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Ulrike Gimsa, Margret Tuchscherer, Ellen Kanitz
Psychosocial stress may impair immune functions and provoke the development of pathologies. The underlying communication between the brain and the immune system is being studied predominantly in rodents. However, pigs offer several advantages as preclinical models for humans because pigs are more similar to humans than rodents in many anatomical and physiological characteristics. Unlike in rodents, the main stress-induced glucocorticoid in humans and pigs is cortisol with a similar circadian rhythm. In this study, we summarize data on short-term and long-term effects of social stress in pigs for their immunity and neuroendocrine regulation with consequences for their health and well-being...
2018: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Giovanni Gherardi, Luca Agostino Vitali, Roberta Creti
Background: Streptococcus pyogenes or group A streptococcus (GAS) is an important human pathogen responsible for a broad range of infections, from uncomplicated to more severe and invasive diseases with high mortality and morbidity. Epidemiological surveillance has been crucial to detect changes in the geographical and temporal variation of the disease pattern; for this purpose the M protein gene ( emm) gene typing is the most widely used genotyping method, with more than 200 emm types recognized...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
Carlos Riumallo-Herl, Angela Y Chang, Samantha Clark, Dagna Constenla, Andrew Clark, Logan Brenzel, Stéphane Verguet
Introduction: Beyond their impact on health, vaccines can lead to large economic benefits. While most economic evaluations of vaccines have focused on the health impact of vaccines at a national scale, it is critical to understand how their impact is distributed along population subgroups. Methods: We build a financial risk protection model to evaluate the impact of immunisation against measles, severe pneumococcal disease and severe rotavirus for birth cohorts vaccinated over 2016-2030 for three scenarios in 41 Gavi-eligible countries: no immunisation, current immunisation coverage forecasts and the current immunisation coverage enhanced with funding support...
2018: BMJ Global Health
Bogumiła Braczkowska, Małgorzata Kowalska, Kamil Barański, Maksymilian Gajda, Tomasz Kurowski, Jan E Zejda
Despite mandatory vaccinations in Poland, the final decision on vaccination in children is taken by their parents or legal guardians. Understanding parents' attitudes and opinions regarding vaccinations is essential for planning and undertaking extensive and properly targeted educational actions aimed at preventing their hesitancy. In 2016, a cross-sectional study was conducted in the Silesian Voivodeship (Poland) in 11 randomly selected educational institutions. The authors' self-administered questionnaire contained 24 mixed-type questions...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Isabel A Lüthy, Viviana Ritacco, Isabel N Kantor
The "Spanish" flu pandemic, which occurred a century ago, is considered the most devastating in human history. An estimated one third of world population fell ill with flu and more than 2.5% of them died. The course of the epidemic had two main waves (1918 and 1919) and showed an unusual W-shaped morbidity/mortality distribution. Death was not a direct outcome of flu itself but rather a consequence of secondary bacterial bronchopneumonia, for which antibiotics had not yet been discovered. Pre-existing pulmonary tuberculosis was also accountable for increased flu death rates during the pandemic...
2018: Medicina
M Parisot, N Parez, R Boukhari, S Breurec, A Jolivet
French Guiana, a tropical country, is characterised by a young and multi-ethnic population. Difficulties in accessing safe water sources lead to outbreaks of gastroenteritis. The objectives of this study were (1) to describe the microbiological profile of shigella strains isolated in western French Guiana, including antimicrobial susceptibility and the distribution of strains in terms of species and serotypes and (2) to estimate the incidence of shigellosis in children under 5 years old. A retrospective observational study was conducted of 213 cases of shigellosis diagnosed in the biology department of the hospital centre for western French Guiana between 2000 and 2012 in children under 5 years old...
April 15, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
Lavonne M Adams, Sharon Canclini, Kelle Tillman
OBJECTIVE: To describe activation of a Point of Distribution (POD) in response to an influenza outbreak, highlighting the use of a student-led model. PARTICIPANTS: Faculty, staff, and students of X College of Nursing and Health Sciences, X University, as well as those located in its primary building. METHODS: In response to an August 2017 influenza outbreak, a vaccination clinic was conducted for a target population through POD activation...
