Effects of building lift-up design on the wind environment for pedestrians - Xia Q, Liu X, Niu J, Kwok KCS.
Low airflow or poor outdoor ventilation around building blocks can negatively influence pollutant dispersion in the surroundings and indoor air quality, and increase the risks of airborne transmission of infectious diseases. However, there have been few st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The potential risk of toxoplasmosis for traffic accidents: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Gohardehi S, Sharif M, Sarvi S, Moosazadeh M, Alizadeh-Navaei R, Hosseini SA, Amouei A, Pagheh A, Sadeghi M, Daryani A.
Toxoplasmosis is a prevalent infectious disease. Although most people infected by Toxoplasma gondii are asymptomatic, evidence has suggested that this disease might affect some aspects of a host's behavior and associate with schizophrenia, suicide attempt,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Study finds a pesticide-free way to combat mosquitos and West Nile
(University of Waterloo) Researchers at the University of Waterloo may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Test can identify ICU patients at most risk of serious infections
A new test can identify intensive care patients at highest risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C difficile, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Results-in-hours test could prevent 'superbug' deaths
SCIENTISTS are developing a DNA test to identify infections within hours and beat deadly hospital “superbugs”. Experts believe the government-funded research will help save lives as well as prevent the prescribing of unnecessary antibiotics, which is fuelling drug-resistant diseases. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extracellular Material Supports Influenza Virus Infectivity Across Humidity Levels Extracellular Material Supports Influenza Virus Infectivity Across Humidity Levels
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rapid Genetic Test May Prevent Abx-Linked Hearing Loss in Babies
(MedPage Today) -- For newborns with sepsis,identifies those at risk from aminoglycosides (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Consultant in Infectious Diseases (National Aspergillosis Centre, UK)
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Uganda:Bloodless Malaria Test Wins Prestigious Africa Prize
[Royal Academy of Engineering] London -A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Zoster Vaccine
This report indicates that some vaccine providers remain confused.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

New compound as effective as FDA-approved drugs against life-threatening infections
(Purdue University) Purdue University researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the FDA to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance.The compound has been potent against antibiotic-resistant pathogens such as MRSA, which is often found in hospitals and other health care settings, and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus, with vancomycin long considered a drug of last resort. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Our aim is to be among top 10 players in India: Rajiv Malik of Mylan
The Nasdaq-listed company will work with the government to expand affordable healthcare for infectious diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, president Rajiv Malik said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ayushman plan brilliant move; India needed it, says Rajiv Malik, President, Mylan
The Nasdaq-listed company will work with the government to expand affordable healthcare for infectious diseases like HIV and tuberculosis, US-based Mylan ’s president Rajiv Malik said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Threats of Ebola, Polio, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Persist
[Guardian] Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control, the World Health Organisation (WHO), health officials and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are cautiously optimistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early-stage respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine trial begins
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, has launched a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The Phase 1 study will enroll a small group of healthy adult volunteers to examine the safety of an experimental intranasal vaccine and its ability to induce an immune response. The study is being conducted at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Network theory links behavioral information flow with contained epidemic outbreaks
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Over the last two decades, large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases have resulted in high levels of morbidity, mortality, and overall economic burden for affected regions. As complex networks become increasingly popular tools of study, researchers are applying network theory to the field of epidemiology. In an article in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, researchers employ a concrete interplay model in quenched multiplex networks to study the connection between adaptive human behavior and epidemic spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital superbugs could be destroyed with sheeting inspired by shark skin
Scientists have designed a coating material infused with antimicrobials based on the patterned diamond-like texture of sharks's skin that allows bacteria to simply wash off as they swim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geisel Receives Fogarty Grant to Fund Research Collaboration in East Africa
The Geisel School of Medicine has been awarded a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to support an infectious disease research and training program to combat HIV and tuberculosis (TB) within the newly established Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - June 13, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: News Research Africa DarDar HIV MUHAS Tanzania TB Source Type: news

Malaria-Free Paraguay; Don't Neglect Nipah Virus; Global Penicillin Shortage?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Africa:Gavi and the Global Fund - Collaborating for Impact and Efficiency
[GFO] Sharing knowledge and coordinating political advocacy are two of the areas on which the organizations work together (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Civil Society Organizations Gather in Ghana to Increase Engagement in Global Fund Programs
[GFO] Health advocates from across Africa share experiences, build capacity, and strategize on how to respond to HIV, TB and malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could holidaymakers be causing antibiotic resistance?
The new research of 316 volunteers, by Finnish researchers at Helsinki University, is the latest in a long-line of scientific trials to try and discover what else is fueling untreatable superbugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eritrea:Seminar On Prevention of Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Asmara -The Department of Tourism in Southern region organized a week-long seminar on the prevention of communicable diseases with particular focus on HIV/AIDS in Dekemhare city. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Epstein-Barr virus testing
The Epstein-Barr virus is a type of herpes virus. It is very common, and because the symptoms are quite general, a doctor may order an Epstein-Barr virus blood test to confirm whether or not a person currently has or has had this virus in the past. Read on to learn about the procedure and how to interpret the results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

