The development and validation of video-based measures of drivers' following distance and gap acceptance behaviours - Horswill MS, Hill A, Silapurem L.
The distance at which drivers follow other vehicles has been found to be linked to crash risk. Tailgating (i.e. driving at an unsafe following distance) is both endemic and a leading cause of rear-end crashes. Similarly, drivers' decisions about when to me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Bringing the tracker-guards back in: arms-carrying markets and quests for status in conservation at war - Lombard L, Tubiana J.
Scholarly attention to the militarization of conservation efforts globally is now being further explored through attention to the specific dynamics around "green militarization" in places where violent conflict is endemic, as in this special issue. Scholar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Self-isolating and sick care staff need proper pay,  says UNISON 
Responding today (Friday) to the Department of Health and Social Care’s adult social care winter plan, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Care workers who self-isolate or take time off ill need reassurances they’ll get full sick pay. Shameful employment practices and low wages are endemic in the sector. These issues need tackling properly once and for all. “Making safety kit free for all employers should mean there’s no repeat of the fiasco earlier this year. But the sourcing and distribution of personal protective equipment must be managed centrally...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 18, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Asian mosquito could bring malaria to African cities, warn scientists
Unlike endemic species,An. stephensi is adapted to urban areas, putting another 126 million people in dangerAlready grappling with the highest incidence of malaria with more than 90% of global cases, Africa should be wary of an Asian mosquito species that has the potential to spread the disease into the continent ’s urban areas – subjecting an additional 126 million people to risk – a new analysis suggests.Unlike endemic mosquito species in Africa, which have made themselves at home in warm and wet climes in largely rural areas, this particular mosquito –An. stephensi–has made an appearance in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Malaria Global health Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Source Type: news

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate
Intercultural bilingual school at Andahuaylas province, Peru. Photo courtesy Sergio Chaparro Hernández (CESR) By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro HernándezANTWERP, Belgium / BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself as an example for the region: it quickly implemented drastic prevention measures, followed scientific recommendations and prepared an economic support plan for the most vulnerable se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernandez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Nearly 3,000 people in UK test positive in 24 hours – as it happened
Significant rise in UKwith 2,988 new cases; Netanyahu backtracks on lockdowns for cities with high infection rates; thousands attend protests against measuresin Croatia and Italy. This blog is closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereWith other cities in lockdown, why isn ’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn ’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero?11.58pmBSTWe ’v...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Clea Skopeliti (now); Aaron Walawalkar and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: test MPs daily, says House of Commons Speaker; Melbourne extends lockdown
‘Problem is weekly testing doesn’t tell you anything,’says Lindsay Hoyle; thousands attend protests against measuresin Croatia and ItalyWith other cities in lockdown, why isn ’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn ’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero?1.38pmBSTAustralia will buy 84.8m vaccine doses at a cost of $1.7bn if two promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates prov...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aaron Walawalkar (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news US news UK news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine researchers testing human hookworm vaccines in Brazil
(George Washington University) Investigators at the George Washington University are partnering with Institute Ren é Rachou in Brazil to produce a controlled human hookworm infection model and establish a hookworm vaccine challenge model for two of the most advanced hookworm vaccine candidate antigens in endemic areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Helminth infections common in Medieval Europe, grave study finds
(PLOS) Although helminth infections--including tapeworms and roundworms--are among the world's top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report that these infections were common in Medieval Europe, according to grave samples analyzed from across the continent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dengue breakthrough after mosquitoes laced with natural bacteria
Infections in Indonesian city plummet after release of mosquitoes injected with Wolbachia bacteriaInfecting mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria dramatically reduces their ability to transmit dengue, according to a breakthrough study that could pave the way to eliminating the disease.Research conducted in Indonesia, where dengue is endemic, found that releasing mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia into parts of Yogyakarta city reduced the number of dengue infections by 77% compared with untreated areas.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent Tags: Global development Australia news Indonesia Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Medical research Science Source Type: news

Wild Polio Sufferers Reflect as Africa Declared Free of the Disease Wild Polio Sufferers Reflect as Africa Declared Free of the Disease
Thousands across Africa still live with the effects wild polio, but an African health agency declared the region free of endemic wild polio, four years after the last case was recorded in Nigeria.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The World Health Organization Declares Africa Polio-Free
Nobody will ever know the identity of the thousands of African children who were not killed or paralyzed by polio this year. They would have been hard to keep track of no matter what because in ordinary times, they would have followed thousands last year and thousands the year before and on back in a generations-long trail of suffering and death. Instead, no African children were claimed by polio this year or last year or the year before. It was in 2016 that the last case of wild, circulating polio was reported in Nigeria—the final country on the 54-nation African continent where the disease was endemic. And with a r...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

