The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Local nonprofit sending aid to China in face of coronavirus outbreak
A Pittsburgh foundation is sending help to Wuhan, China, the city where the contagious and deadly coronavirus was first traced. Brother's Brother Foundation, a 61-year-old aid agency that started more than 60 years ago to help end polio and smallpox, is sending donated medical supplies and protective equipment, according to a release. Locally, BBF is working with the Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Center and the Asian Studie s cCenter at the University of Pittsburgh to ensure the aid will get where… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mike Larson Source Type: news

HIV Triggers Immune System 'Amnesia' to Smallpox: Study
Title: HIV Triggers Immune System 'Amnesia' to Smallpox: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Triggers Immune System'Amnesia' to Smallpox: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- HIV infection causes a loss of immunity to smallpox, even in people who were vaccinated as kids and are taking antiretroviral drugs to restore their immune system, a new study finds. Such " HIV-associated immune amnesia " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HIV & #43; Patients Lose Immunity to Smallpox Despite Vaccination
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- HIV-infected patients lose immunity to smallpox despite childhood vaccination and immune reconstitution with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in The Journal of Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV patients lose smallpox immunity despite childhood vaccine, AIDS drugs
(Oregon Health& Science University) HIV patients lose immunity to smallpox even though they were vaccinated against the disease as children and have had much of their immune system restored with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Called HIV-associated immune amnesia, the finding could explain why people living with HIV still tend to have shorter lives on average than their HIV-negative counterparts despite being on antiretroviral therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Friday ’s Daily Brief:  Yemen exclusive, India rights, Chile, Ebola updates
Our top stories for Friday include an exclusive UN News interview with Yemen Envoy Martin Griffiths; India’s new “discriminatory” citizenship law; a milestone smallpox eradication anniversary; helicopters deployed in DR Congo Ebola fight; Mediterranean migrant latest, and Chile’s deadly protests: UN report finds clear pattern of repression. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virus multiplication in 3D
(University of W ü rzburg) Vaccinia viruses serve as a vaccine against human smallpox and as the basis of new cancer therapies. Two studies now provide fascinating insights into their unusual propagation strategy at the atomic level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine Effective Against Smallpox in Military: Pivotal Trial Vaccine Effective Against Smallpox in Military: Pivotal Trial
The modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine protected against variola infection among members of the U.S. Army, and did not raise safety concerns, the pivotal trial revealed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Smallpox (Variola Virus) Infection: Developing Drugs for Treatment or Prevention Guidance for Industry
Clinical / Antimicrobial (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about smallpox vaccine scars
The smallpox vaccine has eradicated the potentially deadly disease. Anyone who has received this vaccination may notice that it left a scar. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Smallpox: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/2019. This two-page report on smallpox is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 10, 2019. Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. There were no reports of confirmed or possible smallpox in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) or other countries for 2018. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smallpox (Variola Virus) Infection: Developing Drugs for Treatment or Prevention Guidance for Industry
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 11/2019. The purpose of this 16-page final guidance, updated in November 2019, is to assist sponsors in the clinical development of drugs for the treatment or prevention of smallpox (variola virus) infection. It revises the draft guidance for industry entitled Smallpox (Variola) Infection: Developing Drugs for Treatment or Prevention, issued on November 23, 2007. It focuses on drugs that are expected to act by inhibiting variola virus replication. Although the primary focus of this guidance is on antiviral drugs, therapeutic proteins or monoclonal antibodies also...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lab Worker Infected With Smallpox-Related Virus Lab Worker Infected With Smallpox-Related Virus
The 26-year-old was injecting a mouse with the vaccina virus (VACV) when the needle pricked her finger. It swelled and turned black, but after getting treatment, she recovered. The CDC was contacted.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lab Worker Infected With Smallpox-Related Virus
Investigators say the worker had been briefed on the risks of working with the virus and was offered a vaccine to prevent it, but she declined to get it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab worker's finger begins to rot after she injects herself with a smallpox-related virus
The 26-year-old, from San Diego, had unintentionally prodded herself with a needle while injecting mice with vaccinia virus as part of the experiment. A puss-filled blister developed within days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Closer Than Ever to Seeing Polio Disappear for Good
A Pakistani child receives a dose of the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) In a “historic achievement for humanity”, two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of the disease, has been eradicated completely. The deadly viral disease is “very close” to disappearing altogether, with the number of affected children having dropped by 99 per cent since 1988, the UN Children...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Polio Source Type: news

