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Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New mapping tool tracks elk migration to reduce brucellosis risk
(University of Wyoming) Wildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the US Geological Survey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CDC Warns About Brucellosis Risk Tied to Raw Milk (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from a Texas dairy between June 1 and August 7, 2017, are at … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New report calls on federal and state collaboration to address brucellosis transmission
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) Efforts to control brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) should focus on reducing the risk of transmission from elk, which are now viewed as the primary source of the infection in new cases occurring in cattle and domestic bison, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Federal, state, and tribal groups should work in a coordinated and transparent manner to address brucellosis in multiple areas and jurisdictions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Report Calls on Federal and State Collaboration to Address Brucellosis Transmission From Elk
Efforts to control brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area should focus on reducing the risk of transmission from elk, which are now viewed as the primary source of the infection in new cases occurring in cattle and domestic bison, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Federal, state, and tribal groups should work in a coordinated and transparent manner to address brucellosis in multiple areas and jurisdictions. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kenya: Family's Pain After Misdiagnosis Cuts Short Daughter's Vibrant Life
[Nation] Doctors told her she had brucellosis and ulcers and for months, 26-year-old Violet Judith Awuor took a cocktail of drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dramatic cooperation between two infectious bacteria revealed by BIDMC researchers
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) New methodology allowed researchers at BIDMC to more easily investigate mechanisms of infection and provide new insight into how pathogens can work together to cause disease. Using the new tool, researchers confirmed a safer model for study of Brucella species, which cause a potentially debilitating infectious disease in humans and cattle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Summary of Findings and Recommendations of the Federal Security Advisory Panel on the Biennial Review of the Select Agents and Toxins List
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. 07/2016 This 15-page report summarizes the Federal Security Advisory Panel's charge to provide policy and technical input for the biennial review of the Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) list. The panel considered technical and policy factors related to C. burnetii (a bacterium that causes Q fever); R. prowazekii (a bacterium that causes epidemic typhus); B. anthracis Pasteur strain (an attenuated strain of the anthrax bacterium); B. abortus (a bacterium that causes brucellosis); B. melitensis (a bacteriu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-Borne Outbreaks in 2015
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 12/16/2016 This 231-page document presents the results of the zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2015 in 32 European countries (28 Member States [MS] and four non-MS). A total of 4,362 food-borne outbreaks, including water-borne outbreaks, were reported. Bacteria were the most commonly detected causative agents, followed by bacterial toxins, viruses, other causative agents, and parasites. The report summarizes trends and sources for tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis, Brucella, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Toxoplasma, rabies, Coxiella burneti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yale-Trained Doctor Refutes Dangerous Misinformation Given by CDC's Dr. Paul Mead on Fox 5 Lyme Special
This study evaluated antibiotic vs placebo. The study was terminated early due to the determined likelihood that a beneficial effect would not be found. When this was critically analyzed with biostatistical methods, an article was published which I believe demonstrates that Klempner's study was so poorly designed and analyzed that in order for a treatment effect to have been observed, the antibiotic treated patients would have had to improve to a level of health which was a full standard deviation better than the average health of the general population. It's a reasonable hope for antibiotics to return a patient to a somew...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Greek holiday has left Walsall woman paralysed and wanting to die
Sam Philpott, from Walsall, believes she unknowingly ingested a potentially fatal bacteria, called brucellosis, after going on holiday with her parents to Greece three years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raw milk breeds fever disease in East Africa
Kenya and Tanzania remain hotbed for Brucellosis, which is spread through unprocessed milk. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - April 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Misidentification of Brucella suis as Ochrobactrum anthropi in a Patient with Septic Arthritis
We report a case of a 24-year-old resident of North Queensland who presented to our facility with a native joint septic arthritis. A bacterial isolate recovered from an initial joint aspirate culture was misidentified as Ochrobactrum anthropi using an automated identification system. A subsequent specimen grew an isolate that was identified as Brucella sp. by the same automated system, with a single biochemical reaction (adonitol) differentiating the identities of the two organisms. Subsequent real-time PCR testing of the IS711 element of the Brucella genome confirmed both isolates as Brucella suis. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - April 9, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andrew Henderson, Gabriel See, Tom J. O'Donohoe, Chaw Aye, Fiona Parsonson, Cathy Engler, Robert Norton Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

WHO estimates global burden of foodborne diseases
3 December 2015 – The findings World Health Organization’s (WHO) estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases — the most comprehensive report to date on the impact of contaminated food on health and well-being are announced today in Geneva. The report, which estimates the burden of foodborne diseases caused by 31 agents — bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins and chemicals — states that each year as many as 600 million, or almost 1 in 10 people in the world, fall ill after consuming contaminated food. Of these, 420 000 people die, including 125 000 children under the age of 5 years...
Source: WHO EMRO News - December 3, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Fear Rare Fever Outbreak in the Western Cape May Spread
[News24Wire] Agri Western Cape is worried that there could be an increase in reported cases of Brucellosis, which it says has already infected close to a thousand goats and two people on the Boeteka Game Farm and Wedding Venue outside Beaufort West. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brucellosis
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 23, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

8 Animal Plagues Wreaking Havoc Right Now
This article originally appeared on World Science Festival. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: emilystraus Tags: Uncategorized animal diseases animal kingdom animals plague Source Type: news

