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  • Drug-resistant 'Japanese fungus' infecting hospitals across the UK

    08/15/2017 8:03:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 15, 2017 | By Bethany Minelle
    Hospitals across the UK have been hit by a drug-resistant Japanese fungus which has so far infected more than 200 patients. The potentially deadly superbug has spread to at least 55 hospitals and is particularly dangerous for anyone with a weakened immune system. Most worryingly, the fungus is resistant to the most commonly prescribed fungicidal drug, fluconazole, and the species has the ability to rapidly evolve to develop resistance. 'Candida auris' - which was first identified in the ear of a patient in Japan - is able to live both on the skin and inside the body. "Large" outbreaks have...
  • Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota's Measles Outbreak

    05/04/2017 7:46:46 AM PDT · by posterchild · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | May 3, 2017 | Mark Zdechlik
    Health officials in Minnesota have been scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened primarily Somali-American children in the state. So far health officials have identified 34 cases, still mostly in Hennepin County, and they're worried there will be more. In Minnesota, the vast majority of kids under two get vaccinated against measles. But state health officials say most Somali-American 2-year-olds have not had the vaccine — about six out of ten. As the outbreak spreads, that statistic worries health officials, including Michael Osterholm, who directs the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
  • Measles danger now real in US: Outbreak spreads after refugees choose Islamic rules for vaccines

    04/30/2017 8:01:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    bizpareview ^ | 04/29/2017 | Martin Walsh
    In 2000, measles were declared “eliminated” inside the United States. But states are seeing an unusual increase in cases, which are typically linked to international travel and refugees migrating into the United States. Muslims practicing Islam also do not believe in vaccination. As reported by World Net Daily: Dr. Andrew Bostom, M.D., an academic internist specializing in general internal medicine who has also authored several books about the history of Islam, said Muslim communities often prove difficult to convince that vaccinations are appropriate for their children. “The case against vaccinations is first an Islamic one,” he said, citing a 2011...
  • SC health officials say 6 more have died from flu

    04/07/2017 7:24:49 AM PDT · by davikkm · 26 replies
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - State health officials say six more people died of flu in South Carolina during the last flu season. The Greenville News reports (http://grnol.co/2ogmgt5 ) that figures from the state Department of Health and Environmental Control show that brings the total numbers of deaths from the virus this season to 53.
  • Vaccine clinic being held in response to mumps outbreak

    03/11/2017 3:40:30 PM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Health officials are holding a vaccination clinic in response to a mumps outbreak at suburban Chicago schools. The Lake County Public Health Department says four cases have been confirmed at Barrington High School and one case at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire. More than 35 other suspected cases have been reported in the area.
  • Mumps outbreak spreading at University of Missouri amid national surge (trunc)

    11/18/2016 5:42:44 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 29 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11/17/16 | AP & Mia DeGraaf
    Escalating numbers of mumps infections being reported nationwide There are now 31 cases at University of Missouri, 27 more being tested Last week, State University of New York reported outbreak from swimteam Numerous Arkansas towns reported 427 mumps infections this summer Harvard University also battling an outbreak Mumps is an infection of the salivary gland, preventable by MMR vaccine The highly infectious virus is spread by saliva on cups, cutlery, plates Many do not experience symptoms but mumps can be devastating (copywrite restriction pervents further information; more information avaiable at source website)
  • Diabetes cases ROCKET by 75 per cent: <br>Number of adults with disease rises by 1.5million (UK)

    11/14/2016 6:38:33 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    express.uk ^ | 11/14/16 | Giles Sheldrick
    Data shows the number of adults with the disease has risen by 1.5 million in the past ten years, with GPs now reporting 3.6 million patients aged 17 and older on their records. There has been an increase of 137,000 in the past year alone – largely due to an explosion in cases of Type 2 diabetes. Experts warn that the debilitating condition is now reaching crisis proportions. Every day in the UK, 65 people die prematurely from diabetes while hundreds more battle lifechanging complications
  • Mumps Outbreak Expands at SUNY New Paltz; 13 Cases Reported (all were vaccinated)

    11/12/2016 7:12:46 AM PST · by NYer · 100 replies
    nbcnewyork ^ | November 11, 2016
    Thirteen cases of mumps have now been confirmed at the State University of New York at New Paltz, an increase of four since last week.At least eight members of the school's intercollegiate swim team, along with one athletics staff member, are among the sick. Swim practices and workouts were suspended as a precaution at the onset of the initial outbreak. 2 Mumps Cases Confirmed on SUNY Campuses; Outbreak Expands It's not clear if the additional four cases are connected to the mumps spread on the swim team, which county health officials first learned of a month ago. Last week, college health...
  • Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation involved in response to EBOLA in Liberia.

