Editorial. East Mediterr Health J. 2019 Oct 07;25(8):527-528 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 for further escalation. Such calamities not only lead to displaced populations and infrastructure damage, but also lead to breakdowns in health systems that permit disease outbreaks. PMID: 31612965 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

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[Govt of SA] Limpopo province diagnosed a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Molemole Local Municipality on 1 November 2019. This outbreak occurred in the free FMD zone of the country. The outbreak was recognised and confirmed in eight (8) sites which include feedlots, abattoirs, and speculators and on farms.
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FLU outbreaks can mask serious heart conditions, a charity has warned, with patients blaming lingering symptoms on the virus instead of seeing a doctor.
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[MSF] The current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the worst on record in the country and the second-largest epidemic of the disease recorded anywhere. Almost a year after the declaration of the outbreak, more than 2,180 people have died from the virus.
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Samoa has declared a state of emergency after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak, closing schools and placing restrictions on public gatherings, the Reuters news agency reported.
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ConclusionsThese potential secondary metabolites will be useful as metabolite markers and/or bioactive compounds for effective and durable approaches to address the BPH problem.
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Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi, Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Saranya Vijayakumar, Rosemol Varghese, Chaitra Shankar, Jobin John Jacob, Karthick Vasudevan, Divyaa Elangovan, Veeraraghavan BalajiIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2019 37(2):147-162 The prime goal of molecular epidemiology is to identify the origin and evolution of pathogens, which can potentially influence the public health worldwide. Traditional methods provide limited information which is not sufficient for outbreak investigation and studying transmission dynamics. The recent advancement of next-generation sequen...
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Conclusions: A higher seroprevalence of HEV as compared to HAV together with a co-infection rate of 2.07% mandates screening for HEV in all suspected cases of acute hepatitis, particularly pregnant women in whom the outcomes of HEV infection are poor. Health and civic authorities should make necessary efforts to counter epidemic or outbreak situations, thus reducing morbidity, mortality and economic burden.
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Conclusion: This report highlights the importance of early identification of an outbreak, prompt response of the ICU and infection control teams, sound environmental and epidemiological surveillance methods to identify the source and stringent infection control measures to control the outbreak. Contaminated ultrasound gel can be a potential source for healthcare-associated infection, which cannot be overlooked.
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Seattle Children's Hospital said Monday it believes a mold outbreak that has sickened seven patients, one fatally, since summer 2018 is linked to mold-related infections dating back nearly two decades
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CONCLUSIONS: This outbreak highlighted communication failures, from hunters to consumers. Awareness should be raised on the relation between trichinellosis and game meat. Trichinella species detection is important for adequate outbreak recording and could contribute to better understanding the clinical and serological signs of T. britovi infection. PMID: 31732242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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