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  • HOMELAND SECURITY REPORT CONFIRMS DISEASES SPREADING AT BORDER FACILITIES

    08/01/2014 12:13:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/01/2014 | Kerry Pickett
    The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a memo on Thursday confirming the problem of communicable diseases that are being spread throughout detention centers. The OIG outlined a two-week report from the beginning of the month on the detention of Unaccompanied Alien Children. According to DHS IG John Roth’s memo to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the IG office continues to make unannounced site visits to numerous detention centers along the southern border where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are temporarily sheltering UACs. The IG says they did not observe any misconduct or inappropriate conduct of DHS employees...
  • Illegal immigrant kids exposed fed agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis & chicken pox, report says

    08/01/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. In two cases, the children of a border patrol agent got chicken pox contracted from their parents’ exposure to unaccompanied children with chicken pox, according to the report on conditions of detention centers and border facilities. The report, the first in a series, is based on 87 unannounced visits to 63 detention centers being used to house unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in Texas, Arizona...
  • Illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox ...

    08/01/2014 5:32:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Complete Headline: Illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General. [Snip] “UAC and family unit illnesses and unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities resulted in unsanitary conditions and exposure to human waste in some holding facilities. “DHS employees reported exposure to communicable diseases and becoming sick on duty. For example, during a recent site visit to the Del Rio...
  • Shingles : Don't take chances

    09/04/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT · by deputytess · 132 replies
    Hey Folks, I recently recovered from shingles.Still have a bit of nerve pain. I was very lucky and managed to avoid the worst through early intervention. I just want to encourage anyone out there who's had chicken pox to talk to their doctor about the shingles shot. You don't want to go through what I went through. This especially goes for my fellow "Boomers". Stress is one of the main triggers for shingles and we 50 somethings have a lot of stress. God bless you all and stay healthy.
  • Parents Warned About Mail Order Chicken Pox Lollipops

    11/07/2011 10:01:35 AM PST · by DemforBush · 103 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | 11/6/11 | Leezel Tanglao
    Authorities and doctors are warning parents who want to avoid chicken pox vaccines for their children that a new mail-order scheme to share lollipops licked by children infected with the disease as a way to create immunity in their kids is not only unsafe but illegal...
  • My kid has chicken pox...again? Vanity

    03/28/2007 1:12:30 PM PDT · by hiramknight · 99 replies · 1,593+ views
    As my frustration with the state of Massachusetts grows, I found out a few days ago that my 14 year old daughter has the chicken pox. Shortly thereafter, I was enlightened to the fact that there were a number of cases of the virus being endured by kids of all ages in my daughter's school system. A small epidemic. Now before evoking judgment for posting such a boring thread, here's the punch line. Most of the cases are repeats. That's right, many of the kids have already had the chicken pox, including my daughter. Now that I've got your attention,...
  • Vaccine Curbs Shingles Cases and Severity

    06/03/2005 12:22:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 843+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2005 | ANDREW POLLACK
    An experimental vaccine can reduce both the incidence and the severity of shingles by more than half, doctors reported yesterday, in a development that could spare hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans from an extremely painful disease. The effectiveness of the vaccine was determined in an unusually large clinical trial involving more than 38,500 people over the age of 60, the group most prone to shingles, a skin and nerve infection. "I think the results are quite clinically significant," said Dr. Michael N. Oxman, the leader of the study, which is being published today in The New England Journal of...
  • Chicken Pox Vaccine Curbs Severity, Contagiousness of Disease

    08/10/2004 6:48:20 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 488+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 8/10/04 | Kathleen Doheny
    TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDayNews) -- Like all vaccines, the one for chicken pox isn't foolproof, but a new study finds that when vaccinated children still get the disease, they are only half as contagious as unvaccinated kids. Their cases are also typically much less severe, said study author Dr. Jean F. Seward, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "In the average case, there are 200 to 400 lesions," she said, referring to the blister-like rash that occurs with the disease. "A bad case is up to 1,000 lesions. These 'breakthrough' cases get typically less than 50 lesions,...
  • Avoid Chickenpox. (Oatmeal Bath Is No Picnic.)

    04/01/2004 11:09:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 428+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 30, 2004 | JANE E. BRODY
    Medical texts describe chickenpox, or varicella, as a highly contagious but rather mild childhood disease that only rarely results in serious complications, a fact that has set off decades of controversy over whether the vaccine to prevent chickenpox is warranted. Had anyone asked me, I would have said absolutely. Although I had none of the characteristics associated with more severe cases, at age 8 I had what my pediatrician called the "worst case of chickenpox" he had ever seen — more than 1,000 intensely itchy blisters all over my body. Sick for three weeks, I spent hours each day in...
  • (U.S. Rep. Patsy) Mink's condition unchanged today (September 26, 2002)

    09/26/2002 11:14:28 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 2 replies · 223+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Thursday, September 26, 2002 | Mike Gordon
    <p>U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink's medical condition remained unchanged today, according to a Democratic Party official.</p> <p>Mink has been in the intensive care unit at Straub Clinic and Hospital since Sept. 1 with viral pneumonia brought on by a case of chicken pox. Her family has withheld information on her exact medical condition and her staff has only said Mink is "serious but stable."</p>
  • No new word yet on (U.S. Rep.) Mink's condition

