U.S. Ramps Up Testing in Search Vaping Illness Cause as Cases Near 1,500 U.S. Ramps Up Testing in Search Vaping Illness Cause as Cases Near 1,500

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.Reuters Health Information
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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]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Wu Tong, Hao Zheng, Guo-xin Li, Fei Gao, Tong-ling Shan, Yan-jun Zhou, Hai Yu, Yi-feng Jiang, Ling-xue Yu, Li-wei Li, Ning Kong, Guang-zhi Tong, Ji-chang LiAbstractBoth classical swine fever (CSF) and pseudorabies are highly contagious, economically significant diseases of swine in China. Although vaccination with the C-strain against classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is widely carried out and severe outbreaks of CSF seldom occur in China, CSF is sporadic in many pig herds and novel sub-subgenotypes of CSFV endlessly emerge. Thus, new ...
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and multiple public health and clinical partners are investigating a national outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). Based on data col...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
The United States is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) (1). All EVALI patients have used e-cigarette, or vaping, products, and most ( ≥85%) have reported using products containing ...
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Findings from this report suggests that the national outbreak of vaping-associated lung injuries continues to primarily affect young persons, especially those using THC-containing products.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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In this study, an EvaGreen based fluorescence quantitative real-time RT-PCR assay was developed and optimized for the detection of GCVs. The assay sensitively detected GCV RNA template with a good linear standard curve We also demonstrated the specificity and reproducibility of the detection method for GCVs. Thus, the method developed in this study will benefit the investigation of possible sporadic outbreaks of CV infections in geese, as well as epidemiological and etiological studies of GCVs.
Source: Molecular and Cellular Probes - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): C. Reed Hranac, Jonathan C. Marshall, Ara Monadjem, David T.S. HaymanAbstractEbola virus disease (EVD) presents a threat to public health throughout equatorial Africa. Despite numerous ‘spillover’ events into humans and apes, the maintenance reservoirs and mechanism of spillover are poorly understood. Evidence suggests fruit bats play a role in both instances, yet data remain sparse and bats exhibit a wide range of life history traits. Here we pool sparse data and use a mechanistic approach to examine how birthing cycles of African f...
Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
e Zhang Foot and mouth disease (FMD) endemicity in Ethiopia’s livestock remains an ongoing cause for economic concern, with new topotypes still arising even in previously unaffected areas. FMD outbreaks occur every year almost throughout the country. Understanding the outbreak dynamics, endemic serotypes, and lineage profiles of FMD in this country is very critical in designing control and prevention programs. For this, detailed information on outbreak dynamics in Ethiopia needs to be understood clearly. In this article, therefore, we review the spatial and temporal patterns and dynamics of FMD outbreaks from...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ConclusionThese data indicate that KPC-producing polyclonal K. pneumoniae are frequent causes of nosocomial hospital outbreaks in South America. Similar genotypes have been reported in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, North America and Asia.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
GIDEON what’s new summary: November 16 to November 17, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (36 updates) 36 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (161 updates) 2 Clinical notes67 Diseases92 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Microbes – New The post Update: November 17, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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