West Nile virus infection in Brazil

CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary findings showed that MMP9 immune biomarkers separated LTBI indigenous individuals from NIC indigenous individuals, while CCR5, CCL11, CD14, and IFN- γ did not differentiate TB states from NIC. MMP9 may be useful as a potential biomarker for LTBI and new infected case detection among Warao indigenous individuals at high risk of developing the disease. It may also be used to halt the epidemic, which will require further validation in larger studies.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: The Lancet HIVAuthor(s): Nicholas A Medland, Peter Banys, Van Phillip Baton, Johann Nadela, Lisa Maher, Ilya Tac-An
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In 2019, 84% of Americans think vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001; 10% still believe vaccines can cause autism, according to a new Gallup survey.Medscape Medical News
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of a municipality in the state of Bahia, Brazil, was assessed. Samples of Lactuca sativa, L., Coriandrum sativum and Solanum lycopersicum, soil, and irrigation water were analyzed between August and October, 2015. Total coliforms (TC), Escherichia coli, molds and yeasts on vegetables, soil an...
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In this study, a hybrid model has been designed by using stacked generalisation ensemble technique for prediction of linear B-cell epitopes. The goal of using stacked generalisation ensemble approach is to refine predictions of base classifiers and to get rid of the worse predictions. In this study, six machine learning models are fused to predict variable length epitopes (6–49 mers). The proposed ensemble model achieves 76.6% accuracy and average accuracy of repeated 10-fold cross-validation is 73.14%. The trained ensemble model has been tested on the benchmark dataset and compared with existing sequential B-cell ep...
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We must work together to fight opioid abuse, a terrible condition that derails promising lives, contributes to our homelessness crisis and rips apart families and communities, say Dr. Lisa Egbert and Dr. Christopher Delecki.
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Simon Lester andHuan ZhuYesterday, President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a " phase one "U.S.-China trade deal. A " phase two " deal may be coming, although the timing is unclear, and many people (including us) are skeptical that it will happen any time soon. There are some technical and complicated parts of the phase one deal, and it will take some time to digest it all and come up with an overall evaluation. But it's worth exploring some specific aspects right away. One of the most talked about parts of the phase one deal is the commitments by China to purchase large amounts of U.S. pr...
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The Oxford researcher ’s work on lipid and peptide antigens revealed key mechanisms in inflammation, immunotherapy, and vaccination, which are being pursued in clinical trial treatments.
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Comparison Between Larval Survey Index and Positive Ovitrap Index in the Evaluation of Populations of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) North of Paraná, Brazil. Environ Health Insights. 2020;14:1178630219886570 Authors: Nascimento KLC, da Silva JFM, Zequi JAC, Lopes J Abstract Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) is one of the world's most widely distributed mosquitoes and is the vector of the dengue virus, one of the most important reemerging diseases. Besides dengue, A. aegypti can also transmit urban yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika virus, making it of great medical importa...
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