Former chiropractor known for anti-vaccination views says some see her as 'a hero'

Dena Churchill lost her licence to practise chiropractic in Nova Scotia over sharing anti-vaccination posts on social media that have been either unfounded or disproved. She says if the price for sharing her health "truths" is a $100,000 fine and losing her career, she’s willing to accept it.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

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Publication date: 2019Source: Advances in Virus Research, Volume 104Author(s): Eva Mittler, Maria Eugenia Dieterle, Lara M. Kleinfelter, Megan M. Slough, Kartik Chandran, Rohit K. JangraAbstractHantaviruses are important zoonotic pathogens of public health importance that are found on all continents except Antarctica and are associated with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in the Old World and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in the New World. Despite the significant disease burden they cause, no FDA-approved specific therapeutics or vaccines exist against these lethal viruses. The lack of available interven...
Source: Advances in Virus Research - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Jéssica Caroline Gomes Noll, Lok Raj Joshi, Gabriela Mansano do Nascimento, Maureen Hoch Vieira Fernandes, Bishwas Sharma, Eduardo Furtado Flores, Diego Gustavo DielAbstractCaprine alphaherpesvirus 1 (CpHV-1) is a pathogen associated with systemic infection and respiratory disease in kids and subclinical infection or reproductive failure and abortions in adult goats. The enzyme thymidine kinase (TK) is an important viral product involved in nucleotide synthesis necessary for virus replication. Therefore, it is a common target ...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
This study assessed different dust collection methods for MDV and ILTV detection in a vaccinated layer flock (n = 1700) from day-old to 50 weeks of age. Birds were vaccinated against MDV at day-old, and ILTV by drinking water at week 6 and eye drop at week 12. Dust samples were collected weekly by settle plates (13 plates/15 m2) or by scraping surfaces in the poultry shed and tested for ILTV and MDV genomic copies (GC) by PCR. ILTV GC were detected 4 weeks post water vaccination, peaked at weeks 1214 and became mostly undetectable after week 18. MDV was detected in dust on week 1, peaked at weeks 3-6, decline...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Yuting Wei, Yaosen Lin, Bin WuAbstractVaccination is crucial for the control of epidemics. Yet it is a social dilemma since non-vaccinators benefit from the herd immunity created by the vaccinators. Thus the optimum vaccination level is not reached via voluntary vaccination at times. Social networks have been shown to dramatically alter the vaccination behavior. The underlying network, however, is often assumed to be static, neglecting the dynamical nature of social networks. We address how the dynamics of networks have an imp...
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In conclusion, the expression pattern of genes related to the humoral and cell-mediated adaptive immune response showed upregulation in fish infected with P. salmonis and down-regulation in vaccinated fish. The results of this study contribute to our understanding of the immune response against P. salmonis and can be used in the optimization of SRS prevention and control measures.
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Authors: Zhong J, Xia Y, Hua L, Liu X, Xiao M, Xu T, Zhu B, Cao H Abstract Enterovirus 71 (EV71) which commonly caused the hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) has become one of public health challenges worldwide. However, no effective vaccines or drugs for this disease has been developed. Thus, there is an urgent need to find a new strategy for treating the EV71 infection. Oseltamivir (OT) is an effective antiviral agent, but continuous use of oseltamivir leads to a diminished therapeutic effect in the clinic. In order to improve the antiviral activity of oseltamivir, oseltamivir was loaded onto surfaces of selenium nan...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
Health workers inside a "CUBE" talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside. ALIMA Ebola Treatment Centre, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two drugs have been found to successfully treat the Ebola virus. Aid agencies have welcomed the news saying it allows communities to access early treatment. Courtesy: World Health Organisation (WHO)By Issa Sikiti da SilvaCOTONOU, Benin, Aug 20 2019 (IPS) While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ebola Source Type: news
Condition:   Virus Diseases Interventions:   Biological: Low dose formulation of RG SAM (CNE) vaccine (GSK3903133A);   Biological: Medium dose formulation of RG SAM (CNE) vaccine (GSK3903133A);   Biological: High dose formulation of RG SAM (CNE) vaccine (GSK3903133A);   Drug: Saline Placebo;   Biological: RabAvert Sponsor:   GlaxoSmithKline Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Awanish Kumar, Praveen Sharma, Kamla Kant Shukla, Sanjeev Misra, Kishan Kumar NyatiAbstractJapanese encephalitis (JE) has emerged as one of the most important form of viral encephalitis, which accounts for an estimated 70,000 cases each year with approximately 10,000 fatalities. The clinical presentations and outcome of the infection is dependent upon both virulence of viral determinants and host immune responses. The causative pathogen of JE is a virus known as Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), which penetrates into the CNS from blo...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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