Demystifying Medicine - 1) The Challenge of Pandemic Preparedness 2) Current Status of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Demystifying Medicine Lecture Series Ebola, swine flu, drug-resistant tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, and just about anything carried by mosquitoes … These are but a few of the infectious diseases that keep Drs. Fauci and Glass awake at night. Oh, and ticks, too. Threats are everywhere. Every day, it seems, brings outbreaks and the potential for a pandemic. And yet, remarkably, scientists and healthcare providers on the frontlines manage to keep billions of people relatively safe. This Demystifying Medicine lecture by two of the biggest names in global health will provide a broad perspective on the myriad infectious diseases that affect each and every one of us, in countries rich and poor. Pathogens know no borders. You will learn, too, about roles for yourself in preparing for the next pandemic, in whatever form in might take. The Demystifying Medicine Lecture Series is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their applications to major human diseases. The lectures include presentations of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major diseases and current research. All clinicians, trainees including fellows, medical students, Ph.D. students, and other healthcare and research professionals are welcome to attend.For more information go tohttps://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.govAir date: 1/7/2020 4:00:00 PM
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Publication date: 18 February 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 30, Issue 7Author(s): Marta Giovanetti, Nuno Rodrigues Faria, José Lourenço, Jaqueline Goes de Jesus, Joilson Xavier, Ingra Morales Claro, Moritz U.G. Kraemer, Vagner Fonseca, Simon Dellicour, Julien Thézé, Flavia da Silva Salles, Tiago Gräf, Paola Paz Silveira, Valdinete Alves do Nascimento, Victor Costa de Souza, Felipe Campos de Melo Iani, Emerson Augusto Castilho-Martins, Laura Nogueira Cruz, Gabriel Wallau, Allison FabriSummaryZika virus (ZIKV) has caused an explosive epidemic linked to severe clinical outcomes in the Ameri...
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Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Artificial Intelligence in MedicineAuthor(s): Fernando Jiménez, José Palma, Gracia Sánchez, David Marín, Francisco Palacios, M.D, Lucía López, M.DAbstractAntimicrobial resistance has become one of the most important health problems and global action plans have been proposed globally. Prevention plays a key role in these actions plan and, in this context, we propose the use of Artificial Intelligence, specifically Time Series Forecasting techniques, for predicting future outbreaks of Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aereu...
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Demystifying Medicine Lecture Series Ebola, swine flu, drug-resistant tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, and just about anything carried by mosquitoes … These are but a few of the infectious diseases that keep Drs. Fauci and Glass awake at night. Oh, and ticks, too. Threats are everywhere. Every day, it seems, brings outbreaks and the potential for a pandemic. And yet, remarkably, scientists and healthcare providers on the frontlines manage to keep billions of people relatively safe. This Demystifying Medicine lecture by two of the biggest names in global health will provide a broad perspective on the myriad infectio...
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(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
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DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
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