Flu deaths reach a high, but outbreak shows signs of easing
A 14-year-old high school student in Thousand Oaks has died of complications from the flu. But as the flu outbreak appears to be peaking, another virus is now sending kids and older adults to hospitals.
The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: […]
[Guardian] As the Super Eagles prepare to tread tackles with their counterpart from Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says there is no cause for alarm over the reported outbreak of Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) in that country.
Ebola is far from new in Congo, but each appearance is still considered a crisis — one that needs to be quickly contained.
[New Zimbabwe] The Veterinary Services Department is failing to combat the spread of foot and mouth disease with outbreaks now a perianal problem for cattle farmers in Masvingo province.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 05/25/2018 This issue brief examines what has changed in the larger international Ebola response landscape since 2014, and the current status of the U.S. Government engagement, including comparing the U.S. response now to a similar point in the trajectory of the 2014 outbreak. It details how the Democratic Republic of the Congo has experience with Ebola outbreaks, the World Health Organization has addressed important shortcomings, and an effective Ebola vaccine is available and being used. (Text)
GIDEON what’s new summary: May 24 to May 26, 2018 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (8 updates) 8 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (71 updates) 21 Diseases50 Country notesMap The post Update: May 26, 2018 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
While Kerala has responded with alacrity to the Nipah outbreak, are hospital protocols followed across the country?
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, which caused an unprecedented outbreak on islands in the Pacific region in 2013/14 and subsequently in the Americas in 2015 . ZIKV was first isolated in Uganda in 1947 but largely remained obscured in tropical Africa and parts of Asia. The majority of human infections remain asymptomatic but recent evidence showed that ZIKV infection can lead to congenital birth defects and severe neurological disorders . Although ZIKV has been known for decades there is little contemporary data on the prevalence of ZIKV in Africa.
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018 Source:The Lancet Author(s): J Daniel Kelly, Patrick Mukadi, Ranu S Dhillon