This has got to be scary stuff right there. In a paper published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, authors contend that it is possible that eight healthcare workers were infected by the CCHF virus while engaged in patient care, and not all of them were in contact with the blood or bodily fluids … Continue reading Aerosol Transmission of CCHF Virus in a Nosocomial Cluster
Bourbon Virus: A Novel Tick Borne Virus Discovered After Kansas Fatality
In the summer of 2014, a resident of Kansas succumbed to what was thought to be a disease similar to a tick borne disease though the laboratory investigations failed to turn up any evidence for Ehrlichiosis or other similar diseases, including the recently discovered Heartland virus. This disease has now been diagnosed to have been … Continue reading Bourbon Virus: A Novel Tick Borne Virus Discovered After Kansas Fatality
FDA Approves 9-Valent HPV Vaccine
Some thoughts on the new nine valent vaccine against HPV approved by the FDA.
Novel Psittacine Adenovirus Responsible for Potentiating Zoonotic Psittacosis Outbreak: Emerging Co-Infections
A novel adenovirus potentiates the species jump of Chlamydophila psittaci from birds to man, causing atypical pneumonia (psittacosis). Viruses, in addition to jumping the species barrier themselves, now are helping other bacteria to do the same: is this the beginning of the age of microbes?
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Hawaii: An Epidemiological Puzzle
The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) first struck the US coasts in April 2013, leaving public health and veterinary doctors puzzled because they could not figure out how it arrived across the ocean despite stringent measures on animal import. This virus has now made its way across to Oahu, the most populous island of Hawaii. The … Continue reading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Hawaii: An Epidemiological Puzzle