At least two people have died of cholera in Cameroon’s North region, barely four months after the government declared the country free of the disease, an official of the Ministry of Public Health said Wednesday, April 10.
The study investigated risk factors for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) seropositivity in animal market and slaughterhouse workers at a site previously associated with zoonotic transmission of MERS. Given the large number of camels present, including many young camels, and the mixing of camels from multiple sources, this site probably facilitates MERS transmission among camels. Results demonstrated a relatively high MERS seroprevalence in workers at this site, ranging from six percent to 19 percent at each round across all occupations.
When healthcare facilities have instituted clear policy and procedure guidelines for personnel, the fear of handling biohazards is lessened through training. Infection prevention and control during pandemics rests heavily in the hands of the operating room, materials management and sterile processing.
The analysis of 1,521 samples taken from the edges of curtains, where they are touched most often, found 334 (22%) tested positive for multidrug-resistant organisms 9MDROs).
Scientists are exploring the origins of chronic wasting disease (CWD) before it becomes truly catastrophic.
Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), runs down a possible bad-case scenario and plan of action.
Such a number would mark a huge chunk of the nation’s pig herd, which Rabobank says stood at 360 million animals late last year, and comes as many in the industry say the spread of swine fever there is much worse than authorities have reported.
The emergency panel’s meeting will take place on Friday April 12 and its decision will be published late the same day.
Despite a lack of antibiotic use at the time, NCTC 30 was resistant to penicillin and had diminished susceptibility to ampicillin antibiotics. Moreover, they noted that the NCTC 30 sequence data pointed to the presence of a beta-lactamase enzyme-coding gene linked to ampicillin resistance that appeared to have been obtained by the V. cholerae isolate through horizontal gene transfer.
Researchers made two versions of a potential vaccine and evaluated their effectiveness and safety in mice that were genetically altered to have more human-like immune responses. After the mice were vaccinated and then infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), both vaccines protected the mice against clinical signs of disease and death.