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  • Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Fe...
    Fri, 26 Feb 2021
    On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain an avian influenza A(H5N8) outbreak detected in a poultry farm in Astrakhan Oblast in the Russian Federation. The laboratory confirmation of the seven specimens were performed by the State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR (WHO H5 Reference Laboratory). The age of seven positive cases ranged between 29 to 60 years and five were female.

    Between 3 and 11 December, a total of 101 000 of 900 000 egg laying hens on the farm died. This high mortality rate prompted an investigation. Samples were collected from these birds and an initial detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) was performed by the Russian regional veterinary laboratory. On 11 December, the outbreak was confirmed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Reference laboratory, and the Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), in Vladimir, the Russian Federation. Outbreak containment operations started immediately and continued for several days due to the large size of the poultry farm.
  • Ebola virus disease – Guinea...
    Wed, 17 Feb 2021
    On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus
  • Rift Valley fever – Kenya...
    Fri, 12 Feb 2021
    Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been reported in Kenya in humans in Isiolo and Mandera counties and in

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  • Vaccination and Variants in the U.S. and South Africa...
    Wed, 12 May 2021
    Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Glenda Gray is the President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council, Research Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Witwatersrand, and a director at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin and Others. Audio Interview: Vaccination and Variants in the U.S. and South Africa. N Engl J Med 2021;384:e85.
  • NEJM Interview: Dr. Kimberly Sue on federal health policy surroun...
    Wed, 12 May 2021
    Dr. Kimberly Sue is an instructor at the Yale School of Medicine and medical director of the National Harm Reduction Coalition. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. K.L. Sue and D.A. Fiellin. Bringing Harm Reduction into Health Policy — Combating the Overdose Crisis. N Engl J Med 2021;384:1781-1783.
  • India’s Covid-19 Crisis...
    Wed, 05 May 2021
    Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Zarir Udwadia is a Consultant Chest Physician at the Hinduja Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, and at Breach Candy Hospital. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E.J. Rubin and Others. Audio Interview: India’s Covid-19 Crisis. N Engl J Med 2021;384:e84.

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  • Challenges and opportunities in recruiting, hiring and training ...
    2021-05-11
    Recruitment of skilled professionals for the infection preventionist (IP) role is an ongoing priority for organizations. The objective of this study was to understand differences in recruitment, hiring and training by facility setting and discuss targeted strategies for diverse organizations.
  • Readmission after Hospitalization with Staphylococcus aureus Bac...
    2021-05-11
    Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia is associated with substantial morbidity in children, including treatment failure and complications.1 Readmission rate is being increasingly used as a quality measure, representative of morbidity.2, 3 The hospital readmission reduction program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services penalizes hospital reimbursement for readmissions of certain targeted conditions, although the included conditions are generally more relevant in adult populations.4 However, some states penalize hospitals for overall rather than condition-specific readmission,5 making readmission important also in children from health economy perspective.
  • Performance- and cost-benefit analysis of an influenza point-of-...
    2021-05-10
    Influenza poses a heavy burden on emergency departments (ED) and hospital wards. Fast and reliable bedside tests are invaluable in obtaining indications for (cohort) droplet isolation precautions and improving patient flow. We performed a cost-benefit analysis comparing influenza point-of-care testing (POCT) to laboratory-based multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA).


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