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Phage therapy

Phage therapy

At a time when we are rightly concerned about the evolution of bacteria towards greater resistance to antibiotics, we are seeing the reappearance of a method for fighting pathogenic bacteria, invented by Félix d’Hérelle.  The first tested humans were in 1919: phagotherapy is 100 years old.   Félix d’Hérelle A self-taught French-Canadian microbiologist born in…

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Pediatric decontamination

Pediatric decontamination

The French Society of Disaster Medicine has just organized a session “Children and Disasters” in order to better understand the problems raised by children who are victims of a disaster. This gave us the opportunity to review the literature on pediatric decontamination that we propose to you here.   Special vulnerabilities of children Smaller in…

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Poisoning of children with chemicals and medicines: a serious and recurrent problem

Poisoning of children with chemicals and medicines: a serious and recurrent problem

What is this about? Poisoning in children is usually characterized by delirium, convulsion or decreased consciousness. In children under 5 years of age, poison ingestion is unintentional, while in adolescence, self-harm or accidents due to alcohol or drug use appear. The diagnosis must be made quickly in order to treat effectively. We will therefore see…

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What to do in case of a major CBRN incident?

What to do in case of a major CBRN incident?

A very interesting review article has just been published in the journal “surgery”. It’s signed A. Calder and S. Bland and we can find him by following this link . Several major accidents involving a CBRN component have occurred over the past 25 years. These include the deliberate use of chemicals in Tokyo in 1995 (Sarin), Iraq…

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Mustard gas causes epigenetic changes: new notions in the CBRN domain

Mustard gas causes epigenetic changes: new notions in the CBRN domain

Recent scientific publications show that mustard gas and organophosphates can cause epigenetic changes: we found it interesting to study this problem in order to better understand it and the consequences in terms of pathogenicity. These phenomena are especially important because they also seem to be implicated in the “Gulf War Syndrome”, which is not yet…

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Salmonella

Salmonella

Recent events regarding the contamination of infant milk with a strain of Salmonella in France, lead us to ask ourselves the question of the use of such bacteria for malicious purposes in the field of BCRNe for example. The Facts On 1 December 2017 an outbreak of Salmonella Agona in children was identified.  By 11…

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How did Reinhard Heydrich die? An event related to BCRNe ?

How did Reinhard Heydrich die? An event related to BCRNe ?

The man Born in 1904, Reinhard Heydrich, a direct assistant to Heinrich Himmler, was born in 1904. He took part in the “Reichstag fire”(1933) and was one of the craftsmen of the “Night of the Long Knives”(1934). Later, he participated in the framing of violence against Jews during the Crystal Night in 1938. He is…

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