Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Moderna CEO says 'we are going to have to live with coronavirus forever'
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel's comments imply he believes COVID-19 will become an endemic disease, meaning it will always present in the population but circulating at low rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another common cold virus? Modeling SARS-CoV-2's progress through the ages
(Emory Health Sciences) What is the endgame for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is causing worldwide devastation? If it becomes endemic -- circulating in the general population -- and most people are exposed in childhood, SARS-CoV-2 may join the ranks of mild cold-causing coronaviruses that currently circulate in humans, according to a model developed by Emory and Penn State scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Depression in focus: insights from animal and human data, from molecular to behavioural analyses - Barrot M, Yalcin I.
Depressive disorders are endemic as they affect around 16% of the population at some point over the lifespan, and they result in personal suffering, increased risk of suicide and notable socio-economic burden. The core symptoms include low mood, low self... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says We Will Need to Update COVID Vaccines, Expert Says
With SARS-CoV-2 now endemic, the community needs to be prepared for it to evolve and for other viruses to jump from animals to humans, Eddie Holmes tells Eric Topol.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Novel method identifies areas most suitable for conservation of black lion tamarin
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The researchers used modeling to show which areas are suitable in terms of forest cover and climate for occupation by the endangered species, which is endemic to the state of S ã o Paulo. Their study is a contribution to translocation initiatives that move groups of these animals to areas from which the species has disappeared. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Surge in patients admitted to hospital for alcohol-related liver disease
Doctors believe the problem could be endemic, with recent analysis showing the number of people drinking excessively doubled between February and March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases
(PLOS) The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified traditional Ghanaian medicines which work in the lab against schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, three diseases endemic to Ghana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Child Malaria Deaths 'Slashed By Rainy Season Regimen'
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Giving antimalarial medicines to children monthly during the rainy season cut malaria deaths in children by 42 per cent, making a case for wide implementation in malaria-endemic African regions, a study found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Virus'Endemic,' Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks Virus'Endemic,' Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks
Although the recently reported British and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants are unlikely to evade current vaccines, the community should be prepared to tweak vaccines in coming years, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sudden death following hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) bite - Namal Rathnayaka RMMK, Nishanthi Ranathunga PEA, Kularatne SM.
Hump-nosed vipers of the genus Hypnale are venomous pit vipers endemic to Sri Lanka and southwestern India. They are the most common cause of venomous snakebites in Sri Lanka, causing 27 to 77% of all snakebites. Usually, their bites cause local envenom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Coronavirus controls will only delay large outbreaks of endemic diseases like influenza and RSV
(Natural News) A study from Princeton University has found that current non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) being utilized to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) make it likely that larger, delayed outbreaks of other diseases will occur soon. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, argues that NPIs being employed against COVID-19, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does WFP Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 24 2020 (IPS) On 10 December, representatives for the World Food Programme (WFP) will in Norway receive the Nobel Peace Prize at the Oslo City Hall. This is taking place while the COVID-19 pandemic is causing lock-downs and suffering all over world, limiting agricultural production and disrupting supply chains. The World Food Programme focuses on hunger and food security. It supports 100 million people in approximately 90 countries. Two-thirds of WFP´s activities are carried out in conflict zones, where the organization provides food assistance to people who otherwise would have b...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Syndemic frameworks to understand the effects of COVID-19 on commercial driver stress, health, and safety - Lemke MK, Apostolopoulos Y, S önmez S.
INTRODUCTION: U.S. commercial drivers are entrenched in a stressogenic profession, and exposures to endemic chronic stressors shape drivers' behavioral and psychosocial responses and induce profound health and safety disparities. To gain a complete underst... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Covid-19 Reinfection Is Possible And Should Inform Pandemic Priorities Moving Forward
Returning to a Covid-free reality is a yearning we all share, but there's reason to believe we may never be Covid-free again because of the genuine possibility that Covid-19 will become an endemic disease; people once infected may become reinfected. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus business pharma & Source Type: news

Immunity developed from previous infection with endemic coronaviruses reduces COVID-19 severity – study
(Natural News) Previous infection with other coronaviruses may lessen the severity of COVID-19, reports a new study. Researchers at Boston University found that owing to genetic similarities with the SARS-CoV-2, prior exposure to other coronaviruses primes the immune system to mount a better response to the virus responsible for COVID-19. Although this doesn’t prevent people from contracting COVID-19, it does lessen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A discussion on sexual violence against girls and women in Jamaica - Smith DE, Cooke WCML, Morrison SS.
