Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks

(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics&Policy) In a new study published in the journal Health Economics, researchers at CDDEP, the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant Staphylococcus aureus during a pandemic influenza outbreak.
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ConclusionsThe present study demonstrated that the Inula helenium and Grindelia squarrosa, which have been traditionally used in Europe as medicinal plants, are a valuable source of active compounds with anti-inflammatory activity. Our observations justify the traditional use of I. helenium and G. squarrosa for a treatment inflammation-based diseases in respiratory tract.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Legislation enabling the use of serious shortage protocols in Scotland will come into effect from 31 October 2019, the Scottish government has said.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
North Carolina health officials say four people have died from Legionnaires' disease. Officials have confirmed 141 cases involving residents from counties and multiple states. They say that most patients attended the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher. CBS affiliate WSPA-TV reports.
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A Massachusetts judge on Monday ruled that a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products the state adopted in response to an outbreak of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use was likely unlawful, but he gave the state time to fix its defects.
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What do we currently know concerning the possible etiology of the recent outbreak of over 800 cases of vaping-related lung injury, with several deaths? The investigation is ongoing.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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Conditions:   Seasonal Influenza;   Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Interventions:   Biological: EV71 +SIV;   Biological: EV71;   Biological: SIV Sponsors:   Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention;   China National Biotec Group Company Limited Recruiting
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Condition:   Cardiovascular Diseases Interventions:   Other: placebo after awakening + aspirin before bedtime;   Other: aspirin after awakening + placebo before bedtime Sponsors:   Leiden University Medical Center;   ZonMw: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development Recruiting
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Officials say those who were diagnosed with the disease may have walked by the hot tub displays at the the NC Mountain State Fair
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Jennifer M. Rudd1, Sivasami Pulavendran1, Harshini K. Ashar1, Jerry W. Ritchey1, Timothy A. Snider1, Jerry R. Malayer1, Montelongo Marie1, Vincent T. K. Chow2 and Teluguakula Narasaraju1* 1Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States2Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore Exaggerated host innate immune responses have been implicated in severe influenza pneumonia. We have previously demonstrated that excessive neutrophils recruited during in...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
indrachuk Influenza viruses are a threat to global public health resulting in ~500,000 deaths each year. Despite an intensive vaccination program, influenza infections remain a recurrent, yet unsolved public health problem. Secondary bacterial infections frequently complicate influenza infections during seasonal outbreaks and pandemics, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), is frequently associated with these co-infections, including the 2009 influenza pandemic. Damage to alveolar epithelium is a major contributor to severe influenza-bac...
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