The "Scourge of the Renaissance". A short review about Treponema pallidum infection.

CONCLUSIONS: The first of the three hypotheses about its origins is the Columbian hypothesis, which states that Columbus's crew acquired syphilis from Native Americans and carried it back to Europe in 1493 A. D. On the contrary, the second hypothesis (pre-Columbian) asserts that syphilis was present in Europe long before Columbus's voyage and was transferred to the New World by Columbus's men. The Unitarian theory argues that syphilis, bejel, yaws, and pinta are not separate diseases but they represent syndromes caused by slightly different strains of one organism. Nowadays, Syphilis' origin is still uncertain and remains controversial. However, the large impact on the social behavior and international public health is an important reason to investigate about its origins and how to prevent the transmission. PMID: 31625831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Date: Tuesday, 11 19, 2019; Speaker: Ian A. Wilson, D.Phil., D.Sc., Hanson Professor of Structural Biology , The Scripps Research Institute; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Amphitheater; Videocast Event
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"We believe that one of the drivers of the obesity epidemic is ready access to energy dense, hyperpalatable foods," says an expert. Having a standard, universal definition is therefore key.Medscape Medical News
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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are working with partners and at-risk communities to scale up surveillance of cholera in Khartoum. On November 7, the final phase of the five-year yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting more than 30 million people across Sudan was launched. According to the Sudan Metrological Authority, rainfall in the country has been persistently above average throughout most of the 2019 season.
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INTRODUCTION: Neurotrauma is an important global health problem. This 'silent epidemic' is a major cause of death and disability in adolescents and young adults, with significant societal and economic impacts. Globally, the largest cause of neurotrauma is ...
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OBJECTIVES: Dramatic increases in opioid and drug overdose mortality have occurred in the United States (US) over the past two decades. To address this national public health crisis and identify gaps in the literature, we analyzed recent empirical trends i...
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Twenty-eight people are in quarantine in China's northern Inner Mongolia province after a hunter was diagnosed with bubonic plague Saturday, the local health commission said.
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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...
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