Schools will face a head lice epidemic this winter due to the NHS axing treatments, charity warns

A change in guidance, which was rolled out over the summer to save the NHS £100 million a year, means GPs cannot routinely prescribe treatments that cost just £4.92 a time.
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WHO delivered medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Congo in April 2020. Credit: World Health Organization (WHO)By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the much-anticipated 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) of the WHO concluded without any major controversies or disagreements. The landmark WHA resolution to bring the world together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, co-sponsored by more than 130 countries, and adopted by consensus, called for the intensification of efforts to control the pandemic, and for equitable access to and fair distribut...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2020Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Adel Elghafghuf, Raphael Vanderstichel, Larry Hammell, Henrik Stryhn
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
We describe the infections that appeared in the life and work of John Donne (1572-1631), the English metaphysical poet, mainly the exanthematic typhus that suffered and gave arise to his work Devotions upon emergent occasions, and several steps in my sickness. We discuss the vector of transmission of this disease, in comparison of other infections in that period, that Donne´s scholars have related to the flea without mentioning the body louse, the true vector of the exanthematic typhus. Likewise, we mention the exanthematic typhus´s symptoms in his Devotions in comparison with the Luis de Toro´s or Alfons...
Source: Revista Espanola de Quimioterapia - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Rev Esp Quimioter Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this study, the prevalence of Hr-TB among TB patients was higher than the prevalence of rifampicin resistance globally. Many patients with Hr-TB would be missed by current diagnostic algorithms driven by rifampicin testing, highlighting the need for new rapid molecular technologies to ensure access to appropriate treatment and care. The low prevalence of resistance to pyrazinamide and fluoroquinolones among patients with Hr-TB provides further justification for the recommended modified treatment regimen.
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 December 2019Source: Methods in MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Charles S. PaviaAbstractLyme disease and the relapsing fever borrelioses are caused by spirochetal bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. They have a partially restricted worldwide distribution depending upon their species. They are transmitted to people following exposure to the following arthropod vectors: ticks (for Lyme disease and endemic relapsing fever) and lice (for epidemic relapsing fever). Soon after a cutaneous infection becomes established, these spirochetes disseminate via the haematogenous route and are capable of...
Source: Methods in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, ectoparasitic insect fauna of rodents found across the Iran were studied, to generate an annotated checklist of fleas and lice species. Methods: Several field expeditions focused on different habitats of northeastern Iran were conducted between January 2017 and May 2018. Rodent trapping was carried out using custom-made mesh live traps and "Faragir" live traps baited mainly with scorched sunflower and gourd seeds. The trapped rodents were examined for ectoparasites on their body, and then released at their trapping point. The rodents and ectoparasite species were identified based on available k...
Source: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Vector Borne Dis Source Type: research
Pediculosis is an infestation of lice on the body, head, or pubic region that occurs worldwide. Lice are ectoparasites of the order Phthiraptera that feed on the blood of infested hosts. Their morphotype dictates their clinical features. Body lice may transmit bacterial pathogens that cause trench fever, relapsing fever, and epidemic typhus, which are potentially life-threatening diseases that remain relevant in contemporary times. Recent data from some settings suggest that head lice may harbor pathogens.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Continuing medical education Source Type: research
Pediculosis is an infestation of lice on the body, head, and/or pubic region that occurs worldwide. Lice are ectoparasites of the order Phthiraptera that feed on the blood of infested hosts. Their morphotype dictates their clinical features. Body lice may transmit bacterial pathogens that cause trench fever, relapsing fever, and epidemic typhus, which are potentially life-threatening diseases that remain relevant in contemporary times. Recent data from some settings suggest head lice may harbor pathogens.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Drones transporting sterilized male mosquitos, cybernetic dragonflies, genetically modified insects with malaria-resisting traits, supersensitive radars or digital maps: the most innovative methods are deployed in the war on the tiniest but most murderous beasts out there: mosquitos, fleas, ticks carrying infectious diseases. Here’s the latest arsenal of digital technologies to eradicate insects and reduce deadly epidemics. Unusual suspects: mosquitos, fleas, and ticks Sharks, bears, tigers, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog in association with sharp teeth and claws represent the traditional image of deadly animals. Ho...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Policy Makers Researchers AI big data CRISRP digital health digital maps disease disease awareness epidemics gene editing Healthcare Innovation insect mosquito prev Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: When management is optimized, the economic value increases with decreasing values of [Formula: see text] (until the threshold of [Formula: see text], where it drops to zero). When management is not optimized, the economic value depends on whether genetic improvement is used for reduced expenditures or production losses. For sea lice in salmon, the economic value is estimated to be 0.065 €/unit [Formula: see text]/kg production. PMID: 30285629 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Genet Sel Evol - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Genet Sel Evol Source Type: research
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