Update: September 20, 2019

GIDEON what’s new summary: September 19 to September 20, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (27 updates) 27 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (113 updates) 3 Clinical notes37 Diseases73 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug The post Update: September 20, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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U.S. health officials on Thursday reported another 180 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses and announced plans to start testing aerosols produced by e-cigarettes and vaping products as they search for the source of the nationwide outbreak that has so far killed at least 33 people in 24 states.
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The worst outbreak of the measles in the United States since 1992 has been declared over. But the disease has done damage all across the country in recent years.
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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Savina Ditommaso, Monica Giacomuzzi, Gabriele Memoli, Rossana Cavallo, Antonio Curtoni, Maria Avolio, Carlo Silvestre, Carla M. ZottiSummaryBackgroundInvasive non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections are emerging worldwide in patients undergoing open-chest cardiac bypass surgery exposed to contaminated heater-cooler units (HCUs). Although this outbreak has been investigated by culturing bacteria isolated from HCU aerosol and water samples, these conventional methods have low-analytic sensitivity, high rates of sample cont...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study reports an MRSA outbreak in a level-II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a secondary care hospital in Pakistan. Once identified, an infection control team from the parent hospital visited the facility, risk factors were listed and infection control measures taken to control the outbreak. Screening cultures of NICU staff and environmental cultures from NICU were obtained for the presence of MRSA. Five neonates were positive for MRSA; one HCW was found to be colonized with MRSA, the antibiogram pattern of which matched with that of the outbreak strain. Decolonization of colonized HCWs and re-deployment from N...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract More than 1.5 billion people have been affected by crises over the last decade, especially the vulnerable groups including children and women, incurring economic losses in excess of US$ 1.3 trillion. The Easter Mediterranean Region suffers from the greatest number of natural and man-made disasters and is especially prone to such events because of its geo-climactic characteristics with significant increase in the risk of disasters projected over the next two decades. In addition, it is home to many tenacious conflicts including insurgencies, ethnic tensions, and sectarian clashes with potential fo...
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Minnesota on Wednesday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of deaths to 31 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing.
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GIDEON what’s new summary: October 15 to October 17, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (31 updates) 31 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (94 updates) 1 Clinical note40 Diseases53 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: October 17, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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Tyson Foods Inc in February will stop buying U.S. hogs raised with a growth drug banned by China, the company said on Thursday, as global meat suppliers seek an edge in boosting sales to Chinese buyers facing a huge pork shortage due to an outbreak of a fatal pig disease.
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a GP Abstract Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arbovirus that emerged in the Americas in 2013. Infection with CHIKV is symptomatic in most of the cases and patients can develop chronic arthralgia that lasts from months to years in over 40% of the cases. The East-Central-South Africa (ECSA) genotype was introduced in Brazil in 2014, in Bahia State. Here we report the circulation of the CHIKV ECSA genotype in Piaui State, Northeast Brazil, during the years 2016-2017. The phylogenetic analysis revealed a single introduction of this lineage probably in 2015 and its maintenance at least until 2017. This analysis has als...
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
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