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In San Diego, homeless woes result in deadly outbreak

Homelessness grips San Diego: 'Most vulnerable are dying' in one of most 'livable regions in America'
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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital ’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent since last year, health officials say, with at least 32 deaths and more than 590 cases recorded across the archipelago, the bulk of them in densely populated Jakarta and neighboring provinces.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Authors: Levy DL Abstract Preview An alarming new disease was first reported in mid-1993, and by late 1994, almost 100 cases had been identified nationwide. Mild prodromal flulike symptoms were followed within days by rapidly progressive respiratory illness and early death. Cooperative efforts of many agencies soon established the cause- a previously unidentified hantavirus. Thus, the disease was named hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Dr Levy describes the outbreak and summarizes features of the syndrome and recommendations on prevention. PMID: 29219736 [PubMed]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2017 Source:Epidemics Author(s): Íde Cremin, Oliver Watson, Alastair Heffernan, Natsuko Imai, Norin Ahmed, Sandra Bivegete, Teresia Kimani, Demetris Kyriacou, Preveina Mahadevan, Rima Mustafa, Panagiota Pagoni, Marisa Sophiea, Charlie Whittaker, Leo Beacroft, Steven Riley, Matthew C. Fisher The study of infectious disease outbreaks is required to train today’s epidemiologists. A typical way to introduce and explain key epidemiological concepts is through the analysis of a historical outbreak. There are, however, few training options that explicitly utilise real-ti...
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
North Dakota Department of Health. 06/23/2017 This course discusses new and upcoming testing methods in microbiology, and recent disease outbreaks in North Dakota and the nation. It also lists new testing methodologies that have been implemented at the North Dakota public health laboratory in response to outbreaks. (Video or Multimedia)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Council on Foreign Relations. 12/05/2017 This 58-minute panel discussion explores the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as it nears its centennial, and how this historic outbreak informs responses to global health emergencies today. Speakers discuss the many additional tools that are now available, why they are imperfect tools, and how there is a lot more work to do to improve them. (Video or Multimedia)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
View Original Article Here: How Long Does Shingles Last In The Elderly? Shingles is a viral infection that follows a varicella-zoster infection, although it can take decades for symptoms of the secondary disease to emerge. The condition presents as a painful and blistering rash, but it is not life-threatening. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are nearly one million cases in the United States each year, and almost half of those cases are in older adults over age 60. Some people only see one instance of the illness, while others have recurring symptoms, but 30 percent of Americans will develop shingles at s...
Source: Shield My Senior - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs
Panel from December 2017 discusses the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic as we near its centennial and how this historic outbreak informs our responses to global health emergencies today.(Council on Foreign Relations)
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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda said on Friday it had successfully contained an outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever announced by officials on Oct. 19, which killed three people.
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This study aimed to cultivate, in serum-free conditions, the 4G2 hybridoma that produces an mAb, which recognizes a shared epitope from the Flavivirus genus. We compared 4G2 hybridoma growth and biochemical profiles between cells cultivated in batch mode over 10 days in roller bottles containing Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium high glucose containing 10% fetal bovine serum medium or hybridomas directly adapted to Ex-Cell serum-free medium. Cellular parameters such as specific growth rate (μ), maximum cell concentration, specific l-lactate, and glucose and IgG rates were evaluated. Thereafter, we also compared total m...
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research
Authors: Rode TM, McLeod A, Måge I, Heir E, Axelsson L, Holck AL Abstract The ability of foodborne pathogens to exhibit adaptive responses to stressful conditions in foods may enhance their survival when passing through the gastrointestinal system. We aimed to determine whether Escherichia coli surviving stresses encountered during a model dry-fermented sausage (DFS) production process exhibit enhanced tolerance and survival in an in vitro gastrointestinal model. Salami sausage batters spiked with five E. coli isolates, including enterohaemorrhagic E. coli strains isolated from different DFS outbreaks, were f...
Source: International Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Int J Microbiol Source Type: research
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