Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season

Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it
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Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Protein Expression and PurificationAuthor(s): Josselin Corzo-Gómez, Julio García Cordero, Alfredo E. Montes Gómez, Karen Bernal Siria, Karime Namorado-Tónix, Benito Gutiérrez Castañeda, Leticia Cedillo-BarrónAbstractThe envelope (E) protein from Dengue and Zika viruses comprises three functional and structural domains (DI, DII, and DIII). Domain III induces most of the neutralizing antibodies and, as such, is considered as having the highest antigenic potential for the evaluation of population-level surveillance and for d...
Source: Protein Expression and Purification - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Kahina Kali, Moustafa Kardjadj, Nacera Touaghit, Fatma Yahiaoui, Meriem Hind Ben-MahdiAbstractSheep pox is a disease of veterinary concern to small ruminant producers and veterinary diagnosticians, because of the associated tangible economic losses. The epidemiological analysis of sheep pox, among vaccinated sheep flock in Algeria from 2007 to 2016, showed that the disease outbreaks occurred every year and across all Algeria region with an average of 44.9 outbreaks per year, these outbreaks correlate...
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Fuxiao Liu, Hongliang Zhang, Wenhua LiuAbstractGoatpox (GTP), sheeppox (SPP) and lumpy skin disease (LSD) are three severe diseases of goat, sheep and cattle. Their typical clinical symptoms are characterized by vesicles, papules, nodules, pustules and scabs on animal skins. The GTP, SPP and LSD are caused by goatpox virus (GTPV), sheeppox virus (SPPV) and lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV), respectively, all of which belong to the genus Capripoxvirus in the family Poxviridae. Several capripoxvirus (CaP...
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Londoner Sarah Westcott, 44, right, had her youngest son Gabriel, now three, immunised after her 14-year-old daughter Bridy, left, suffered badly with chickenpox as a young girl.
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Conclusion: The VAE-RS is useful to monitor immunization safety. However, municipal services must increase adherence to the system and perform the required investigation and reporting of VAE, with timely and adequate completion of the VAE-RS form. Knowledge regarding VAE can be used in the daily routine of surveillance services, improving the safety of immunobiological agents. PMID: 31093041 [PubMed]
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
Conclusions: No high-quality data were found on cost-effectiveness of interventions on TB diagnostics/screening, treatment, or prevention in homeless people. However, active searching for cases via mobile screening, and financial incentives, could help increase treatment adherence, and the use of IGRA helps boost detection. TB in homeless people is neglected worldwide, especially in developing countries, where this disease tends to afflict more people made vulnerable by their precarious living conditions. Public funding mechanisms should be created to develop cross-sectoral actions targeting homeless people, as the complex...
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Authors: Rashidi S, Mojtahedi Z, Shahriari B, Kalantar K, Ghalamfarsa G, Mohebali M, Hatam G Abstract Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the most severe form of leishmaniasis, is caused by Leishmania donovani and Leishmania infantum. The infected dogs with canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) are important reservoirs for VL in humans, so the diagnosis, treatment and vaccination of the infected dogs will ultimately decrease the rate of human VL. Proteomics and immunoproteomics techniques have facilitated the introduction of novel drug, vaccine and diagnostic targets. Our immunoproteomic study was conducted to identify new ...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
Got chickens or other poultry in the backyard? Pay attention to this CDC warning.
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ConclusionsThere are significant disparities in HPV vaccine series completion rates among males based on race and insurance, unchanged based on era of initiation or visit frequency.
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ConclusionOnly 33.3% of the hemolyticUPEC isolates exhibited the phenotypic and genotypic features of Cnf 1 and Colibactin. The in vivo animal model results gives an evidence of active Cnf 1 and Colibactin expression and indicates the risks associated with recurrent and chronic UTIs caused byUPEC. The bioinformatics analyses confirmed the predominance of colibactinpks island among Enterobacteriaceae family (92.86%), with the highest occurrence amongEscherichia species (53.57%), followed byKlebsiella (28.57%),Citrobacter (7.14%), andEnterobacter species (3.57%). The Cnf 1 is predominant amongEscherichia coli (94.05%) and sp...
Source: Gut Pathogens - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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