Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe:
Chief medical officer’s Lyme disease retweet likely violated policy — legal expert
A recent tweet by Nova Scotia’s top doctor dismissing chronic Lyme disease as a pseudoscience supported by a cult following appears to violate the province’s social media policy, says a Dalhousie University law professor.
NIH Scientists Explore Tick Salivary Glands as Tool to Study Virus Transmission and Infection
The salivary glands of some tick species could become important research tools for studying how viruses are transmitted from ticks to mammals, and for developing preventive medical countermeasures. Tick salivary glands usually block transmission, but a new study conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health focuses on the role of salivary glands in spreading flaviviruses from black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) to mammals.
New findings on anti-malaria drug
Researchers at the Rudolf Virchow Center at the University of Würzburg have elucidated the mode of action of artemisinins. The findings could lead to drugs against diseases such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and epilepsy.
Infection during delivery linked to greater risk of stroke after delivery
Women diagnosed with an infection during delivery had a much greater risk of stroke after delivery, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
Flu, flu-like illnesses linked to increased risk of stroke, neck artery tears
Flu-like illnesses are linked to an increased risk of stroke and neck artery dissections, according to two preliminary research studies to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.
- Clark County measles outbreak update
- Japan: 7th Classical Swine Fever outbreak
- Pandemic Response Box launched by MMV and DNDi
- Antigua and Barbuda report confirmed dengue
- Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues in Ohio
- Dengue vaccine candidate proves efficacious in preventing any of the four serotypes of the virus
- Infectious disease bric-a-bracs: Unknown virus in India, MERS in Oman, Jakarta dengue