Greenhouse gas emissions responsible for more than half of human pathogenic diseases

More than half of known human pathogenic diseases such as dengue, hepatitis, pneumonia, malaria, Zika and more, can be aggravated by climate change. That eye-opening and startling finding is the topic of a research paper published on August 8 in Nature Climate Change by a team of researchers from the University of Hawaiian at Mānoa. … Read more

Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency | medicine

The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to declare … Read more

Wildlife Park’s ‘Splash Pad’ Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids – Consumer Health News

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Splash pads — those shallow pools of wet, cooling summertime fun for kids — can also be sources of nasty gastro infections for youngsters who swallow water during their play. That’s the take-home lesson from a new analysis of outbreaks of two bacterial illnesses, shigellosis and norovirus, that … Read more

Johns Hopkins Medicine-Led Consortium to Receive Up to $200 Million to Fight TB Globally

Newswise — To address the global burden of tuberculosis (TB), one of humankind’s oldest scourges, an international collaboration led by Johns Hopkins Medicine has today been awarded up to $200 million in research funding over five years by the US Agency for International Development (USAID ) Supporting, Mobilizing and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) … Read more

Fulgent Genetics Announces Launch of PCR Based Test to Detect Monkeypox | News

TEMPLE CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 4, 2022– Fulgent Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLGT) (“Fulgent Genetics”, “Fulgent”, or the “Company”), a technology-based genetic testing company focused on transforming patient care in oncology, infectious and rare diseases, and reproductive health , today announced it has launched a test for monkeypox that leverages the US Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

VSU Students Take the Lead on Area Mosquito Surveillance Program

August 3, 202222-103 Jessica PopeCommunications and Media Relations Coordinator Chloe Brevaldo, a nursing major from St. George, Georgia, joined the Mosquito Surveillance Program in October 2020. She enjoys sorting the mosquitoes and seeing how they look under the microscope. She hopes her work de ella contributes to efforts locally and abroad to learn more about … Read more