Drug-resistant superbugs spreading in European hospitals
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Publication date: Available online 6 August 2019Source: Food ControlAuthor(s): Sarina Pradhan Thapa, Smriti Shrestha, Anil Kumar AnalAbstractAntibiotics are the compounds widely used to treat bacterial infections in human and variety of agricultural sectors including livestock farming, plants and crops, and aquaculture. However, rampant and uncontrolled use of antibiotics results in the emergence of resistant bacterial strains. Such resistant strains on the food chain possibly increase the risk of antibiotic resistant foodborne pathogens. Antibiotic resistant bacteria can reach human either directly via the contact with th...
CONCLUSIONS: Plasmodium falciparum infection was significantly found in children in rural areas of Ghana with low socioeconomic status in this study. PMID: 31422995 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionWe demonstrated that immune responses induced by FAGP reduced the growth, development, and reproduction of A. cantonensis in subsequent infections. While the possibility of using FAGP combining with MA or FA antigens as a multi-function vaccine in immune protection against A. cantonensis needs to be further elucidated, we hope that it provides a novel strategy for this parasite vaccine development.
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Hui Wang, Rani KanthanAbstractAmoebiasis, caused by the intestinal protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, though a relatively common parasitic disease in the tropical and subtropical regions, is uncommon in the developed countries. In these countries, as amoebic colitis shares similar clinical symptoms and endoscopic features with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), these cases can be easily unrecognized and misdiagnosed.In this case report, we discuss the case of an adult patient with invasive intestinal amoebiasis, who was initia...
MEASLES is a childhood infection and one of the most infectious viral illnesses known to man. A recent drop in vaccination rates has seen a rise in cases, and Dr Chris Steel took to ITV ’s This Morning to warn of the serious, and sometimes life-threatening, complications measles can lead to if you don't get the jab.
Urgent action has been ordered to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK during first quarter of 2019. Actions to achieve this include NHS England writing to GPs and strengthening role of local immunisation coordinators.
MEASLES was effectively wiped out in Britain a few years ago but now the disease is on the rise in the UK. What exactly is to blame for the measles UK spread?
Induction of memory CD8+ T cells is important for controlling infections such as malaria and HIV/AIDS and for cancer immunotherapy. Accurate assessment of antigen-specific (Ag-specific) CD8+ T cells is critical for vaccine optimization and for defining correlates of protection. However, conditions for determining Ag-specific CD8+ T cell responses ex vivo using intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) may be variable, especially in humans with complex antigens. Here, we used an attenuated whole parasite malaria vaccine model in humans and various experimental infections in mice to show that the duration of antigenic stimulatio...
Three years after eliminating the infection, Britain has lost its 'measles-free status'. How?