Sharp rise in infections with flesh-eating bacteria

Doctors are seeing a sharp rise in infections caused by group A streptococci, also known as the flesh-eating bacteria. According to Jan Sinnige, medical microbiologist at the Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk, the current increase in respiratory infections such as flu contributes to the increase: “The reduced exposure to common respiratory viruses and streptococci in … Read more

More streptococcal infections: Health Agency warns of caution in severe cases

In Belgium, more and more people have been infected with streptococci for several months. The Flemish Health Agency draws attention to this on Wednesday. While most of these cases are not serious and the pathogens will go away on their own after a while, there are also more serious illnesses that need urgent treatment, the … Read more

Infections as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s and Co?

Neurodegenerative diseases are diseases in which nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord gradually die over a long period of time. These include Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. Using the information in a Finnish biodatabase FinnGen and a British database, researchers identified 22 virus-disease pairs in which infection with the virus was associated … Read more

Epidemiologist: “Congestions from transport, kindergartens and schools favor the transmission of respiratory infections”

Specialists explain the return to the situation before the Covid-19 pandemic by the fact that people have stopped complying with preventive measures: wearing a mask, washing hands and maintaining social distance. Europa Liberă spoke with the epidemiologist Angela Paraschiv, head of the Epidemiology discipline at the “Nicolae Testemițanu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, about the … Read more

In Călărași, the epidemiological situation regarding acute viral respiratory infections and influenza is not exactly rosy

The epidemiological situation with acute viral respiratory infections and influenza is not exactly rosy in Călărași. In the first two weeks of 2023 in the Călărași district, an increase in the number of cases of acute viral respiratory infections was recorded, and the number of cases of flu and Covid-19 is maintained at a relatively … Read more

New genetic disease that causes susceptibility to opportunistic infections

An international consortium co-led by immunogeneticist Rubén Martínez-Barricarte, PhD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has discovered a new genetic disease that causes immunodeficiency and profound susceptibility to opportunistic infections, including life-threatening fungal pneumonia. The discovery, reported on January 20 in the newspaper Sciences Immunologie, will help identify people with this inborn error of immunity (IEI). … Read more

BOG reports rising dengue infections – Suriname Herald

The Bureau of Public Health (BOG) has recently seen an increase in the number of positive laboratory confirmed dengue cases in Suriname. The positive cases are particularly noticeable in Paramaribo-North and Kwatta, the Ministry of Health reports in a press release. Wat is dengue?The dengue virus is the causative agent of dengue fever (DFF) also … Read more

Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant accounts for nearly half of new infections in the US

The new Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant is expected to account for 49.1% of new cases of novel coronavirus infection in the United States during the week ending January 21, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. diseases (CDC). This sub-variant is spreading rapidly in the United States. It accounted for 37.2% of total cases … Read more

(COVID-19) Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant accounts for nearly half of new infections in the US

Par : Vivienne| Key words : USA-coronavirus-variantFrench.china.org.cn| Updated on 21-01-2023 The new Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant is expected to account for 49.1% of new cases of novel coronavirus infection in the United States during the week ending January 21, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. diseases (CDC). This sub-variant is spreading rapidly in … Read more

Rising line of Dengue infections in Suriname

The mosquito transmits Dengue The Bureau of Public Health (BOG) has recently seen an increase in the number of positive laboratory confirmed dengue cases in Suriname. The positive cases are particularly noticeable in Paramaribo North and Kwatta. The dengue virus is the causative agent of dengue fever (DFF) also known as dengue fever, hemorrhagic fever … Read more