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#Pneumonia is the #1 infectious killer of kids – killing > 40,000 in #Somalia, #Guinea, #SouthSudan & #Chad in 2019

Introducing #PCV 💉would dramatically save lives - 92,000 by 2030!

What must be done:

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
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More than half of child #pneumonia deaths are in countries with < 60% #PCV coverage. These kids are paying with their lives!

These govts👇must introduce & protect >90% children with #PCV by 2025

More 👉

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
Introducing the #PCV 💉in #Somalia could avert 32,600 child deaths from #pneumonia, #meningitis & #sepsis

Prevention is key where just 23% of kids with pneumonia symptoms are taken for care.

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit @MoH_Somalia
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"It’s a pleasure to welcome our friends from the Palais back to WHO.
The last time we hosted you, in July last year, none of us could have imagined that almost 18 months later, we would still be in the grip of the pandemic."-@DrTedros, media briefing for Geneva-based journalists
"More than 3.3 million people have lost their lives to #COVID19 this year – more deaths than from HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined in 2020.
And still, COVID-19 continues to claim around 50,000 lives every week."-@DrTedros
"That’s not to mention the unreported deaths, and the millions of excess deaths caused by disruptions to essential health services."-@DrTedros
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1/ In 2015, the UK became the first country to implement a protein-based Meningococcal B vaccine (4CMenB) into the infant immunisation programme

Here, we show that vaccinated kids are now infected with different MenB strains than unvaccinated kids…🧵

2/ We recently showed that the UK 4CMenB infant immunisation programme is highly effective in preventing #meningitis/septicemia caused by group B meningococcal bacteria (MenB), the predominating serogroup (strain) causing invasive disease in Europe

3/ Since then we also showed 4CMenB can also protect against other meningococcal serogroups such as MenW because the proteins in the 4CMenB vaccine are present on the surface of all meningococci (not just MenB)

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🆕! First ever global strategy to #DefeatMeningitis - a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. 👉
#Meningitis is a dangerous inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, predominantly caused by infection with bacteria and viruses. It can be fatal within a few hours and cause lifelong disability.

👉 #DefeatMeningitis
#Meningitis that is caused by bacterial infection tends to be the most serious – leading to around 2⃣5⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ deaths a year - and can cause fast-spreading epidemics.

👉 #DefeatMeningitis
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@DrTedros "Today, the #DRC declared an outbreak of #meningitis in the north-eastern Tshopo Province, with 261 suspected cases and 129 deaths reported. Health authorities have deployed an initial emergency team, and WHO is supporting the response"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "More than 100 patients are already receiving treatment at home & in 🇨🇩 health centres. WHO has provided medical supplies & plans to deploy more experts & resources. #Meningitis is a deadly & debilitating disease, with serious health, economic & social consequences"-@DrTedros
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#idboardreview 20 M farmer consumes unpasteurized milk presents w/ several months of headache, fever & now ill with projectile vomiting, F 106F, myalgia, back pain, areflexia. Csf 100wbc 70%pmn, protein150, gluc20. Dx? #medEd #idmedEd #idtwitter
#brucellosis ddx chronic meningitis
Pic ref…
#Neurobrucellosis is the most serious form of the disease and affects between 5 and 7% of all brucellosis
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Joint #ECDC, @EFSA_EU and #EURL Lm report: European Listeria typing exercise (ELiTE).

A cross-sectorial study identifies strong link between human #listeriosis clusters and ready-to-eat fish products.

Full text:
#Listeriosis is a foodborne disease caused by L. monocytogenes bacteria. After ingestion via contaminated food, it can cause severe, life-threatening disease, often manifested as #septicaemia and/or #meningitis.
The severe disease happens particularly among elderly & immunocompromised people. It also may result in complications related to pregnancy.…
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Are the social distancing measures damaging our immune systems? Less contact = reduced infection rates.
For example, the number of reported whooping cough cases during the reporting period 2020/2021 is less than 5% of that of the previous year
@PHE produce weekly updates on statutory notifiable diseases and usefully provide comparisons to previous years. As might be expected, there has been significant decline in all. A few more graphs below to illustrate this 👇
As well as whooping cough, there are significantly fewer reported cases of #meningococcal septicemia, acute #meningitis, #measles and #mumps
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News on #vaccines against #COVID19 is very encouraging. Its timely to remember the fantastic impact that other vaccines have had over the last 200 yrs in Ireland - apart from clean water, vaccines have saved more lives than any other public health intervention @HSEImm @RCPI_news
In 1863 vaccination against smallpox was made compulsory for all children born in Ireland. Deaths fell from 7,550 for the decade to 1880 to the last reported death here in 1907. Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1979 – this one vaccine saved 100s of millions of lives globally. Image
Diphtheria was a very common cause of death among children until the 1940s - there were 318 deaths reported in 1938. With the introduction of a vaccine, the number of deaths fell year on year with 5 deaths in 1950; the last death notified from diphtheria was in 1967. @HSELive Image
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A series of images presented by an ID fellow to a faculty panel in the “Challenging Cases” session of the #MayoIDFellowsForum

The fellow asked the experts: What diagnosis comes to mind?

#IDTwitter, what do you think?
Clinical details, #MayoIDQ and MCQ to follow...
Awesome list of potential pathogens... from staphylococcus / streptococcus to nocardia, TB, fungi (Mucor, Candida, endemics) and toxoplasma, and others.

