In-flight allergic emergencies

By |2019-07-23T12:51:54+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Abstract Allergic and hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis and asthma exacerbations may occur during air travel. Although the exact incidence of in-flight asthma and allergic emergencies is not known, we have concerns that this subject has not received the attention it warrants.   Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons Read more...  

Recent Advances in Investigation, Prevention, and Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs): Resistant Multidrug Strain Colonization and Its Risk Factors in an Intensive Care Unit of a University Hospital

By |2019-07-23T12:45:57+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Abstract Active screening for resistant multidrug strain carriers remains an important component of infection control policy in any healthcare setting indifferent of financial and logistical costs. The objective of our study was to determine the spectrum of bacterial colonization individually among intensive care unit patients. A retrospective observational study was performed in the Intensive Care [...]

Measles Cases and Outbreaks

By |2019-07-23T12:18:53+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Measles Cases in 2019 From January 1 to July 18, 2019, 1,148** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 30 states. This is an increase of 25 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. [...]

DRC health minister resigns after government takes Ebola reins

By |2019-07-23T12:12:31+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

In a development likely to further roil the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) already difficult battle against Ebola, the country's health minister resigned today following the president's decision over the weekend to put outbreak leadership in the hands of a government expert committee. In a statement released on Twitter on Jul 20, the DRC [...]

Review: US nonprescription antibiotic use may be widespread

By |2019-07-23T12:06:34+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

A study today in the Annals of Internal Medicine hints that using antibiotics without medical supervision may be a common practice in the United States. In a review of surveys conducted among various US populations over the past two decades, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and elsewhere found that the prevalence of nonprescription antibiotic use ranged [...]

Two deaths noted in growing Salmonella outbreaks tied to poultry

By |2019-07-23T12:01:15+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Last week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)reported a spike of Salmonellaillnesses connected to backyard poultry, including two deaths, and a multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella outbreak tied to pig ear dog treats has grown by 48 infections, to 93 total. Almost 500 cases tied to live poultry As of Jul 12, a total of [...]

Mystery surrounds ouster of Chinese researchers from Canadian laboratory

By |2019-07-23T11:55:26+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Canadian researchers are reacting with puzzlement to the news that a “policy breach” has caused the nation’s only high-containment disease laboratory to bar a prominent Chinese Canadian virologist, her biologist husband, and a number of students from the facility. On 5 July, officials at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg, Canada, escorted Xiangguo Qiu, biologist Keding [...]

Legionella bacteria found in Orono-Veazie Water District, Maine CDC says

By |2019-07-23T11:36:17+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is working closely with the water district to combat the bacteria by increasing chlorine levels in the systems. AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found detectable levels of Legionella bacteria in the Orono-Veazie Water District.  According to a release sent out by [...]

War-weakened South Sudan tries to prepare for Ebola

By |2019-07-22T13:08:40+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts. The World Health Organization on Wednesday made [...]

Skin sensors are the future of health care

By |2019-07-22T13:03:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Thin, soft electronic systems that stick onto skin are beginning to transform health care. Millions of early versions1 of sensors, computers and transmitters woven into flexible films, patches, bandages or tattoos are being deployed in dozens of trials in neurology applications alone2; and their numbers growing rapidly. Within a decade, many people will wear such sensors [...]