Outbreaks of severe pneumococcal disease in closed settings in the conjugate vaccines era, 2010 –2018: A systematic review to inform national guidance in the UK

Outbreaks of severe pneumococcal disease occur sporadically and can affect large numbers of individuals, although they are less frequent compared to the pre-antibiotic era.1 The responsible pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae, is a Gram-positive bacterium that commonly colonises the nasopharyngeal tract, especially in young children. Occasionally, however, it can invade locally to cause mucosal infections including sinusitis, otitis media or pneumonia. Rarely, invasion of the bloodstream can lead to more serious infections, including septicaemia and meningitis.
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Conclusion: The prevalence of Abnormal Liver function tests in patients of COVID-19 is 59.04%. Abnormal liver functions were more in males. The average stay in hospital for COVID-19 patients with abnormal LFTs was longer than those with normal LFTs. PMID: 32738845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: This hospital-based registry shows that mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic young covid-19 patients have excellent prognosis. PMID: 32738843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions: Proteins are very effectively associated with liposomes via a GPI -anchor to form proteoliposome particles and these are useful for a variety of applications including vaccines and antibody-mediated targeting of liposomes. Importantly, the CHO-cell and GPI-tagged produced PfRH5 elicited invasion-blocking antibodies qualitatively comparable to other approaches.
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Publication date: Available online 2 August 2020Source: Fish &Shellfish ImmunologyAuthor(s): Zhao Zhao, Yan Xiong, Chen Zhang, Yi-Jun Jia, De-Kui Qiu, Gao-Xue Wang, Bin Zhu
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The American Institute of Biological Sciences joined a coalition of 90 scientific, academic, and medical groups to express support for the continued use of human fetal tissue in biomedical research. In a July 28, 2020, letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, the groups argued, in part: “The long-standing existing review process for fetal tissue research ensures that research using fetal tissue is scientifically meritorious, legal, and ethically sound. The legal framework for this research prohibits people from profiting from acquiring, receiving, or transf...
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Conclusions: Cough is the most frequent presenting complaint in general practice. Infections are the most frequent causes of acute cough regardless of the chest X-ray findings. PMID: 32736491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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