Nipah strikes in India; an urgent call for outbreak preparedness in Pakistan
We refer transmission of infections in India which have implications for Pakistan . As compared to Pakistan, the range and burden of infectious diseases are enormous in India including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) contagion in 2002 –2003, Influenza A virus epidemic of 2006 (avian influenza), 2007 Equine influenza, Swine flu pandemic outbreaks in 2009 and 2014 . Moreover, episodes of infectious diseases continue to rise in India, with a recent surge of chikungunya and dengue cases in 2016 .
First case in city of Goma prompts international response to outbreak
The virus spread this week to a city of two million people
, now an international emergency
The World Health Organization issued the order as the ebola virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed more than 1,660.
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): A. Ashitha, S.J. Midhun, M.A. Sunil, T.U. Nithin, E.K. Radhakrishnan, Jyothis MathewAbstractA study was conducted to isolate and characterize endophytes from Artemisia nilagirica, a traditional medicinal plant. The plant was collected from Western Ghats, India. Endophytes isolated included Arthrobacter sp. WWAT1, Pseudomonas sp. WYAT2, Microbacterium sp. WYAT3, Psychrobacter sp. WBAT4, Enterobacter sp. WWAT5, Bacillus sp. WBAT6, Kosakonia cowanii WBAT7, Bacillus sp. WBAT8, Bacillus sp. WBAT9, Chromobacterium violaceum WVAT6, Serratia sp...
The disease has killed more than 1,600 people in the African state of DR Congo.
AP Explains: Why deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international emergency
The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,650 people, according to the World Health Organization. About 12 new cases are reported daily.(Image credit: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP)
The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo to be a "public health emergency of international concern", saying the recent risk of its spread in the city of Goma and into Uganda had increased the threat.
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared international health emergency after more than 1,600 deaths