Outbreak Prevention & Control Gateway
Welcome to the Outbreak Prevention and Control Gateway. This gateway highlights the latest articles on outbreak prevention and control that is published by BioMed Central journals.
The first genome sequence of the goose reveals a mechanism for the susceptibility of geese to fatty liver disease
In an analysis of epidemiological and clinical data, recent outbreaks of Chikungunya virus in Brazil are caused by imported strains, suggesting surveillance and vector mitigation measures are required to avoid uncontrolled transmission in America.
A multiplex assay for simultaneous detection of H7N9 and influenza A viruses was developed, enabling the laboratory surveillance and rapid diagnosis of these viruses in the future.
Viroj Tangcharoensathien and colleagues discuss the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), highlighting the importance of incorporating universal health coverage within these goals in order to accelerate health equity.
In China, the number of indigenous and imported dengue cases has increased steadily since 2012, and the area affected by dengue has expanded, suggesting that enhanced surveillance and control strategies are needed to prevent future outbreaks.
Eng Eong Ooi comments on research highlighting recent increases in dengue incidence in China, discussing drivers of disease spread and emphasizing urgent steps that should be taken to avoid epidemic dengue in the future.
Prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis is essential to reduce mortality risk; in this forum article, clinicians and researchers working in sepsis care discuss the importance of early detection, and special considerations in different patient groups.
Bumblebees, honeybees and a solitary bee have similar numbers of immune genes so immune gene complement is not linked to sociality
A new study examines the evolution of MRSA in Singaporean healthcare systems and identifies the origins of pandemic clones
In a mathematical model, the current Ebola outbreak can be controlled using basic preventive measures in countries with strong traditional beliefs and customs, emphasizing the importance of public health measures to control disease spread.
The burden of tuberculosis (TB) in China can be reduced by limiting disease reactivation, particularly through large scale measures in the elderly, indicating additional preventive therapy would allow China to further reduce TB incidence and mortality.
Stem cell educator therapy, a treatment involving interactions between stem cells and a patient’s own blood cells, stimulates hair growth in alopecia areata (AA) patients, suggesting this novel treatment strategy could be beneficial for AA.
Exposure to persons with symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infection and relative risk of disease
There is little evidence on the relationship between self-recognized exposure to infection and subsequent homologous symptoms; self-reported observations by controls in a work-based RCT suggest that exposure to respiratory or gastrointestinal infection increased the relative risk of reported homologous infection.
Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen review tail biting, a common problem in modern pig production. They conclude that tail docking is not the only solution.
Today marks the launch of Porcine Health Management, a new OA journal for swine veterinarians and professionals. Co-Editors-in-Chief Guy-Pierre Martineau and Maurice Pensaert describe the journal's aims.
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Just published in BMC Public Health: Learning from large scale prevention efforts: findings from Avahan
Launched in 2003 with financial backing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Avahan is the world's largest HIV prevention programme. This special supplement documents the role of the initiative in the fight against HIV/AIDS in India.
Edited by Lalit Dandona and Eric Benotsch
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