Rwanda: Rwanda First African Country to Fully Integrate Drone Technology in Fighting Malaria
[New Times] In a world still grappling with malaria elimination, Rwanda was the first country to integrate and deploy drones in the most malaria endemic zones of the country for an accelerated outcome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Q & A: Bioengineer Mireille Kamariza can ’t wait to see what’s next
When Mireille Kamariza joined theUCLA Samueli School of Engineering as an assistant professor of bioengineering in January, she brought with her an early record of innovation.Just a decade after earning her undergraduate degree at UC San Diego, Kamariza has already developed a potential point-of-care diagnostic test for tuberculosis. TB is the world ’s second-deadliest infectious disease, behind COVID-19, and still a serious burden in low-income countries.In the late 2010s, as a doctoral fellow at Stanford University, Kamariza and colleagues designed a system with a fluorescent “reporter” molecule attached to a sugar...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 23, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Disease caused by tick bites spreading in Northeast
A tick-borne parasitic disease has claimed new ground in the Northeast, having been announced as being "endemic" in three more states. According to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published on March 17 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cases of babesiosis spiked…#northeast #cdc #connecticut #maine #massachusetts #minnesota #newhampshire #newjersey #rhodeisland #vermont (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How immune are we? Why answering this question is essential for post-pandemic life
In order to move through a world where the coronavirus is endemic, we need a reliable way to assess our individual level of immunity. Here's how we can. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 20, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

What Are Presentations of Neurocysticercosis?
Discussion Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic CNS infection world-wide. It is caused by the larval stage of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. It is endemic in Southeast Asia including the Indian Subcontinent, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. It is becoming more common in other areas of the world because of immigration and the overall ease of travel. The basic Taenia lifecycle is that humans eat un- or undercooked pork (pigs are the intermediate host) that is invested with the larvae called cysterici. The adult tapeworm forms in the human gastrointestinal tract and eggs are produced. Humans are the de...
Source: - March 20, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Babesiosis: This Tick-Borne Disease Has Risen In 8 States, CDC Warns
The number of states where babesiosis is considered by the CDC to be endemic has gone from seven to 10, (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - March 18, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

It's (Finally) Time to Stop Calling It a Pandemic: Experts It's (Finally) Time to Stop Calling It a Pandemic: Experts
With health systems no longer overwhelmed and more than a year of no surprise variants, many infectious disease experts are declaring a shift in the crisis from pandemic to endemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 17, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

It's (Finally) Time to Stop Calling It a Pandemic: Experts
Many experts say we have entered a new phase as health care crises seem to have quieted and the public has moved on to endemic behavior. Others say it's too soon to label COVID trajectory predictable. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Report Describes Recent Trends in Prevalence of Babesiosis
THURSDAY, March 16, 2023 -- The prevalence of babesiosis is increasing in certain states, including Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, which should now be considered to have endemic transmission, according to research published in the March 17 issue... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - March 16, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Novel Dengue Antiviral Demonstrates Efficacy in Pre-Clinical Data Published in Nature
BEERSE, BELGIUM, March 15, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) announced today the publication of new data in the journal Nature showing that an early-stage clinical candidate (JNJ-1802) provides strong protection against dengue in non-human primates and mice. The first-in-class antiviral, which was shown to be safe and well tolerated in a Phase 1 first-in-human clinical study, is now progressing into Phase 2 clinical studies for the prevention and treatment of dengue.The new data indicate JNJ-1802 is effective against all four of the dengue serotypes in mouse models and provide...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 15, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Indigenous groups in the Amazon evolved resistance to deadly Chagas
Humans have evolved to have some remarkable superpowers. People can thrive at high altitudes, dive for long periods underwater, and even tolerate a glass of lactose-rich milk well into adulthood. Now, a new study of Indigenous peoples from the Amazon rainforest reveals one more such adaptation: a genetic resistance to the endemic parasite responsible for deadly Chagas disease. The study’s findings could help scientists develop desperately needed new therapies for the disease, which infects roughly 6 million people in Latin America and is a leading cause of death in the region. “This paper is very important,” sa...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 8, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Expands Use of World's First Malaria Vaccine in Lake-Endemic Region
[PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative] Nairobi -- Kenya's Ministry of Health announced that, starting on March 7, 2023, more children in the country will benefit from the added protection of the world's first malaria vaccine, RTS,S/AS01 (or RTS,S). The malaria vaccine expansion follows the Kenya National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (KENITAG) recommendation for expansion within Kenya's lake-endemic region and the 2021 World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation for broader use of the vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other re (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 6, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Erratum to "Endemic Violence in a pre-Hispanic Andean community: a bioarchaeological study of cranial trauma from the Majes Valley, Peru" - The editors.
Scaffidi BK, Tung TA. Endemic violence in a pre-Hispanic Andean community: A bioarchaeological study of cranial trauma from the Majes Valley, Peru. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2020 Jun;172(2):246-269. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24005. Epub 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 31943137.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis
This study shows that remarkable progress has been made in eliminating dracunculiasis, but it remains endemic in five countries, with transmission among dogs complicating efforts.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Bird Flu Spreads; No Viagra for Russia; Nuclear Medicine System Recall
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. Veterinarians and researchers are warning that avian flu is reaching new parts of the globe, and is now endemic in wild birds that transmit the virus to poultry, suggesting threats... (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - February 16, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news