Global Challenges for the ‘NextGen’
By Lindsay FalveyMELBOURNE, Oct 15 2019 (IPS) Success has many parents – so the saying goes. In the case of the massive successes of international agricultural research, no one person can claim parentage. There are heroes along the way such as Norman Borlaug and his early cereal breeding, and the team that eliminated the cattle disease Rinderpest from the world – smallpox is the only other disease that has been totally eradicated. Another is the founder of The Crawford Fund, Derek Tribe, who was also instrumental in the creation of what is now the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which I chair...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindsay Falvey Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Jynneos (Smallpox and Monkeypox Live, Nonreplicating Injection ) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Vaccine for Prevention of Smallpox, Monkeypox
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 -- Jynneos Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-Replicating, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in adults 18 years or older who are considered at high... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Smallpox, Monkeypox Vaccine: What Is It For?
Here's what is significant about the new Jynneos Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Approves Vaccine Against Smallpox, Monkeypox FDA Approves Vaccine Against Smallpox, Monkeypox
The approval is in part intended to protect against the potentially devastating consequences of intentional release of the smallpox virus, and the vaccine will be included in the Strategic National Stockpile.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Jynneos (Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-replicating) for Prevention of Smallpox and Monkeypox Disease in Adults
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, September 24, 2019– Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA, OTC: BVNRY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jynneos™ (Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-replicating)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Jynneos Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-Replicating
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 9/24/2019. This six-page document details the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s approval of Jynneos Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-Replicating, for the prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in adults 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk for smallpox or monkeypox infection. This is the only currently FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of monkeypox disease. This vaccine is also part of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States
As families face back-to-school medical requirements this month, the country feels the impact of a vaccine resistance movement decades in the making. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Smallpox Whooping Cough Children and Childhood Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Parenting Autism Medicine and Health Babies and Infants Doctors Rumors and Misinformation Centers fo Source Type: news

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples
A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on Monday after a gas cylinder exploded during scheduled repair work on the fifth floor of the six-story Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, commonly known as Vector, the facility said in a statement. No biological material was held in the sanitary inspection room where the explosion occurred, and no structural damage was caused to the concrete laboratory building, the center added. One worker was taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive c...
Source: TIME: Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Bunyan Tags: Uncategorized onetime russia smallpox Source Type: news

Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus
Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding virus, and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said.The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology denied that the fire had exposed the public to the pathogens stored inside, some of the deadliest on Earth.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Roth in Moscow Tags: Russia Europe Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

It ’s ‘Ambitious’ — But Possible — to Eradicate Malaria by 2050, According to a Landmark Report
It may be possible to eradicate malaria—one of history’s deadliest diseases—from the planet by 2050, according to a coalition of 41 leading scientists, economists and health-policy experts writing in the Lancet. “Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest diseases of humankind,” says Sir Richard Feachem, one of the report’s authors and co-chair of the Lancet commission on malaria eradication. “If we, humankind, were to take on this challenge and eradicate malaria by 2050, it would be an achievement of historic proportions. There would be nothing quite like it.” Malaria, a mos...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Neuroterrorism preparedness for the neurohospitalist - Ralston MSA, Murray MBP, Vela-Duarte D, Orjuela KD, Pastula DM.
In this review article, we highlight several potential biologic and chemical agents of "neuroterrorism" of which neurohospitalists should be aware: anthrax, botulism toxin, brucella, plague, smallpox, organophosphates and nerve agents, cyanide, and carfent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic Initiates Phase 3 Trial of Freeze-dried MVA-BN ® Smallpox Vaccine
Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA, OTC: BVNRY) announced yesterday the initiation of a pivotal Phase 3 trial of the freeze-dried formulation of MVA-BN® smallpox vaccine in 1,110 healthy, vaccinia-naïve subjects. The randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial will evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of three consecutive vaccine lots of the freeze-dried formulation of MVA-BN® smallpox vaccine, similar to the prior completed Phase 3 study for the liquid-frozen MVA-BN formulation. The Biologics License Application (BLA) for the liquid frozen formulation of MVA-BN is currently under review at...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care Press Releases Source Type: news

Bovine Inoculations, circa 1870s
Lymph from cattle proved more effective at inducing immunity to smallpox than the older, person-to-person method. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Foundations Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Smallpox; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 6/2019. This three-page report on cases of smallpox is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 11, 2018. Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. There were no reports of confirmed or possible smallpox in the European Union/European Economic Area or other countries for 2017. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Arlington National Cemetery Became the Resting Place for America ’s ‘Heroic Dead’
On May 30, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan visited Arlington National Cemetery to speak at a ceremony for what was then called Decoration Day — and in doing so, set a precedent that holds to this day. That event, organized three years after the end of the Civil War by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the major Union veterans association that he ran, is considered the first national Memorial Day celebration ever to be held at Arlington National Cemetery. “Cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead,” Logan said, “who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes… We shoul...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Holidays remembrance Source Type: news

