Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tag: Infections

Over 1000 Deaths On Respiratory Diseases In Sri Lanka

Over 1000 Deaths On Respiratory Diseases In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has recorded a rise in asthma patients with at least 1 million affected by the respiratory disease and over 1,000 deaths reported...
Oral Antibiotics May Increase Risk for Kidney Stones

Oral Antibiotics May Increase Risk for Kidney Stones

Five classes of antibiotics are associated with an increased risk for kidney stones, results from a nested case-control study suggest. The risk is particularly...
5 Infants Died on Unidentified Virus In Southern Province

5 Infants Died on Unidentified Virus In Southern Province

The health authorities in the Southern Province warns the public that a viral fever is spreading in the region. It is reported that the fever...
Virus Like HIV Is Spreading(HTLV-1)

Deadly Virus Like HIV Is Spreading(HTLV-1). WHO Urged For Immediate Action

Doctors are raising alarm about the ancient virus HTLV-1 similar to HIV that is spreading around Australia’s Northern Territory. HIV 2.0? An ancient virus similar to...
The History of Sexual Transmitted Diseases

The History of Sexual Transmitted Diseases

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the most common sexually transmitted infections started with a bang. However, the history of STIs is far more opaque and...

Diseases That Prevent Other Diseases

Some genetic conditions can confer resistance to specific infectious diseases. It is theorized that these genotypes are preferentially maintained in populations regularly exposed to...

Dengue Prevention Week from 2 – 9 April

Leading News from Sri Lanka:: * Dengue Prevention Week in Sri Lanka from tomorrow Mon, Apr 2, 2018, 09:28 am SL Time,...
New Class Of Antibiotics Discovered In Soil

New Class Of Antibiotics Discovered In Soil

Researchers from The Rockefeller University have discovered a new class of antibiotics capable of killing off several antibiotic-resistant pathogens. This new family comes from...
Top 10 Pathogens of 2018 - WHO Report

Top 10 Pathogens of 2018 – WHO Report

Roughly once a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a list of the pathogens posing the greatest risk of a Contagion-level catastrophe. Or, as they put...
Antimicrobials in Gynaecological practice

Summery of Antimicrobials in Gynaecological practice

Surgical site infections are a common complication of Gynaecological surgeries. Up to 8-10% of Gynaecological patients undergoing an operative procedure will develop a surgical...
1 in 10 Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

1 in 10 Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of...

H7N4: World’s First Case of Bird Flu In China

H7N4, a new type of bird flu sets foot in China. A 68-year-old woman in southern China came down with the flu in December...
Wolbachia Project for Dengue Control in Sri lanka

Wolbachia Project for Dengue Control in Sri lanka

The intermittent rains experienced in many parts of the country right now has increased the threat of a dengue outbreak, while the number of...
CDC Guidelines on surgical site infection Prevention

CDC Guidelines on SSI Prevention Released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued updated evidence-based recommendations for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). Summery of recommendations: Advise patients to...

Journey of Ending Malaria in Sri Lanka

The journey towards malaria elimination was turbulent. At the peak of the most devastating outbreak during the 1930s, 1.5 million malaria cases were recorded,...

World AIDS Day 2017 – Everybody Counts

World AIDS Day is observed on the 1st December each year to raise awareness, end the prejudice associated with the condition and to show...

Microbiology – Guidelines

National Strategic Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance in Sri Lanka 2017 Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance Designing of Clinical Microbiology Laboratories Laboratory Safety Maintenance of Laboratory Equipment Collection, Transport...
Current Status of Dengue Vaccine Development

Current Status of Dengue Vaccine Development

What is the current status of dengue vaccine development? There is a growing public health need for effective preventive interventions against dengue, a disease caused...
Global Strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012-WHO

Global Strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012–2020 -WHO

During the past five decades, the incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold. Some 50–100 million new infections are estimated to occur annually in more...
Influenza in Bibila Completely Controlled - DG Heath services

Influenza in Bibila Controlled – DG Heath services

Many people in the Bibila are reported to be contracting the influenza virus which is fast spreading in the area. However, Health authorities have...

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