    10/22/2016 7:58:48 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 22 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:jtomarken@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2014-09-13 11:07 Subject: Fwd: ebola plan fyi Begin forwarded message: > From: "Walter T. Gwenigale" > Subject: Re: ebola plan > Date: September 13, 2014 at 5:45:14 AM EDT > To: "James Tomarken" > Cc: mmassaquoi@clintonhealthaccess.org, tgnyenswah74@yahoo.com, ebfasama@emansion.dov.lr, "mcclain.edward@gmail.com"Walter Gwenigale"" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Jacob Hughes" , "Denise Walsh" , "Mae Podesta" , "Michael Fine" , "Michael Fine" > Reply-To: wtgwenigale@mohsw.gov.lr > > Thanks, Jim, for getting to me yourself. If implemented, your proposal > will be a great help to us. Dr. Moses Massaquoi, the head of the Clinton > Foundation in...
  • ...God Is Sending A New Curse Of Mega Proportions On The LGBT Community(tr)

    10/22/2016 2:22:56 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 118 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 10/21/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title : "Christians Are Winning The War With The “20 million new STD cases in the US each year and half of these are among young people 15-24 years old”. And you might think that a prescription pill will cure these? Think again. Health officials are now warning about the “super gonorrhea” (forget the old gonorrhea) and super chlamydia, resistant to all known antibiotics. The reports also reveal that 93% of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men have anal HPV infections. Now think about this for a moment. If just released reports show a 20 million increase in STD each...
  • Mysterious polio-like virus has sickened at least 11 in Texas in 2016

    10/07/2016 3:52:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    .dallasnews.com ^ | sabriya rice
    As of August, at least 50 people in 24 states were confirmed to have acute flaccid myelitis, a viral infection that attacks the body’s nervous system and has led to paralysis and death.... In July, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued a warning to health providers after seven incidents were reported by the end of June. There have been a total of 11 confirmed and two suspected cases of AFM in Texas to date, and five have been in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties, according to DSHS. The first case was reported in March, followed by two...
  • Almost 500 New Yorkers have tested positive for Zika virus

    08/16/2016 11:17:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | Yoav Gonen
    Nearly 500 New Yorkers — including 49 pregnant women — have tested positive for the Zika ­virus, a more than tenfold increase since April, city officials said ­Tuesday. Five of the 483 victims contracted the virus through sex. The others are believed to have been infected from mosquito bites while traveling outside the United States — a majority in the Dominican Republic.
  • Meningitis outbreaks among gay men have experts puzzled

    07/30/2016 2:28:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    latimes.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Soumya Karlamangla
    AS cases of meningitis, a rare and potentially fatal disease, popped up in cities nationwide over the past several years, public health officials noticed a trend: many of those infected were gay men. There’s no known medical reason why meningitis, which is transmitted through saliva, would spread more among gay and bisexual men. Yet New York, Chicago and now Southern California have experienced outbreaks disproportionately affecting that population. “It is perplexing,” said Dr. Rachel Civen, a medical epidemiologist at L.A. County’s Department of Public Health. Of the 13 cases of meningitis this year in L.A. County — excluding Long Beach,...
  • Apparent Norovirus Strikes California Delegates At GOP Convention

    07/19/2016 11:44:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/19/2016
    California Delegation Executive Director Cynthia Bryant confirmed at least one member of the delegation was ill, but as many as a dozen delegates were sick with a similar virus, according to CBS San Francisco reporter Doug Sovern. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 ... Any delegates with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea were asked to contact California GOP officials and refrain from riding the bus with the rest of the delegation.
  • Norovirus Outbreak Strikes California Delegation At RNC

    07/19/2016 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Pollard · 51 replies
    CLEVELAND (KCBS) – Members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have fallen sick with the norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting. KCBS reporter Doug Sovern first tweeted the news of the outbreak Tuesday. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 Sovern said the outbreak started among some members of the delegation on Sunday and spread to more than a dozen members.
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Graphic Pics: Migrants Fleeing Islamic State Risk Bringing Deadly Flesh Eating Disease To Europe

    05/30/2016 5:09:03 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 29 replies
    brietbart ^ | 30 May , 2016 | Liam Deacon
    A flesh-eating tropical disease is ravaging the war-torn Middle East, after Islamic State destruction created the ideal breeding conditions. The parasitic disease called Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by bites from tiny infected sand flies which thriving in the squalid conditions left in the wake of Islamic State terror and conflict. Thousands of cases have now been reported. Previous, it was contained in Syria but has spread to Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan after more than four million Syrians fled there ,With the same migrants now heading on to Europe in their millions, it could be just a matter of times before...
  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 4:11:07 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 31 replies
    .abc15.com/news ^ | 5/30/16 | Vivian Padilla, Max Walker
    Officials say the newly identified public exposure includes the following locations and times as stated in the article.
  • CDC Official Says 'Thousands' May Have Arrived in US With Zika

    05/24/2016 1:28:58 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 24 replies
    abcnews ^ | 5/24/16 | Gillian Mohney
    Federal health officials today said they believe "thousands" of people may have contracted the Zika virus before returning to the U.S. as they remain concerned that the virus might start to have ongoing transmission in the U.S. Speaking at a panel at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the Zika virus remains "pretty concerning" for experts as they learn how it affects pregnant women. "The reality is one bite, and if you’re pregnant, your baby might be harmed," Schuchat said at the panel today....
  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/17/2016 8:51:07 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2016 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, ... More than 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States annually for the past three decades by the federal government. It’s not just tuberculosis being brought in by these resettled refugees. Measles, whooping cough, diptheria, and other diseases that were on their way to eradication are also coming in across the borders of the United States. A recent outbreak of measles in Memphis, Tennessee, a center for refugee resettlement, began at a local mosque, ... The alarming public health...