In Japan rages norovirus, which is often the cause of epidemics of gastro-intestinal diseases. In the list of those killed in the country of the rising sun for six people. Several dozen infected. According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, this is the largest outbreak in the country for more than five years. The virus is spread by airborne droplets and through food. The epidemic of gastro-intestinal diseases in Japan is on the record. On average, each hospital with 20 hits in a week. Same number in 2006 - then the local Ministry of Health recorded the highest number of infected people Read more [...]
About 150 animals died and was otstrelenno hunters in Baranovichi district.
In the tract Malyarovschina that previously had the highest number of wild animals and to conduct monetary hunting for foreigners, immediately found a dozen dead wild boar. Even some animals that died from an unknown illness, was found in other places.Baranovichi executive committee decided on shooting of wild boars "to monitor." Now the hunters in the 35-kilometer zone of the village Amnevichi shoot them, take the meat on analyzes, and carcasses of dead animals found dead and burned in an abandoned quarry and Read more [...]
Head of Rospotrebnadzor chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko advised on New Year's not going to warm countries, and to stay at home, plenty of sleep and go skiing. "No need to dramatically change the climate zone in which you are traveling from a cold to a hot country," - said in a statement posted on the website of Rospotrebnadzor. "Believe me - convinces the chief sanitary doctor - no matter how young and healthy you are, it is for the body challenge. Arrived, arrived in a hot country pereadaptirovalis. A few days later to go back to the cold." He notes that "often Read more [...]
A new kind of dangerous virus has already caused the deaths of 300,000 ducks. Authorities are alarmed earlier in Indonesia this virus has not been found.
According to the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia Syukura Ivantoro, scientists have found a pathogenic variant of avian influenza virus, which was previously found in the country.
Over the past few weeks, this strain of the virus has caused the death of about 300,000 ducks in several provinces of the island of Java, according to Channel News Asia.
Ivantoro calls for further research to establish the origins Read more [...]
Director of the Research Institute of Influenza, Oleg Kiselyov said that early to talk about the end of an influenza pandemic. According to him, can not exclude a new wave of disease.
"Pandemic is developing its own laws and is 2-3 waves. Now we are seeing a second wave of the virus of swine influenza H1N1. It is not changed. The virus is resistant pandemic nature. In the Americas, another virus - H3N2. Unlike in 2009, the disease spread among children, "- he said.
O.Kiselev urged to take precautions and not to contact with sick people.
Meanwhile, according to the main infectious Read more [...]
This mysterious, newly discovered disease affects mainly young women and it is very difficult to recognize. The index case appeared in Philadelphia, these patients stated that their brain was "like a fire." The disease begins with a change of personality. The woman begins to act like a man possessed, is in the hospital and, after a while falls into catatonic stupor. It may seem quite normal and behave quite normal, but in a moment, for no apparent reason, it is irresponsible."At any moment I could fall into hysterics, burst into tears, and the next moment the same hysterical Read more [...]
Scientists in Indonesia have discovered a new species of bird flu, which has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ducks in the country, said on Wednesday the Singapore newspaper Strats Times.
"We found a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 - put 2.3 (a group of organisms, united by the presence of a common ancestor). It is very different from the open earlier form of avian flu - clade 2.1 "- said the head of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department of Agriculture of Indonesia Shukur Ivantoro.
According to the latest WHO data, since 2003, 15 countries Read more [...]
12/12/2012 Indonesian scientists discovered a new species of bird flu, because of which the country lost 100,000 ducks, reports Singapore newspaper Strats Times.
"We have identified a new subtype of avian influenza virus H5N1 - put 2.3 (organisms that integrates presence of a common ancestor). It differs greatly from clade 2.1 - form of avian influenza, previously opened," - said Ivantoro Shukur, head of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department Agriculture of Indonesia.
Latest WHO data show that in 15 countries since 2003 were registered 608 cases of H5N1 virus infection of Read more [...]
U.S. scientists have claimed that the acellular pertussis vaccine no longer "works." They report that the number of children seven to ten years, whooping cough, is rapidly increasing. And basically no ill newborns, children and adults, suggesting a weakening poslevaktsionnogo immunity.
Scientists conducted the study, which involved 682 children with confirmed or suspected pertussis and 2016 healthy children. Everyone was from four to ten years.
In the study, scientists have found much less triple vaccine was introduced the first group, in which the children were sick. Complete a Read more [...]
"According to preliminary laboratory data by PCR in children selected RNA of influenza A / (H1N1) 2009. For the final laboratory confirmation of biomaterial research will be continued in the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology", - the press-service of Rospotrebnadzor.Laboratory tests, according to preliminary data confirm that the girl who died in Moscow was "swine flu," said Wednesday's press service Rospotrebnadzor.
