Zimbabwe: Harare U.S Potable Water Supply

[The Herald]Harare City Council says it has increased efforts to provide potable water to typhoid-hit suburbs in light of recent increases in the water borne disease. Speaking during a council meeting in mid-December, town clerk Dr Tendai Mahachi said there had been alarming increases in typhoid cases in Glen View, one of the most populated areas in Harare.
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CONCLUSION: A strong relationship was found between the ciprofloxacin CL and renal status of the patients. The model can be used for dose tailoring in patients based on their CRCL values before the start of therapy with ciprofloxacin among Pakistani patients. PMID: 33026316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
In this study, we performed a joint analysis of two distinct Ethiopian indigenous chicken ecotypes to investigate the genomic architecture of important health and productivity traits and explore the feasibility of conducting genomic selection across-ecotype. Phenotypic traits considered were antibody response to Infectious Bursal Disease (IBDV), Marek’s Disease (MDV), Fowl Cholera (PM) and Fowl Typhoid (SG), resistance to Eimeria and cestode parasitism, and productivity [body weight and body condition score (BCS)]. Combined data from the two chicken ecotypes, Horro (n = 384) and Jarso (n = 376), were jointly analyzed...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
In this study, we propose a novel single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection strategy termed loop primer probe-introduced loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LP-LAMP) for S. Pullorum detection. Based on the original primer sets, we targeted the nucleotide position 237 of the rfbS gene sequence to design a new modified loop-primer probe with a ribonucleotide insertion, where activity of the enzyme ribonuclease H2 (RNase H2) is only activated when the probe is perfectly complementary, leading to the hydrolytic release of a quencher moiety and thus an amplified signal. The method exhibits robust specificity and a low ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
by Stephen P. Wood, MS,ACNP Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was an asymptomatic carrier of Salmonella typhi, the organism known to cause typhoid fever. Mallon worked as a cook for eight different families in and around New York city, infecting seven of the families she worked for. There were a number of deaths in these families as typhoid had a 10% mortality rate at the time. George Soper, a sanitary engineer enlisted by one of the families affected, is credited with discovering Mallon as the source of this outbreak and he followed her around, collecting samples of her urine and ...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Featured Posts Public Health #covid19 #Journalofaplagueyear COVID-19 medical history Typhoid Mary Source Type: blogs
Polysaccharide-protein conjugates have been developed to overcome the T-independent response, hyporesponsiveness to repeated vaccination, and poor immunogenicity in infants of polysaccharides. To address the impact of polysaccharide length, typhoid conjugates made with short- and long-chain fractions of Vi polysaccharide with average sizes of 9.5, 22.8, 42.7, 82.0, and 165 kDa...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research
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Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Abstract Understanding patterns and trends of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Salmonella Typhi can guide empiric treatment recommendations and contribute to country decisions about typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) introduction. We systematically reviewed PubMed and Web of Science for articles reporting the proportion of Salmonella Typhi isolates resistant to individual antimicrobials worldwide from any time period. Isolates resistant to chloramphenicol, ampicillin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole were classified as multidrug resistant (MDR), and isolates that were MDR plus resistant to a fluoroquinolone and a t...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Margaret is almost 92 years old and has lived through a world war. She can remember times when scarlet fever, typhoid and polio killed thousands every year.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionOur findings reveal a distinct susceptibility pattern across the various study regions in Africa, with notably high rates of ESBL-producing Enterobacterales and ciprofloxacin-resistant nt Salmonella in Burkina Faso. This highlights the need for local AMR surveillance and reporting of resistances to support appropriate action.
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
We report a child with ceftriaxone-resistant invasive Salmonella Enteritidis infection with secondary HLH, who was successfully managed with intravenous meropenem. Secondary HLH in the context of S. Enteritidis has not been described before. PMID: 32959766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
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