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Singapore investigates typhoid fever cases

By |2021-02-16T06:28:53+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Officials in Singapore are investigating if two typhoid fever cases are linked to eating at a food outlet. The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said two people fell ill after having food prepared by Hooi Kee Eating House on Clemenceau Avenue in Singapore Shopping Centre. Both people ate at this site several times [...]

Testing mobile air purifiers in a school classroom: Reducing the airborne transmission risk for SARS-CoV-2

By |2021-02-15T06:17:43+00:00February 15th, 2021|

ABSTRACT Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through virus-containing aerosol particles has been established as an important pathway for Covid-19 infection. Suitable measures to prevent such infections are imperative, especially in situations when a high number of persons convene in closed rooms.     BlackJack3D/iStock Read more… Download The post Testing mobile air purifiers in a school classroom: [...]

Serious concerns continue to be raised on the hotel quarantine system

By |2021-02-13T05:52:27+00:00February 13th, 2021|

HANNAH SINCLAIR, REPORTER: Businesses in Perth are slowly coming back to life after a snap five-day lockdown shuttered the economy a week ago. GEORGE-DIMITRI PEPPAS, THE OYSTER BAR, ELIZABETH QUAY: We’re probably looking at losing anywhere between $50,000 to $70,000 in revenue between the two venues here in Elizabeth Quay and in Mandurah. HANNAH SINCLAIR: Staff at [...]

A Grad-seq View of RNA and Protein Complexes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa under Standard and Bacteriophage Predation Conditions

By |2021-02-13T05:52:26+00:00February 13th, 2021|

ABSTRACT The Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is not only a major cause of nosocomial infections but also serves as a model species of bacterial RNA biology. While its transcriptome architecture and posttranscriptional regulation through the RNA-binding proteins Hfq, RsmA, and RsmN have been studied in detail, global information about stable RNA-protein complexes in this human pathogen is [...]

Involving Pregnant Individuals in Clinical Research on COVID-19 Vaccines

By |2021-02-13T05:52:25+00:00February 13th, 2021|

The continued global escalation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is of particular concern for pregnant and lactating individuals. While many cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic or relatively mild, recent evidence suggests that pregnant people are at increased risk of hospitalization and have a 3-fold adjusted relative risk of needing intensive care (10.5 vs 3.9/1000 [...]

No links between opioids or certain antibiotics in pregnancy and major birth defects

By |2021-02-13T05:52:23+00:00February 13th, 2021|

Two studies published by The BMJ today find no links between prescription opioids or macrolide antibiotics taken during pregnancy and risk of major birth defects. Both opioids (painkillers) and macrolides (antibiotics) are often prescribed during pregnancy. Some previous studies have reported associations between exposure to opioids and macrolides and certain birth defects, but results are inconsistent. Two studies published [...]

At least 10 Ross River Virus cases across Wellington Shire so far this year

By |2021-02-13T05:52:22+00:00February 13th, 2021|

HEALTH authorities are warning Gippsland residents to protect themselves against mosquitoes, following the detection of Ross River Virus in 10 people in Wellington Shire so far this year. While the latest warning from the Victorian Health Department is for people travelling to the Bellarine Peninsula and surf coast regions, where there has been a big [...]

Minute ventilation/carbon dioxide production in chronic heart failure

By |2021-02-13T05:52:21+00:00February 13th, 2021|

Abstract In chronic heart failure, minute ventilation (V′E) for a given carbon dioxide production (V′CO2) might be abnormally high during exercise due to increased dead space ventilation, lung stiffness, chemo- and metaboreflex sensitivity, early metabolic acidosis and abnormal pulmonary haemodynamics.     CC0 Creative Commons, Pixabay Read more… Download Citation: Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Susanna Sciomer, Pietro Palermo, Mauro Contini, Beatrice Pezzuto, Stefania Farina, Alessandra Magini, Fabiana De Martino, Damiano Magrì, Stefania Paolillo, Gaia Cattadori, Carlo Vignati, Massimo Mapelli, Anna Apostolo, Elisabetta Salvioni European Respiratory Review Mar 2021, 30 (159) 200141; DOI: 10.1183/16000617.0141-2020 The [...]

Targeting of Mammalian Glycans Enhances Phage Predation in the Gastrointestinal Tract

By |2021-02-13T05:52:20+00:00February 13th, 2021|

ABSTRACT The human gastrointestinal mucosal surface consists of a eukaryotic epithelium, a prokaryotic microbiota, and a carbohydrate-rich interface that separates them. In the gastrointestinal tract, the interaction of bacteriophages (phages) and their prokaryotic hosts influences the health of the mammalian host, especially colonization with invasive pathobionts. Antibiotics may be used, but they also kill protective commensals. [...]