According to authorities, in the town of Dmitrov, Moscow region, died February 17 girl who was previously diagnosed with SARS. Medical care of the Read more [...]
Chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko said that the situation with the incidence of West Nile fever in Russia remains tense documented several cases of death. "The Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare said that the situation on the incidence of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2012 in the world and in the Russian Federation remains tense ", - the posted on its website a letter Onishchenko heads of regional departments Rospotrebnadzora.V Russia this type of disease is recorded in 1997. "In 2012, the area of distribution of WNV has expanded. Read more [...]
Kuban Governor decided to implement quarantine and ban hunting in Anapa and Temryuk areas because of bird flu, the press service of the regional administration on Friday.
"The price of issue - the health and safety of all residents of the province. Therefore, I accept the decision to ban hunting in areas where there was a marked mass death of wild birds - in Anapa and Temryuk (Anapa and Temryuk district-IF). Moreover, in these territories quarantine . demand that all over the region reacted to this situation very seriously, "- said the head of the region at the regional conference call. Read more [...]
Outbreak of dengue fever swept 17 regions of Peru, the disease continues to spread. Most vulnerable to the epidemic were areas near the city of Pucallpa. Here, the number of cases in the thousands. On Monday visited the hospital in the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health. They spoke about what measures the Government was taking to help the victims. [Juan Jimenez Major, Prime Minister of Peru] "One hundred and twenty doctors arrived from different parts of Lima and to help regional authorities in this work. We opened two field hospitals that will participate in emergency activities. Read more [...]
Study of samples of meat from the entire United States showed that 96% of pork sold in this country are infected is not very famous, but dangerous to humans by the bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica, and Yersinia. This is the conclusion reached by the authors of the report to Consumer Reports.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bacterium infects more than 100 thousand Americans a year, with each diagnosed case there is more than 120 undiagnosed. Symptoms include fever, cramps and bloody diarrhea.For the research Consumer Reports selected the types of pork on a daily Read more [...]
Medieval dancing plagueIn 1374, tens of villages located along the Rhine swept fatal disease - the dancing plague or, scientifically, horeomaniya (or chorea). Hundreds of people danced in the streets and started doing pranks by anyone (except, perhaps, the dancers themselves) do not hear the music. They almost did not eat or sleep, sometimes for days, until defeated in the blood of the feet did not refuse to keep them.
And then the plague stopped - almost as suddenly as it had begun.
Next outbreak occurred in Strasbourg in 1518, when a woman named Frau Troffea suddenly went out and began to dance Read more [...]
Viruses attack mankind since ancient times. More than that: they have appeared in the world long before us, and it is possible that even outlive us.Today, scientists are seriously believe that the cause of death may be a new virus of humanity, whom we had never met before, and against which no one person on the ground there is no immunity. Conventionally it has been called "virus Armageddon." According to scientists, the global pandemic of deadly humanity can not be avoided even in the next five years, says "MK-Estonia".Armageddon on the virus began to speak in connection Read more [...]
In Canada, found HIGHLY infection that caused last summer died more than two dozen people, said the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).Experts believe that it may appear in Russia. We are talking about E. coli E. coli O157: H7 (Escherichia coli).Disease reported in Canada Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and British Columbia. True, ill managed to avoid the development of hemolytic uremic syndrome, which blocks the kidneys and lead to death. However, the Russian oversight agencies are seriously concerned about the situation arose.According Read more [...]
The new generation of deadly diseases, which hit mankind can come from cats and dogs, they say. The researchers argue that people will soon catch a serious disease, and carriers of these diseases are just pets.
Risk of infection is growing more and more, given that pets are becoming more and more a part of the life of the owners to the point that sleep with them in bed. Among the diseases that pose a threat to humans, for example, canine rabies. From the disease each year in Asia and Africa are killed about 55,000 people. Scientists warn that in order to control such a "zoonotic" Read more [...]
Canadian researchers have found that one of the most severe forms of Ebola haemorrhagic fever can be transmitted through airborne droplets, not only by direct contact with blood and other body fluids of an infected person.
It is a Zairian subtype virus during infection which kills up to 90% of those infected. Scientists believe that carry the virus are most often wild pigs.
At the same time, the researchers note that the virus is transmitted to the relatively short range and does not go to any comparison with the influenza virus.
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According to scientists, the seemingly small variation in the gene 6-fold increased risk of death from influenza and the Chinese may have a number of other infections. Almost a quarter of the ethnic Chinese have a special gene that makes the flu deadly.The discovery was made in a joint British-Chinese project on the H1N1 influenza epidemic in 2009-2010. This subtype of influenza A is the most common and is particularly extensive epidemic, but its mortality rate is low. However, as it turned out, not all: some Chinese with a slight change in a key gene immune system flu will most likely can cause Read more [...]