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FDA Approves Cyltezo, the First Interchangeable Biosimilar to Humira
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first interchangeable biosimilar product to treat certain inflammatory diseases. Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm) is now approved as interchangeable with (and may be substituted for) its reference product Humira (adalimumab).

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:27:40 EDT


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 10/15/21
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:35:58 EDT


FDA to Hold Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Merck and Ridgeback’s EUA Application for COVID-19 Oral Treatment
The FDA is announcing an upcoming meeting of its Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) to discuss Merck and Ridgeback’s Application for the Emergency Use of a COVID-19 Oral Treatment

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:34:51 EDT


FDA Awards 11 Grants to Clinical Trials to Develop New Medical Products for Rare Disease Treatments
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has awarded 11 new clinical trial research grants, equaling more than $25 million of funding over the next four years.

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:25:36 EDT


To Improve Nutrition and Reduce the Burden of Disease, FDA Issues Food Industry Guidance for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Packaged Foods
FDA Issues Final Guidance to Food Industry for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Packaged Foods

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:05:11 EDT


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: October 12, 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: October 12, 2021

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:23:22 EDT


FDA Permits Marketing of E-Cigarette Products, Marking First Authorization of Its Kind by the Agency
FDA authorized the marketing of three new tobacco products, marking the first set of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products ever to be authorized by the agency through the Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) pathway.

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:22:35 EDT
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zaftig

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 18, 2021 is:

zaftig • \ZAHF-tig\  • adjective

Zaftig means "having a full, rounded figure"—in other words, "pleasingly plump."

// Portraits of zaftig models are exhibited in the artist's collection.

See the entry >

Examples:

"The photography exhibition revels in depictions of Coney Island, including Lisette Model's widely-reproduced 1939-40 portrait of a zaftig woman  … laughing as waves lap at her feet…." — Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 29 Aug. 2021

Did you know?

Zaftig is one of a number of Yiddish-derived words that entered the English language during the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. It comes from Yiddish zaftik, which means "juicy" or "succulent" and itself derives from zaft, meaning "juice" or "sap."





Mon, 18 Oct 2021 01:00:01 -0400


perpetuity

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 17, 2021 is:

perpetuity • \per-puh-TOO-uh-tee\  • noun

Perpetuity is a state of continuing forever or for a very long time.

// The property will be passed on from generation to generation in perpetuity.  

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Examples:

"Nearly 120 acres in Bradford County … will be free from development in perpetuity, thanks to a conservation easement acquisition by the North Florida Land Trust." — The Florida Times-Union, 18 Sept. 2021

Did you know?

Continual existence—that elusive philosophical concept is reflected in perpetuity, which traces to Latin perpetuus, an adjective meaning "continual" or "uninterrupted." The word has specific legal use. It can refer, for example, to an arrangement in a will rendering land forever incapable of being surrendered or transferred (or at least, for a period longer than is set by rules against such arrangements) or to an annuity that is payable forever.





Sun, 17 Oct 2021 01:00:01 -0400


gossamer

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 16, 2021 is:

gossamer • \GAH-suh-mer\  • adjective

Gossamer means "extremely light, delicate, or tenuous."

// Except for a few gossamer clouds, the sky was clear and blue.

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Examples:

"The dragonfly is our state insect…. As a beautiful predator with gossamer wings…, this insect deserves far more appreciation." — Barbara Hunt, The Mat-Su Valley (Alaska) Frontiersman, 2 Aug. 2021

Did you know?

In the days of Middle English, a period of mild weather in late autumn or early winter was sometimes called a gossomer, literally "goose summer." People may have chosen that name for a late-season warm spell because October and November were the months when people felt that geese were at their best for eating. Gossomer was also used in Middle English as a word for filmy cobwebs floating through the air in calm, clear weather, apparently because somebody thought the webs looked like the down of a goose. This sense eventually inspired the adjective gossamer, which means "light, delicate, or tenuous"—just like cobwebs or goose down.





Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:00:01 -0400


embellish

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 15, 2021 is:

embellish • \im-BELL-ish\  • verb

Embellish means "to make (something) more appealing or attractive with fanciful or decorative details."

// As they grew older, the children realized their grandfather embellished the stories of his travels abroad.

// The gift shop had cowboy shirts and hats embellished with beads and stitching.

See the entry >

Examples:

"Well, I've always wanted to write a children's book. This is just partly based on a story I used to tell Krishna, my daughter, when she was going to bed at night, but we just embellished it and embellished it." — Padma Lakshmi, quoted in Bon Appétit, 27 May 2021

Did you know?

Embellish is related to the French word for "beautiful," bel, and, traditionally, it has been used to imply beautifying an object with the addition of things unessential. That's still true; however, it is equally appealing as an adjective for making statements or stories sound more entertaining.





Fri, 15 Oct 2021 01:00:01 -0400


cabal

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 14, 2021 is:

cabal • \kuh-BAHL\  • noun

A cabal is a group secretly united in a plot.

// Military police arrested members of the cabal who were planning to overthrow the government.

