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#Update: Interim #Guidance for the #Evaluation and #Management of #Infants with Possible Congenital #Zika Virus #Infection — #USA, August 2016 (CDCgov, MMWR)

  Title : #Update: Interim #Guidance for the #Evaluation and #Management of #Infants with Possible Congenital #Zika Virus #Infection — #USA...

28 Aug 2016

Did #negligence play a role in #Italy #earthquake toll? (CBS News, August 28 2016)

 

Title: Did #negligence play a role in #Italy #earthquake toll?.

Subject: Italy, Earthquake with mass casualties.

Source: CBS News, full page: (LINK).

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AP August 28, 2016, 2:05 PM

Did negligence play a role in Italy earthquake toll?

AMATRICE, Italy - Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week’s earthquake in Italy. They also called for efforts to ensure organized crime doesn’t infiltrate lucrative construction contracts to eventually rebuild much of the picturesque towns leveled in the disaster.

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Keywords: Italy; Earthquakes; Society; Mass Casualty Events.

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#EU's #Sentinel #satellites dissect #Italian #quake (BBC, August 28 2016)

 

Title: #EU's #Sentinel #satellites dissect #Italian #quake.

Subject: Italy, Earthquake with mass casualties.

Source: BBC, full page: (LINK).

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EU's Sentinel satellites dissect Italian quake

By Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent

Europe’s Sentinel radar satellites have mapped the ground movement in the Italian earthquake. The data show subsidence of up to 23cm (9in) as a roughly 20km-long fault ruptured in the Apennine mountains in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Keywords: Italy; Earthquakes; Mass Casualty Events.

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#MERS-CoV, #Saudi Arabia: No New Cases reported in the last 24 hours (@SaudiMOH, August 28 2016)

 

Title: MERS-CoV, Saudi Arabia: No New Cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Subject: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Epidemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, daily update.

Source: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, full page: (LINK).

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MOH: 'No New Coronavirus Cases Recorded

8/28/2016

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New Cases:

  • No reports

New Recoveries:

  • No reports

New Deaths:

  • No reports

Cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths since June 2012:

[Total No. of Cases – Total No. of Deaths – Patients under treatment]

  • 1448At least 608 - 3

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Keywords: Saudi Arabia; Updates; MERS-CoV.

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#Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted #Zika virus (Reuters, August 28 2016)

 

Title: #Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted #Zika virus.

Subject: Singapore, ongoing vector-borne transmission.

Source: Reuters, full page: (LINK).

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Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus

By Marius Zaharia and A. Ananthalakshmi

SINGAPORE - Singapore authorities have confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, which in Brazil has been linked to a rare birth defect, and said more cases were expected to be identified. Those infected include 36 foreign construction workers employed at a site near Aljunied in the southeast of the island, the health ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement on Sunday.

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Keywords: Singapore; Zika Virus.

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One #Earthquake, Two #Italies (El Pais, August 28 2016)

 

Title: One Earthquake, Two Italies.

Subject: Italy, massive earthquake, lack of disaster prepardness and planning.

Source: El Pais, full page: (LINK). Article in Spanish.

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Un terremoto, dos Italias

by Pablo Ordaz, María Salas Oraá 

Hay una Italia del día a día y una Italia de las tragedias. La de diario se desespera ante la corrupción de sus políticos, la afición de muchos ciudadanos a saltarse las normas y la frustración general por no estar a la altura de su historia, su cultura y su belleza. La otra Italia es la que acude al rescate de los náufragos del Prestige, salva a miles de migrantes de una muerte segura en el Mediterráneo o lucha con sus manos por rescatar con vida a las víctimas del terremoto

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Keyword: Italy; Disaster Preparedness; Earthquakes; Society; Mass casualty events.

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#Mexico, more than 200 #dengue and 37 #chikungunya cases reported in #Tamaulipas (Infomed, August 28 2016)

 

Title: #Mexico, more than 200 #dengue and 37 #chikungunya cases reported in #Tamaulipas.

Subject: Dengue & Chikungunya fever outbreaks in Mexico.

Source: Infomed (with Notimex and La Prensa Latina), full page: (LINK). Article in Spanish.

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Salud de Tamaulipas reporta 222 casos de dengue y 37 de chikungunya

by Dra. María Elena Reyes González  

La Secretaría de Salud de Tamaulipas reportó 222 casos de dengue y 37 casos de chikungunya en el estado en 2016, y descartó la presencia de casos de zika.

El titular de la dependencia, Norberto Treviño García Manzo, subrayó que los programas y acciones desarrollados en el estado coadyuvaron para evitar la presencia de zika en esta entidad; además de que no hay registro de personas fallecidas a consecuencia del dengue. Mencionó que el zika está presente en 12 estados del país, incluidas las entidades vecinas de Nuevo León y Veracruz, por ello las medidas preventivas no se relajan y se pide la colaboración de toda la población.

Agregó que las medidas intensivas de eliminación de criaderos y control del mosquito trasmisor ha evitado que estas enfermedades proliferen en la entidad.

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Keywords: Mexico; Dengue Fever; Chikungunya Fever.

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#Juno #spacecraft first close #approach to #Jupiter successfully (#NASA, August 28 2016)

 

Title: #Juno #spacecraft first close #approach to #Jupiter successfully.

Subject: Solar System exploration, Juno probe close approach to Jupiter.

Source: NASA, full page: (LINK). via Instagram.

