Fight against Disease X: Scientists identify essential prevention tactic
Prevention of Disease X: research paper argues for reducing zoonotic virus transmission to prevent pandemics by reducing contact with high-risk wildlife, particularly bats. It emphasizes addressing root causes like forest conservation, wildlife trade, and behavioral changes to mitigate risks and prevent future pandemics. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquitoes may transmit West Nile virus to one another via feces
West Nile virus—the most common mosquito-transmitted disease in the United States—infects thousands of people every year, killing more than 2750 since it first appeared in the United States in 1999. It’s also becoming more of a concern in Europe and other parts of the world. Now, scientists say they’ve found a new way the virus can be transmitted, which may help explain why the pathogen is so persistent. In a study published on the preprint server bioRxiv, researchers report that mosquitoes may transmit West Nile to one another via feces . Knowing more about this “diagonal transmission,” as the ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

COP28: One Health Steps Delight Many, Others Show Cautious Optimism
A mask seller in an Indian food market in Kerala during a recent zoonotic disease outbreak. COP28 is the first climate negotiation where the majority of the countries have agreed to declare their commitment to prevent the worsening health impacts of climate change. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulDUBAI, Dec 9 2023 (IPS) One Health activist, Kelly Dent, has been attending UNFCCC COPs since 2009, when it was held in Copenhagen. From there, it has been a 15-year-long journey to Dubai, but Dent is finally having a reason to feel good: for the first time, the majority of the countries have come together to formally declare...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Climate Action Climate Change COP28 Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Report xIPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Roche launches automated serology hepatitis E virus tests, including a test to detect acute HEV infections, recommended in the new WHO 2023 Essential Diagnostics List
It is estimated that one third of the global population could be at risk for infection with Hepatitis E virus.1The new tests allow clinicians to diagnose acute and chronic infections amongst patients presenting with or without signs of the illness as recommended by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).2The tests complete Roche ’s panel used for the differential diagnosis of acute viral hepatitis caused by the hepatitis A, B, C and E viruses.Basel, 16 November 2023 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the launch of the Elecsys ®Anti-HEV IgM and Elecsys Anti-HEV IgG immunoassays for t...
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 16, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches automated serology hepatitis E virus tests, including a test to detect acute HEV infections, recommended in the new WHO 2023 Essential Diagnostics List
It is estimated that one third of the global population could be at risk for infection with Hepatitis E virus.1The new tests allow clinicians to diagnose acute and chronic infections amongst patients presenting with or without signs of the illness as recommended by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).2The tests complete Roche ’s panel used for the differential diagnosis of acute viral hepatitis caused by the hepatitis A, B, C and E viruses.Basel, 16 November 2023 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the launch of the Elecsys ®Anti-HEV IgM and Elecsys Anti-HEV IgG immunoassays for t...
Source: Roche Media News - November 16, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zoonotic Spillovers; DNA and RNA Testing for Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 11, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Italy Considers a One-Health Approach to Zoonotic Diseases Italy Considers a One-Health Approach to Zoonotic Diseases
A veterinarian recently called for the link between human health and animal health to be considered more systematically.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 8, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Animal-To-Human Diseases Could Kill 12 Times More People By 2050
Most modern epidemics have been caused by pathogens that spread from animals to humans. These zoonotic diseases are predicted to increase as climate change worsens. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 7, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: GrrlScientist, Senior Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare standard Source Type: news

Zoonotic Virus Spillover Set to Continue Increasing Worldwide
FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2023 -- The number of zoonotic spillover events and reported deaths increased by 4.98 and 8.7 percent, respectively, annually, according to a study published online Nov. 2 in BMJ Global Health. Amanda Jean Meadows, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 3, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Spillover events’ from zoonotic diseases threaten surge in deaths, research warns
Findings show need to mitigate growing risks posed by animal-to-human pathogens such as coronaviruses (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deforestation, Encroachment Threaten West Africa ’s One Health Plans
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – a conservation center dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and protecting Sierra Leone’s national chimpanzee. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulFREETOWN, Nov 3 2023 (IPS) Thirty-three years ago, Bala Amerasekaran – a Sri Lankan by birth – visited Freetown, Sierra Leone. Since then, the West African nation has been his home, where Amerasekaran has dedicated his life to conserving the chimpanzee – Sierra Leone’s national animal. In 1995, with support from the national government, he founded Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary – the country’s first conservation center that rescue...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Biodiversity Conservation COVID-19 Environment Featured Headlines Health Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Sierra Leone Source Type: news

‘Spillover events’ from zoonotic diseases threaten surge in deaths, research warns
Findings show need to mitigate growing risks posed by animal-to-human pathogens such as coronaviruses (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 2, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Many Diphtheria Vaccines are Currently Licensed in the US?
Discussion Diphtheria is caused by the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Two other Corynebacterium species (C. ulcerans and C. pseudotuberculosis) may produce diphtheria toxin; both species are zoonotic. Diphtheria is spread by respiratory droplets and also contact with open ulcers or sores. Incubation period is 1-10 days with a usual period of 2-5 days. The bacteria attacks the respiratory tract mucosa causing cellular death which in turn causes a “pseudomembrane” of tissue to build up causing respiratory distress and possible death due to airway obstruction (5-10% for general population but up to...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CDC: National One Health Framework To Address Zoonotic Diseases and Advance Public Health Preparedness in the United States: A Framework for One Health Coordination and Collaboration Across Federal Agencies
Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking comments on the draftNational One Health Framework to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Advance Public Health Preparedness in the United States: A Framework for One Health Coordination and Collaboration across Federal Agencies (NOHF-Zoonoses). This framework describes a common vision, mission, and goals for key federal partners involved in implementing a One Health approach to address zoonotic diseases and advance public health preparedness in the United States. Comments are due by November 6, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 20, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news