South Africa:Deputy President David Mabuza - Opening of Fifth South African TB Conference
[Govt of SA] Opening Address by Deputy President David Mabuza at the 5th South African TB Conference, Durban (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Boost for HIV Programme As Mbeya RC Hands Over Two Vehicles
[Daily News] THE Mbeya Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Amos Makala, has handed over two vehicles to Mbeya City Council to facilitate handling of samples and other HIV testing materials. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:TB in Children Goes Unreported
[The Herald] More than half of childhood tuberculosis (TB) cases are going unreported due to difficulties in diagnosing children, deputy director for Aids and Tuberculosis in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Charles Sandy has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Generic AIDS Drug Effective - And Now?
Title: Generic AIDS Drug Effective - And Now?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/2/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV / AIDS Conference Update 2005 - Index
Title: HIV / AIDS Conference Update 2005 - IndexCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/27/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Transmission and Progression to AIDS Continues
Title: HIV Transmission and Progression to AIDS ContinuesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/5/2001 10:19:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Urine Test Approved
Title: HIV Urine Test ApprovedCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV: Two Patients Face The Diagnosis
Title: HIV: Two Patients Face The DiagnosisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 1/18/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Treatment - To Interrupt or Not
Title: HIV Treatment - To Interrupt or NotCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/4/2001 9:51:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Physical and Biochemical Changes in HIV Disease
Title: Physical and Biochemical Changes in HIV DiseaseCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/5/2002 10:15:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis -- Walter Payton's Disease
Title: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis -- Walter Payton's DiseaseCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/14/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections
Title: Retrovirus& Opportunistic InfectionsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/8/2006 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections Part II
Title: Retrovirus& Opportunistic Infections Part IICategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/8/2006 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Unprotected Sex Between HIV-Infected Partners: What's the Harm?
Title: Unprotected Sex Between HIV-Infected Partners: What's the Harm?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/20/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Warts--A Common Infectious Disease
Title: Warts--A Common Infectious DiseaseCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/1/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - June 13, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Testing for Coccidioidomycosis Among CAP Patients Testing for Coccidioidomycosis Among CAP Patients
Which community-acquired pneumonia patients should be tested for coccidioidomycosis?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Stanford scientists discover biomarker for flu susceptibility
(Stanford Medicine) Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a way to predict whether someone exposed to the flu virus is likely to become ill. They used a computational approach to pinpoint a blood-based genetic biomarker to determine an individual's susceptibility to the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Transformative cholera vaccine designed to offer rapid protection
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a preclinical study, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed an entirely new class of vaccine that can combat cholera by both training the immune system to detect and destroy the bacteria in the long term and protecting a host immediately from cholera's effects. Using mathematical modeling, the research team predicts that, if successful in humans, their highly innovative approach could change the trajectory of a cholera epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MIT engineers recruit microbes to help fight cholera
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT engineers have developed a probiotic mix of natural and engineered bacteria to diagnose and treat cholera, an intestinal infection that causes severe dehydration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new vaccine and probiotic combat cholera in animal models
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In a pair of studies, scientists have devised new vaccine-based and probiotic interventions that help prevent severe cholera infections in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fast-acting cholera vaccine could curb outbreaks
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) A weakened version of the bacteria that causes cholera provides quick protection to rabbits. The vaccine may one day stop outbreaks of the deadly intestinal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Turning the tables on the cholera pathogen
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) and Boston University, led by James J. Collins are reporting a two-pronged probiotic strategy in Science Translational Medicine that is able to suppress V. cholerae's colonization of the intestinal tract in mice and to indicate their presence by simple stool sampling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Test can identify patients in intensive care at risk of life-threatening infections
(University of Cambridge) Patients in intensive care units are at significant risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C. difficile. Now, a new test could identify those at greatest risk -- and speed up the development of new therapies to help at-risk patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Network biology reveals pathogen targets in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Using systems biology, researchers successfully identified previously unknown protein targets of plant pathogens in the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana, employing some of the same methods used to analyze social networks or biological networks. Their theoretical framework, they say, could help analyze other interactions between species to reveal pathogen contact points. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Floridians took Zika threat more seriously than rest of US -- but still most did nothing
(Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania) Threatened by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in 2016, Florida residents felt more susceptible than others in the United States to getting the virus, were more knowledgeable about it, and were more likely to support taking community action against it. Floridians were nearly twice as likely as non-Floridians to say they took steps to protect themselves from Zika. Even so, fewer than half of Floridians said they actually did take preventive measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Do Treg Cells Block Mom-to-Baby HIV Transmission?
(MedPage Today) -- Small study may provide a clue into vertical HIV transmission (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news