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Soaring over Jupiter, our Juno spacecraft (@NASAJuno) successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of the giant planet today. The time of closest approach with the gas-giant world was 9:44 a.m. EDT (13:44 UTC) when Juno passed about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's swirling clouds. At the time, Juno was traveling at 130,000 mph (208,000 kilometers per hour) with respect to the planet. This flyby was the closest Juno will get to Jupiter during its prime mission. "Early post-flyby telemetry indicates that everything worked as planned and Juno is firing on all cylinders," said Rick Nybakken, Juno project manager @NASAJPL. In this image, Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as Juno approached the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on today, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS #space #science #nasa #jpl #swri #planet #solarsystem #news #first #nasabeyond #astronomy #jupiter

Una foto pubblicata da NASA (@nasa) in data:

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Keywords: NASA; Space; Research; Solar System; Jupiter.

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27 Aug 2016

#Influenza and other #Respiratory #Viruses #Research #References #Library–August 27 2016 Issue

 

Title: #Influenza and other #Respiratory #Viruses #Research #References #Library–August 27 2016 Issue.

Subject: Human and Animal Influenza Viruses, other Respiratory Pathogens Research, weekly references library update.

Source: AMEDEO, hompeage: (LINK).

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This Week’s References:

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  1. LOEB M, Russell ML, Manning V, Fonseca K, et al.
    • Live Attenuated Versus Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Hutterite Children: A Cluster Randomized Blinded Trial.
  2. DOVER DC, Kirwin EM, Hernandez-Ceron N, Nelson KA, et al.
  3. JAMES J, Howard W, Iqbal M, Nair V, et al.
    • Influenza A Virus PB1-F2 Protein Prolongs Viral Shedding in Chickens Lengthening the Transmission Window.
  4. KIM JH, Mishina M, Chung JR, Cole KS, et al.
  5. PANTIN-JACKWOOD MJ, Costa-Hurtado M, Shepherd E, DeJesus E, et al.
  6. RANADHEERA C, Hagan MW, Leung A, Collignon B, et al.
  7. LIU L, Zeng X, Chen P, Deng G, et al.
  8. TENG Q, Xu D, Shen W, Liu Q, et al.
    • A Single Mutation at Position 190 in Hemagglutinin Enhances Binding Affinity for Human Type Sialic Acid Receptor and Replication of H9N2 Avian Influenza Virus in Mice.
  9. DEDIEGO ML, Nogales A, Lambert-Emo K, Martinez-Sobrido L, et al.
    • An NS1 protein mutation (I64T) affects interferon responses and virulence of circulating H3N2 human influenza A viruses.
  10. HURT AC, Su YC, Aban M, Peck H, et al.
    • Correction for Chahal et al., Dendrimer-RNA nanoparticles generate protective immunity against lethal Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and Toxoplasma gondii challenges with a single dose.
  11. LOH L, Wang Z, Sant S, Koutsakos M, et al.
    • Human mucosal-associated invariant T cells contribute to antiviral influenza immunity via IL-18-dependent activation.
  12. SINGH SM, Alkie TN, Nagy E, Kulkarni RR, et al.
    • Delivery of an inactivated avian influenza virus vaccine adjuvanted with poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) encapsulated CpG ODN induces protective immune responses in chickens.
  13. PARK SJ, Si YJ, Kim J, Song MS, et al.
  14. TRAN D, Vaudry W, Moore D, Bettinger JA, et al.

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Keywords: Research; Abstracts; Influenza References Library.

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#HK, Acting #Secretary for Food and #Health on #Zika Virus #Infection (August 27 2016)

 

Title: #HK, Acting #Secretary for Food and #Health on #Zika Virus #Infection.

Subject: Zika Virus, first imported case in Hong Kong.

Source: Government of Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).

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Acting SFH on Zika Virus Infection

Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Acting Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, after officiating at the Baby-friendly Hospital Designation Ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital today (August 27):

Reporter:

‘’Now there is a new Zika case in Hong Kong. Is the Government doing anything or extra measures with the Hospital Authority to prevent any escalation of the virus?’’

Acting Secretary for Food and Health:

‘’We have just had an imported Zika virus case. Because the testing of the blood and urine samples (of the concerned patient) has shown negative, based on clinical judgement, the patient was discharged last night.

‘’Obviously, even after the patient has been discharged, we will continue our medical surveillance in order to monitor the patient and her family members who went to the same place where this patient was on holiday.

‘’We will continue medical surveillance and if necessary, we will continue to have blood taking.

‘’On other measures, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has been strengthening their mosquito control measures in all 18 districts as a routine measure.

‘’In particular, because the patient has been to Central and Western district, Wan Chai, Tseung Kwan O where she lives in, and Sai Kung, the department has strengthened the mosquito control measures in these areas too.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

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Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; Zika Virus.

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#Singapore hit by first case of locally transmitted #Zika virus #infection (Straits Times, August 27 2016)

 

Title: #Singapore hit by first case of locally transmitted #Zika virus #infection.

Subject: Zika Virus, first instance of vector-borne transmission in Singapore.

Source: The Straits Times, full page: (LINK).

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Singapore hit by first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection

Lin Yangchen / linyc@sph.com.sg

SINGAPORE - In the first case of locally-transmitted Zika infection here, a 47-year-old Malaysian woman living in Aljunied Crescent tested positive for the virus on Saturday (Aug 27) at the Communicable Diseases Centre (CDC) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

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Keywords: Singapore; Zika Virus.

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