COVID-19 and dementia: factors affecting patient outcomes and experience along the dementia pathway, Wessex Clinical Senate and Networks
Dementia remains a diagnosis with significant impact with a need to balance the timeliness of diagnosis with patient experience and outcomes. Covid may become endemic and our adapted ways of working may become the new normal. Recent webinars have brought clinicians, service managers and commissioners together to consider factors affecting the dementia pathway in a Covid environment. This document aims to give an overview of factors identified that affect the pathway. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lives Lost: Doctor who battled disease outbreaks in Yemen
For five decades, Yassin Abdel-Wareth was one of a handful of epidemiologists in Yemen, hunting for disease outbreaks that are as endemic as armed conflicts in the Middle East’s poorest nation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Airway guidance for the endemic phase of COVID-19, FICM (published 11th August 2020)
Consensus airway guidelines from the Difficult Airway Society (DAS), Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) were published on the 2 External 0 0 0 Anaesthesia-Intensive Care Medicine hub false https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/covid-19-airway-management-principles true false%> website in April 2020 and subsequently 2 External 0 0 0 in the journal Anaesthesia false https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/anae.15054 true false%>. These focus mainly on management of critically ill patients with confirmed or suspected CO...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type III interferons disrupt the lung epithelial barrier upon viral recognition
In this study, we assessed how type III interferons (IFN-) contribute to the pathogenesis induced by RNA viruses. We report that IFN- is present in the lower, but not upper, airways of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In mice, we demonstrate that IFN- produced by lung dendritic cells in response to a synthetic viral RNA induces barrier damage, causing susceptibility to lethal bacterial superinfections. These findings provide a strong rationale for rethinking the pathophysiological role of IFN- and its possible use in clinical practice against endemic viruses, such as influenza virus as well as the emergin...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Broggi, A., Ghosh, S., Sposito, B., Spreafico, R., Balzarini, F., Lo Cascio, A., Clementi, N., De Santis, M., Mancini, N., Granucci, F., Zanoni, I. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Why Nigeria Should Tackle Disruptions in Malaria Services
[Daily Trust] The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) has advised the country and other malaria-endemic countries to minimise any disruptions of malaria prevention and treatment services during the COVID-19 response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risk of Zika virus transmission from mother to unborn child much higher than expected
FINDINGSAccording to a new study by UCLA researchers and colleagues conducted in Brazil, 65% of children born to mothers infected withthe Zikavirusalsotested positive for the mosquito-borneinfection— a much higher rate than expected.The findings indicatethat even babies whohave no outward neurological or other symptoms associated with Zika can still be infected with the virus andare potentially at risk offuturedevelopmental problems.  BACKGROUNDThe study representsthe first time that the mother-to-child transmission rate of Zika has been reportedfor a group of children who were tracked over several years —...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Project creates more powerful, versatile ultrafast laser pulse
(University of Rochester) In Physical Review Letters, University of Rochester researchers describe a new device, the " stretched-pulse soliton Kerr resonator, " that creates an ultrafast laser pulse that is freed from the physical limits endemic to sources of laser light and the limits of the sources' wavelengths. " Simply put, this is the shortest pulse ever from a gain-free fiber source, " says William Renninger, assistant professor of optics. Applications include spectroscopy, frequency synthesis, distance ranging, and pulse generation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Endemic Coronavirus Immunity Does Not Persist Endemic Coronavirus Immunity Does Not Persist
Immunity after infection with endemic coronaviruses appears to be short-lived, and reinfection is common within 1 year, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Azores: Exotic insect species increase on islands through human impact
(University of Helsinki) A new study reveals that the diversity of exotic species of insects, spiders and other arthropods in the Azores is increasing. This pattern has also been observed in other islands around the world, which can contribute to aggravate the current biodiversity crisis. The study also point to a slight decrease in the abundance of endemic species in the archipelago - species that are not found anywhere else on the planet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Susceptible supply limits the role of climate in the early SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Preliminary evidence suggests that climate may modulate the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Yet it remains unclear whether seasonal and geographic variations in climate can substantially alter the pandemic trajectory, given that high susceptibility is a core driver. Here, we use a climate-dependent epidemic model to simulate the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic by probing different scenarios based on known coronavirus biology. We find that although variations in weather may be important for endemic infections, during the pandemic stage of an emerging pathogen, the climate drives only modest...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Baker, R. E., Yang, W., Vecchi, G. A., Metcalf, C. J. E., Grenfell, B. T. Tags: Epidemiology reports Source Type: news