April 13, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Maria-Cristina C Brandileone, Samanta C G Almeida, Ruth Minamisava, Ana-Lucia Andrade
BACKGROUND: In March 2010, the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) was introduced into the routine immunization program in Brazil. We describe the pneumococcal serotypes that caused invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) before and after the introduction of PCV10 using data from a national laboratory-based surveillance system. METHOD: We compared the prevalence of vaccine types (VT) and non-vaccine types (NVT) of Streptococcus pneumoniae in three periods, pre-PCV10 (January/2005-December/2009), early post-PCV10 (January/2010-December/2013), and late post-PCV10 (January/2014-December/2015), by episode in meningitis and non-meningitis cases and by age group...
April 9, 2018: Vaccine
Eileen M Dunne, Chrysanti Murad, Sunaryati Sudigdoadi, Eddy Fadlyana, Rodman Tarigan, Sang Ayu Kompiyang Indriyani, Casey L Pell, Emma Watts, Catherine Satzke, Jason Hinds, Nurhandini Eka Dewi, Finny Fitry Yani, Kusnandi Rusmil, E Kim Mulholland, Cissy Kartasasmita
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important cause of infection and commonly colonizes the nasopharynx of young children, along with other potentially pathogenic bacteria. The objectives of this study were to estimate the carriage prevalence of S. pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Staphylococcus aureus in young children in Indonesia, and to examine interactions between these bacterial species. 302 healthy children aged 12-24 months were enrolled in community health centers in the Bandung, Central Lombok, and Padang regions...
2018: PloS One
Samuel Teshome, Sachin Desai, Jerome H Kim, Dires Belay, Vittal Mogasale
Shanchol™, a WHO-prequalified oral cholera vaccine (OCV), has been used to control endemic cholera in Asia, as well as in emergencies and outbreaks elsewhere. The vaccine has not been used by public health systems in cholera-endemic settings of Africa although several outbreak response campaigns have been conducted. Here we present experiences from a mass vaccination campaign in a cholera-endemic setting of Ethiopia in which Shanchol™ was introduced through the public health system. The vaccination site was selected based on cholera cases reported in previous years...
April 12, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
R Del Pinto, D Pietropaoli, U Russomando, P Evangelista, C Ferri
OBJECTIVES: The recent sociopolitical events in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern areas have significantly impacted international migration flows. As disease prevalence and type are different among western and Afro-Asian countries, physicians dealing with refugees should be aware of their specific health needs. We aimed at evaluating the health status and disease history of refugees at their arrival in the urban area of L'Aquila (Italy). STUDY DESIGN: This is a monocentric cross-sectional study...
April 5, 2018: Public Health
Arnold Mukaratirwa, Chipo Berejena, Pasipanodya Nziramasanga, Ismail Ticklay, Archebald Gonah, Kusum Nathoo, Portia Manangazira, Douglas Mangwanya, Joan Marembo, Jason M Mwenda, Goitom Weldegebriel, Mapaseka Seheri, Jacqueline E Tate, Catherine Yen, Umesh Parashar, Hilda Mujuru
BACKGROUND: Sentinel surveillance for diarrhoea is important to monitor changes in rotavirus epidemiological trends and circulating genotypes among children under 5 years before and after vaccine introduction. The Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care introduced rotavirus vaccine in national immunization program in May 2014. METHODS: Active hospital-based surveillance for diarrhoea was conducted at 3 sentinel sites from 2008 to 2016. Children aged less than 5 years, who presented with acute gastroenteritis as a primary illness and who were admitted to a hospital ward or treated at the emergency unit, were enrolled and had a stool specimen collected and tested for rotavirus by enzyme immunoassay (EIA)...
April 5, 2018: Vaccine
Amy Chung, Jenniffer M Makuba, Bongiwe Ndlovu, Anna Licht, Hannah Robinson, Yathisha Ramlakhan, Musie Ghebremichael, Tarylee Reddy, Philip Goulder, Bruce Walker, Thumbi Ndung'u, Galit Alter
OBJECTIVE: Postinfection HIV viral control and immune correlates analysis of the RV144 vaccine trial indicate a potentially critical role for Fc receptor-mediated antibody functions. However, the influence of functional antibodies in clade C infection is largely unknown. DESIGN: Plasma samples from 361 chronic subtype C-infected, antiretroviral therapy-naïve participants were tested for their HIV-specific isotype and subclass distributions, along with their Fc receptor-mediated functional potential...