Scientist behind anti-vaxxers' favorite study says 'it's just not even a valid' 
The scientists who published a study a decade ago that linked a gene variant to 'adverse events' in response to smallpox shots say the study, used by anti-vaxxers, is invalid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria May Never Be Eliminated As Efforts Suffer Setbacks
[Guardian] The global drive to eliminate malaria by 2030 is gaining momentum. The optimism is derived from the fact that several diseases have successfully been eradicated and eliminated such as smallpox and yaw. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-Vaxxers Are A Very Old Problem
The American anti-vaccine movement is nothing new; it started in 1721, when people took to the streets of Boston to try and stop physician Zabdiel Boylston from inoculating people against smallpox. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kiona N. Smith, Contributor Source Type: news

Here's what Big Pharma and the CDC acknowledge about the HARMFUL side effects of vaccines
(Natural News) The number of vaccinations mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has risen sharply in recent decades. These medical interventions are touted as full-proof solutions to many previously common “childhood” illnesses, including measles, mumps and chicken pox, as well as more serious diseases like polio and smallpox. As dependence on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Old Hickory's violent past medical history - Nakayama DK.
The past medical history (PMH) of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) reflects one of the emblematic nicknames in Americana, "Old Hickory." As a 14-year-old Rebel volunteer in the Revolutionary War, he survived a blow from a British saber and smallpox that he conta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The endless hunt for the perfect flu vaccine
We ’ve seen off smallpox, polio and measles – so why does a truly reliable flu jab still elude us?By Jeremy BrownVaccines are one of the great success stories of modern medicine. Because of them we are no longer vulnerable to smallpox or polio or measles. The flu vaccine, however, is a different story.Its effectiveness varies from patient to patient, from population to population, and from year to year. It needs to be updated each season, and even in a good year is usually no more than 50% effective. We may rely on it to avoid catching the flu, but its story demonstrates how far we still are from a reliable vac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Brown Tags: Flu Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Health Society Science Source Type: news

North Korea ’ s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons
Military analysts are increasingly concerned about the nation ’ s “ advanced, underestimated and highly lethal ” bioweapons program. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER and WILLIAM J. BROAD Tags: Defense and Military Forces Biological and Chemical Warfare North Korea United States International Relations Smallpox United States Politics and Government Microbiology Anthrax Vaccination and Immunization Nuclear Weapons Belfer Cente Source Type: news

Nebraska Biocontainment Unit: Obtaining and Processing Laboratory Specimens
Source: University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Published: 5/2018. This four-page document provides guidance to obtain and process laboratory specimens while maintaining infection control practices, including in cases of handling viral hemorrhagic fevers such as the Ebola virus. It lists the materials needed, and details the steps for obtaining and processing specimens for viral hemorrhagic fevers, smallpox, and other diseases. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nebraska Biocontainment Unit
Source: University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Published: 5/2018. This four-page document provides guidance to obtain and process laboratory specimens while maintaining infection control practices, including in cases of handling viral hemorrhagic fevers such as the Ebola virus. It lists the materials needed, and details the steps for obtaining and processing specimens for viral hemorrhagic fevers, smallpox, and other diseases. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Administering ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 9/28/2018. The resources and videos on this web page give healthcare providers and vaccine administrators the information they will need to learn how to administer the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine using the multiple-puncture technique and a bifurcated needle. Chapter 6, parts A, B, and C discuss Screening Individuals for Vaccination During a Smallpox Emergency. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: East Darfur Cattle Owners and State Differ On Reported 'Smallpox Virus'
[Radio Dabanga] ED Daein / Nyala -Cattle owners in East Darfur have made complaints about the emergence of a smallpox-like virus among their cattle. The state's veterinary departments have not yet been able to verify the complaints. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Poxvirus tricks cells into moving to spread infection
Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus, according to a new study led by scientists at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - November 12, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Poxvirus hijacks cell movement to spread infection
(University College London) Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study published in Nature Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK: health worker infected with smallpox-like disease
British officials say a health worker involved in treating a patient with monkeypox has been infected with the rare disease, suggesting possible lapses in the hospital's infection control procedures (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news