J. Henderson et al. Community prevalence of carbapenemase-producing organisms in East London
ConclusionTo date, there have been no studies investigating the prevalence of CPOs in the UK community. Given the high-risk patient population served by Barts Health NHS Trust, it is reassuring that the prevalence observed here was low. However, it should be highlighted that travel to countries not previously categorized as high risk may also pose a threat.
Authors: Nawal CL, Agarwal S, Agrawal A, Prakash R, Mital P, Singh A, Chejara RS Abstract Introduction: The resurgence of epidemic of Influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 was phenomenal in 2015 and has become an annual phenomenon. Antigenic drift and reassortment is the rule rather than exception, conferring survival benefit to the virus. As this disease has high mortality, we compared the clinico-epidemiological profile of patients expired in the year 2015 due to "A/California/7/2009" strain with those of expired in the year 2018 due to "A/Michigan/45/2015" strain. Material and Method: We collected da...
Conclusions Hepatitis C virus can be transferred into commonly used medications when using sterile single-use needles and syringes where it remains viable for several days. Furthermore, cleaning the vial diaphragm with 70% isopropyl alcohol is not sufficient to eliminate the risk of hepatitis C virus infectivity. This highlights the potential risks associated with sharing medications between patients.
Authors: Monini M, Ostanello F, Vignolo E, Pagani E, Gamper S, Spertini S, Masi E, Rabini M, Stenico A, Poznanski E, Di Bartolo I Abstract In October 2017, two outbreaks of gastroenteritis (GE) occurred among patrons of a cafeteria in Italy in one week. Virological and bacteria investigations on stool samples, environment and food were conducted to identify the infectious agents and the possible source of infection. Forty-five cases occurred in the two outbreaks, including 13 laboratory-confirmed cases of norovirus GI. Nine staff members were interviewed, six were confirmed positive for NoV GI and 3 experienced GE ...
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Imagine a firefighter battling a blaze while the sprinkler system emits gasoline. This is the current state of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). So far, over 1,600 people have died from the virus and thousands more have been infected. While this outbreak is not yet at the scale of the last Ebola crisis that claimed more than 11,000 lives, it has the potential to be even deadlier. With each passing day, the virus keeps spreading. This week, the first case of Ebola was discovered in Goma, a transportation hub on the border of Rwanda. In order to keep pace with the virus, the United States and th...
Britain's international development minister Rory Stewart called on France and Canada on Monday to offer more help in tackling the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.Reuters Health Information
after it spreads to big Congo city
The patient became infected during a visit to the town of Butembo, one of the epicentres of the outbreak, before taking a bus to Goma.
Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic “is infecting more children” than earlier outbreaks.
An Atlanta hotel relocated guests after reports of possible Legionnaires disease connected to the hotel