DIFFICULT-TO-TREAT AND SEVERE ASTHMA GUIDE

By |2019-01-19T23:07:30+00:00January 19th, 2019|

GINA has added an important addition to the resources that we offer to assist practitioners treating patients with asthma. A new Pocket Guide, “Diagnosis and Management of Difficult-to-treat and Severe Asthma in adolescent and adult patients” is now available on the GINA website, and print copies may be ordered via the “Contact Us” form on the [...]

Metagenomic analysis of viruses in toilet waste from long distance flights—A new procedure for global infectious disease surveillance

By |2019-01-19T22:09:57+00:00January 19th, 2019|

Abstract Human viral pathogens are a major public health threat. Reliable information that accurately describes and characterizes the global occurrence and transmission of human viruses is essential to support national and global priority setting, public health actions, and treatment decisions. However, large areas of the globe are currently without surveillance due to limited health care [...]

“Over a third of our patients in East Mosul show antibiotic resistance”

By |2019-01-19T21:53:10+00:00January 19th, 2019|

Karam Yaseen works as a health promoter at MSF’s comprehensive post-operative care facility in East Mosul, Iraq, where almost 40 per cent of patients arrive with multidrug-resistant infections. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Kevin H. Tierney. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Read more at MSF...  

EDs Too Often Give Antibiotics for Infant Viral Lung Infections

By |2019-01-19T21:40:18+00:00January 19th, 2019|

One in four babies with bronchiolitis got antibiotics in national study Recommendations to avoid antibiotics in infants treated for bronchiolitis issued more than a decade ago are being widely ignored in U.S. emergency departments, according to a nationally representative survey of hospital visit data. Read more... Credit: iStock, Fahroni Primary Source Journal of [...]

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among pregnant women and newborns in Algeria: Prevalence, molecular characterization, maternal-neonatal transmission, and risk factors for carriage

By |2019-01-19T21:21:16+00:00January 19th, 2019|

The diffusion of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) represents a worldwide public health problem.   Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Illustrator Read more...  

MEASLES INVESTIGATION EXPANDS TO 16 CONFIRMED, FIVE SUSPECTED CASES

By |2019-01-19T21:08:11+00:00January 19th, 2019|

1/17/2019 Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, we have identified 16 confirmed cases and five suspected cases, all among children. Here are the details of the confirmed cases: Age 1 to 10 years: 13 cases 11 to 18 years: three cases Immunization status Unverified: two [...]

Measles – Madagascar

By |2019-01-19T20:47:21+00:00January 19th, 2019|

WHO is supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar to respond to an unusually large measles outbreak. Madagascar last experienced measles outbreaks in 2003 and 2004, with reported number of cases at 62 233 and 35 558, respectively. Since then, the number of reported cases had sharply declined until the current outbreak. From 4 [...]

BAVARIAN NORDIC ANNOUNCES EXERCISE OF USD 44 MILLION OPTION BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT UNDER CONTRACT FOR FREEZE-DRIED MVA-BN® SMALLPOX VACCINE

By |2019-01-19T20:30:26+00:00January 19th, 2019|

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, January 18, 2019 – Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA, OTC: BVNRY) announced today that the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) have exercised another option under the ongoing contract for freeze-dried MVA-BN®smallpox vaccine. Read more...  

Risks to Global Businesses from New Era of Epidemics Rival Climate Change

By |2019-01-19T20:22:31+00:00January 19th, 2019|

Geneva, Switzerland, 18 January 2019 – The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute, today released a white paper that details why and how the business community should contribute more to manage the threat and impact of infectious disease on societies. Read more...  

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