Bad flu season could be reaching its peak

U.S. health officials say this year's flu outbreak is now widespread in every state except Hawaii. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham has the latest.
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'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak
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Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018Source: Parasitology InternationalAuthor(s): Maki Nishimura, Takashi Goyama, Sohei Tomikawa, Ragab M. Fereig, El-Sayed N. El-Alfy, Kisaburo Nagamune, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi, Yoshifumi NishikawaAbstractToxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that causes fatal disease in New World monkeys. Several reports have described outbreaks of toxoplasmosis in squirrel monkeys. Here, we report the death of four squirrel monkeys in a captive colony from acute toxoplasmosis, one of which developed toxoplasmosis about 1 year after the initial outbreak. Serum anti–T. gondii antibody ...
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Authors: Rengganis I Abstract Low adult vaccination coverage in Indonesia may contribute to a recent outbreak of diphtheria in Indonesia. Although well known as a pediatric vaccine, diphtheria vaccination should be administered as booster to adolescence and adults for longer prevention. Adult vaccine differs from pediatric vaccine but have similar protection. Additionally, there is special recommendation to vaccinate pregnant women and elderly people aged 65 years or more. PMID: 30333279 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Yeh-Sheng Chien, Shu-Ting Luo, Kuo-Chien Tsao, Ying-Hsiang Wang, Tzou-Yien Lin, Yhu-Chering Huang, Min-Shi LeeNorth America experienced life-threatening outbreaks of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in 2014. We retrospectively detected EV-D68 from a child with Wilson's disease in 2008 in Taiwan. After comparing this EV-D68/Taiwan/2008 strain with EV-D68 genomes obtained from the public domain, it was classified as genome type 1-B; it is phylogenetically related to the predominant EV-D68 viruses that circulated in 20...
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'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak
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This article argues that researchers should also test the safety and effectiveness of novel vaccines in wild apes by employing a pluralistic approach to evidence. There are three reasons to test vaccines in wild populations of apes: i) protect apes; ii) reduce Ebola transmission from wild animals to humans; and iii) accelerate vaccine development and licensing for humans. Data obtained from studies of vaccines among wild apes and chimpanzees may even be considered sufficient for licensing new vaccines for humans. This strategy will serve to benefit both wild apes and humans. PMID: 30339070 [PubMed - in process]
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Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
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