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Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water
Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gastroenteritis, Norovirus Infections, Water Safety (Recreational) (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noroviruses spread several meters by air: Viruses responsible for 50 percent of gastroenteritis
Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for over 50 percent of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several meters from an infected person according to a new study. The discovery suggests that measures applied in hospitals during gastroenteritis outbreaks may be insufficient to effectively contain this kind of infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Viruses responsible for 50 percent of gastroenteritis cases can spread by air
(Université Laval) Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for over 50 percent of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several meters from an infected person according to a new study by Université Laval researchers. The discovery suggests that measures applied in hospitals during gastroenteritis outbreaks may be insufficient to effectively contain this kind of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Amatoxin-containing mushroom (Lepiota brunneoincarnata) familial poisoning - Varvenne D, Retornaz K, Metge P, de Haro L, Minodier P.
Serious to fatal toxicity may occur with amanitin-containing mushrooms ingestions. A Lepiota brunneoincarnata familial poisoning with hepatic toxicity is reported. In such poisonings, acute gastroenteritis may be firstly misdiagnosed leading to delay in pr... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet turns around a boy’s severe epilepsy
Sammy enjoys the coconut oil cookies that helped him become seizure-free. In 2012, just before starting kindergarten, Sammy Meyers had the first of what would become thousands of seizures. “I found him semi-unconscious,” recalls his mother, Becky. “I thought he was choking and checked to see if his airway was open, and then called 911. It didn’t even cross my mind that he was having a seizure.” But Sammy had recently been falling a lot. The neurologist in the local emergency room in Albany, N.Y. diagnosed epilepsy, but thought it was a relatively benign form that medications could help. Instead, Sammy got worse. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 23, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: All posts Epilepsy Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Designing a better way to study stomach flu
(Rice University) Rice University bioengineers are teaming with colleagues from Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center to apply the latest techniques in tissue engineering toward the study of one of the most common and deadly human illnesses -- the stomach flu. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New tool for detecting, destroying norovirus
Norovirus infection is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis, or 'stomach flu.' A research team recently produced 'nanobodies' that could be used to better characterize the structural makeup of the virus. They discovered that these nanobodies could detect the virus in clinical stool samples and disassemble intact norovirus particles. Such nanobodies may potentially be used to not only better detect but also treat symptoms of norovirus infection in the clinic. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A new tool for detecting and destroying norovirus
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Norovirus infection is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis, or 'stomach flu.' A research team at the German Cancer Research Center recently produced 'nanobodies' that could be used to better characterize the structural makeup of the virus. They discovered that these nanobodies could detect the virus in clinical stool samples and disassemble intact norovirus particles. Such nanobodies may potentially be used to not only better detect but also treat symptoms of norovirus infection in the clinic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Peanut butter for non-allergic babies may reduce later allergies
Conclusion This well-designed randomised controlled trial has found that the early introduction of regular small amounts of peanut protein to infants at high risk of having allergies reduced the proportion who developed a peanut allergy by age five, compared to avoiding peanuts completely. The study looked at a group of infants who were at a particularly high risk of going on to develop food allergies, because they already had severe eczema or an allergy to eggs, or both. It is important to know that this study was not about treating infants or children who already had a peanut allergy. Those who showed a strong reaction ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Didn't You Hear? There Is a 'Cure' for Peanut Allergies
I woke up this morning to at least 10 emails from well-intentioned friends and family telling me, in not so many words, "Probiotics cure peanut allergies. Quick, run out now and buy them." Being a food allergy advocate, I had already read the study to which they were referring. While I found it interesting and believe it may add a valuable piece to the puzzle that is food allergies, it was so very far from what the headline screamed. What the conclusion of this small study, with no long-term data, was in my humble opinion is that adding a probiotic to traditional OIT (oral immunotherapy -- which is when the patient is fed...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis: First aid
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Infections Protect Against RA? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of rheumatoid arthritis was lower with recent gastroenteritis. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 5, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Flu shot: Will it prevent the stomach flu?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach flu: How long am I contagious?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - January 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Enteritis and Foodborne Illness in the United States, 2010
Provides data on hospital inpatient stays and treat-and-release emergency department (ED) visits for infectious enteritis and foodborne noninfectious gastroenteritis and diarrhea. Includes data by location of patient's residence for urban and rural. -- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - December 10, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages of Human Donor Breastmilk?
Discussion Premature infants have unique needs and risks because of their prematurity. Adequate nutrition is one of those problems. In utero the fetus is basically able to “take” everything it needs from the mother already in usable form via the blood stream. In the world, the infant needs to have a neurological and oral-motor apparatus that can coordinate an adequate suck and swallow, and a gastrointestinal tract that is able to absorb the nutrients. The premature infant also needs water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and macro- and micro-nutrients that are appropriate for its gestational age and changing needs...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