Chemical pneumonitis due to accidental ingestion of liquid mosquito repellent vaporizer: a case report - Maheshwari R U, Kanimozhi T, Arunagirinathan A.
Mosquito repellents are widely used as varied forms in endemic areas infested with mosquitoes. Most vaporizers contain pyrethroid compounds. Children due to their exploratory nature and their mouthing stage are prone for ingestion and poisoning. Much of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Skeletal fluorosis: an unusual manifestation of computer cleaner inhalant abuse - Liane BJ, Chow A, Kline D.
Skeletal fluorosis is a metabolic bone disease caused by accumulation of fluoride and is generally associated with chronic exposure to fluoride-contaminated groundwater, a phenomenon endemic to developing countries. Whereas elevated water fluoride concentr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation of USVreact: a staff training program to prevent sexual violence at universities - Martini M, De Piccoli N.
Interventions addressing the endemic of sexual violence at European universities are scarce, particularly those that take a bystander focus to sexual violence prevention and involve university staff. Evidence-based data on their effectiveness are also lack... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate Falls to 2.03 Per Cent
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The country's coronavirus case fatality rate has fallen to 2.03 per cent marking the lowest rate recorded since the outbreak of the contagion which the World Health Organization has labeled as potentially endemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reset, restore and recovery Medical Education and training
The Academy identified six Principles for reintroducing healthcare services to be used as an aid to promote safe and effective healthcare as we move into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, that of beginning to recover and restore life in general as well as health and care services. The delivery of care will, undoubtedly, become more difficult with more conflicting demands and added pressures. The concentration of medical resources to accommodate Covid cases has moved to a gradual restoration of more complex planned care in an endemic situation with a backlog of people needing interventions and new ways of delivering ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reset, restore and recovery Medical Education and training, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
The Academy identified six Principles for reintroducing healthcare services to be used as an aid to promote safe and effective healthcare as we move into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, that of beginning to recover and restore life in general as well as health and care services. The delivery of care will, undoubtedly, become more difficult with more conflicting demands and added pressures. The concentration of medical resources to accommodate Covid cases has moved to a gradual restoration of more complex planned care in an endemic situation with a backlog of people needing interventions and new ways of delivering ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Coping Mechanisms the DRC Is Putting in Place For Ebola, Measles and COVID-19
[The Conversation Africa] Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had 10 outbreaks in 40 years and has recently declared the 11th. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Coping Mechanisms Put in Place For Ebola, Measles and COVID-19
[The Conversation Africa] Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had 10 outbreaks in 40 years and has recently declared the 11th. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends in occupational-related open globe injury presenting to a tertiary referral centre of Northern Thailand - Patikulsila D, Choovuthayakorn J, Supreeyathitikul P, Chaovisitsaree T, Chaikitmongkol V, Watanachai N, Kunavisarut P.
PURPOSE: To determine characteristics of occupational-related open globe injury (OGI) in a tertiary referral centre within an agricultural activity endemic area. METHODS: The medical records of patients diagnosed as open globe injury received durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bothrops atrox, the most important snake involved in human envenomings in the amazon: how venomics contributes to the knowledge of snake biology and clinical toxinology - Monteiro WM, Contreras-Bernal JC, Bisneto PF, Sachett J, Mendon ça da Silva I, Lacerda M, Guimarães da Costa A, Val F, Brasileiro L, Sartim MA, Silva-de-Oliveira S, Bernarde PS, Kaefer IL, Grazziotin FG, Wen FH, Moura-da-Silva AM.
Bothrops atrox snakes are mostly endemic of the Amazon rainforest and is certainly the South American pit viper responsible for most of the snakebites in the region. The composition of B. atrox venom is significantly known and has been used to trace the re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

New Report: 1,200+ Incidents of Violence Against Health Care in 2019
This article was originally published by theSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Global health security Health Workers Source Type: news

