Alexandre Yersin: Discoverer of the Plague Bacillus

Historians of public health estimate that throughout human history malaria, tuberculosis, and smallpox have killed more people than the plague. But discussion of plague often evokes a deep visceral fear, since plague has taken the lives of hundreds of millions over the centuries, usually in dramatic and socially disruptive pandemics linked to international trade.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Stamp vignette on medical science Source Type: research

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Authors: Miller A, Cairns A, Richardson A, Lawrence J Abstract CONTEXT: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease with high rates of morbidity and mortality if left untreated. In Australia, TB has been virtually eradicated in non-Indigenous Australian-born populations but in remote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities TB presents a rare but significant public health issue. Remote health services are most likely to encounter patients with suspected and confirmed TB diagnosis but may be unprepared for supporting someone with this disease and the complexities of balancing public health risk wit...
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
ConclusionAcute macular neuroretinopathy can complicate intraocular TB. Tuberculosis should be kept as one of the differential diagnosis in patients with AMN. Prognosis is generally good in patients of ocular TB presenting with retinal vascular occlusions.
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Merlin Young, Jenny Craig
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Date: Tuesday, 03 03, 2020; Speaker: Bryan Greenhouse, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco - School of Medicine; 5625 Fishers Lane; 5th Floor Conference Room
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Authors: Gavrila IL, Badea RI, Jude C, Socaciu MA, Comsa M, Badea AF Abstract Abdominal ultrasound (US) performed as a "primary imaging procedure" is an important diagnostic tool in gastroenterol-ogy. Expanding the routine investigation to the lower thoracic region might sometimes accelerate the diagnosis in inconclusive manifestations such as pulmonary pathology.US is a valuable tool in evaluating patients with breathing difficulties, chest pain, hypoxia, or chest trauma. This paper presents the particular situation of a patient hospitalized in the gastroenterology depart-ment, where the US identified si...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official on Wednesday pointed to the spread of the new coronavirus to six of the world's seven continents as he warned of the potential for a global pandemic.
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This study evaluated the haematological profile of adult individuals infected with the malaria parasite. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted using archived data of malaria positive cases from January 2017 to March 15, 2019. Data retrieved included subjects' demographics, malaria parasite count, malaria parasite species, and full blood count parameters. A total of 236 malaria positive subjects were included in the study. Results: The study showed that more females were infected with the malaria parasite than males (69.07% and 30.93%, respectively). A total of 87.3% of the study population were infected with...
Source: Advances in Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Adv Hematol Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease control has cautioned that, based on current patterns, coronavirus is likely to become a global pandemic. With no approved vaccine or medication to treat it, that could ultimately result in overloaded healthcare systems. What is a pandemic? Simply put, a pandemic is a global, widespread outbreak of a new illness. Because it is new, people don’t have the ability to fight it and can be easily infected. The last pandemic to widely affect the United States was H1N1 flu in 2009. The worst pandemic in history was the Spanish flu outbreak in 1918 which killed 50 million people wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said all Americans and U.S. health care providers need to be prepared for a likely coronavirus pandemic. Now, it’s hard to hear that and not begin to panic. The CDC announcement Tuesday was certainly sobering, but it may have also inadvertently scared people. Read: CDC Information On Coronavirus Remember, one of the goals of the announcement was to put institutions and local governments on notice about coronavirus to ramp up preparedness and brace for the worst. That means that doctor’s offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms need to prepar...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Giovanna Ciaravino, Josep Espluga, Jordi Casal, Alberto Pacios, Irene Mercader, Alberto Allepuz
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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