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Historic flu is now worst in decades:10 more children dead

Acting CDC director Dr Anne Schuchat said on Friday that this season is as bad as the 2009 swine flu pandemic that killed 200,000 people and we may not have reached the peak yet.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Depoux A, Philibert A, Rabier S, Philippe HJ, Fontanet A, Flahault A Abstract While until recently the small and isolated Zika outbreaks in Eastern Asia and Pacific islands had been overlooked, the large-scale outbreak that started in Brazil in 2015 and the increase of microcephaly cases in the same place and time made media headlines. Considered as harmless until recently, Zika has given rise to an important global crisis that poses not only health challenges but also environmental, economical, social, and ethical challenges for states and people around the world. The main objective of this paper is to re...
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
The pandemic spreading of obesity and diabetes makes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) the growing most common cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis [1], an increasing risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma [2], and the emerging indication for liver transplantation [3]. Consistent with these data the management of patients with NAFLD-related cirrhosis represents a challenge in terms of epidemiological, clinical and economical burden. In this complex picture, the diagnosis of esophageal varices (EV) and especially large (grade 2/3) EV requiring primary prophylaxis (varices needing treatment, VNT), is of para...
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
S. M. Mahmud et al.
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
World Health Organization. 05/10/2018 This Web page provides information and materials for the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, which takes place in Geneva on May 21-26, 2018. The Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). Documents for the Assembly include the Report of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme; WHO's Work in Health Emergencies; Health, Environment and Climate Change; and Progress in Implementing Decision WHA70(10) (2017) on Review of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Recent studies revealed that acetylation is a widely used protein modification in prokaryotic organisms. The major protein acetylation acetyltransferase YfiQ and the sirtuin-like deacetylase CobB have been found to be involved in basic physiological processes, such as primary metabolism, chemotaxis, and stress responses, in Escherichia coli and Salmonella. However, little is known about protein acetylation modifications in Yersinia pestis, a lethal pathogen responsible for millions of human deaths in three worldwide pandemics. Here we found that Yp_0659 and Yp_1760 of Y. pestis encode the major protein acetylation acetyltr...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Bacterial Infections Source Type: research
AbstractThe rapid urban spread of Ebola virus in West Africa in 2014 and consequent breakdown of control measures led to a significant economic impact as well as the burden on public health and wellbeing. The US government appropriated $5.4 Billion for FY2015 and WHO proposed a $100 Million emergency fund largely to curtail the threat of future outbreaks. Using epidemiological analyses and economic modeling, we propose that the best use of these and similar funds would be to serve as global insurance against the continued threat of emerging infectious diseases. An effective strategy would involve the initial investment in ...
Source: EcoHealth - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Plagues &wars: the 'Spanish Flu' pandemic as a lesson from history. Med Confl Surviv. 2018 May 15;:1-8 Authors: Flecknoe D, Charles Wakefield B, Simmons A PMID: 29764189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicine, Conflict and Survival - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Med Confl Surviv Source Type: research
To truly end the HIV pandemic, we must develop a safe and effective vaccine.
Source: PHPartners.org - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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