Lea las actualizaciones de noticias oficiales actuales de la OMS y los CDC, que se enumeran a continuación en la sección Noticias, que descienden de las más recientes en la parte superior. Vea los avisos de ambas organizaciones asignados globalmente a continuación.**
Brotes de enfermedades de la OMS
Wild poliovirus type 1 – Islamic Republic of Iran...
Fri, 24 May 2019On 9 May 2019, the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) notified WHO of the detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) from an environmental sewage sample collected on 20 April 2019 in Konarak district, Sistan-Baluchistan province, Islamic Republic of Iran. The virus was detected in an environmental sample only, and to date, no associated cases of paralysis have been detected.
The subsequent scheduled sewage sample collected from the same site on 4 May 2019 (2 weeks after the positive sample) tested negative for poliovirus.
Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
Thu, 23 May 2019Although this past week continues to bear witness to a steady rise in the number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the overall security situation has allowed for the resumption of most response activities. While no major insecurity incidents have occurred, outbreak response teams, local healthcare workers, and community members cooperating with response efforts, are increasingly subjected to threats made against them by armed groups present in hotspot areas such as Katwa and Butembo. These threats are often disseminated through leaflets or direct intimidation. Armed groups’ presence, activities and increasing direct threats against response teams continue to be reported in other EVD affected areas, in particular Lubero, Masereka, Mabalako, Kalunguta, and Vuhovi, resulting in some healthcare workers being unwilling to don personal protective equipment or perform critical Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures out of fear of violence being levied against them or the healthcare facilities where they operate.
During the past three weeks, reports indicate that transmission remains most intense in seven main hotspot areas: Beni, Butembo, Kalunguta, Katwa, Mabalako, Mandima, and Musienene. Collectively, these health zones account for the vast majority (93%) of the 349 cases reported in the last 21 days between 1 - 21 May 2019 (Figure 1 and Table 1). During this period, new cases were reported from 91 health areas within 15 of the 22 health zones affected to date (Figure 2).
Dengue fever – Réunion, France...
Mon, 20 May 2019On 16 March 2018, WHO was notified by the National International Health Regulations (IHR) Focal Point of France, through the European Commission Early Warning and Response System, of an increase in the number of dengue cases reported on La Réunion Island, France, since the beginning of 2018.
Avisos de viaje de CDC:
Watch - Monkeypox in Nigeria...
Tue, 21 May 2019There is an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should protect themselves from monkeypox by washing hands often with soap and water, and avoiding contact with animals or people that may be sick.
Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo...
Fri, 17 May 2019There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Warning - Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe...
Fri, 05 Apr 2019Parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe have been severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai. US residents should avoid nonessential travel to Beira City and the surrounding area in Mozambique. Travelers to other affected parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe should take steps to prevent illness and injury.
Watch - Measles in the Philippines...
Mon, 11 Mar 2019There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Travelers to the Philippines should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
Watch - Measles in Ukraine...
Mon, 11 Mar 2019Health officials in Ukraine have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Ukraine protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.
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Informe semanal de morbosidad y mortalidad de CDC (MMWR):
Actualizaciones de revistas académicas actuales
Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal
This list includes items from the latest issue of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal.
Fri, 17 May 2019
In the Literature...
Fri, 17 May 2019
Introduction to Innovations in Design, Education, and Analysis (I...
Fri, 17 May 2019(See the Invited Article by Evans et al on pages1961–7.)
Listen: New England Journal of Medicine
The New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly general medicine journal, and this audio news feed presents interviews with specialists.
NEJM Interview: Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr on an ambitious new HIV goal fo...
Wed, 22 May 2019Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr is the director of ICAP at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. W.M. El-Sadr and Others. AIDS in America — Back in the Headlines at Long Last. N Engl J Med 2019;380:1985-1987. S. Kishore, M. Hayden, and J. Rich. Lessons from Scott County — Progress or Paralysis on Harm Reduction? N Engl J Med 2019;380:1988-1990.
NEJM Interview: Dr. Daphna Stroumsa on the limitations of classif...
Wed, 15 May 2019Dr. Daphna Stroumsa is a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program and a clinical lecturer in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. D. Stroumsa and Others. The Power and Limits of Classification — A 32-Year-Old Man with Abdominal Pain. N Engl J Med 2019;380:1885-1888.
NEJM Interview: Dr. Jeremy Farrar on the emergence and spread of ...
Wed, 08 May 2019Dr. Jeremy Farrar is the director of the Wellcome Trust. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. J.J. Farrar. Stopping the Gaps in Epidemic Preparedness. N Engl J Med 2019;380:1788-1789.
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal:
This list contains articles published online ahead of print.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy:
News from the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
Threats to health workers roil Ebola response amid new cases...
Fri, 24 May 2019
Food Outbreak Scan for May 24, 2019...
Fri, 24 May 2019Tahini Salmonella outbreak probeMore precut melon Salmonella illnesses
News Scan for May 24, 2019...
Fri, 24 May 2019WHA and antimicrobial resistanceFDA OKs Zika testUS pediatric flu deathsPakistan polio cases
Johns Hopkins Medicine RSS Feed:
Johns Hopkins Medicine science and medical news.
Study Shows Increased Risk of Uterine Fibroids in African-America...
Thu, 28 Dec 2017
In a study of medical records gathered on hundreds of thousands of African-American women, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have evidence that women with a common form of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids.
More Tumor Mutations Equals Higher Success Rate With Cancer Immun...
Wed, 20 Dec 2017
The “mutational burden,” or the number of mutations present in a tumor’s DNA, is a good predictor of whether that cancer type will respond to a class of cancer immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors, a new study led by
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centerresearchers shows. The finding, published in the Dec. 21 New England Journal of Medicine, could be used to guide future clinical trials for these drugs.
How Electroconvulsive Therapy Relieves Depression Per Animal Expe...
Mon, 18 Dec 2017
In a study using genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered some new molecular details that appear to explain how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) rapidly relieves severe depression in mammals, presumably including people. The molecular changes allow more communication between neurons in a specific part of the brain also known to respond to antidepressant drugs.
American Journal of Infection Control:
RSS feed including 'the latest published articles, both published in an issue and published as Articles in Press.'
Value of certification in infection prevention and control
2019-05-23The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology conducted a marketing research study to determine the perceived value of the certification in infection prevention and control among infection prevention professionals and other stakeholders. Four thematic categories were identified: certification process and standards; professionalism, competency, and career growth; patient care, safety, infection prevention and control; and regulatory compliance. Respondents stated that certification demonstrated professional competency, increased career growth, improved regulatory compliance, was important in influencing legislation, and improved the practice of infection prevention and control.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the last two yea...
2019-05-23An important emerging respiratory virus is the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS-CoV had been associated with a high case fatality rate especially among severe cases.
Urine test stewardship for catheterized patients in the critical...
2019-05-23We implemented an electronic medical record (EMR) decision support tool for ordering urine cultures per evidence-based guidelines. Following the EMR change, we found a significant increase in proportion of cultures ordered for catheterized intensive care unit (ICU) patients meeting guidelines. We surveyed providers and found poor understanding of urine culture guidelines for catheterized ICU patients. EMR-based interventions and educational opportunities have potential to improve urine culture guideline adherence and reduce unnecessary testing and antibiotic use.