Peru’s Resilient Stand Against Dengue Outbreak Calls For Global Health Security


ADVERTISEMENT Dengue is a significant public health issue with many clinical manifestations. Dengue is divided into three categories by the World Health Organisation: probable dengue, severe dengue, and dengue with warning signals. If not promptly treated, severe dengue can result in considerable morbidity and fatality due to plasma leakage, severe bleeding, or organ damage. There […]

AI Unveils Drug To Combat Drug-Resistant Infections


ADVERTISEMENT Researchers in North America have made a groundbreaking discovery in antibiotic development by utilizing machine learning. The team has identified a new compound called abaucin, which has shown promising results in controlling bacterial infections. Initially developed as an anti-diabetes drug, the compound demonstrated the ability to inhibit the growth of Acinetobacter baumannii, a multidrug-resistant […]

Single-Dose Rifapentine Reduces Leprosy Transmission In Household Contacts


ADVERTISEMENT Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is a chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae that primarily affects the skin and peripheral nerves. It spreads through prolonged and repeated close contact with an infected individual over months, mainly through droplets from the nose and mouth. Household contacts of leprosy patients face the highest risk of contracting the […]

A Covid Test Medicare Scam May Be a Trial Run for Further Fraud

ADVERTISEMENT Medicare coverage for at-home covid-19 tests ended last week, but the scams spawned by the temporary pandemic benefit could have lingering consequences for seniors. Medicare advocates around the country who track fraud noticed an eleventh-hour rise in complaints from beneficiaries who received tests — sometimes by the dozen — that they never requested. It’s […]

Covid-19 Might Cause Liver Damage: Study

ADVERTISEMENT According to the US News, even if the virus increases liver stiffness, researchers caution that it is too early to know if the virus’s effects on liver stiffness are a precursor to more severe liver sickness. Dr. Theodore Pierce, an abdominal radiologist at MGH in Boston, has demonstrated that COVID infections can affect many […]

Health Officials to Begin Testing Wastewaters for Polio In US

ADVERTISEMENT Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will begin poliovirus testing in chosen places around the country, perhaps including Michigan and Pennsylvania. As per UPI, the testing will take place in communities with low polio vaccination rates or with suspected ties to New York populations associated to a recent incidence of paralytic […]

Cases Of Brain Eating Amoeba Are Spreading to New US States

ADVERTISEMENT In 2022, lethal brain-eating amoeba infections were documented in states where the water-borne virus had never been observed previously. As per Business Insider, the amoeba Naegleria fowleri thrives in warm freshwater, primarily lakes and rivers, but also in splash pads. If inhaled through the nose, the microscopic organism can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a […]

Universal Masking Can Be Dropped In Some Nursing Homes, Hospitals: CDC

ADVERTISEMENT The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has relaxed its universal masking advice for nursing homes and hospitals unless these health care facilities are located in areas with high COVID-19 transmission rates. The modification is included in updated guidelines issued by the CDC on Friday. US News said that due to high COVID rates, […]

Life Expectancy Drops In US For Second Consecutive Year

ADVERTISEMENT According to a government data released on Wednesday, the US life expectancy decreased for the second year in a row in 2021, falling by roughly a year from 2020. As per The Guardian, in the first two years of the Covid-19 epidemic, the predicted life expectancy in the United States decreased by roughly three […]

Wastewater Surveillance Has Become a Critical Covid Tracking Tool, but Funding Is Inconsistent

ADVERTISEMENT To look at recent data posted on Clemson University’s covid-19 dashboard, one might assume that viral activity is low on the Upstate South Carolina college campus. The dashboard, which relies on positive covid tests reported by local laboratories and on-campus medical offices, identified 34 positive cases among students during the third week of August […]