Update: July 14, 2019
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.
The high — and rising — rate of nonmedical vaccine exemptions has left major metropolitan areas vulnerable to measles outbreaks; other states have similar pockets of undervaccinated schoolchildren.Medscape Medical News
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday it will fund the manufacturing of Merck&Co Inc's investigational Ebola vaccine called V920, in response to the outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
This article presents information on the various outbreaks, a review of the virus and the disease, including symptoms and comorbidities, and new recommendations for management. Dental practitioners should be aware of the increasing incidence and prevalence of this disease, be able to recognize it, and make appropriate referrals for management.
Spain's health ministry issued an international alert over the country's biggest ever listeriosis outbreak on Wednesday as the number of people affected rose to 150, including one fatality.
Authors: Siriwardana Y, Deepachandi B, Weliange SS, Udagedara C, Wickremarathne C, Warnasuriya W, Ranawaka RR, Kahawita I, Chandrawansa PH, Karunaweera ND Abstract Cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by a genetic variant of L. donovani is being reported from Sri Lanka since year 2001. Patients presented from different geographical locations (600 patients from North or South and a minority of cases from other foci, 2001-2013) were studied. Analysis revealed two different sociodemographic and clinical profiles of leishmaniasis in Northern and Southern Sri Lanka. Also, the same different profiles were present in these foci...
Background: Henoch-Sch önlein purpura (HSP), an IgA vasculitis, most commonly occurs in children. The IgA immune complex deposition is commonly triggered by infection but also has been seen following vaccination. In 2018, Louisville, Kentucky had an outbreak of hepatitis A with over 950 reported cases and 6 deaths. Vacci nation was strongly encouraged and available to the community as a response to the outbreak.
The Lucio ’s phenomenon (LP) is a severe necrotizing cutaneous reaction in patients with classic Virchowian leprosy and untreated Lucio’s leprosy, characterized by outbreaks of painful erythematopurpuric lesions evolving with cutaneous necrosis due to vasculitis. Ulceration is common, especially below the knees, ranging from small to large ulcers. It resembles large-burns lesions with consequent hydroelectrolytic and protein loss. It often develops in treatment-naïve patients, usually without systemic symptomatology, occurring after a few years of the disease start.
GIDEON what’s new summary: August 20 to August 21, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (15 updates) 15 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (45 updates) 7 Clinical notes18 Diseases20 Country notesMap The post Update: August 21, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar; call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns 21 August 2019 Two years after mass atrocities in Myanmar forced more than 740,000 people to flee for their lives, the Government and the people of Bangladesh continue to generously host nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. While UN agencies and over 130 local, national, and international NGOs have supported the Government of Bangladesh to provide life-sustaining assistance, refugees require much more than basic support for survival; they need their rights, security and dignity. Many long to return but fear further vi...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- Texas cities are in danger of major measles outbreaks because an alarming number of school kids are unvaccinated, researchers warn. Vaccination rates in the state have declined since 2003 and a computer simulation by...