Indonesia suspects outbreak of African swine fever

An outbreak of African swine fever in Indonesia's North Sumatra province has been detected by laboratory tests carried out after the deaths of thousands of pigs in the area this week, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will be meeting with vaping industry representatives as his administration considers tightening e-cigarette regulations amid a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related injuries and deaths.
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Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed synthetic peptide-coated magnetic beads that can be used to detect the presence of misfolded proteins in blood samples. Misfolded proteins are a factor in a number of diseases, inclu...
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It is now apparent that, as many of us figured out months ago, the use of vitamin E acetate oil as a thickening agent in THC vaping cartridges and perhaps other counterfeit or adulterated black market vaping products is causing the vaping-associated respiratory illness outbreak. Nevertheless, the CDC and at least one prominent anti-e-cigarette researcher have not yet given up in their attempt to pin the outbreak on traditional e-cigarettes which they apparently despise.The CDC continues to term this outbreak " E-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury. " This is an extremely odd name, especially ...
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GIDEON what’s new summary: November 10 to November 11, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (34 updates) 34 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (102 updates) 4 Clinical notes32 Diseases65 Country notes1 New Disease Synonym AddedMap The post Update: November 11, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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This interim report of the review focuses on available data on uptake of vaccines and current GP contractual arrangements including: the current structure of general practice payments; incentive schemes including the childhood target incentive scheme; and call and re-call requirements and opportunistic vaccination. The Review will continue for the remainder of the year and will now consider travel vaccinations; outbreaks and catch up programmes; and further areas for improvement.
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One new case of measles was reported this weekend in the United States, with the country suffering its worst outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in close-to three decades.
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koh Disease outbreaks caused by the ingestion of contaminated vegetables and fruits pose a significant problem to human health. The sources of contamination of these food products at the preharvest level of agricultural production, most importantly, agricultural soil and irrigation water, serve as potential reservoirs of some clinically significant foodborne pathogenic bacteria. These clinically important bacteria include: Klebsiella spp., Salmonella spp., Citrobacter spp., Shigella spp., Enterobacter spp., Listeria monocytogenes and pathogenic E. coli (and E. coli O157:H7) all of which have the potential to cause dise...
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[WHO] Abuja -In the short time it has existed, Nigeria's public health institute, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported, averted and controlled a myriad of disease outbreaks. A key factor in preventing either the occurrence or the spread of these outbreaks has been their early detection.
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GIDEON what’s new summary: November 8 to November 10, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (34 updates) 34 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (97 updates) 38 Diseases59 Country notesMap Infectious Diseases – Drugs (35 updates) 35 Drugs Microbiology – Bacteria (1 updates) 1 Bacteria The post Update: November 10, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
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Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Denitza P Blagev, Dixie Harris, Angela C Dunn, David W Guidry, Colin K Grissom, Michael J LanspaSummaryBackgroundAn ongoing outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarettes or vaping (also known as E-VALI or VALI) started in March, 2019, in the USA. The cause, diagnosis, treatment, and course of this disease remains unknown.MethodsIn this multicentre, prospective, observational, cohort study, we collected data on all patients with lung injury associated with e-cigarettes or vaping seen in Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated health system...
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