Congo-Kinshasa: Urgent Humanitarian Response Needed As Multiple Crises Hit Ituri

[MSF] New York/Kisangani -Hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance as multiple crises hit Ituri province in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday. A recent upsurge in violence has forced thousands of people to flee their homes--at a time when the region is already fighting an Ebola epidemic, massive measles outbreak, and the annual seasonal malaria pea
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Background: Many individuals failing first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa never initiate second-line ART or do so after significant delay. For people on ART with a viral load more than 1000 copies/ml, the WHO recommends a second viral load measurement 3 months after the first viral load and enhanced adherence support. Switch to a second-line regimen is contingent upon a persistently elevated viral load more than 1000 copies/ml. Delayed second-line switch places patients at increased risk for opportunistic infections and mortality. Methods: To assess the potential benefits of a simplified secon...
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SOCIAL Source Type: research
(Joule Inc.) Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public health experts in a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): C. Jiménez, A. Benito, J.L. Arnal, A. Ortín, M. Gómez, A. López, S. Villanueva-Saz, D. LacastaAbstractOvine anaplasmosis is caused by the obligate intraerythrocytic bacteria Anaplasma ovis and the disease is characterized by anaemia, weight loss and weakness. A severe outbreak of ovine anaplasmosis was diagnosed for the first time in Spain in 2014 and, subsequently, a research was developed in order to increase de knowledge of this not-well-known disease.An experimental infection with Anaplasma ovis was carr...
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Prompted by the statements of anti-tobacco groups throughout the country claiming that vaping causes popcorn lung, a new organization was launched this past Thursday to confront this new and alarming epidemic among young people. The organization is called the American Popcorn Lung Association (APLA) and it has aTwitter feed (@LungPopcorn)." Popcorn lung " is a serious, progressive lung disease that is technically known as bronchiolitis obliterans. The disease results in obstruction of the smallest airways in the lung. The disease is irreversible and can be fatal. A lung transplant is the only definitive treatment...
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Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Reproductive ToxicologyAuthor(s): Ana Cláudia Boareto, Caroline Gomes, Juliane Centeno Müller, Jonas Golart da Silva, Fernanda Vergara, Noruê Salum, Rafaela Maristany Sargaço, Rosângela Ribeiro de Carvalho, José Ederaldo Queiroz Telles, Cláudio Romero Farias Marinho, Francisco José Roma Paumgartten, Paulo Roberto DalsenterAbstractMalaria in pregnant women is associated with risk of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, and there are few antimalarial drugs considered safe to treat them, so it is necessary to ...
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GIDEON what’s new summary: July 13 to July 14, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (9 updates) 9 DiseasesMap The post Update: July 14, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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Before the Ebola virus outbreak in parts of west Africa, the differential diagnoses of febrile illnesses were primarily centred around common medical conditions prevalent in the tropics that overburdened the weakened health systems there, predominantly malaria, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, meningitis, Lassa fever, and measles.1 With the 2014 –15 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic and its devastating effects, the need for differential diagnoses of febrile illnesses has taken on new urgency, as well as become more complicated.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research
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