Using a smartphone to detect norovirus
Researchers strike balance between sensitivity and affordability with gut-busting microbe More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299621&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item.
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Kirkby D Tickell, Rumana Sharmin, Emily L Deichsel, Laura M Lamberti, Judd L Walson, A S G Faruque, Patricia B Pavlinac, Karen L Kotloff, Mohammod J ChistiSummaryBackgroundHost vulnerabilities associated with acute malnutrition could facilitate the ability of specific enteric pathogens to cause diarrhoea and associated mortality. Using data from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study, we assessed whether acute malnutrition modifies the association between common enteric pathogens and moderate-to-severe diarrhoea, and whether associat...
Contributor : Byung-joo ParkSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Sus scrofaPurpose: We investigated the host immune response and the virus evasion mechanism in gnotobiotic pig infected with HuNoV by mRNA sequencing.
Human noroviruses (HuNoVs) cause sporadic and epidemic outbreaks of gastroenteritis in all age groups worldwide. We previously reported that stem cell-derived human intestinal enteroid (HIE) cultures support replication of multiple HuNoV strains and that some strains (e.g., GII.3) replicate only in the presence of bile. Heat- and trypsin-treatment of bile...
About 170 people who've gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employees.
When they say that Yosemite is a sick place to go, this is not what they usually mean.
Some 170 people who have spent time in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks have suffered from a gastrointestinal ailment "consistent with norovirus" and two have been diagnosed with the illness, park officials said on Thursday.
Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses that officials say are consistent with norovirus
"Most of the cases occurred on and around the first week of January 2020 ..." park officials said.
NHS statistics for England showed 95.1 per cent of all hospital beds were full last week, which is the second highest figure for the past three years - having fewer than 92 per cent full is the health service target.
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