Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season

The flu has closed schools in Tennessee, Alabama, Idaho, N. Carolina and Texas.
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Publication date: December 2018Source: Current Opinion in Virology, Volume 33Author(s): Jing Wei, Dongsheng Jia, Qianzhuo Mao, Xiaofeng Zhang, Qian Chen, Wei Wu, Hongyan Chen, Taiyun WeiInsect-borne rice viral diseases are widespread and economically important in many rice-growing countries. Long-term associations between rice viruses and their insect vectors result in evolutionary trade-offs that maintain a balance between the fitness cost of the viral infection of insects and the persistent transmission of the virus by the insect. To promote optimal replication, rice viruses activate innate immune responses, such as auto...
Source: Current Opinion in Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Fungal BiologyAuthor(s): Nancy E. Lozoya-Pérez, Sergio Casas-Flores, José A. Martínez-Álvarez, Luz A. López-Ramírez, Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra, Bernardo Franco, Héctor M. Mora-MontesAbstractSporotrichosis is an infection caused by members of the Sporothrix genus, and among them, Sporothrix schenckii is one of the etiological agents. Both, the disease and the causative agent have gained interest in the recent year, because of the report of epidemic outbreaks, and the description of the disease transmission from animals to hu...
Source: Fungal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has become a worldwide epidemic, yet little is known about the experiences of women survivors living in rural and Northern Canadian communities. Existing statistics suggest that women living in rural areas of the Canadian Pr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
Publication date: August 2018Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 72, Issue 2Author(s): Tyler W. Barrett, Shawna D. Bellew
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: CellAuthor(s): Mariann Landsberger, Sylvain Gandon, Sean Meaden, Clare Rollie, Anne Chevallereau, Hélène Chabas, Angus Buckling, Edze R. Westra, Stineke van HouteSummarySome phages encode anti-CRISPR (acr) genes, which antagonize bacterial CRISPR-Cas immune systems by binding components of its machinery, but it is less clear how deployment of these acr genes impacts phage replication and epidemiology. Here, we demonstrate that bacteria with CRISPR-Cas resistance are still partially immune to Acr-encoding phage. As a consequence, Acr-phages often need to c...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
AbstractGenome recombination is a major strategy employed by HIV to generate new variants for the benefit of escaping immune surveillance. Near full-length genome phylogenic analysis was utilized to characterize HIV diversity in a male  patient in Guangdong, China. The result showed a unique recombinant form (URF) composed of two circulating recombinant forms, CRF01_AE (92%) and CRF07_BC (8%), using six recombinant breakpoints, nt 2794, 3092, 4482, 5988, 7021, and 7722. The emergence of this URF indicates that HIV-1 co-infection or super-infections are common. The increasing genetic complexity of the HIV-1 epidemic in...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
The response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, experts warn.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Thaís F. Trombin, Roberta Procópio de Souza, Sonia Regina Kameda, Lineane Helena Fernandes Zanlorenci, Daniela Fukue Fukushiro, Mariana Bendlin Calzavara, Raphael Wuo-Silva, Elisa Mári-Kawamoto, Jacqueline Menezes Costa, Patrícia Helena Zanier-Gomes, Luciana Takahashi Carvalho Ribeiro, Roberto Frussa-FilhoAbstractOpioid addiction is a growing public health problem, being currently considered an epidemic in the United States. Investigating the behavioral effects of opioids and the factors influ...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
It is impossible to watch broadcast news or read a newspaper without encountering a story of the “opioid epidemic,” an unfortunate phrase used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from whom “epidemic” carries an emotive connot...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Stress and depression are prevalent among farmers, and suicide has reached epidemic status. Occupational health nurses are in key positions to recognize these mental health issues and use strategies to control this epidemic. Language: en...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
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