and genetic diversity of NPEV and polio vaccine isolates recovered from healthy children and Acute Flaccid Paralysis ( AFP) patients, ii) evaluate the occurrence of genetic recombination among EVs belonging to theEnterovirus C species (including PVs) and iii) identify the virological factors favoring multiple emergences of cVDPVs in DR Congo. The biological material considered in this study included i) a collection of 91 Sabin-like PVs, 54 cVDPVs and 150 NPEVs isolated from AFP patients between 2008 and 2012 in DR Congo and iii) a collection of 330 stool specimens co...
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