April 3, 2018: AIDS
Teguh Hari Sucipto, Siti Churrotin, Harsasi Setyawati, Fahimah Martak, Kris Cahyo Mulyatno, Ilham Harlan Amarullah, Tomohiro Kotaki, Masanori Kameoka, Subagyo Yotopranoto, And Soegeng Soegijanto
Background: Dengue is a kind of infectious disease that was distributed in the tropical and sub-tropical areas. To date, there is no clinically approved dengue vaccine or antiviral for humans, even though there have been great efforts towards this end. Therefore, finding the effective compound against dengue virus (DENV) replication is very important. Among the complex compounds, copper(II)-imidazole derivatives are of interest because of their biological and medicinal benefits. Materials and Methods: In the present study, antiviral activity of [Cu(2,4,5-triphenylimidazole)2 ]n , was evaluated against different stages of dengue virus type 2 (DENV-2) replication in Vero cell using focus forming unit reduction assay and quantitative ELISA...
2018: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
Gondo Mastutik, Rahmi Alia, Alphania Rahniayu, Anny Setijo Rahaju, Nila Kurniasari, Suhartono Taat Putra
Background: Cervical cancer caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), is the second most common cancer for women. This cancer is distributed worldwide, with ~80% of cases are found in the developing countries. In Indonesia, data of HPV genotypes are still limited and do not represent all regions of the country. Thus, here we report genotyping of HPV samples collected from the Dr. Soetomo Hospital Surabaya Indonesia patients, in 2013. Materials and Method: A cross sectional study was performed using 68 paraffin blocks of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL), high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL), and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cervix...
2018: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
Hercules Sakkas, Petros Bozidis, Ashley Franks, Chrissanthy Papadopoulou
Oropouche fever is an emerging zoonotic disease caused by Oropouche virus (OROV), an arthropod transmitted Orthobunyavirus circulating in South and Central America. During the last 60 years, more than 30 epidemics and over half a million clinical cases attributed to OROV infection have been reported in Brazil, Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago. OROV fever is considered the second most frequent arboviral febrile disease in Brazil after dengue fever. OROV is transmitted through both urban and sylvatic transmission cycles, with the primary vector in the urban cycle being the anthropophilic biting midge Culicoides paraensis ...
April 4, 2018: Viruses
Omar Enzo Santangelo, Sandro Provenzano, Alberto Firenze
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge and behavioral risks associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the students of health professions at the University of Palermo divided into two age groups (18-22 years and 23-27 years). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed. The questionnaire is structured in three parts in addition to an introduction to socio-demographic information. The first part investigates the quality of information provided by public institutions on the subject, the second part the knowledge of contraceptive methods used to reduce the risk of contagion and the third part the knowledge of STIs and HPV vaccination...
January 2018: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Martin Alberer, Svea Malinowski, Linda Sanftenberg, Jörg Schelling
PURPOSE: In 2016, the number of refugees worldwide reached 65.6 million. So far, only limited data are available on the health status of refugees and asylum seekers (RAs). Especially, notifiable infectious diseases (NIDs) carry the risk of outbreaks in communal accommodations hosting RAs. METHODS: We conducted a monocentric retrolective cross-sectional study including 15,137 RAs treated in a special health care unit for RAs located in the major reception center in Munich from November 2014 to October 2016...
April 3, 2018: Infection
Megan Laudenbach, Federico Baruffaldi, Christine Robinson, Philipp Carter, Davis Seelig, Carly Baehr, Marco Pravetoni
Vaccines offer an option to treat heroin and prescription opioid abuse and prevent fatal overdoses. Opioid vaccines elicit antibodies that block opioid distribution to the brain and reduce opioid-induced behavioral effects and toxicity. The major limitation to the translation of addiction vaccines is that efficacy is observed only in subjects achieving optimal drug-specific serum antibody levels. This study tested whether efficacy of a vaccine against oxycodone is increased by immunomodulators targeting key cytokine signaling pathways involved in B and T cell lymphocyte activation...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
H L Tian, W Shi, H F Zhou, L Yuan, K H Yao, Dawuti Rexiati, A M Xu
Objective: To investigate the serotype distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Streptococcus pneumoniae ( S. pneumoniae ), Haemophilus influenzae ( H. influenzae ) and Moraxella catarrhalis ( M. catarrhalis ) isolates collected from nasopharyngeal swabs from Uygur children in Kashi. Methods: Nasopharyngeal swabs were collected from inpatient Uygur children aged from 1 month to 5 years with respiratory infections from the pediatric department, the First People's Hospital of Kashi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region...
April 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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