Wild polio virus (WPV1) outbreak
After more than two years without the detection of wild polio in Nigeria, the Government reported three laboratory confirmed wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) cases with onset between July and August 2016.
All three cases were detected from Borno State, in children between 2 and 5 years of age. Two of them […]
Wild polio virus (WPV1) outbreak
On 30 August 2016, WHO received reports about unexplained deaths among humans, along with death and abortion in livestock in the North Western parts of Niger, and the areas bordering Mali.
From 2 August to 22 September 2016, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been reported in Tchintabaraden health district in Tahoua region. The area […]
Between 23 August and 11 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported five (5) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Details of the cases
A 55-year-old, national, male, living in Arar city, Northern Border region. He developed symptoms on 3 September and was admitted to hospital on 8 September. The patient, […]
On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of MERS-CoV in Austria. (The first MERS-CoV case in Austria was notified on 30 September 2014).
Details of the case reported are as follows
The patient is […]
Discover the Software that Uses Your DNA To Prevent Medical Errors
Syapse is trying to figure out if you’ll react badly to a drug — before you take it.
When Hollis Klendenberg checked into Sanford Health with chest pains, just a couple years after a stent procedure on his heart, his physician began composing another electronic prescription […]
Patients undergoing colorectal operations who participated in an enhanced recovery program left the hospital sooner and had significantly lower hospital costs than patients who had the traditional approach to their care, according to a new study, which also found further postoperative improvements after adding an infection prevention protocol. The study is published online as an […]
A multinational study suggests that having a regular bedtime routine is associated with better sleep in young children up to 6 years of age, and the positive impact on sleep increases with the consistency of the nightly routine.
Participants included 10,085 mothers from 14 countries reported that less than 50 percent of their infants, toddlers and […]
Researchers have developed a new smartphone microscope capable of detecting and quantifying infection by parasitic worms using video and a single drop of blood. The team hopes that this new technology could make a difference in the battle against neglected tropical diseases.The new smartphone-powered device could provide diagnoses that were previously only obtainable in laboratories.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) introduced a new, consumer-friendly web presence for www.mskcc.org (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and www.sloankettering.edu (Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), featuring an innovative platform and on-demand navigation for patients, caregivers, researchers, healthcare professionals, and graduate students, among other core audiences.