Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?

Research leads to clearer picture of the plague’s effects More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299687&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item.
Source: NSF Discoveries - Category: Science Source Type: research

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Regional Pandemic Prevention Management System Liberia team in partnership with the Ministry of Health and iCampus with support from GIZ and GFA would be launching a newly developed application software, Regional Pandemic Prevention Management System (REPPMAS) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at iCampus, Carey Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia at 1:00 PM GMT.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Observer] The Regional Pandemic Prevention Management System Liberia team in partnership with the Ministry of Health and iCampus, with support from GIZ and GFA, is pleased to announce to the public the Soft Launch Event of a newly developed application software, Regional Pandemic Prevention Management System (REPPMAS) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at iCampus, Carey Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia at 1:00 PM GMT.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe childhood obesity epidemic is widely considered to have reached pandemic proportions. Across the world, children with obesity are facing numerous psychological and physiological issues that follow them into adulthood, frequently leading to chronic illness and early death. In an effort to combat the compounding effects of childhood overweight, researchers are attempting to identify biological and environmental contributors to child weight. Parenting styles are one recognized influence on child diet and body mass index (BMI). This review is a comprehensive examination of the literature on the inf...
Source: Current Nutrition Reports - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
ConclusionsLineages of CP-Ec have started to disseminate globally. However, their selection is a multistep process involving mutations, recombination, acquisition of antibiotic resistance genes, and selection by β-lactams from diverse families. This process did not yet occur in the high-risk lineage ST131.
Source: Genome Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
In this study, we compared the immunological efficacy of the vaccine candidates in BALB/c mice in terms of the levels of humoral and cellular immune responses. The results show that the rabies virus vector-based vaccine can induce remarkably earlier antibody response and higher levels of cellular immunity than the GEM particles vector. However, the GEM particles vector-based vaccine candidate can induce remarkably higher antibody response, even at a very low dose of 1 µg. These results indicate that vaccines constructed using different vaccine vector platforms for the same pathogen have different rates and trends...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Flu season is always unpredictable. Different viral strains circulate each year, which makes forecasting the disease’s spread—and formulating the annual flu vaccine—an educated guessing game. Even so, the 2019-2020 flu season has been particularly unusual. Influenza B, the viral strain that usually circulates toward the end of flu season, instead emerged first this year, shifting usual transmission patterns. A vaccine mismatch and reduced immunity to influenza B may have contributed to the early and severe start of this flu season. What does that mean for the months ahead? TIME asked Lynnette Brammer, an ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news
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Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Current Abstracts Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 January 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 2Author(s): Paola Cattaneo, Debanjan Mukherjee, Simone Spinozzi, Lunfeng Zhang, Veronica Larcher, William B. Stallcup, Hiroshi Kataoka, Ju Chen, Stefanie Dimmeler, Sylvia M. Evans, Nuno Guimarães-CamboaSummaryDespite decades of studies suggesting that the in vivo adipocyte progenitor resides within the vascular niche, the exact nature of this progenitor remains controversial because distinct studies have attributed adipogenic properties to multiple vascular cell types. Using Cre recombinases labeling distinct vascular lineages, we conduct p...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
AbstractPrevious studies of fetal death with maternal influenza have been inconsistent. We explored the effect of maternal influenza-like illness (ILI) in pregnancy on the risk of fetal death, distinguishing between diagnoses during regular influenza seasons and the 2009/2010 pandemic and between trimesters of ILI. We used birth records from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway to identify fetal deaths after the first trimester in singleton pregnancies (2006 –2013). The Norwegian Directorate of Health provided dates of clinical influenza diagnoses by primary-health-care providers, whereas dates of laboratory-confirme...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Emerging and re-emerging diseases with pandemic potential continue to challenge fragile health systems in Africa, creating enormous human and economic toll. To provide evidence for the investment case for publ...
Source: Globalization and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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