Here we’ll take a look at some other news going on across the globe:
Notes from the Field: Delays in Identification and Treatment of a Case of Septicemic Plague — Navajo County, Arizona, 2020
On June 18, 2020, a White non-Hispanic man aged 67 years sought care at an emergency department (ED) in Navajo County, Arizona, complaining of dehydration, nausea, weakness, and a chronic cough of 1.5 years’ duration. He had arrived in Navajo County from Nebraska approximately 9 days earlier. On physical exam, he was tachycardic and tachypneic.
Read more at MMWR
Texas Fisherman Dies After Being Infected With ‘Flesh-Eating’ Bacteria
A popular Texas fisherman has died at the age of 61 after being infected with a bacteria described as “flesh-eating.”
Read more at Newsweek
Farmers of Maharashtra village wary of economic fallout of Zika virus
Custard apple growers of Purandhar are worried about a possible fall in trade since their area has reported cases of the Zika virus. With the season being in full swing, farmers fear that a restriction on movement by other states might see their prices crashing.
Read more at Indian Express
HSE warns of a ‘reservoir’ of undiagnosed syphilis cases in Cork and Kerry
There is a probable “reservoir” of undiagnosed syphilis cases in the Cork and Kerry region, according to a HSE public health doctor.
Read more at Irish Examiner
N. Korea can give entire population single COVID-19 shot in less than 10 days: 38 North
North Korea could, in theory, give its entire population a single COVID-19 vaccine shot in less than 10 days, using vaccines that require standard refrigeration, such as AstraZeneca’s, a U.S. website monitoring the reclusive state has said.
Read more at Yonhap News
Flu shot protects against severe effects of COVID-19, study finds
In a newly published study, physician-scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that the flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19.
Read more at Science Daily
TN officials move to protect livestock after elephant dies of anthrax
A day after a cow elephant was found dead near Anaikatti due to anthrax, the Animal Husbandry Department has started efforts to vaccinate livestock against the infectious disease in the surrounding areas starting Wednesday.
Read more at New Indian Express
Markedly decreasing azithromycin susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Germany, 2014 to 2021
The German national surveillance system on Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG)-antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been in place at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) since 2014. Using susceptibility data of NG, we monitored the dynamics of the proportions of resistant isolates and of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) in Germany from January 2014 to May 2021 to inform treatment guidelines.
Read more at Eurosurveillance
Eyes in the sky: How drones can be used in malaria vector control
Malaria continues to have a big impact on people in Malawi, particularly those living in rural areas. It is in the rural areas where the habitat is most suitable for the dominant malaria vectors, Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae.
Read more at BugBitten
Reduced Risk of Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 After COVID-19 Vaccination — Kentucky, May–June 2021
Reinfection with human coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been documented. Currently, limited evidence concerning the protection afforded by vaccination against reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 is available.
Read more at MMWR
UNMC public health and infectious diseases expert James Lawler, MD, explains how the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant attacks the respiratory system in particular and how the COVID-19 vaccines work to repel the highly contagious, rapid-spreading Delta variant.