Borno State Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) Nigeria Emergency Response W32 2021 (Aug 09-Aug 15) – Nigeria

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Borno State Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) Nigeria Emergency Response W32 2021 (Aug 09-Aug 15)

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Cholera: Bauchi records highest cases, disease kills 1,768 in FCT, 23 states

No fewer than 1.768 persons have died of cholera between January and third week of August in Nigeria.

The deaths were recorded in the Federal Capital Territory and 23 states.

This is according to the latest situation report on the disease released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

In the previous epidemiological week (August 1- August 8), 1,178 deaths were said to have been recorded since the beginning of the year.

However, in the epidemiological Week 32 (August 9 – August 15), death toll increased to 1,768.


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Disease detection using chewing gum

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3a-diagnostics GmbH is developing a class of next-generation diagnostic tools using biosensors to optimise at-home-diagnosis as an early, self-check of diseases including COVID-19, periodontitis, and scarlet fever.

3a-diagnostics’ breakthrough technology uses a diagnostic oral dissolvable film or chewing gum to detect biomarkers of disease activity and is accessible to “anyone, anywhere, anytime”, without complicated logistics, a need for prior medical knowledge or training, analytical equipment, or even a power supply.

Improving on decades-old testing methods, 3a-diagnostics has developed a pipeline of peptide-based biosensor screening tests for bacterial and viral infectious diseases with a radically new approach to diagnostic

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Berries might be able to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Americans are growing old and, sadly, the aging process for many means more than simply turning gray or thinning hair.

According to the United States Census, in about a dozen years the number of Americans over 65 will outnumber children. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to nearly triple by 2060.

Berries might help slow the process
Fortunately, USDA-funded research may have found a tasty way to slow disease onset. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that diets high in flavonoids may protect

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MMS support program to help ultra-rare disease research

The contract research organization (CRO) MMS Holdings Inc. (MMS) has recently announced its new pro-bono support program. The initiative aims to advance research for ultra-rare diseases by providing regulatory assistance for patient advocacy groups that show the greatest need.

Certain patient advocacy groups that intend to help ultra-rare disease research and treatment often face certain challenges that make it difficult for them to move towards drug development and treatment. Every ultra-rare disease requires a different approach while remaining within the framework of statutory requirements and a CRO like MMS can provide insights and solutions when navigating laws, guidelines, and general

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Studying mosquito immune cells could improve understanding of disease transmission — ScienceDaily

A new study that details mosquito immune cells could shed light on the insect immune system and how mosquitoes transmit parasites that cause malaria.

A new study, published recently in the peer-reviewed scientific journal eLife, identifies several new forms of mosquito immune cells, providing new clarity into the mosquito immune system. Immune cells play a central role in the immune response of mosquitoes toward malaria parasites and viruses after these pathogens are taken up upon feeding on an infected person. It’s a field of study that has remained poorly understood due to the lack of genetic tools, said Ryan

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Farmed carnivores may become ‘disease reservoirs’ posing human health risk — ScienceDaily

Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected ‘disease reservoirs’, in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to become a risk to human health.

Research led by the University of Cambridge has discovered that carnivores have a defective immune system, which makes them likely to be asymptomatic carriers of disease-causing pathogens.

Three key genes in carnivores that are critical for gut health were found to have lost their function. If these genes were

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COVID May Become A Largely Childhood Disease In Next Few Years: Study

Over the next few years, COVID-19 may behave similar to other common-cold viruses, which will affect predominantly young children who have not yet been immunised or exposed to the virus, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.

The US-Norwegian team noted that because COVID-19 intensity is usually lower among children, the overall burden from this disease is expected to lessen as the SARS-CoV-2 virus becomes endemic in the global population.

“Following infection by SARS-CoV-2, there has been a clear sign of growing severe outcomes and fatality with age,” said Ottar Bjornstad from the University of

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What are monoclonal antibodies? Infectious disease specialists help explain

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A rapid response unit is being rolled out in Jacksonville to allow more COVID-19 patients to get access to monoclonal antibody treatment.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement Thursday, saying the treatment that has emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration is one of the best ways to reduce hospitalizations in the state outside of getting vaccinated.

“This, if applied early and properly, has the ability to reduce the likelihood of being hospitalized by 70% in clinical trials,” DeSantis said.

But what are monoclonal antibodies? According to infectious disease specialists, they are human-made proteins

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Human Sperm Mutations that can Cause Disease in Children Identified

Throughout development, life and the processes of aging, all human cells accumulate mutations, resulting in what is called mosaicism, a condition in which different cells in the same person have different DNA sequences or genetic makeup.

Mosaicism occurs in every human but is mostly unnoticeable. If abnormal cells begin to outnumber normal cells, however, diseases may result. When mosaicism occurs in human sperm or egg cells, the mutations can affect both the man or woman with the mutation and subsequent generations.

In a study publishing August 12, 2021 in
Cell, researchers from the Rady Children’s Institute of Genomic Medicine

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