Closing the gap: Finding undiagnosed hepatitis C infections after blood transfusions

What is the incidence of viral hepatitis caused by blood transfusions before and after Sweden introduced screening of blood in the early 1990s? In an article published in Eurosurveillance ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the authors also try to estimate how many people of those who were infected with hepatitis B and C through blood transfusion still […]

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From Australia to Portugal: These countries have access again to the Lockdown

With the onset of the Corona-pandemic and the rising infection and death, many countries have introduced figures of worldwide regulations in order to curb the spread of the Virus. Often these rules in a Lockdown, so a shutdown of the Public resulted. Such as Restaurants, Bars, gyms, and schools were closed. In some countries, was even a bit of shopping […]

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OM85: How bacteria in a capsule could protect us from coronavirus and other respiratory infections

Scientists around the world are continuing to test countless vaccines and drugs in the hope of finding effective ways to prevent and treat COVID-19. Among the trials happening in Australia is one my team is about to begin, looking at something called OM85. OM85 is not a conventional drug, but a combination of molecules extracted from the walls of bacteria […]

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Zimbabwe COVID-19 infections spike to 132

Coronavirus cases in Zimbabwe more than doubled to 132 over two days, the state broadcaster reported Wednesday, after 76 new infections were detected mainly among citizens returning from neighbouring South Africa and Botswana. “Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases have now spiked to 132,” the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported. “All new cases except one have been registered among returnees from South Africa […]

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Problematic infection to happen: Coronavirus outbreak in a school in Münster

Only on the Monday before a week of teaching began at the school Wolbeck in Münster, Germany back in days – well, six people have been positive for the Coronavirus tested. There were four pupils and two teachers, as the head of the crisis unit of the city of Münster, Wolfgang Heuer, the star reported. Overall, all of the approximately […]

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New Insights: Armies of strategically stationed T cells fight viral infections, cancer

The immune system mounts robust responses to infections, vaccines and cancer, but only now have scientists fully begun to unravel how non-circulating populations of T cells that reside in the body’s “mucosal barrier tissues” keeps threats at bay. While an academic focus on non-circulating T cells in mucosal tissues may seem like an arcane area of research, it is the […]

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Risk for skin infections, diabetes increase with statin use

(HealthDay)—Using statins for as short a time as three months can put patients at risk for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), according to a study published in the November issue of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Humphrey H.T. Ko, from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and colleagues […]

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Botched Lip Injections Leave Multiple Women With Oozing and Extremely Painful Infections

It may seem like everyone and their mother is getting lip fillers these days, but before you sign up for a pout that could rival Kylie Jenner's, it's important to vet the professional you're trusting with your lips. Just take it from the multiple women in Arizona who were left with severe infections after they got injections out of someone's home.  Local […]

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