Sexual violence against women and girls in Jamaica is endemic. However, the problem has not amassed the public outrage and attention that other forms of violence have garnered. It also has not received the scholastic intensity and the communal investments ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Common Cold Coronaviruses Tied to Less Severe COVID-19 Cases
Outcomes in COVID-19 patients may be better in those recently infected with endemic coronaviruses.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Large, delayed outbreaks of endemic diseases possible following COVID-19 controls
(Princeton University) Measures such as mask wearing and social distancing that are key to reducing coronavirus infection have also greatly reduced the incidence of other diseases, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). But Princeton researchers report that current reductions in these common respiratory infections, however, may increase people's susceptibility to these diseases, resulting in large future outbreaks when they begin circulating again. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Travellers Urged to Take Malaria Precautions
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health has urged communities affected by malaria and travellers to malaria endemic areas to take the necessary precautions to prevent contracting the disease, and seek treatment when they experience signs and symptoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severe hypofibrinogenemia in patients bitten by Gloydius tsushimaensis in Tsushima Island, Nagasaki, Japan, and treatment strategy - Yokoi H, Sakai A, Kodama T, Magome S, Nagayasu T, Tawara M, Hasegawa T, Yasaka T, Abe T, Takeuchi I.
Gloydius tsushimaensis is an endemic species inhabiting only Tsushima, a remote Japanese island, and is a distinct species from Gloydius blomhoffii widely distributed throughout mainland Japan and Gloydius brevicaudus and Gloydius ussuriensis which are geo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Parasitology - Bringing the locals onboard
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) A new study examines local perceptions of Chagas disease in a region where the infectious agent is endemic. The results underline the need to take social and cultural factors into account in campaigns designed to curb infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Will SARS-CoV-2 become endemic?
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Shaman, J., Galanti, M. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Factors determining SARS-CoV-2 endemicity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alderton, G. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Trust accused of ‘racism, discrimination and bullying’ as staff partnership halted
The staff-side committee of a major hospital trust has stopped working with its leadership, with its chair alleging an ‘endemic’ culture of ‘racism, discrimination and bullying’. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What is the role of T cells in COVID-19 infection? Why immunity is about more than antibodies, CEBM
Summary CD4+ T cells help B cells to produce antibodies and help CD8+ T cells to kill virus-infected cells One of the dominant cytokines produced by T cells is interferon gamma, a key player in controlling viral infection – see also [ 2 External 0 0 0 41 false https://www.cebm.net/covi d-19/drug-vignettes-interferons/ true false%>] Lymphopenia is a main feature of COVID-19 infection, affecting CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, and B cells, and is more pronounced in severely ill patients T cell responses in severely ill patients may be impaired, over-activated, or inappropriate, and further research is required t...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of ethnic diversity and poverty on crime rate in Nigeria - Adekoya AF, Razak NAA.
This study examine the effects of ethnic diversity and poverty on crime in Nigeria. Further, this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

COVID-19 likely to become 'endemic' like annual flu, says UK Chief Scientist
Sir Patrick Vallance warns a truly sterilising vaccine that eradicates the virus is unlikely and the disease will continue to circulate. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: What We Know So Far About The Covid-19 Vaccine
[The Conversation Africa] Since the early days of the pandemic, attention has focused on producing a vaccine for COVID-19. With one, it's hoped it will be able to suppress the virus without relying purely on economically challenging control measures. Without one, the world will probably have to live with COVID-19 as an endemic disease. It's unlikely the coronavirus will naturally burn itself out. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Will the COVID-19 virus become endemic?
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new article in the journal Science by Columbia Mailman School researchers Jeffrey Shaman and Marta Galanti explores the potential for the COVID-19 virus to become endemic, a regular feature producing recurring outbreaks in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Will SARS-CoV-2 become endemic?
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) To date, a few verified repeat SARS-CoV-2 infections have been documented around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Up Close and Personal: A Life of Service - The Dr. Dirk Vander Mijnsbrugge Story
Sitting around the kitchen table, Dirk ’s family can’t help but talk about medicine. Dirk, his wife, all three of their children and their spouses are all doctors. With Dirk being the only one to go into industry, he was the target of much teasing. But not anymore. Here’s Dirk’s story.  The youngest son in a lower-middle class family, Dirk Vander Mijnsbrugge was raised to serve others. His parents modelled a life of service; his mom serving their family while his father served their country in the military.    Outside the family, his parents were deeply involved in social service an...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Cause of 1990s Argentina cholera epidemic uncovered
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The evolution of epidemic and endemic strains of the cholera-causing bacterium Vibrio cholerae in Argentina has been mapped in detail. The researchers used whole genome sequencing to study the bacteria circulating during the 1991-1998 outbreak of cholera in the country. Published in Nature Communications, the data have influenced health policy in Argentina, where whole-genome sequencing is now used to distinguish between pandemic and non-pandemic lineages of V. cholerae bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood-based test accurately identifies viral infection before symptoms develop
(Duke University Medical Center) A team of Duke Health scientists have identified biomarkers that accurately identify numerous viral infections across the clinical stages of disease, advancing a potential new way to guide treatment, quarantine decisions, and other clinical and public health interventions in the setting of endemic and pandemic infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec completes Phase I/II study of DengiAlI vaccine
According to the World Health Organization, dengue represents one of the 10 biggest global health threats and it is critical to have access to a safe and effective vaccine candidate that can reduce the devastating impact of dengue fever in endemic regions, Panacea Biotec said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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 6, 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 26, 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