Wastewater epidemiology can guide local clinical decisions about circulating viruses

The findings of a new study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server depicted that wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) can provide information about the circulating respiratory viruses in a community. This method not only saves time and money, but can also aid in appropriate clinical decision-making, behavioral change, and public health interventions. Research: Wastewater monitoring of human … Read more

Raising awareness of sepsis, supporting the patient and improving survival outcomes

Can you introduce yourself and tell us more about the UK Sepsis Trust and its core mission? my name is dr. Ron Daniels, and I am an intensive care consultant based in Birmingham in the West Midlands, and I am also the founder and chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust. The charity is on … Read more

How can Legionella pneumophila spread through the hot water pipes of homes and office buildings?

In a recent study published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Healthresearchers are investigating the transmission of the causative agent of legionellosis, Legionella pneumophila, through hot water pipes in commercial and residential buildings. Study: Hot water pipes in homes and office buildings have a clear risk of contamination with Legionella pneumophila. Image credit: … Read more

Cause of pneumonia cluster in Argentina identified as legionella

CNN — A cluster of pneumonia cases in Tucumán, Argentina, was caused by Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Pan American Health Organization. A total of 11 cases of pneumonia had been identified on Saturday as part of the outbreak linked to a health clinic in the city of San Miguel … Read more

Legionella outbreak in Argentina Caused 11 cases of ‘mysterious pneumonia’, 4 deaths

Argentina’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that the Legionella bacteria is the cause of the outbreak … [+] that has now left 11 people sick and four dead. (Illustration: Getty) getty The Mysterious Outbreak of Pneumonia in Tucuman, Argentina, I’ve Been Covered for Forbes yesterday, isn’t so mysterious anymore. According to an update from the … Read more

Mysterious pneumonia in Argentina has led to 3 deaths, WHO monitoring

There have been 10 cases of “pneumonia of unknown cause” in Argentina’s San Miguel de Tucuman. … [+] (Photo: Getty) getty It’s one thing to describe as ‘mysterious’. It is quite another to be described as a ‘mysterious pneumonia’. Tucuman, Argentina, is experiencing an outbreak of what could currently be considered “mysterious pneumonia.” It is … Read more

Woman, 70, last person to die of type of pneumonia of unknown origin – as at least nine others are infected

A third person in Argentina has died from a pneumonia-like illness that health authorities believe has “very similar” features to the coronavirus. The latest victim is a 70-year-old woman — who doctors say was “patient zero” — who was admitted for surgery to a health clinic in the northwestern Tucuman region. It is being investigated … Read more

Mysterious disease claims third victim in Argentina | News | DW

A third person died of a type of pneumonia of unknown origin in Argentina’s Tucuman province, authorities said. Tucuman Health Minister Luis Medina Ruiz told reporters that nine people had been diagnosed with the mysterious respiratory disease, including eight medical personnel at a private clinic. Until now, all cases have been linked to one health … Read more

Genomic surveillance highlights the challenges of “shapeshifting” strains

A groundbreaking genomic surveillance study has provided the clearest picture yet of the arms race between Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacterium responsible for a range of diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis, and the vaccines designed to protect against the most dominant species. A strain called GPSC10 has been shown to pose a particular threat due … Read more

A combined flu and COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, which was caused by the emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has negatively impacted the health of people around the world. To date, more than 584 million have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, of whom more than 6.4 million have died. The clinical signs of COVID-19 … Read more