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An unlikely front line has emerged in America's opioid epidemic: public restrooms.
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President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit, separate from state lawsuits, against opioid manufacturers in an effort to help stem an epidemic of addiction in the United States.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life SciencesAuthor(s): N. Longworth, R.A. Jongeneel, H.W. SaatkampAbstractTo analyze the market effects of HPAI control in the Dutch layer sector an integrated modelling approach was developed to simulate these effects. This approach included (1) an extensive epidemiological simulation, (2) farm level costs calculation and conversion, and (3) partial equilibrium (PE) modelling of the Dutch layer sector. Model structure and behavioural equations of the latter are described. The basis for the analysis of model behaviour were simulated HPAI...
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Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Marina Voinson, Alexandra Alvergne, Sylvain Billiard, Charline SmadiAbstractMost emerging human infectious diseases have an animal origin. While zoonotic diseases originate from a reservoir, most theoretical studies have principally focused on single-host processes, either exclusively humans or exclusively animals, without considering the importance of animal to human transmission (i.e. spillover transmission) for understanding the dynamics of emerging infectious diseases. Here we aim to investigate the importance of spillover...
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President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic
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NEW HAVEN, Conn.--Emergency crews in New Haven responded to nearly 80 overdoses on the synthetic drug K2 between Tuesday night and Wednesday and another three early Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the New Haven Green, a park near Yale University, Tuesday night for three suspected ODs. More cases came to light Wednesday morning when around 18 people collapsed on the New Haven Green in a span of three-and-a-half hours, authorities said. As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, first responders had been called to close to 76 suspected overdoses, the majority of which occurred on or around the Green. Of those, 72 people were tr...
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CONCLUSION: We detected that all outbreak-related isolates contained the same OXA-type carbapenemase genes. Phenotypic similarity, based on the analysis of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, was correlated with genotypic similarity. These results suggest that monitoring antimicrobial resistance patterns with daily culture surveillance follow-ups, coupled with the use of amplification based methods to detect that clonal relationships are important for the early identification of outbreaks and rapid deployment of proper countermeasures to halt the spread of the causative agent. PMID: 30106413 [PubMed - in process]
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In conclusion, this outbreak investigation highlighted the importance of close collaboration between regional Public Health Services, the NVWA, the RIVM and diagnostic laboratories. Through a combined microbiological, epidemiological and source tracing approach, raw and undercooked beef products could be identified as the source of the S. Typhimurium outbreak. This outbreak yet again emphasizes the importance of awareness among consumers of the risk of infection when consuming or handling raw meat products. To increase transparency for consumers, we recommend adding warning labels to risk food products. Competing Intere...
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Analysts pointed to two major reasons for the increase: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly.
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[IRIN] August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people.
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THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- The opioid epidemic may be a major reason for recent declines in Americans'life expectancy, a new study says. A second study found rising death rates among Americans ages 25 to 64, but cited a number of factors as...
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