New route to identify drugs that can fight bacterial infections
(American Society for Microbiology) About 100 drugs already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever. The findings, published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, demonstrate a new way of identifying non-antibiotic drugs that could one day help curb bacterial infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 29, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Little too late: Pathogenic bacterium in 700-year-old skeleton identified
Researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village. Researchers used a technique called shotgun metagenomics to sequence DNA from a calcified nodule from the pelvic region of a middle-aged male skeleton excavated from the settlement of Geridu in Sardinia, an island off the coast of Italy. Geridu is thought to have been abandoned in the late 14th century. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Little too late: Researchers identify disease that may have plagued 700-year-old skeleton
(American Society for Microbiology) European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Deadly diseases overlooked for too long, scientists say
Decades of neglect have allowed infectious diseases to devastate the lives of thousands of people in the developing world, a study reveals. Researchers say three diseases in particular -- anthrax, brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis -- have failed to receive the official recognition and funding needed to combat them effectively. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brucellosis
Title: BrucellosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/27/2010 5:01:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/3/2014 4:29:11 PM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - April 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bison Ready for New Pastures? Protocol Used to Demonstrate Brucellosis-Free Bison from Infected Herds
This study represents an important milestone in bison conservation and these research findings enable us to practice genetic rescue from brucellosis infected bison herds. The Yellowstone animals passing through this system of testing are critical to conserving the diversity of the bison genome over the long term. We've also learned a great deal about brucellosis blood testing and how to better interpret results when screening animals for this disease. It is our hope that several satellite herds of Yellowstone bison can be assembled from the animals that graduate through this quarantine process." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Africa's researchers are solving Africa's health problems
Researchers are pioneering treatments on the continent, for health challenges unique to the continent – but despite the successes African research institutions continue to lag behindProfessor Yasien Sayed, at Wits University in Johannesburg, recently celebrated a colossal advance in the study of HIV. Big pharma doesn't differentiate between the strain of HIV caught by people living in sub-Saharan Africa and the strains caught in Europe and America. This is a major problem because the virus itself is continent-specific.Sayed said the plight of HIV-infected patients is aggravated because pharmaceutical companies invest...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Frederika Whitehead Tags: Global health innovation Uganda Guardian Professional Medical research Food safety Features Animals Partnership Aids and HIV South Africa Global development professionals network Science Source Type: news

Researchers discover molecular target for the bacterial infection brucellosis
UC Davis scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for the development of an effective therapy against the debilitating, chronic form of the bacterial disease brucellosis, which primarily afflicts people in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. Brucellosis, which affects about 500,000 people worldwide each year, typically is caused by ingestion of unsterilized milk or close contact with body secretions from infected animals. Symptoms include intermittent or irregular fever of variable duration, headache, weakness, profuse sweating, chills, weight loss and generalized aching... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

UC Davis researchers discover molecular target for the bacterial infection brucellosis
(University of California - Davis Health System) UC Davis scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for the development of an effective therapy against the debilitating, chronic form of the bacterial disease brucellosis, which primarily afflicts people in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ugandan App for Pain-Free Malaria Test
(l – r) Josiah Kavuma, Simon Lubambo, Joshua Businge and Brian Gitta, otherwise known as team Code 8, have developed a mobile phone app to diagnose malaria. Courtesy: Microsoft.By Amy FallonKAMPALA
, Aug 13 2013 (IPS) In his 21 years Brian Gitta has had malaria too many times to count. And over the years, because of the numerous times he has had to have his blood drawn to test for the disease, he has developed a fear of needles. It is little wonder then that he and three of his fellow computer science students worked hard to develop a mobile phone app that detects malaria – without the use of needles. &...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amy Fallon Tags: Africa Changing Lives: Making Research Real Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Malaria Malaria Consortium Uganda Mobile Phone App Source Type: news

Ugandan App for Pain-Free Malaria Test
(l – r) Josiah Kavuma, Simon Lubambo, Joshua Businge and Brian Gitta, otherwise known as team Code 8, have developed a mobile phone app to diagnose malaria. Courtesy: Microsoft.In his 21 years Brian Gitta has had malaria too many times to count. And over the years, because of the numerous times he has had to have his blood drawn to test for the disease, he has developed a fear of needles. It is little wonder then that he and three of his fellow computer science students worked hard to develop a mobile phone app that detects malaria – without the use of needles. “I was two or three years old when I f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amy Fallon Tags: Africa Changing Lives: Making Research Real Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories Women's Health Malaria Malaria Consortium Uganda Mobile Phone App Technology Source Type: news

What Causes Lymphocytosis?
Discussion Lymphocytes are an important part of the cellular and humoral immunity. Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) is usually used to determine ranges of normal for lymphocytes. The ALC is higher in neonates and young children (up to 8000 cells/microL) but in those> 12 years of age is normally> 4000 cells/microL. Lymphopenia is usually defined as
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Is EBV a Common Cause of Elevated Liver Enzymes?
Discussion Infectious mononucleosis is caused by an Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection causing the triad of fever, sore throat and adenopathy. The differential diagnosis of clinical presentations similar to EBV includes: Viral Cytomegalovirus Herpes simplex Hepatitis A, B, C HIV Varicella Bacterial/Spirochete Brucellosis Leptospirosis Syphilis Q fever Miscellaneous Autoimmune hepatitis Drug side effects Ischemia Wilson Disease Treatment for EBV infections is mainly supportive. Anti-viral medications such as ganciclovir are usually used for severe problems. Liver failure has been treated by transplant. Refraining fr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news