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Examples:

"February 14? … That's an arbitrary date picked by a cabal of florists and greeting card manufacturers. Love can happen any time of the year…." — Bruce Gravel, Peterborough (Ontario) This Week, 4 Feb. 2021

Did you know?

Cabal has been associated with a group of five ministers in the government of England's King Charles II. The initial letters of the names or titles of those men (Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale) spelled cabal, and they have been collectively dubbed as the "Cabal Cabinet" or "Cabal Ministry." But these five names are not the source of the word cabal, which was in use decades before Charles II ascended the throne. The term traces back to cabbala, the Medieval Latin name for the Kabbalah, a traditional system of esoteric Jewish mysticism. Latin borrowed Cabbala from the Hebrew qabbālāh, meaning "received or traditional lore."





Thu, 14 Oct 2021 01:00:01 -0400
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Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Federation
On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain an avian influenza A(H5N8) outbreak detected in a poultry farm in Astrakhan Oblast in the Russian Federation. The laboratory confirmation of the seven specimens were performed by the State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR (WHO H5 Reference Laboratory). The age of seven positive cases ranged between 29 to 60 years and five were female.

Between 3 and 11 December, a total of 101 000 of 900 000 egg laying hens on the farm died. This high mortality rate prompted an investigation. Samples were collected from these birds and an initial detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) was performed by the Russian regional veterinary laboratory. On 11 December, the outbreak was confirmed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Reference laboratory, and the Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), in Vladimir, the Russian Federation. Outbreak containment operations started immediately and continued for several days due to the large size of the poultry farm.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:00:00 GMT


Ebola virus disease – Guinea
On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:50:00 GMT


Rift Valley fever – Kenya
Rift Valley fever (RVF) has been reported in Kenya in humans in Isiolo and Mandera counties and in

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 11:00:00 GMT


Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 7 February 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after the laboratory confirmation of one case in North Kivu Province. The case was an adult female living in Biena Health Zone. To date the source of infection is still under investigation.

On 25 January 2021, the case presented with nasal bleeding. From 25 January to 1 February, she reportedly received outpatient care at a local health centre. From 1 to 3 February, she was admitted to a second health centre with signs of physical weakness, dizziness, joint pain, epigastric pain, liquid stools, headache and difficulty breathing. On 3 February, a blood sample was collected for EVD testing due to her epidemiological link with an EVD survivor. On the same day, she was referred to a hospital in Katwa Health Zone (part of Butembo city) following the deterioration of her condition. She was admitted to the intensive care unit the same day and died on 4 February. On 5 February, the body was buried in Musienene Health Zone, however not under safe burial practices.

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:00:00 GMT


Influenza A (H3N2) variant virus – United States of America
On 13 January, 2021, a child under 18 years of age in Wisconsin developed respiratory disease. A respiratory specimen was collected on 14 January. Real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing conducted at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene indicated a presumptive positive influenza A(H3N2) variant virus infection. The specimen was forwarded to the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on 21 January for further testing. On 22 January, CDC confirmed an influenza A (H3N2)v virus infection using RT-PCR and genome sequence analysis. Investigation into the source of the infection has been completed and revealed that the child lives on a farm with swine present. Sampling of the swine on the property for influenza virus has not yet been conducted but is planned. Five family members of the patient reported respiratory illness during the investigation and were tested for influenza; all tested negative. The patient was prescribed antiviral treatment and was not hospitalized and has made a full recovery. No human to human transmission has been identified associated with this investigation.

Sequencing of the virus by CDC revealed it is similar to A (H3N2) viruses circulating in swine in the mid-western United States during 2019-2020. Viruses related to this A (H3N2)v virus were previously circulating as human seasonal A (H3N2) viruses until around 2010-2011 when they entered the USA swine population. Thus, past vaccination or infection with human seasonal A (H3N2) virus is likely to offer some protection in humans.

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 00:00:00 GMT


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Between 1 June through 31 December 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) with one associated death. The cases were reported from Riyadh (two cases), Taif (one case), and Al-Ahsaa (one case) Regions.

The link below provides details of the four reported cases.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 00:00:00 GMT


Cholera – Togo
From 11 November to 28 December, 2020 a total of 67 suspected cholera cases presenting with diarrhea and vomiting, including two deaths a case fatality ratio (CFR: 3%) were reported from the municipalities “Golfe 1” and “Golfe 6” in Lomé, Togo. A total of four health areas (Katanga, Adakpamé, Gbétsogbé in Golfe 1, and Kangnikopé in Golfe 6) in the affected municipalities reported at least one case.

On 17 November, cholera was confirmed by culture in the laboratory of the National Institute of Hygiene (INH) in Lomé, Togo and WHO was informed. On 19 November, the Minister of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Care of Togo issued a press release declaring a cholera outbreak and on 24 November WHO was officially notified. From 11 November to 28 December 2020, a total of 17 out of 41 stool samples tested positive for Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Ogawa by culture in the National Institute of Hygiene (INH) in Lomé, Togo.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT


Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus – Brazil
On 15 December 2020, the Brazil Ministry of Health reported the second confirmed human infection with influenza A(H1N2) variant virus [A(H1N2)v] in Brazil in 2020.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMT