'Flu symptoms’ could actually be a sign of a serious heart condition

FLU outbreaks can mask serious heart conditions, a charity has warned, with patients blaming lingering symptoms on the virus instead of seeing a doctor.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this study, the underlying mechanism of nitrite on the susceptibility of tilapia leucocytes to Streptococcus agalactiae (S. agalactiae) was studied. We found that a high dose of heat-killed S. agalactiae decreased tilapia leucocytes cell viability, whereas nitrite decreased the cell viability of leucocytes exposed to a low dose of bacteria. Bacterial challenge increased the production of nitric oxide (NO), whereas nitrite and bacteria coexposure caused higher NO production than nitrite or bacterial exposure alone. Cell viability increased after elimination of NO, and negative correlations existed between cell viability ...
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Primary ocular toxoplasmosis presenting in adulthood is a relatively uncommon cause of posterior uveitis in New Zealand. This condition should be considered in any patient presenting with retinitis or optic nerve inflammation without a retinochoroidal scar. This disease tends to relapse; thus, close follow-up is required. PMID: 31833248 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Korean J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Conclusion: The rate of scabies recurrence among adult patients in Saudi Arabia was high, and is comparable with previous report in Japan. The study suggests that male gender, first tertile, and high humidity were independently associated with the high rate of scabies recurrences among adults. An interventional program to lower the rate of scabies recurrences and prevent outbreak should be undertaken. PMID: 31828279 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
Abstract In 2018, a hepatitis A virus outbreak was identified among internally displaced persons in Syria. Sequence analysis based on the viral protein 1/2 junction revealed that the causative virus belonged to genotype IB. A high displacement rate, deteriorated sanitary and health conditions, and poor water quality likely contributed to this outbreak. PMID: 31829918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Emerg Infect Dis Source Type: research
Reusable duodenoscopes infected patients in a series of notorious outbreaks. Now there ’s a disposable model to be used just once.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Devices Bacteria Infections Recycling of Waste Materials Defective Products Surgery and Surgeons your-feed-health Boston Scientific Corporation Food and Drug Administration United States Source Type: news
Just days after health officials urged Americans to throw out their salad kits over E. coli concerns, the Food and Drug Administration announced it's investigating three separate E. coli outbreaks linked to salad products.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: 14–20 December 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10215Author(s): Thais Helena dos Santos, Jose L San Martin, Luis G Castellanos, Marcos A Espinal
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe present study reports a variant subgroup GII-a PEDV HM2017 strain in China and characterize its pathogenicity. PEDV strain HM2017 of subgroup GII-a presents a promising vaccine candidate for the control of PED outbreaks in China.
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study provides initial perspectives on measles preparedness among Idaho CAHs, despite limited generalizability. Future studies should explore whether self-reported preparedness measures reflect the ability of the CAHs to control measles spread when cases present for care.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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