Without knowing the host and scenario, all are possible. Thank you #IDTwitter.
Now let us learn about the case details..
45M found unconscious.
PMH: alcohol use disorder. No IDU.
PE: T103F RR32 PR110
Murmur. Rales.
No skin lesions.
WBC 27K.
Imaging (photo). No PFO.
CSF TNC 9450 /N92% /prot 150 / glu 20

Name the pathogen.
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...Repasemos la enfermedad por el #VirusWestNile (#WNV):

🔘WNV es un arbovirus zoonótico emergente extendido por todo el 🌎
🔘Se transmite principalmente por la picadura de mosquitos.
🔘Las aves suelen ser el reservorio natural (migración ayuda a propagación).

Abro 🧶⬇️
🔘El virus puede resultar patogénico en humanos 👩‍🦰🧑‍🦰y en equinos 🐴
🔘Es una de las enfermedades incluidas en el Reglamento Sanitario Internacional de la #OMS, así como en la lista de enfermedades de declaración obligatoria de la #OIE
🔘Su diagnóstico diferencial es amplio
La infección por WNV suele ser asintomática (60-80%)
Cuando es sintomática, se caracteriza por #fiebre, #cefalea, #artromialgias y malestar general.
Hasta en el 50% puede aparecer un #rash maculopapular (tronco y extremidades)
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For a virus that presents "few to no symptoms" for the majority, "U.S. Orders Up to 600 Million Doses of #Pfizer, BioNTech Covid #Vaccine" (Bloomberg).…

So let's take a look at Pfizer.
"Pfizer is a publicly-traded global pharma corp.headquartered in NYC. Its revenues reached $52.5 billion in 2017. #Pfizer makes Advil, Xanax, #DepoProvera, Neosporin, #Lyrica & Dimetapp. Pfizer manufacturers more than 350 different pharmaceuticals & operates in 180 countries.
Pfizer's Lyrica, the new vallium, linked to depression, anxiety & suicide, now top pain medication on PBS. #Pregabalin #Addiction. Addicts of #hydromorphone (#Opioid) (Pfizer) have found a new addiction w/ #Lyrica. Capsules are opened, crushed & snorted.…
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Nigeria has made a lot of progress in preparing and responding to disease outbreaks and epidemics. I remember my early days of public health; some 15yrs ago it's @WHONigeria that prepared and shared the #weeklyepidemiological report for Nigeria... a thread!
For every outbreak or public health emergency in Nigeria, we heard more about @WHO who appeared to be at the forefront with @Fmohnigeria and its agencies; old #NPI which merged with @NphcdaNG fought #polio with the support of @WHO @UNICEF @Rotary etc.
#Clap4NCDC 2/20
With time the #Epidemiology unit of @Fmohnigeria grew in strength and capacity to lead the response. They also produced and sent out the weekly epidemiology reports for Nigeria, which hitherto was shared by @WHONigeria in collaboration with FMOH for sure. #Clap4NCDC
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Let's get started on our first @realbrainbook CBD.
A 49 year old woman presents to the emergency department with an acute onset headache, vomiting, neck stiffness and photophobia. On examination she is conscious and alert with a GCS of 15. She has no neurological deficits #BBSAH
Based on the history what are your thoughts on differential diagnoses? #BBSAH
Indeed, some great differentials mentioned. Here are some important ones to consider:
Vascular: Ruptured #aneurysm, Ruptured arterio-venous malformation #AVM
Infectious: #Meningitis ,Ruptured mycotic aneurysm
Other: #Migraine, Traumatic haemorrhage #BBSAH
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There is a thin line between contributing to knowledge through research and prioritising public health response during outbreaks. For us at @NCDCgov, our responsibility is to find the right balance, as they are interdependent.
Both research and response are critical. We can not do one without the other. It is important for countries especially like ours, to focus on building strong foundations. Supporting communities to improve health systems that will build trust and save lives
Over the last 3 years, there has been an increased interest of global institutions- public health, research and funding institutes, in the work we do especially in response to #meningitis #Lassafever #monkeypox. We need research to develop new tools to improve response
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Not sure what to expect at the 2019 BHP Research Showcase? Our free public event will be held at @qehbham on Fri 17 May, where you can get hands-on with our health research. If you want to #BePartOfResearch, take a look through our exhibitor info THREAD >…
Our #cardiology stand will focus on current studies that are changing & saving the lives of our patients. Our cardiology team is one of the largest in the UK and works closely with @ICVS_UoB to treat every type of #heartdisease
.@UmbrellaHealth is the home of #sexualhealth services for Brum & Solihull. They'll be here with interactive displays highlighting research into #HIV and #STIs, including #antimicrobialresistance and bacterial vaginosis >>
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If you have an interest in #AI, #HealthTech or #PatientSafety - then please read this evidence based thread which tells the story of @DrMurphy11 & an #eHealth #AI #Chatbot.

Read on, or see single tweet summary here👇0/44
is not a 'nerd'; he's a pretty typical NHS consultant with an interest in #PatientSafety.

On 6th Jan 2017 a tweet about an #eHealth #AI #Chatbot in #NHS trials caught his attention, so he thought he'd take a look. 1/44

Evidence here 👇
Dr Murphy downloaded the @babylonhealth App & tried the #Chatbot with a few simple clinical presentations. It quickly became apparent that the #Chatbot had flaws, raising the question if the App had been validated as a triage tool?

As evidenced by👇 2/44
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