Unexplained Symptoms Among Hospital Personnel Unexplained Symptoms Among Hospital Personnel

This investigation into a cluster of symptoms among 114 hospital workers demonstrates challenges inherent in investigating outbreaks of unknown etiology.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak.
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The CDC is reporting cases of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce in 23 states. They were grown in or near Salinas, California. The number of people sick has increased from 67 to 102 in one week. Anna Werner reports.
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- A stockpile of 500,000 doses of Ebola vaccine for emergency use in outbreaks of the deadly fever is being established by the global vaccine alliance GAVI.
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ConclusionAn ST2 LZD- and meticillin-resistant clone was found in the ICU and also in wards with low consumption of LZD. This highlights the need to implement and maintain infection control measures as well as antimicrobial stewardship programmes in all hospital units in order to preserve the efficacy of LZD.
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ConclusionsWith regard to KT patients and sterile wound dressing fixation with non-sterile bandages versus the use of autoclaved bandages, fixation with autoclaved bandages proved to be effective for cutaneous mucormycosis outbreak control and prevention in our institution.
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SAMOA has begun a two-day shutdown as the government aims to curb a measles epidemic that has so far killed 62 people. Is an epidemic likely to happen in the UK?
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In response to a measles outbreak, which has left 4,000 people ill and about 60 people dead, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and a team of medical professionals made their way to Samoa on Wednesday to provide residents with vaccinations. To coordinate this response, the Lt. Gov's office has been working with government leaders in Samoa, as well as leaders in the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other business and community leaders. “We reached out to the WHO…
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Racing to contain the measles outbreak that has killed 60 people amid low vaccination rates, the government of Samoa has turned to a disease-control tactic going back centuries.
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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...
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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.
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