More breastfeeding 'would save NHS millions'
ConclusionThis economic model estimates that increasing the number of women who start and continue to breastfeed would save the NHS tens of millions of pounds. These savings would come through reduced incidence of three infectious diseases that occur in infancy, reducing the number of newborns who have necrotising enterocolitis, and reducing the incidence of maternal breast cancer, all of which are beneficial to the health of mother and baby.But these savings, as with all economic models, have been calculated using a number of assumptions, including the estimated rate of breastfeeding in the UK, which was taken from 2005 f...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Eddie Redmayne In 'The Theory Of Everything' Puts A Face To ALS
Eddie Redmayne, playing a young Stephen Hawking, tries to explain to his Cambridge classmate that he's just been diagnosed with ALS. "I have motor neurone disease," Hawking tells his friend, using its British name. The other young man's face doesn't change. Hawking might as well have the stomach flu. "You know, the American baseball player, Lou Gehrig?" Hawking asks, grasping at straws. Redmayne's performance in "The Theory of Everything," the new film about the famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author, just might win him an Oscar. In large part, his acting is remarkable for its realistic portrayal of ALS, or a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wedding day turns to disaster as bride and groom end up suffering food poisoning
Kirsty Taylor-Pendlebury, 26, and her husband Carl, from Hertforshire, fell ill on the morning of their wedding day in Turkey. They hastily said 'I do' before going to hospital with gastroenteritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Kids on the Block Causing Gastroenteritis: Bugs You Need To Look For
Currently, there are over 30 recognized or reputed bacterial agents that are regarded as causes of gastroenteritis. Most clinical microbiology laboratories test for only the most common enteric pathogens. However, three newer bacterial agents, Providencia alcalifaciens, Escherichia albertii, and Klebsiella oxytoca, are worthy of attention and consideration because of their ability to cause diarrhea and outbreaks of infection. In addition, these three bacterial agents possess virulence factors that can produce severe disease. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - November 9, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Errin Rider, Sharon L. Abbott, J. Michael Janda Source Type: news

