Update: August 16, 2019
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Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the region struggles with an outbreak already declared a global health emergency.
[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization has said it learned the east African country has one confirmed and two suspected cases of Ebola. The latest outbreak has already spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.
The event kicks off “Spit Spreads Death,” an exhibition about this city’s health disaster and the worldwide influenza pandemic nearly a hundred years ago.
ConclusionThe interactive web application was both usable and useful for infection control practitioners. Its implementation in routine practice could help professionals to identify potential outbreaks while creating data to train automated detection algorithms.
Conclusions: Despite public health efforts, a small number of healthcare workers were inadequately protected, and antibody titers were lower than required to maintain herd immunity. For effective prevention of nosocomial infection, VZV IgG status should be documented for all HCWs, and susceptible HCWs should be vaccinated to avoid outbreaks. Pre-employment screening and vaccination have increased immunity and need to be conducted to ensure protection of vulnerable patients.
Authors: Kang SH, Kim MY, Baik SK Abstract Until 1995, the incidence of symptomatic acute hepatitis A was minimal and there were no cases of national outbreak in Korea. However, there was a nationwide outbreak of hepatitis A that peaked in 2009. In 2019, a total of 10,083 cases of acute hepatitis A were reported for seven months of the year according to the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This may be attributed to the proportion of susceptible subjects in the Korean population, as about 10 years have passed since herd immunity was induced by the epidemic occurring during the late 2000s. Recent stud...
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Alessandra Longo, Carmen Losasso, Federica Vitulano, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Sara Turchetto, Sara Petrin, Claudio Mantovani, Maria Cristina Dalla Pozza, Elena Ramon, Gabriella Conedera, Carlo V. Citterio, Antonia Ricci, Lisa Barco, Antonia Anna LettiniAbstractAn unusual mortality of wild boars occurred in Italy from 2012 to 2015 due to Salmonella Choleraesuis infection.In order to confirm the occurrence of an outbreak of S. Choleraesuis in wild boars and to epidemically characterise the unique S. Choleraesuis biovar, a collection of...
Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson&Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history.
Authors: Fukushima K, Yanagisawa N, Sekiya N, Izumiya H Abstract Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infection is a major pathogen causing gastroenteritis among immunocompetent adults. NTS infection is mainly transmitted by contaminated food and water, but some cases are transmitted by animal contact. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Poona (S. Poona) is an NTS usually transmitted by reptiles, and cases including outbreaks of gastroenteritis have been reported previously. However, invasive infections due to this organism among immunocompetent adults are rare. We herein report a case of a 39-year-old man who wa...
The following is a description of the current situation in the United Republic of Tanzania regarding unofficial reports of a number of cases of illness and a summary of WHO efforts to obtain information about this situation. As specified in Article 9 of theInternational Health Regulations (IHR), WHO may take into account reports from sources other than notifications from Member States and shall assess these reports according to established epidemiological principles under the IHR.