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  • Public-Health Puzzle: Young People Having Less Sex, Contracting More STDs

    10/19/2019 4:41:56 AM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 18, 2019 | Jo Craven McGinty
    It sounds contradictory: Young people, we’re told, are having less sex than older generations did at the same age. But they’re also contracting more sexually transmitted diseases than any other group, and the rates of infection are accelerating at an alarming pace. Last year, combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia reached an all-time high with half the reported infections occurring in adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 24. The reason for the increases among younger people is likely a combination of factors, ranging from reduced access to health care to riskier behavior among those who are sexually active....
  • 3 major STDs reached ‘all-time high’ in infections in 2018, says new CDC report

    10/09/2019 1:00:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Three major sexually-transmitted diseases reached a historic high in infection cases in 2018, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The combined number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have continued to increase, reaching what the CDC described as “an all-time high in the United States in 2018.” According to a report released Tuesday, the CDC found that from 2017 to 2018, chlamydia cases increased 3 percent to more than 1.7 million cases, the highest number of such cases ever reported to the CDC. Gonorrhea cases increased 5 percent to more than 580,000,...
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says

    10/09/2019 6:18:33 AM PDT · by karpov · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 8, 2019 | Liam Stack
    The number of combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States rose to a record high last year, including an alarming jump in the rate of newborn deaths caused by congenital syphilis, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. More than 2.4 million syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were reported in the United States in 2018, an increase of more than 100,000 cases from the previous year, the center said in its annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. It attributed the increase to several factors, including a decline in condom...
  • STDs in America Hit an All-Time High in 2018

    10/09/2019 2:36:37 AM PDT · by fwdude · 20 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | October 8, 2019 | David Artavia
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its 2018 STD Surveillance report, which revealed that after five straight years of dramatic increases, the Unites States saw an all-time high of sexual transmitted illness rates. In a nutshell, the report revealed that there were 1.8 million cases of chlamydia in 2018 (a 19 percent increase since 2014); 583,405 cases of gonorrhea (a 63 percent increase since 2014); 35,063 cases in primary and secondary syphilis (a 71 percent increase since 2014); and 1,306 cases of congenital syphilis (a 185 percent increase since 2014).
  • CDC Confirms That the Vast Majority of Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Involve THC Products

    09/29/2019 6:26:35 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 84 replies
    Reason ^ | September 27, 2019 | Jacob Sollum
    Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally confirmed that the vast majority of patients with vaping-related respiratory illnesses have reported using cannabis products, typically purchased on the black market. Among 514 patients for whom the information was available, the CDC found, 77 percent reported using THC products. Just 16 percent said they had vaped only nicotine, although the types, sources, and brands of the products were not identified.Since people may be reluctant to admit illegal drug use, the true rate of THC vaping among the patients with respiratory symptoms is almost certainly higher. Prior data from...
  • CDC is Protecting Illicit Marijuana While Trying to Pin this Outbreak on Traditional E-Cigarettes

    09/14/2019 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 36 replies
    The Rest of the Story ^ | September 8, 2019 | Dr. Michael Siegel
    It is clear to me that in its investigation of more than 400 cases of acute respiratory failure tied to the vaping of certain products, the CDC is doing everything it can to undermine the proven connection between most of these cases and illicit marijuana vape carts, while exaggerating a potential, but completely unproven connection with traditional electronic cigarettes. This was highlighted last Friday with the complete split between the FDA and CDC with respect to their public communications and warnings regarding the disease outbreak.
  • CDC warns about e-cigarette use after rise in vaping-related deaths

    09/06/2019 12:58:57 PM PDT · by Drango · 53 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | Erika Edwards
    After the number of vaping-related illnesses jumped to at least 450 cases in 33 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned people Friday about using e-cigarettes, especially those bought off the street. The CDC is currently investigating the spate of vaping-related illnesses that have popped up across the country in recent weeks. "While this investigation is ongoing, people should consider not using e-cigarette products. People who do use e-cigarette products should monitor themselves for symptoms," the CDC wrote in a news release. ~snip
  • Mumps sickens hundreds of detained migrants in 19 states

    08/30/2019 1:21:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | 08/30/2019 | AP
    Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to the first US government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system. The virus sickened 898 adult migrants and 33 detention center staffers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its report Thursday. New cases continue as migrants are taken into custody or transferred between facilities, the report said. As of last week, outbreaks were happening in 15 facilities in seven states. In response to the report, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said medical professionals at detention facilities screen all...
  • CDC: USA is on the verge of losing measles elimination status

    08/28/2019 12:17:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/2019 | Zack Budryk
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week sounded the alarm that recent measles outbreaks have put the 2000 declaration of the disease having been eliminated at risk, according to a CNN report. The ongoing outbreaks have created a “reasonable chance” the nation will lose measles elimination status in October, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told the network. "It certainly is incredibly frustrating and upsetting to the public health community that we may lose measles elimination status, because we do have a safe and effective vaccine," she told CNN....
  • CDC: 153 cases of severe lung disease in 16 states possibly linked to vaping

