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Conclusion: The autochthonous cases of infants with congenital Zika syndrome and ocular findings described in this report demonstrate that Zika virus infection is not limited to northeast Brazil, with the potential for even greater spread.
Source: Retinal Cases and Brief Reports - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
e;z-Couso H Abstract Water reuse is currently considered an innovative way to addressing water shortage that can provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits, particularly -but not exclusively- in water deficient areas. The potential transmission of infectious diseases is the most common concern in relation to water reclamation. Cryptosporidium is an important genus of protozoan enteropathogens that infect a wide range of vertebrate hosts, including humans. The infective form (oocyst) is highly resistant to the environmental conditions and disinfection treatments. Consequently, Cryptosporidium i...
Source: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Ultrason Sonochem Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On e...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsInfection preventionists are well placed to act as major drivers of change based on their expertise and experience in the management of infection risk across facilities and health systems. They, along with clinicians responsible for probe use and reprocessing, should review practices relating to ultrasound in their facilities. Where practice does not comply with guidelines, policy and training should be updated to ensure patient safety.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Recent studies describe multiple outbreaks of multi-drug resistant organisms caused by contaminated duodenoscopes, used for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. Contamination of duodenoscopes is attributed to their complex design. Linear echoendoscopes (LEs), used for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedures, have a similar design. Previously, we found that contamination of duodenoscopes was widespread in the Netherlands. It is unclear if the increased awareness of contamination and associated outbreaks has improved reprocessing outcomes of duodenoscopes and linear echoendoscopes (DLEs).
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Saturday abstract Source Type: research
Discussion: distinct neurological alterations in the monochorionic twins with an infection presumed by Zika virus may raise the hypothesis of the existence of predisposing factors or protection against this viral agent.Resumo Introdu ção: o aumento da incidência de microcefalia congênita no Brasil tem sido associado à epidemia do zika vírus. Este relato objetivou descrever o comprometimento neurológico de gêmeas monozigóticas presumidamente infectadas intra-útero pelo zika vírus durante a epidemia brasileira de 2015. Descrição do caso: ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
Conclusion The awareness campaign on zika virus had a significant impact on population’s knowledge and main practical information was correctly captured. The information did not spill excessive fear. Nevertheless, modification of individual behavior appeared harder to obtain.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
In this study, the differences in the resistance of bacterial and mould spores of several microbial species to thermal, 600 MPa HPP-thermal, and TS (0.33 W/mL or g) treatments were investigated. Thermal processes in the range of 70–78 °C almost did not affect the five microbial species’ spores tested (<1 log after 40 min). On the contrary, 600 MPa-75 °C HPP treatment reduced all microbial spores (2.8 to >5.8 log after 40 min): C. perfringens presented the highest resistance, followed by B. nivea and N. fischeri moulds, and lastly B. cereus. TS...
Source: Journal of Food Engineering - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
​BY TIM DEPP, MD​I spent two weeks in India and another two weeks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Minnesota during my global health elective month. It was a great time to reflect on sustainability in developing world medicine and on my medical education and career goals.​Emergency medicine in India is still in its infancy. Some might say it's only just been conceived, still waiting to be born. India is growing incredibly in numerous sectors, and several universities, including George Washington University (GWU), have partnered with established hospitals there to grow the specialty. After completi...
Source: Going Global - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
The most recent outbreak of Zika Virus (ZIKV) began April 2015 in Brazil and has spread to the majority of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Emerging in vitro and epidemiologic evidence has indicated a strong link between ZIKV infection in pregnancy and severe adverse effects on fetal development, some of which may be detected during obstetric ultrasound. However, it is unknown whether obstetric ultrasound services and referral networks have adequate capacity to detect and appropriately refer suspected cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS) in LAC.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: IDSOG Abstract Source Type: research
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