Effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicines as Add-on to Institutional Management Protocol for Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Children: An Open-Label Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.

CONCLUSION:  Adjunctive homeopathic medicines may improve clinical outcomes associated with AES. Further randomized and controlled studies, using double-blinded trial design, are recommended to discover if the current findings may be corroborated. PMID: 29871023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Homeopathy - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The cobas WNV test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 System, a fully automated test system, demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity and is suitable for the detection of WNV in blood donors. PMID: 30427542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
We report the clinical and radiological findings of eight patients with laboratory-confirmed rabies who survived the illness. With the exception of one patient who recovered with mild sequelae, all survivors had poor functional outcomes. The reported survival from rabies in recent years may reflect an increased awareness of the disease and greater access to better critical care facilities in rabies-endemic countries. Nonetheless, there is an urgent need to focus on preventive strategies to reduce the burden of this dreadful disease in rabies-endemic countries. PMID: 30398147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
We thank Yasri and Wiwanitkit for their comments on our review article of Zika virus (ZIKV) neurotropism [1,2]. They indicate that in their geographic region in South East Asia (Thailand) —a ZIKV endemic area— the concurrent immunoreactivity to ZIKV and other arboviruses is very common, particularly with dengue virus (DENV) and Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) [3], but there are no reports of neurological complications resulting from co-reactivity between ZIKV and other arboviruses.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the neutralization ability of the sera collected from 22 Vietnamese JE patients who lived in northern Vietnam against GI and GV JEV strains. In most cases, the ratios of the titer against GV to that against GI (GV:GI) were equal to or less than 1:4. However, the titer against GV JEV was equivalent (1:1) to that against GI JEV in only a few cases, and no serum had a ratio higher than 1:1. Thus, our results did not show convincing evidence that GV JEV have been emerging in northern Vietnam in 2014. PMID: 30381682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Given the setting of Stockholm county, this analysis shows a cost per QALY of a free vaccinations program, especially for children of 3 years old, below generally acceptable cost-effectiveness thresholds in Sweden. PMID: 30385058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
We describe the third human case, identified in 2017, which geographically clusters with the aforementioned case and TBEV-positive ticks. We also describe the identification of another TBEV-NL-positive tick in the Netherlands, collected 2 years after the initial find in that same region (in 2017). These observations support the concept of continued circulation of TBEV-NL and the presence of a possible TBEV hot spot in the Sallandse Heuvelrug region.
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Flaviviruses are typically transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes or ticks. The most important human-pathogenic representatives are yellow fever (YF), Japanese encephalitis (JE), West Nile (WN), dengue (DEN), Zika and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) viruses, which constitute significant health problems in many parts of the world. The expansion of flavivirus endemic areas and their ability to cause epidemics are most dramatically exemplified by the expansion of DEN hyperendemic areas [1], the expansion of WN virus in the Americas after its introduction to New York in 1999 [2] and its emergence in a number of countries o...
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we were able to demonstrate that our measure for mosquito-borne viral suitability is informative in the context of Myanmar, despite the lack of ento-epidemiological datasets with high spatio-temporal resolution. By estimating suitability through climate variables and known ento-epidemiological parameters, we were able to project mosquito-born virus (MBV) suitability at the district level, a resolution for which epidemiological data and mosquito abundance measures are not generally available. Here, we discuss the national and subnational public health and control implications for MBVs in the context of our pr...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
er EM Abstract Arboviruses are transmitted by arthropods, more than 100 of them are human pathogens and many of the arboviruses have neurotropic characteristics such as dengue viruses (DENV) and Japanese encephalitis virus (JE-V). Both DENV and JE-V belong to the genus Flavivirus. Climatic changes, food imports from the tropics and travel behavior have also increased the number of cases of diseases caused by tropical or subtropical viruses in Europe. Due to the close degree of relationship of the flaviviruses, coinfections with several arboviruses can occur. The DENV and JE-V are mosquito-borne infections caused b...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
This study aimed to describe the distribution of TBE complex viruses in Denmark, to establish the possible emergence of new foci and their association with the distribution of A. phagocytophilum. We performed a nationwide seroprevalence study of TBE complex viruses using roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) as sentinels and determined the prevalence of A. phagocytophilum in roe deer. Danish hunters obtained blood samples from roe deer during the hunting season of 2013-14. The samples were examined for TBEV-specific antibodies by virus neutralization tests (NT). A. phagocytophilum infection was assessed by specific real-time-PCR....
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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