    08/22/2019 7:14:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 21 Aug 2019 | By Michael Nedelman, CNN
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now aware of 153 possible cases of severe lung disease in 16 states that could be caused by vaping, the agency said Wednesday in an update to a multi-state investigation. The cases -- reported from June 28 to August 20, 2019 -- have popped up in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. They have primarily affected adolescents and young adults. This is an increase from Saturday, when CDC announced it was looking into 94 possible cases...
  • Fort Detrick lab shut down after failed safety inspection; all research halted indefinitely

    08/06/2019 8:16:01 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 52 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | Aug 2, 2019 | Heather Mongilio
    All research at a Fort Detrick laboratory that handles high-level disease-causing material, such as Ebola, is on hold indefinitely after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the organization failed to meet biosafety standards. No infectious pathogens, or disease-causing material, have been found outside authorized areas at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The CDC inspected the military research institute in June and inspectors found several areas of concern in standard operating procedures, which are in place to protect workers in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories, spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden confirmed in an email Friday....
  • JW uncovers more Comey corruption [Weekly Update]

    08/02/2019 4:20:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 2, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    FBI Documents Detail That Comey Had Trump FBI Docs At His Home! Judicial Watch Goes To Court on FBI Stonewall and Cover-Up U.S. Wastes $907 Million Tax Dollars on Useless “Nutrition Education” FBI Documents Detail That Comey Had Trump FBI Docs At His Home! As the Justice Department reportedly takes a step to give James Comey a pass for illegal activity, Judicial Watch is uncovering the details of these crimes. We received six pages of records from the FBI showing that in June 2017, a month after Comey was fired by President Donald Trump, FBI agents visited his home...
  • Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin

    07/27/2019 6:49:06 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 84 replies
    Patch ^ | 10/16/2018 | Deb Pelt
    BALTIMORE, MD – Charm City is once again among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company's 2018 rankings released Monday. This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments. Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago...
  • How CDC Duped the Nation: by Exploiting Known System Failures - Part III

    07/11/2019 10:09:41 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 3 replies
    Noteworthy Journal blog ^ | 06/12/19 | Dez Nelson
    "In Part II of this exposé, we discussed an overview of how medicolegal death investigations (MDI) are carried out, the agencies and individuals involved, the data that is captured, errors in data and or interpretation, the lack of a standardized approach to death investigation, and other problems related to how these investigations are carried out."
  • With a surge in cases of mysterious polio-like condition, CDC appeals to doctors to help crack case

    07/09/2019 4:48:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | 07/08/2019 | Helen Branswell
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday appealed to doctors to rapidly report suspected cases of a mysterious ailment that afflicts young children, saying delays in identifying possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, are hindering the search for the condition’s cause. Every two years since 2014, a surge of the polio-like illnesses has struck a number of young children across the country, leaving them with weakened limbs. Efforts to find the cause of the phenomenon have pointed to viral infections as a possible culprit, but to date no one virus has been clearly implicated. Dr. Tom...
  • Diarrhea-causing illness linked to swimming pools on the rise, CDC says

    06/30/2019 5:25:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 28, 2019
    Not to spoil your summer pool fun, but outbreaks of "crypto," a swimming-related diarrheal illness, are on the rise, according to a new report. From 2009 to 2017, there were nearly 450 outbreaks of crypto (short for cryptosporidiosis) reported in the U.S., which resulted in more than 7,400 illnesses, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What's more, outbreaks of the illness — which is caused by a hardy parasite called Cryptosporidium — increased 13 percent per year over the eight-year study period, the authors said. Cryptosporidium causes profuse, watery diarrhea that can last...
  • VANITY: Daily flights to Dominican Republic from Europe/Russia - any ill or dead Euros/Ruskies?

    06/10/2019 2:58:03 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 12 replies
    self ^ | 6/10/19 | Self
    Lately we've been hearing on the news about the many Americans falling ill and/or dying in the Dominican Republic, namely in resort hotels. I've seen that there are daily flights to Punta Cana from Europe & Russia -- three a week from Dusseldorf, three a week from Moscow, daily direct flights from Heathrow and Gatwick in England, a few direct from Toronto and Montréal in Canada -- the list goes on and on. Question: Have there been any reports of ill or dead Europeans or foreigners in the Dominican Republic? Very suspect that the only victims are Americans. Conspiracy theory:...
  • Sen. Schumer urges CDC to declare emergency as drug-resistant fungus continues to spread in N.Y.

    05/07/2019 6:06:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    OAN ^ | Monday, May 6, 2019
    Since March 31, 2019 the CDC has confirmed more than 600 cases of the Candida auris fungus across the U.S. Over half of those cases occurred in New York. The fungus has been found in hospitals and nursing homes, and may be deadly for those with weakened immune systems such as the elderly, newborns and the chronically ill.
  • CDC: Stop washing your raw chicken

    05/03/2019 6:35:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 141 replies
    fox ^ | 2 May 2019 | Alexandria Hein
    Don’t wash your raw chicken! Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other food or utensils in the kitchen. The agency recommended placing raw chicken in a disposable bag before placing it in the shopping cart or refrigerator, washing hands with soapy water after handling it, using a separate cutting board to handle it, and never placing cooked food or fresh produce on the same surface as uncooked chicken.
  • U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

    04/23/2019 9:45:24 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 36 replies ^ | 4/22/19
    The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had recorded 626 cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease in 22 states as of April 19, the highest rate of infection in five years.