Books: Angel of Death. The Story of Smallpox: Lessons from a Previous Pandemic.

Books: Angel of Death. The Story of Smallpox: Lessons from a Previous Pandemic. Br J Gen Pract. 2020 Oct;70(699):507 Authors: Rowlands S PMID: 33004373 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research

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By Dr. Stephen A. Berger   Cynomolgus monkey, a known reservoir of the Monkeypox virus   WHAT IS MONKEYPOX? Monkeypox, as the name implies, is a disease of monkeys (unlike chickenpox – which has no relation to chickens). Although the condition is reported in a group of eleven African countries, the virus was first discovered in a laboratory in Denmark in 1958, when it was first isolated from cynomolgus monkeys. The signs and symptoms are similar to those of smallpox. Following a three-day prodrome of fever, headache, myalgia, and back pain, patients develop a papular rash in the face, extremities, and genit...
Source: GIDEON blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Epidemiology News Source Type: blogs
Purpose of review This review provides a historic perspective of the impact that major pandemics have had on human and their relationship with ophthalmology. The novel coronavirus epidemic is also analyzed, highlighting the relevance of the eye as a possible source of transmission, infection, and prognosis for the disease. Results Smallpox is suspected to be present for more than 12 000 years. However, trachoma seems to be the first recorded ophthalmological infectious disease. The deadliest pandemics include the bubonic plague, smallpox, and Spanish flu. The CoVID-19 epidemic is still developing and measures need t...
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: OCULAR MANIFESTATIONS OF SYSTEMIC DISEASE: Edited by John A. Gonzales Source Type: research
Antiviral effect of Hornstedtia bella Škorničk essential oil from the whole plant against vaccinia virus (VV). Nat Prod Res. 2020 Sep 25;:1-7 Authors: Sanna G, Madeddu S, Serreli G, Nguyen HT, Le NT, Usai D, Carta A, Cappuccinelli P, Zanetti S, Donadu MG Abstract In the prevention of epidemic and pandemic emerging and neglected viral infections, natural products are an important source of lead compounds. Hornstedtia bella Škorničkis is a rhizomatous herb growing in the forest of central Vietnam. Hornstedtia bella essential oil (Hb EO) was recently characterised by our group as endowed ...
Source: Natural Product Research - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Nat Prod Res Source Type: research
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The USMA experience mirrored what was occurring in the larger U.S. Army in the early 20th century and may serve as a model for the application of NPIs in response to modern infectious diseases resulting from novel or unknown etiologies. PMID: 32870979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Abstract Viral diseases have affected humans since the dawn of humanity. Smallpox-now eradicated by vaccinations-serves as a particularly poignant example. More recently, the Spanish flu outbreak claimed a heavy toll in the early 20th century. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic appears no less threatening. The possible reason of highly variable course of disease is discussed. PMID: 32831524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bioinformation - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bioinformation Source Type: research
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Approval of a Coronavirus Vaccine Would Be Just the Beginning – Huge Production Challenges Could Cause Long Delays appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Abstract In the past two centuries, several fatal infectious outbreaks have arisen in Iran. Presented here is a brief historical account of four fatal epidemics including cholera, plague, Spanish influenza of 1918 and smallpox between1796 and 1979. The lessons from these outbreaks could be helpful for better combatting other deadly epidemics including the present-day disastrous COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 32894975 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - Category: Middle East Health Authors: Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research
The U.S. domestic response to the COVID-19 pandemic thus far has been “weak,” Bill Gates believes. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair and Microsoft co-founder told TIME senior health correspondent Alice Park during a TIME100 Talks discussion on Thursday that he’d give the U.S.’s COVID-19 response, “on a relative and absolute basis, not a passing grade.” But, he added, the U.S.’s funding for vaccine and therapeutic research “has been the best in the world,” so if it coordinates to share resources globally, the U.S. could “potentially score the highest&...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk TIME100 Talks Source Type: news
Three experts in the areas of constitutional law, environmental law and public health write in a new essay that one of America's founding documents provides the framework for finding common ground to fight COVID-19. Kyle Mittan Today University Communicationsshutterstock_1689842419-web.jpgBusiness and LawHealthBIO5College of LawCollege of Medicine - TucsonResearcher contacts:Toni Massaro James E. Rogers College of Law 520-626-2687massaro@email.arizona.eduJustin Pidot James E. Rogers College of Law 520-621-5576jpidot@email.arizona.eduMarvin Slepian Department of Medicine 520-661-8241slepian@email.arizona.eduMedia conta...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
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