Inside an Outbreak: Nipah and Rift Valley Fever
(MedPage Today) -- Health workers describe real-time efforts to stem deadly infections this year
According to a new publication by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), the genetic diversity of livestock and poultry is declining, leaving one-third of the world’s protein supply at risk to extreme weather and disease outbreaks. CAST warns that “up to 25 percent of global livestock breeds are either at risk of being lost, or have already been lost.” The report discusses the risks associated with reduced access to genetic traits and recommends actions to protect remaining breeds that build on current conservation practices such as cryopreservation and germplasm repositories. &ldqu...
[Vanguard] Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson&Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said.
[Deutsche Welle] Many in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been waiting for this moment: A new vaccine to battle the Ebola outbreak is about to be released. The vaccine could reach broader parts of the population than before.
GIDEON what’s new summary: October 10 to October 14, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (31 updates) 31 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (186 updates) 1 New Diseases Added6 Clinical notes55 Diseases123 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap The post Update: October 14, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
China reported another outbreak of the African swine fever on Sunday in its northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website.
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson&Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the current outbreak, they said.
[New Times] Rwanda is planning a big vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EBV) for adults, adolescents, and children aged two years living within the vicinity of a possible Ebola outbreak.
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2019Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Kristen Pogreba-Brown, Erika Austhof, Katherine EllingsonThe case–case study design is a potentially useful tool for infection preventionists during outbreak or cluster investigations. This column clarifies terminology related to case–case, case–control, and case-case-control study designs. Examples of practical applications of the case–case study design include determining risk factors for health care–onset versus community-onset infections, or antibiotic-resistant versus antibiotic-susceptible infections.
Ebola. MERS. Zika. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. Rift Valley fever. All were in active outbreaks in June.
Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would add the Zika virus to the list of diseases in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) priority review voucher (PRV) program. The Senate HELP Committee has also recently advanced similar legislation. This is a positive step that would help incentivize needed research and development (R&D) to fight the disease. However, it also illustrates the fact that the PRV platform could be used far more proactively to help address future pandemics before they strike. Incentive For Innovation In 2007 the US government created the PRV as an incentive to dri...