Report: Next Pandemic Will Likely Be Respiratory-Based Virus
(MedPage Today) -- Experts argue that increased surveillance on a clinical and public health level is critical
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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)
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...
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 ...
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
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]
To truly end the HIV pandemic, we must develop a safe and effective vaccine.
Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic?
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 05/15/2018 This tabletop exercise was held on May 15, 2018, to illustrate high-level strategic decisions and policies that the United States and the world will need to pursue in order to prevent a pandemic or diminish its consequences should prevention fail. It addresses a severe pandemic caused by a novel pathogen. It mixes aspects of actual past events with well-researched fictional elements to illustrate some of the difficult decisions that national leaders could face in a severe pandemic. (Video or Multimedia)