Sanofi unit starts Phase 3 clinical trial of rotavirus vaccine
India has the largest disease burden for rotavirus gastroenteritis in the world, according to Shantha Chief Executive Harish Iyer. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rats of New York and the diseases they carry
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) In the first study to look at would-be diseases carried by New York City rats, scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health identified bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Salmonella, and C. difficile, that cause mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people; Seoul hantavirus, which causes Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever and kidney failure in humans; and the closest relative to human hepatitis C. Results appear in the journal mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Factors Decide Urolithiasis Treatment?
Discussion Although pediatric uroliathiasis is relatively rare, there has been an increasing number of children evaluated for renal stones over time. For an overview of uroliathiasis click here. Renal colic classically has paroxysmal pain that is severe, radiates toward the groin and the patient is not able to find a comfortable position. They may also have irritability, nausea, emesis, increased urinary frequency, dysuria and hematuria. 85-90% of patients will have macro- or microscopic hematuria but up to 15% of patients with urolithiasis will not have hematuria. Clinical differential diagnosis includes but is not limit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 13, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Luminex® Multiplex Bead Suspension Arrays for the Detection and Serotyping of Salmonella spp.
In this chapter we describe two commercially available bead-based molecular assays for detection, identification and serotyping of Salmonella. The xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP) is a qualitative multiplex test for the simultaneous detection of nucleic acids from Salmonella plus 14 other gastroenteritis-causing bacteria, viruses, and parasites from stool specimens. xTAG GPP uses the Luminex® xTAG universal array technology for the identification of specific target sequences combined with the xMAP® bead multiplexing platform for detection of the targets that were present in the starting sample. The x...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Infectious Diseases - September 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Applications of Microscopy in Salmonella Research
Salmonella enterica is a Gram-negative enteropathogen that can cause localized infections, typically resulting in gastroenteritis, or systemic infection, e.g., typhoid fever, in humans and many other animals. Understanding the mechanisms by which Salmonella induces disease has been the focus of intensive research. This has revealed that Salmonella invasion requires dynamic cross-talk between the microbe and host cells, in which bacterial adherence rapidly leads to a complex sequence of cellular responses initiated by proteins translocated into the host cell by a type 3 secretion system. Once these Salmonella-induced respon...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Infectious Diseases - September 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Nurse’s Throw-Up Guide
Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN, is a mother, writer and nurse. She worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for nearly a decade, in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pre-op Clinic.  She is a regular contributor to Thriving. When it comes to common childhood illnesses, few wreak havoc on the entire household like the dreaded stomach bug (or viral gastroenteritis). No parent likes it. Most siblings can’t take even the slightest thought of it. And often, the last person to get sick is the poor caretaker. But there’s some hope. With these nurse-approved throw-up tips, you might get through this unscathed. Even if yo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 24, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Parenting Meaghan O'Keefe Source Type: news

RedHill begins Phase III RHB-102 trial to treat gastroenteritis
RedHill Biopharma has initiated a Phase III clinical trial of RHB-102, an oral, extended-release, once-daily formulation of the antiemetic drug ondansetron, to treat patients suffering from acute gastroenteritis. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)
Title: Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/30/2013 7:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - September 2, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

WHO Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network 2008-2012WHO Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network 2008-2012
This review summarizes the progress made by the WHO-coordinated global hospital surveillance network for rotavirus disease, a leading cause of severe gastroenteritis among young children. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

World Briefing: Congo: Illness Kills at Least 70 People
At least 70 people have died in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said Thursday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By REUTERS Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Africa World Health Organization Source Type: news

WHO says 70 die from illness in Congo, denies Ebola link
KINSHASA/DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 70 people have died in northern Democratic Republic of Congo from an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, denying that the illness was Ebola. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Truth About Stomach Flu
Stomach flu isn’t really a ‘flu.’ It’s gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MIcrocystin: the hepatotoxin that shut down Toledo’s water supply
  Microcystin-LR 3.5 out of 5 stars The Toxicology of Microcystins. Dawson RM. Toxicon 1998;36:953-962. Abstract Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the faucet . . . While I was on vacation, the big toxicology story involved contamination of the water supply to Toledo Ohio. As a result almost half a million people in the area were warned not to drink — or even shower with — water from Lake Erie. The cause was a bloom of freshwater cyanobacteria, resulting from increased levels of phosphates and fertilizer. These cyanobacteria product microcystin, a heat-stable hepatotoxin. Microcystin can cause 3 clin...
Source: The Poison Review - August 8, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical acute liver failure algae cyanobacteria hepatoxicity microcystin toledo ohio Source Type: news

Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks -- United States, 2009-2012Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks -- United States, 2009-2012
Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis and foodborne disease in the United States, with 19-21 million cases annually. What actions can be taken to reduce its transmission? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?
(Washington University School of Medicine) To better understand probiotics' capabilities, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a nationwide clinical trial to determine whether one of the most commonly used probiotics can safely and effectively treat infants and toddlers suffering from acute gastroenteritis, otherwise known as stomach virus or 'stomach flu.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Norovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis WorldwideNorovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis Worldwide
Norovirus is associated with nearly one fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, suggesting the need for vaccines or other targeted interventions to reduce norovirus burden. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 2, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Here Are the Real Victims of Pakistan’s War on the Taliban
An elderly displaced man carries a sack of rations on his shoulder. The Pakistan Army has distributed 30,000 ration packs of 110 kg each. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 1 2014 (IPS) Three days ago, Rameela Bibi was the mother of a month-old baby boy. He died in her arms on Jun. 28, of a chest infection that he contracted when the family fled their home in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, where a full-scale military offensive against the Taliban has forced nearly half a million people to flee. Weeping uncontrollable, Bibi struggles to recount her story. “My son was born on Jul. 2...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Population Povert Source Type: news

Norovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis Worldwide‏Norovirus May Cause 20% of Acute Gastroenteritis Worldwide‏
Norovirus is associated with nearly one fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide‏, suggesting the need for vaccines or other targeted interventions to reduce norovirus burden. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Your Stomach Bug May Well Be Norovirus
Nearly 20 percent of gastroenteritis cases stem from the 'cruise-ship virus,' study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Norovirus Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noroviruses Cause Nearly a Fifth of Gastroenteritis Cases Worldwide (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Noroviruses are found in 18% of patients with acute gastroenteritis worldwide, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 27, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Norovirus a huge cause of gastroenteritis worldwide
High figures highlight need for a vaccineRelated items from OnMedicaUK rotavirus vaccination programme for next yearCases of norovirus – up 83% on last yearCopper kills norovirusDiarrhoea in kids mostly caused by just four pathogensRotavirus vaccine offered to babies from today (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 27, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Noroviruses cause around a fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide
Noroviruses are a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhea and vomiting) across all age groups, responsible for almost one-fifth of all cases worldwide. New estimates highlight the importance of developing norovirus vaccines, say the authors. "Our findings show that norovirus infection contributes substantially to the global burden of acute gastroenteritis, causing both severe and mild cases and across all age groups. Diarrhea remains one of the leading causes of death of children in developing regions of the world." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Seven Die in Gastroenteritis Outbreak in Jigawa
[Independent]Commissioner for Health in Jigawa, Dr Tafida Abubakar, on Wednesday said an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Hadejia community in Hadejia Local Government Area had claimed seven lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

20 million get sick each year from norovirus -- stomach flu -- in the United States
Alex CukanATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) -- About 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year, mostly from eating in restaurants, catering or banquet facilities. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Probiotics Effective and If So, For What Problems?
Discussion Colic is often defined by Wessel’s rule of threes: crying 3 or more hours/per day, 3 or more days per week, for 3 weeks or more. Colic is a diagnosis of exclusion based upon through history and physical examination in a healthy growing child being fed properly. It usually starts at 1-2 weeks of age, stops around 3-4 months and has no predictable long-term outcomes such as behavioral, tempermental or psychological problems. Parental and caregiver support is the most important treatment for excessive crying and colic as these infants can be very intense individuals who require a great deal of attention. For...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Daniel Hames choked to death on his own vomit in hospital after nurse went break
Daniel Hames had been repeatedly hospitalised with acute gastroenteritis before he died at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary last March, an inquest has heard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating Against Their Will
A poster to promote rotavirus vaccination. Credit: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IPS.By Monde Kingsley NforYAOUNDÉ, May 7 2014 (IPS) The growing number of child deaths from diarrhoea in Cameroon has necessitated the introduction of a new vaccine (RotaTeq) designed to protect babies under five against common types of rotaviruses that cause diarrhoea. But growing skepticism over new vaccines, and lack of potable water and proper hygiene could thwart such public health efforts, experts say. “Diarrhoea is one of the top killers of children under five in Cameroon, responsible for more than 5,800 deaths in children under five yearly,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Monde Kingsley Nfor Tags: Active Citizens Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories Religion TerraViva Europe TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Cameroon Children Vaccination Source Type: news

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest
Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. "Notification of outbreaks to public health units should occur within 24 hours of any outbreak so that diagnostic testing and control measures can begin as soon as possible," the researchers state. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest
(Wiley) Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 2, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news