    09/23/2002 6:27:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 24 replies · 216+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Monday, September 23, 2002 | B.J. Reyes
    <p>With secrecy still surrounding the health of U.S. Rep Patsy Mink, her Republican challenger in the general elections plans to back off the issue this week, while waiting to hear whether she plans to continue her campaign for a 13th term.</p>
  • GOP rival presses for (U.S. Rep. Patsy) Mink health status

    09/18/2002 6:27:00 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 11 replies · 308+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Wednesday, September 18, 2002 | Lynda Arakawa
    <p>Republican congressional candidate Bob McDermott today said the public has a right to know the medical condition of U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink, who has been hospitalized for pneumonia.</p> <p>"When you're running for Congress, this is a high federal office," McDermott said. "I can tell you as a public figure ... you don't have that much privacy. We have limited privacy. So I am asking that they be forthcoming with her medical condition. Is she unconscious? She hasn't released a statement. Is she able to speak? Can she walk on her own? I think these are all valid questions that the voters before the primary election have a right to know."</p>
  • (U.S. Rep. Patsy) Mink said to be on road to recovery

    09/17/2002 9:03:09 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 8 replies · 263+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2002 | Lynda Arakawa
    <p>U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink, who has been hospitalized for pneumonia, is "on the way to recovery" and capable of running for reelection, U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie said yesterday.</p> <p>"She is not in mortal danger," he said. "She is quite the opposite. She is doing exactly what the doctors tell her to do, which among other things include that she rest completely. And as soon as it's physically possible for her, she will be back out in the campaign ... full blast for renomination and for election, and intends to serve and complete her term in the 108th Congress."</p>
  • Hawaii Democrats Uncertain on Rep. (Patsy Mink [D-HI])

    09/14/2002 10:14:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 11 replies · 354+ views
    Associated Press | Saturday, September 14, 2002 | Associated Press
    Hawaii Democrats Uncertain on Rep. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 1:23 p.m. ET HONOLULU (AP) -- The hushed-up hospitalization of Rep. Patsy Mink has political leaders privately speculating on the future of her Congressional seat, although she is expected to win re-election whether she can campaign or not. Publicly, politicians on both sides are avoiding speculation in deference to the 74-year-old Democrat's family and to local sensibilities. Mink's Aug. 30 hospitalization was kept secret for a week, until her office acknowledged she was suffering from viral pneumonia resulting from a case of chicken pox. The disease is usually mild...
  • (U.S. Rep. Patsy) Mink still 'very sick' but few details given

    09/13/2002 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 24 replies · 351+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Friday, September 13, 2002 | Mike Gordon
    <p>The family of U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink, who has been hospitalized in the Straub Hospital & Clinic intensive care unit since Sept. 1, yesterday said Mink has "a hard-hitting pneumonia that takes time to overcome and heal from."</p> <p>"The family has been advised to be patient while Mrs. Mink fights the pneumonia," according to the statement. "The family asks the public to be patient, as well."</p>
  • (Hawai`i U.S. Rep. Patsy)Mink remains in intensive care unit

    09/10/2002 1:34:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 10 replies · 280+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Saturday, September 7, 2002 | Curtis Lum
    Mink remains in intensive care unit By Curtis Lum Advertiser Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink remained in the intensive care unit at Straub Clinic & Hospital last night suffering from pneumonia.
  • Girl gets $4.7M for vaccine injuries

    08/25/2002 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 60 replies · 1,909+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | August 16, 2002 | LINDY WASHBURN
      Girl gets $4.7M for vaccine injuries Friday, August 16, 2002 By LINDY WASHBURN Staff Writer A New Jersey girl whose mental development stopped at 2 months old after a routine immunization has received a $4.7 million settlement from a national trust fund.More than $3 million of the award will go to an annuity that will pay for the child's care as long as she lives. Its payout could exceed $61 million if she lives to 71, said Mindy Michaels Roth, the Glen Rock attorney who brought the case in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The payment to...
  • SMALLPOX RUMORS - PAKISTAN: NOT

    06/13/2002 2:14:58 PM PDT · by Mitchell · 8 replies · 272+ views
    ProMED ^ | 6/13/2002 | World Health Organization (via ProMED)
    +3 Jun 2002 18:22:30 +0200 From: WHO Outbreak Response Team <outbreak@who.ch> Smallpox rumors - Pakistan: NOT ----------------------- Rumours reported by the media of a cluster of smallpox cases in Swabi district, Pakistan have been investigated by a team from National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad, health officials from the North West Frontier Province and WHO. All cases were children and showed typical features of chickenpox. No evidence of smallpox was found. Samples are being tested at NIH. -- Outbreak Verification Team Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR) World Health Organization Geneva <outbreak@who.ch> [Many thanks to the WHO...
  • Chickenpox Vaccine May Up Shingles Risk in Elderly

    05/03/2002 5:33:59 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies · 669+ views
    Reuters Health via Yahoo ^ | 5-2-02 | Richard Woodman
    LONDON (Reuters Health) - Scientists said on Thursday that vaccinating children against chickenpox (varicella) could increase the risk that adults would develop shingles, a painful blistering rash that is potentially dangerous in the elderly. The team, at Britain's Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS), said that although vaccination would save thousands of lives over time, thousands of elderly people could also die from the complications of shingles, known as herpes zoster. Writing in the journal Vaccine, they called for a re-evaluation of the policy of mass chickenpox vaccination that has been introduced already in the United States and is imminent in...