Opting out of vaccines leaves US 'hot spots' vulnerable for outbreaks

A number of American states and metropolitan "hot spots" are vulnerable to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, new research suggests. The reason? Children whose parents opted out of vaccination.
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GIDEON what’s new summary: November 14 to November 16, 2018 Infectious Diseases – Diagnosis (1 updates) 1 Country Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (17 updates) 17 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (79 updates) 6 Clinical notes31 Diseases42 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (3 updates) 2 Drugs1 Susceptibility database – New Infectious Diseases – Vaccines (1 updates) 1 Vaccine The post Update: November 16, 2018 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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In this study, seven genes viz. EEV maturation protein —F12L, Virion protein—D3R, RNA polymerase subunit—A5R, Virion core protein—A10L, EEV glycoprotein—A33R, VARV B22R homologue, and Kelch like protein—A55R that cover the start, middle, and end of the genome were selected. These genes were amplified from Roumanian-Fanar vaccine strain and J aipur virulent strain, cloned, and sequenced. On analysis with the available database sequences, VARV B22R homologue was identified as a marker for phylogenetic reconstruction for classifying the sheeppox viruses of the ungulates. Further, divergence...
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Beloved Hollywood celebrities, famous politicians or members of the British royal family: no better advertisement for fitness tracker producers and health tech companies. As models, actors and actresses are highly influential people, their early adoption of digital solutions could also push the masses towards living more healthily with technologies. On the other hand, celebrities are inclined to follow questionable health trends, too, which go against decades of medical evidence. Those examples, everyone should rather reject. Wearables conquered Hollywood, the White House, and the British royal family Celebrities are all a...
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(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely to make people seriously ill, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Based on an analysis of nearly 3,800 US outbreaks from 2009 to 2016, the research confirms several factors that can make norovirus outbreaks more severe and may help guide efforts to develop a vaccine to prevent this highly contagious disease.
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This study was initiated because of a massive outbreak of a respiratory disease in sheep and goats in Loliondo area in Ngorongoro district of Arusha region in Tanzania in 2016. During flock examination, a total of 240 serum samples and 61 nasal swabs were collected. Antibodies to small ruminant morbillivirus, causative agent of peste des petits ruminants (PPR), were detected from sera using a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. A multiplex reverse transcription real-time polymerase chain reaction assay was used to detect four pathogens: small ruminant morbillivirus,Mycoplasma capricolum subspeciescapripneumoniae...
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Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Eduardo Pérez-Alba, Ana García-Ortiz, Raúl Gabino Salazar-Montalvo, Marco Antonio Hernández-Guedea, Adrián Camacho-OrtizAccording to the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations, only health care personnel (HCP) with adequate evidence of immunity should be exposed to patients with a suspected diagnosis of mumps. Here we report a hospital-outbreak scenario among medical residents with no previous vaccination record against mumps who had a high rate of complicati...
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[WHO] As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the boxes to ensure that the country is able to respond effectively should there be a confirmed case of Ebola in the country. As of 13th November 2018, there were 295 confirmed cases with 209 death and still counting.
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Joshi The recent outbreaks of Zika virus (ZIKV) infections and associated microcephaly in newborns has resulted in an unprecedented effort by researchers to target this virus. Significant advances have been made in developing vaccine candidates, treatment strategies and diagnostic assays in a relatively short period of time. Being a preventable disease, the first line of defense against ZIKV would be to vaccinate the highly susceptible target population, especially pregnant women. Along those lines, several vaccine candidates including purified inactivated virus (PIV), live attenuated virus (LAV), virus like particles ...
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This study aims to analyse the levels of immune antibody...
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Ekta Gupta, Pragya AgarwalaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2018 36(3):317-323Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an important public health problem. HEV infection has been identified as a major cause of enterically transmitted acute sporadic hepatitis in India especially in adult age group. India is hyperendemic for HEV, with the disease presenting both as outbreaks and as cases of acute sporadic viral hepatitis. Most of these outbreaks can be traced to contamination of drinking water supplies with human fecal matter. The last decade has witnessed tremendous change in our understanding of the virus in its epidemiol...
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