Zimbabwe suspends South African livestock imports after foot and mouth outbreak

Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of the country, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.
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Publication date: April 2020Source: Food Control, Volume 110Author(s): Naiqing Lin, Kevin R. RobertsAbstractReports from the Center for Control Disease and Prevention suggest that approximately 61% of foodborne illnesses were attributed to improper food handling and is the leading cause of outbreaks in the foodservice industry. However, even when employees are trained in food safety, knowledge does not translate into improved practices on the job. Several meta-analyses have suggested the importance of using injunctive norms to predict individual behavior in both social psychology and management journals. Therefore, the pur...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Mohammad Hassan Nematollahi, Ramin Vatankhah, Mojtaba SharifiAbstractTuberculosis is one of deadly diseases in many countries that attacks to the human body and causes damage to the lung, causing bloody coughing and if left untreated, it will kill half of the affected people. Tuberculosis bacteria can stay latent and reactivate after passing appropriate conditions. For this reason, control of this disease and treatment of infected people has a significant importance, and observing health issues can prevent the spread of it. ...
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(DETROIT) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit described to reporters Tuesday the procedure that saved the 17-year-old’s life and pleaded for the public to understand the dangers of vaping. The teen was admitted in early September to a Detroit-area hospital with what appeared to be pneumonia. He was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and taken Oct. 3 to Henry Ford Hospital where the transplant was per...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized health Michigan onetime vaping Source Type: news
Authorities working to contain outbreak of disease that is worse than bubonic plagueTwo people in China have been diagnosed with plague, the latest cases of a disease more commonly associated with historical catastrophe.Plague is caused by the bacteriumYersinia pestis and can arise in three forms – a lung infection, known as pneumonic plague; a blood infection, known as septicemic plague; and a form that affects the lymph nodes, called bubonic plague.Continue reading...
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NOROVIRUS, also nicknamed the “winter vomiting bug”, is causing havoc across many parts of the UK. The illness is incredible contagious, so what are the symptoms to look out for?
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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Ditommaso, M. Giacomuzzi, G. Memoli, R. Cavallo, A. Curtoni, M. Avolio, C. Silvestre, C.M. ZottiSUMMARYBackgroundInvasive non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections are emerging worldwide in patients undergoing open-chest cardiac bypass surgery exposed to contaminated heater–cooler units (HCUs). Although this outbreak has been investigated by culturing bacteria isolated from HCU aerosol and water samples, these conventional methods have low-analytic sensitivity, high rates of sample contamination, and long turnarou...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In this study, five IBVs were isolated from clinical samples submitted to a diagnostic laboratory in Ontario, Canada, and subjected to detailed molecular characterization. Analysis of the spike (S)1 gene showed that these five IBVs were highly related to the Delmarva (DMV/1639) strain (~97.0% nucleotide sequence similarity) that was firstly isolated from an IB outbreak in the Delmarva peninsula, United States of America (USA), in 2011. However, the complete genomic sequence analysis showed a 93.5–93.7% similarity with the Connecticut (Conn) vaccine strain, suggesting that Conn-like viruses contributed to the evol...
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A potentially dangerous fungus that killed one patient and sickened five others was found again at Seattle Children's Hospital on Sunday, forcing officials to close 11 operating rooms.
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The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Transplants Source Type: news
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