Quarantine yes/no?

(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health) The decision to quarantine individuals or groups during epidemics is not an exact science and is open to various interpretations. Providing guiding principles, the authors suggest the need to balance public safety with human rights.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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It's no secret that there's a multitude of unhappy nurses out there in the world. From mandatory overtime to unhealthy nurse-patient ratios, I admit there are very valid reasons for this seeming epidemic of discontent. So, is the nursing glass half-full or half-empty? I guess it depends on who you're drinking with (and perhaps what you're drinking). Photo by Jana Sabeth on UnsplashReasons To Be Cheerful---Or NotThis blog post isn't really about the aforementioned multitude of reasons that explain nurses'rampant unhappiness. A new study mentioned recently on Twitter states that a full one-third of nurses...
Source: Digital Doorway - Category: Nursing Tags: nurse nurse identity nurses nursing nursing careers nursing identity Source Type: blogs
oft Rubella is a systemic virus infection that is usually mild. It can, however, cause severe birth defects known as the congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) when infection occurs early in pregnancy. As many as 8%–13% of children with CRS developed autism during the rubella epidemic of the 1960s compared to the background rate of about 1 new case per 5000 children. Rubella infection and CRS are now rare in the U.S. and in Europe due to widespread vaccination. However, autism rates have risen dramatically in recent decades to about 3% of children today, with many cases appearing after a period of normal developme...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Authors: Kang SH, Kim MY, Baik SK Abstract Until 1995, the incidence of symptomatic acute hepatitis A was minimal and there were no cases of national outbreak in Korea. However, there was a nationwide outbreak of hepatitis A that peaked in 2009. In 2019, a total of 10,083 cases of acute hepatitis A were reported for seven months of the year according to the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This may be attributed to the proportion of susceptible subjects in the Korean population, as about 10 years have passed since herd immunity was induced by the epidemic occurring during the late 2000s. Recent stud...
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Alessandra Longo, Carmen Losasso, Federica Vitulano, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Sara Turchetto, Sara Petrin, Claudio Mantovani, Maria Cristina Dalla Pozza, Elena Ramon, Gabriella Conedera, Carlo V. Citterio, Antonia Ricci, Lisa Barco, Antonia Anna LettiniAbstractAn unusual mortality of wild boars occurred in Italy from 2012 to 2015 due to Salmonella Choleraesuis infection.In order to confirm the occurrence of an outbreak of S. Choleraesuis in wild boars and to epidemically characterise the unique S. Choleraesuis biovar, a collection of...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Updated modelling which more appropriately captures PrEP programme delivery, uses current intervention scenarios, and is parameterized with data from demonstration and implementation projects is needed in support of more conclusive findings and actionable recommendations for programmes and policy. Future analyses should address these issues, aligning with countries to support the needs of programme planners and decision makers for models to more directly inform programme planning and policy. PMID: 31538407 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday won court approval to sell its flagship fentanyl spray to a buyer who agreed to only market the drug for use by cancer patients, in response to concerns about the product's role in fueling the opioid epidemic.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is becoming a global epidemic and is predicted to affect 6 –12 million people in the USA by 2050 and 17.9 million in Europe by 2060.1–4 Concurrently, with the advent of newer cancer therapies, global cancer survival has dramatically increased, with an expected overall survival of over 18 million persons by 2030.5 Increasingly, the profile of patients presenting with AF has disproportionately shifted to encompass patients with current or prior cancer diagnoses.
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
her For the first 60 years following its isolation, Zika virus (ZIKV) remained a relatively poorly described member of the Flaviviridae family. However, since 2007, it has caused a series of increasingly severe outbreaks and is now associated with neurological symptoms such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). A number of reports have improved our understanding of rare complications that may be associated with ZIKV infection in adults, the areas of the body to which it spreads, and viral persistence in various tissues. Likewise, studies on the effect of ZIKV infection during pregnan...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Current Abstracts Source Type: research
This study examines the prevalences of malaria and lymphatic filaria, which are prevalent in Indonesia, as well as those of soil-transmitted-helminths (STH). As a result, the Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax case loads are almost equal. The current prevalence of P. vivax is uniformly low (<5%) in all age groups and annual parasite incidence (API) showed decreasing tendency as 0.84 per 1,000 population in 2016. However, more than 65 million people still live in malaria epidemic regions. Lymphatic filariasis remains an important public health problem and 236 cities were classified as endemic areas in 514 cities/district...
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research
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