Sudan: Vector-Borne Diseases Continue to Spread

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria. The government and humanitarian partners actively responded to the outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports. Most complaints reaching Radio Dabanga come from the western and eastern parts of the country.
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Publication date: April 2020Source: Food Control, Volume 110Author(s): Haijing Hu, Kun Jia, Huhu Wang, Xinglian Xu, Guanghong Zhou, Shuwen HeAbstractSalmonella is the leading cause of infectious disease outbreaks associated with meat products, residual meat particles on food-contact surfaces can influence the biofilm formation of microorganisms. The transcriptional landscape and expression of novel small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) were investigated during the biofilm formation of S. Enteritidis exposed to meat thawing loss broth (MTLB) in this study. The genes of csgB, adrA and fimH were differentially expressed. Notably, a t...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
ConclusionsIt is of great importance to continue monitoring the disease since it appears to be endemic throughout Spain. There is a need for a common strategy on monitoring and reporting, which would facilitate a more accurate picture on the MSF epidemiological scenario. Entomological information will be of added value.
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
We report the longitudinal profile of ILTV genome copies (GC) in poultry house dust collected on settle plates following vaccination of 8 flocks of commercial meat chickens on four farms. ILTV GC was enumerated using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). There was considerable variation between flocks in the levels of ILTV GC detected post vaccination and this variation was significantly associated with vaccine take measured in individual birds in a companion study. There was no effect of sampling location on ILTV GC in dust but the amount of dust collected was greater in locations closer the exhaust fan...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
We report a candidate lead (compound #5: ((10R)-10-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-11,12,14,16-tetraazatetracyclo[7.7.0.02,7.011,15] hexadeca-1(16), 2(7),3,5,8,12,14-heptaen-8-ol)) with high drug-likeness score, promising lead-likeness behaviour and high median lethal dose. The candidate lead compound #5 engages in hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interactions with VP40 active site residues. Thus, the lead compound #5 is recommended for further in vitro and in vivo validations for further consideration. PMID: 31787811 [PubMed]
Source: Bioinformation - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bioinformation Source Type: research
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium welcomes the latest World Malaria Report, which is published by the World Health Organization today.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Fiji has asked its sports federations to postpone all competitions until January, in a bid to rein in the spread of a measles outbreak that has killed dozens in the neighboring Pacific nation of Samoa.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering&Science of Texas) Changing the future of Alzheimer's Disease. Utilizing crystals to produce drugs for kidney stones and malaria. Understanding previously unobserved functions of our universe. And pioneering the evolution of wound care. These are the discoveries by Texas' rising stars in research being honored with the 2020 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards by TAMEST.
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(The Academy of Medicine, Engineering&Science of Texas) Jeffrey Rimer, Ph.D., Abraham E. Dukler Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the TAMEST 2020 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Engineering for his seminal breakthroughs using crystals to help treat malaria and kidney stones.
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Publication date: December 2019Source: Fish &Shellfish Immunology, Volume 95Author(s): Bing-Chang Lee, Chun-Wei Hung, Cheng-Yung Lin, Chen-Han Shih, Huai-Jen TsaiAbstractTo develop an alternative to conventional antibiotics used in the aquaculture and livestock industries, we employed Bacillus subtilis, considered a biosafe microorganism, to express the degradable antimicrobial peptide lactoferricin. An expression plasmid pP43-6LFBII-GFP, in which reporter GFP cDNA was fused downstream of lactoferricin cDNA driven by an endogenous constitutive P43 promoter was electroporated into B. subtilis, followed by regeneration a...
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Authors: Flahault A, de Castaneda RR, Bolon I Abstract Global changes are major determinants for infectious diseases, although attributable, part of climate change remains debatable. Vector-borne diseases are prone to be impacted by global warming, although other factors may play a substantial role, evidenced by the dramatic decrease in malaria in the last decades in places where climate change has deep and significant effects. There is now evidence that in some areas of the world, e.g. Horn of Africa, warm El Niño Southern Oscillations (ENSO), which are observed in the South Pacific Ocean, are associated wi...
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
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