Category Archives: pandemic

As Ebola hits major DRC city, WHO convenes emergency panel | CIDRAP

Today’s WHO statement reflects 3 new cases, pushing the outbreak total to 44. There are now 3 confirmed cases, along with 21 suspected and 20 probable ones. Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which leads the clinical treatment arm of the response, said 23 deaths have been reported, an increase of 3 since the WHO’s last update.

Source: As Ebola hits major DRC city, WHO convenes emergency panel | CIDRAP

Management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other child care settings: systematic review on the incubation period and period of infectiousness | BMC Infectious Diseases | Full Text

Source: Management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other child care settings: systematic review on the incubation period and period of infectiousness | BMC Infectious Diseases | Full Text

HTLV-1 primers: a list of some that have been published in the scientific literature

In recent weeks there has been a surge in media interest about a virus called human T-lymphotropic virus I (HTLV-1) that is present among the Indigenous Australians living in communities around the…

Source: HTLV-1 primers: a list of some that have been published in the scientific literature

“Oops!” Price to pay: Antibiotic-resistant infections cost $2 billion a year | CIDRAP

Source: Price to pay: Antibiotic-resistant infections cost $2 billion a year | CIDRAP

Antibiotic resistance adds nearly $1,400 to the bill for treating a bacterial infection and costs the nation more than $2 billion annually, according to a study yesterday in Health Affairs.

The study, which is the first national estimate of the incremental costs for treating antibiotic-resistant infections, also found that the share of bacterial infections in the United States that were antibiotic resistant more than doubled over 13 years, rising from 5.2% in 2002 to 11% in 2014.

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search – 20042357 – Lifting the lid on toilet plume aerosol: a literature review with suggestions for future research.

The potential risks associated with “toilet plume” aerosols produced by flush toilets is a subject of continuing study. This review examines the evidence regarding toilet plume bioaerosol generation and infectious disease transmission.

Source: NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search – 20042357 – Lifting the lid on toilet plume aerosol: a literature review with suggestions for future research.