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.
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
Parents who don’t trust the government during a measles outbreak may listen to health-care providers.
[MSF] Thousands of people have shuttled backwards and forwards between the Gedeo and Guji areas of southern Ethiopia over the past 15 months, following an outbreak of ethnic violence in April 2018 and repeated efforts by the authorities to relocate them.
[UN News] Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday.
[RFI] The UN World Health Organization in Geneva said on Monday that the continuing deadly Ebola outbreak has now spread to Goma, a key transit hub in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potential 'game changer' said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesis, WHO head.
[New Times] THE Ministry of Health has moved to reassure the general public there is no case of Ebola outbreak in Rwanda, but urged vigilance to help prevent the virus from spreading to the country.
A devastating outbreak of African swine fever that has killed millions of pigs in China is changing attitudes in a country where farm hygiene has often been seen as lax by international standards.
Channel catfish farming dominates the aquaculture industry in the United States. However, epidemic outbreaks of motile Aeromonas septicemia (MAS), caused by virulent Aeromonas hydrophila (vAh), have become a prominent problem in the catfish industry. Although vaccination is an effective preventive method, there is no vaccine available against MAS. Recombinant proteins could induce protective immunity. Thus, in this work, vAh ATPase protein was expressed, and its protective capability was evaluated in catfish. The purified recombinant ATPase protein was injected into catfish, followed by experimental infection with A. hydro...
Vibrio parahaemolyticus causes the most seafood attributed gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide and studies on pathogenesis during passage through the human digestive fluids are limited. An in vitro continuous model system mimicking passage through saliva, gastric and intestinal fluid was used to study the survival, morphology and virulence-related gene expression of 60 pathogenic and non-pathogenic V. parahaemolyticus strains. The changes to these 3 characteristics for the 60 V. parahaemolyticus strains were minimal on passage through the saliva fluids. No V. parahaemolyticus strains survived passage through gastric fluid ...