Africa: Racial Pandemic and Viral Pandemic
[AfricaFocus] The twin pandemics of racism and coronavirus are colliding, in reality and in metaphor. Anti-racism scholar Ibram X. Kendi writes in the Atlantic of "the racial pandemic within the viral pandemic." And the meme of "America's two deadly viruses" has gone viral on Twitter. But while one is a literal (and new) virus and the other an endemic condition that has persisted over centuries, the scope of each spans the range from local communities to the entire planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Bible, Donald Trump and Plastic
Credit: u/USMCinUSABy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 5 2020 (IPS) Another episode of the spectacular show that could be called The Greatest Story Ever Told: The Saga of the Trump Presidency, scripted and acted by Trump himself, took place on 1st of June. As U.S. cities were scenes of demonstrations and looting, President Trump declared himself to be ”the president of law and order” and said he was going to dispatch ”thousands and thousands” of law enforcement personell to Washington, to stop the ”destruction of property”. Meanwhile, tear gas, rubber bullets, shields and horses were us...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights North America Religion TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Performing CT colonography in the early recovery phase of Covid-19 pandemic, The Society of Radiographers (SoR)
Jointly created by the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) and the SoR, the document provides advice on carrying out CTC and maintaining safe systems of work. This is a practical document to support staff in delivering a safe CTC service to patients as we move into the endemic phase of Covid-19. 14 May. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' This Virus May Never Go Away,' WHO Says'This Virus May Never Go Away,' WHO Says
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a"massive effort" to counter it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus "may never go away," WHO warns
"This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away," a top WHO official said. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'This virus may never go away,' WHO says
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a "massive effort" to counter it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa ’s Health Dilemma: Protecting People from COVID-19 While Four Times as Many Could Die of Malaria
Africa is grappling with managing diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis as health systems that are unable to cope with both this and the coronavirus pandemic. Sleeping under a net and taking antimalarial pills helps prevent malaria. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 11 2020 (IPS) Experts across Africa are warning that as hospitals and health facilities focus on COVID-19, less attention is being given to the management of other deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect millions more people. “Today if you have malaria symptoms you are in big tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Fund for Aids/TB and Malaria Source Type: news

Strong Data Systems Are Crucial during Coronavirus
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerMay 04, 2020Data systems are crucial for health care all the time, but during a natural disaster, war, or pandemic like COVID-19, functioning data systems can mean the difference between life and death.Data help us know what the health needs are, what capabilities each nearby hospital and clinic has, and where health workers should be deployed. Essential for responding to a pandemic, these data help monitor the spread and intensity of disease and help everyone, not just health workers, understand its severity and impact on society.If the systems are operating smoothly, we don’t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Digital Health Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Epidemiology of human exposure to rabies in Nunavik: incidence, the role of dog bites and their context, and victim profiles - Mediouni S, Brisson M, Ravel A.
This study re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Africa: New Animated Film Outlines the Threat of Malaria in Pregnancy – and How to Combat It
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is delighted to announce the publication of a brand new animated film on malaria in pregnancy. The film highlights the dangers of malaria in pregnancy, and what needs to be done to protect pregnant women from the disease in malaria-endemic countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evolving epidemiology of poliovirus serotype 2 following withdrawal of the serotype 2 oral poliovirus vaccine
Although there have been no cases of serotype 2 wild poliovirus for more than 20 years, transmission of serotype 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV2) and associated paralytic cases in several continents represent a threat to eradication. The withdrawal of the serotype 2 component of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV2) was implemented in April 2016 to stop VDPV2 emergence and secure eradication of all serotype 2 poliovirus. Globally, children born after this date have limited immunity to prevent transmission. Using a statistical model, we estimated the emergence date and source of VDPV2s detected between May 2016 and November 20...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Macklin, G. R., OReilly, K. M., Grassly, N. C., Edmunds, W. J., Mach, O., Santhana Gopala Krishnan, R., Voorman, A., Vertefeuille, J. F., Abdelwahab, J., Gumede, N., Goel, A., Sosler, S., Sever, J., Bandyopadhyay, A. S., Pallansch, M. A., Nandy, R., Mkand Tags: Epidemiology r-articles Source Type: news

Crunching the coronavirus curve is better than flattening it, as New Zealand is showing | Devi Sridhar
Countries that are actively working to contain coronavirus are buying themselves time to deal with its uncertain outcomesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Sars-CoV-2 has spread across the world, some countries have reacted with alarm and thorough preparations, given their previous experiences with Mers or Sars. In these countries, such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam, containment of the novel coronavirus became the imperative, regardless of cost. However, other countries chose to treat it like a bad flu strain that would be unstoppable and spread across the population until ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Epidemics Science World news New Zealand UK news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Cholera studies reveal mechanisms of biofilm formation and hyperinfectivity
(University of California - Santa Cruz) Free-swimming cholera bacteria are much less infectious than bacteria in biofilms, aggregates of bacterial cells that form on surfaces. This accounts for the surprising effectiveness of filtering water through cloth, such as a folded sari, which can reduce infections dramatically in places where the disease is endemic, despite the fact that individual cholera bacteria easily pass through such a filter. A new study goes a long way toward explaining the hyperinfectivity of cholera biofilms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new species of black endemic iguanas in Caribbean is proposed for urgent conservation
(Pensoft Publishers) A newly discovered endemic species of melanistic black iguana (Iguana melanoderma), discovered in Saba and Montserrat islands, the Lesser Antilles (Eastern Caribbean) appears to be threatened by unsustainable harvesting (including pet trade) and both competition and hybridization from escaped or released invasive alien iguanas from South and Central America. Scientists call for urgent conservation measures in the article, recently published in the open-access journal Zookeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news