WHO Adds'Disease X' to List of Potential Pandemic Killers WHO Adds'Disease X' to List of Potential Pandemic Killers

A serious worldwide threat could erupt from an as-yet-unknown pathogen, the WHO warns. Prioritizing'X'on the annual blueprint is meant to encourage more crosscutting research and development.Medscape Medical News
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A senior security executive with a major academic health system has told Congress that in addition to attacks by random attackers, healthcare organizations are facing new threats which are changing the health security landscape. Erik Decker, chief security and privacy officer with the University of Chicago Medicine, testified on behalf of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security in mid-June. He made his comments in support of the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, whose purpose is to improve the U.S. public health and medical preparedness for emergencies. In his ...
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[Daily News] Dodoma -TANZANIA intends to introduce new Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), a first-line treatment for HIV-infected persons early next year, joining other countries battling to end the pandemic globally. This was revealed in Dodoma when Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa launched a new HIV testing campaign "Furaha Yangu (My Pleasure)".
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Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018 Source:Preventive Veterinary Medicine Author(s): Sébastien Grech-Angelini, Séverine Hervé, Nicolas Rose, Nicolas Barbier, François Casabianca, Oscar Maestrini, Alessandra Falchi, Gaëlle Simon Corsica is a mountainous French island in the north-western Mediterranean Sea. It is a rural area, where pig farming is a major economic activity. Although no acute respiratory outbreaks due to swine influenza A viruses (swIAVs) have ever been reported in this free-ranging pig breeding system, influenza A viruses (IAVs) could be circulating within this p...
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June 18, 2018Is the World Health Organization reembracing its original principles?As the World Health Assembly (WHA) ended last month, I was left wondering: is this a new and improved World Health Organization (WHO), or is it simply becoming what its founders intended all along?Here are a few things that made this annual meeting of the WHO different from past years, and offer us some insight about how the organization might be evolving.A physical focus on noncommunicable diseasesThe day before WHA officially began, hundreds of participants and curious locals followed the WHO ’s new Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom...
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June 2018 hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce provided a follow up on the past biopreparedness oversight issues examined by the Subcommittee, and updates from the agencies on current assessments and strategies.
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Obesity is a pandemic health problem. Bariatric surgery is the only proven method for long-term effective weight loss for severe obesity [1 –4]. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a restrictive type of bariatric surgery, which is safe, has a low failure rate, requires a shorter hospital stay [5], and causes fewer long-term sequelae; however, it has lower efficiency for weight loss and metabolism amelioration compared wi th other bariatric surgical procedures [6,7]. The surgery involves restricting the upper stomach and creating a small pouch by using an adjustable band to ideally control patients&rsquo...
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Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, said it was 'possible' that H7N9, which is currently circulating poultry in China 'could be the cause of the next pandemic'.
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Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, said it was 'possible' that H7N9, which is currently circulating poultry in China 'could be the cause of the next pandemic'.
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ConclusionsOverall, we found no compelling evidence for an increased burden resulting from the carriage of ESBL-plasmids in the absence of antimicrobial selection pressure in the strains of pandemic ST131 and ST648; rather, the possession of certain ESBL-plasmids was beneficial for some strains in regarding competition fitness and serum survival.
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Conclusions Endoscopic sutured gastroplasty using this novel device is safe and achieved weight loss results in line with criteria expected for these endoluminal techniques. Further prospective studies vs. placebo or nutritional support are needed. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
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