Lassa Fever: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention


Lassa fever is an acute viral illness that occurs in west Africa. The illness was discovered in the year 1969 when two missionary nurses died from it in Nigeria. The virus is named after the town in Nigeria where the illness first occurred. The virus is a member of the virus family, ‘Arenaviridae,’ and is a single-stranded RNA virus; it is, ‘zoonotic,’ or animal-borne. Lassa fever is endemic in parts of west Africa, to include the following areas:

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Publication date: Available online 7 September 2019Source: Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsAuthor(s): Rutuja S. Palkar, Krishnan SellappanAbstractThe present study reveals genetic diversity between and within the natural populations of Garcinia indica which is an endemic and medicinally important tree species from the Western Ghats of India. During the study extensive field survey was carried out to different parts of the region and collected leaf samples from 11 different locations to assess genetic diversity between populations. To understand the genetic diversity within the population, leaf s…

Publication date: Available online 8 September 2019Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Araf Mahmud, Md Tahsin Khan, Asif IqbalAbstractBrucella abortus is the causative agent of brucellosis, a neglected endemic zoonotic disease. It causes devastating economic losses in low income and developing countries. Clinical symptoms of infected cows include abortion, poor weight, reduced fertility gain and reduction in milk production. Transmission of the zoonotic disease from cattle to human can occur through direct contact with infected cows, their tissues (e.g. placenta or aborted tissues), or their products (e.g. dairy) wher…

We examined human lung tissue from COPD patients and normal control subjects, and found a substantial increase in p16-expressing alveolar cells in COPD patients. Using a transgenic mouse deficient for p16, we demonstrated that lungs of mice lacking p16 were structurally and functionally resistant to CS-induced emphysema due to activation of IGF1/Akt regenerative and protective signaling. Fat Tissue Surrounds Skeletal Muscle to Accelerate Atrophy in Aging and Obesity Researchers her…

Source: Fight Aging! – September 8, 2019Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

ConclusionsStrongly believing that thinking about pain helps you solve problems or cope with pain (positive metacognition), or that it is harmful and uncontrollable (negative metacognition), can increase the amount you worry or ruminate as pain increases. This is associated with increased pain catastrophizing. Identifying and modifying these unhelpful pain metacognitions may improve treatments for pain catastrophizing and thereby chronic pain generally.

Source: European Journal of Pain – September 8, 2019Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Robert Sch ütze, Clare Rees, Anne Smith, Helen Slater, Peter O’Sullivan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Conclusion and implicationsThe pattern of results was similar to those reported in other studies of family-centered practices. Results indicated that the use of family-centered practices can have positive effects on parent well-being beyond that associated with different types of belief appraisals.

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ConclusionEspecially in dyads with developmental disabilities it is important that there are clear roles, since the worst performance was observed when roles were absent.

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CONCLUSION: This review reveals a paucity of explicitly formulated protocols focussing on post-surgical rehabilitation of common (peri-)articular fractures targeting patient-centred care at all ICF levels. There is a need for more scientific evidence on which to base protocols regarding common (peri-)articular fracture rehabilitation. PMID: 31489958 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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