Judge orders Massachusetts to redo parts of vaping ban

A Massachusetts judge on Monday ruled that a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products the state adopted in response to an outbreak of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use was likely unlawful, but he gave the state time to fix its defects.
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Authors: Bleibtreu A, Bertine M, Bertin C, Houhou-Fidouh N, Visseaux B Abstract Since the first case of human infection by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia in June 2012, more than 2260 cases of confirmed MERS-CoV infection and 803 related deaths have been reported since the 16th of October 2018. The vast majority of these cases (71%) were reported in Saudi Arabia but the epidemic has now spread to 27 countries and has not ceased 6 years later, unlike SARS-CoV that disappeared a little less than 2 years after emerging. Due to the high fatality rate ...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.
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Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Heera Jayan, Hongbin Pu, Da-Wen SunAbstractBackgroundMicrobial contamination is an increasing concern in the food industry. In order to understand the effect of microorganisms, the study of their characteristics and behavior in various platforms is of prime importance. Over the years, time-consuming and labor-intensive, culture-based enumeration techniques have become obsolete for real-time applications, and increasing concerns on foodborne outbreaks necessitate rapid, on-site and sensitive methods for the detection ...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of pulsed light (PL) treatment, a novel antimicrobial (LAPEN) wash and combinations thereof in inactivating Salmonella on stem scars of cherry tomato. The treatment effects on background microbiota and sensory quality was also investigated while in storage for 21 days at 10 °C. Three serotypes of Salmonella enterica were chosen to prepare inoculum for the current investigation for their link with tomato and produce outbreaks. Stem scars of tomato were spot inoculated before being treated with PL (1–63 J/cm2), LAPEN sanitizer (2 min) or combinatio...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Authors: Gatti M, Raschi E, De Ponti F Abstract BACKGROUND: The management of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase producing (KPC) infections represents a major challenge. Several safety and efficacy concerns are shared by available antibiotics used in KPC infections, leading to the occurrence of serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs), with ceftazidime-avibactam possibly showing a more favourable risk-benefit profile. We investigated the potential impact of resistance on ADR reports in countries with different prevalence of KPC isolates (Italy vs. United Kingdom [UK]), and described safety profile of newer and older ...
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
[WHO] Juba, 15 November 2019 - To mitigate the risk of cholera outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and MedAir are immunizing 144 033 people against cholera in Renk, a county bordering Blue Nile state in Sudan.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
ConclusionHighly related P. aeruginosa strains were identified in multiple U-bends in several DDUH locations, indicating trafficking via the wastewater network.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
GIDEON what’s new summary: November 14 to November 16, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (34 updates) 34 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (154 updates) 7 Clinical notes55 Diseases92 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (1 updates) 1 Drug Microbiology – Bacteria (3 updates) 2 New Bacteria Added1 Microbes – New The post Update: November 16, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Ileana Z. Martínez, Claudia Pérez-Martínez, Luis M. Salinas, Juan F. García-Marín, Ramón A. Juste, Ana BalseiroABSTRACTSpanish goat encephalitis virus (SGEV) is a novel tick-borne flavivirus subtype, closely related to the flavivirus louping ill virus (LIV). SGEV caused a severe, acute and mortal neurological disease outbreak in northern Spain in a goat herd. In order to characterize the cell population in lesions and to determine the distribution of the inflammatory cells...
Source: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Biochemical Engineering JournalAuthor(s): M. Amirul Islam, Walid M. Hassen, Azam F. Tayabali, Jan J. DubowskiAbstractDetection of pathogenic Legionella pneumophila by culture-based methods is not efficient in predicting outbreaks of the Legionnaires’ disease. The main problem is the relatively slow time-to-result and the inability of some culture media to support the growth of viable bacteria. One strategy to alleviate these issues is developing biosensors functionalized with mammalian antibodies designed to capture bacteria. However, mammalian antibodies are...
Source: Biochemical Engineering Journal - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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