MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance

They call on government and industry to develop new classes of antibiotics Related items fromOnMedica GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise Quadrivalent HPV jab cleared of causal link to MS Doctors warn of rising rates of fungal resistance BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Global measles deaths reach historic low
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Download the flyer UCLA statement on measles case1. What is measles?Measles is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that lives in the nose and throat. The symptoms of measles include:Fever   (101°F or higher)CoughRunny noseRed watery eyesRash of red spots. Some are slightly raised. Typically starts on the face or hairline and spreads to the rest of the body.Measles can lead to serious illnesses, hospitalization, and even death. Serious illnesses include:DiarrheaEar InfectionBrain Damage        Pregnant women, infants, young children, and persons with a weakened i...
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A nationwide measles outbreak has led health officials to quarantine dozens of people at two Los Angeles universities, officials said on Thursday.
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California, which imposed some of the nation's strictest vaccination rules after a short-lived measles outbreak in 2014, is seeing a spike in cases, largely tied to people with measles in airports.
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A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity
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Conclusion: The genome-wide screen in the yeast deletion library allowed us to identify a large number of host genes required for AaCdtB cytotoxicity. Further investigation could lead to more insights into the mechanisms of CdtB intoxication. Introduction Bacterial pathogens often possess several virulence factors to facilitate colonization and survival in hosts. Cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) is a genotoxin produced by many Gram-negative pathogens, such as Escherichia coli, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Haemophilus ducreyi, Shigella dysenteriae, Helicobacter hepaticus, and Campylobacter species (Gargi ...
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Conclusions: We present the most detailed genomic analysis of MRSA isolated in Sri Lanka to date. The analysis identified a PVL-positive ST5-MRSA-IVc that is prevalent among MRSA causing clinical infections in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, this clone was also found among isolates from the United Kingdom and Australia. Introduction Worldwide, Staphylococcus aureus is the primary causative agent of community-acquired skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) and is an important cause of hospital-associated invasive infections including bacteremia, pneumonia and endocarditis (Bell et al., 2002; David and Daum, 2010). Panton-Va...
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Conclusions Apart West Nile virus (78), thousands of congenital microcephaly cases, fetal brain tissue damage and neurological syndromes have been associated with ZIKV infection. Unfortunately, the epidemics of this mosquito born, and a relative stable virus is on a rise. Although congenital microcephaly is a rare disorder however, due to lack of standardized diagnostic test facilities, the incidence in the geographically widespread ZIKV epidemic regions is higher. Animals studies showed that ZIKV is a neurotropic virus. It directly targets the developing embryonic brain cells by inducing apoptosis, cell-cycle arrest, and...
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Clinics held in car parks and other outside spaces in New Zealand in attempt to reduce spread of disease Related items fromOnMedica Quadrivalent HPV jab cleared of causal link to MS Improve uptake of MMR jab to meet WHO target Vaccination plea as measles outbreak continues GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance
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(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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