Vaping-induced severe respiratory disease outbreak: what went wrong?
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2019Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Yasmin Thanavala, Maciej L Goniewicz
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Ditommaso, M. Giacomuzzi, G. Memoli, R. Cavallo, A. Curtoni, M. Avolio, C. Silvestre, C.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 contamination, and long turnarou...
A potentially dangerous fungus that killed one patient and sickened five others was found again at Seattle Children's Hospital on Sunday, forcing officials to close 11 operating rooms.
The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries.
ESwatini has suspended animal imports from neighboring South Africa for a second time this year following another outbreak of foot and mouth disease, the mountain kingdom's agricultural ministry said on Tuesday.
The United States recorded 11 measles cases over a month as of Nov. 7, taking the total cases for the year to 1,261 in the worst outbreak since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Felipe Rocha, Ricardo Augusto DiasAbstractThe importance of the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus for the transmission of the rabies virus does not lie solely in its ability to transmit this disease to other mammals, but also in its capacity to adapt to environmental and climatic changes, granting them a wide geographical distribution. Control of this disease is currently based on culling of the vampire bat and vaccination of the livestock. A transmission model incorporating geographic and behavioral determinants of the v...
GIDEON what’s new summary: November 11 to November 12, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (34 updates) 34 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (64 updates) 3 Clinical notes28 Diseases33 Country notesMap Microbiology – Bacteria (16 updates) 6 New Bacteria Added3 Bacteria6 Microbes – New1 Microbes – Update The post Update: November 12, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
ConclusionsOur results reaffirm the high clinical and epidemiological impact of the epidemic outbreak in Cantabria and emphasises the need for optimising the current prevention measures against hepatitis A.ResumenAntecedentes y objetivos: Desde junio de 2016 se han producido brotes de hepatitis A en diversos países europeos, afectando principalmente a hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH). El objetivo del presente trabajo fue valorar su impacto clínico y epidemiológico en Cantabria.Materiales y métodosSe recogieron retrospectivamente todos los casos de hepatitis A diagnosticados en Cantabria...
[Observer] The Government of Liberia (GoL), through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Public Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), has called on citizens to become more vigilant against reports of an outbreak of Lassa fever.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria. The government and humanitarian partners actively responded to the outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports. Most complaints reaching Radio Dabanga come from the western and eastern parts of the country.