Vegetable Trays Tainted With Cyclospora Put Seven in Hospital
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- Federal, state, and local health officials are investigating a Cyclospora outbreak linked to Del Monte 6 oz and 12 oz vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip that were sold at Kwik Trip/Kwik...
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Su-Hwa You, Hye-Eun Jo, Joo-Hyung Choi, Mi-Kyeong Ko, Sung Ho Shin, Min Ja Lee, Su-Mi Kim, Byounghan Kim, Jong-Hyeon ParkAbstractFoot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is the cause of an economically devastating disease in major cloven-hoofed livestock. Although type C foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has not occurred anywhere worldwide since 2004, the antigen bank should be preserved in preparation for an unexpected outbreak. We therefore conducted experiments to develop inactivated vaccines that are safer and exhibit improved characteristics...
Conclusion: Although there is a low risk of late onset adverse reaction with hyaluronic acid fillers, injecting physicians must be aware of the possible filler reaction following the influenza infection. PMID: 31118731 [PubMed]
[Premium Times] The Kogi State Government has confirmed four cases of Lassa fever in the 2019 outbreak of the disease in the state.
[The New Humanitarian] Goma/Democratic Republic of Congo -The second-largest Ebola outbreak ever continues to spread, and health officials now say it's likely to reach the populous city of Goma. Once there, the risk of it spreading beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo to Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda increases.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As the Ebola outbreak in DRC shows no signs of relenting, and the security situation remains unpredictable, the UN announced on Thursday that it is strengthening its response to the deadly virus.
(Florida Atlantic University) A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents whose affected children were never vaccinated. Their commentary is motivated in part by the availability of important and relevant data from a small case series of interviews conducted with ultra-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Williamsburg and Rockland counties.
CONCLUSIONS: YF acute severe cases show a generalised involvement of different organs (liver, spleen, heart, kidneys, intestines and pancreas), and different parameters were related to outcome. Factor V and lipase are independent variables associated with death, reinforcing the importance of hemorrhagic events due to fulminant liver failure and pointing to pancreatitis as a relevant event in the outcome of the disease. PMID: 31116245 [PubMed - in process]
The CDC operates a Do Not Board list to prevent people believed to be a public health risk from getting on planes.
ConclusionsVarious HuNoV genotypes including GII.2, GII.4, GII.6, and GII.17 were shown to be associated with various types of outbreak sites (at childcare and educational facilities, involving cases of food poisoning, and at elderly nursing homes) in this study. These genotypes emerged in recent years, and their prevalence patterns differed from each other. Moreover, differences in outbreak sites and viral load of patients among the genotypes were identified.
We report three cases of severe Enterovirus-71 neurological disease treated with plasma exchange during an outbreak in Catalonia (Spain) in 2016. We observed a striking improvement in all three patients within 48 hours of starting plasma exchange. Patients received four to six sessions every other day. Good outcomes were confirmed at the one-year follow-up visit. Our observations suggest that plasma exchange is an effective complementary therapy for severe Enterovirus-71 neurological disease.