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  • Climate change fuelling cholera surge: WHO

    12/16/2022 6:09:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    France24 ^ | December 16, 2022
    Geneva (AFP) – Climate change is fuelling a global cholera upsurge, the WHO said Friday, warning the situation was compounded by vaccine shortages and will only worsen unless it is stamped out soon. The World Health Organization is responding to cholera outbreaks in 29 countries, including Haiti, which has more than 1,200 confirmed cases, more than 14,000 suspected cases and more than 280 reported deaths. This week, Haiti received almost 1.2 million doses of oral cholera vaccines. But the WHO said that vaccine stockpiles were extremely low -- and that manufacturers were not enthusiastic about producing a vaccine chiefly aimed...
  • Sensor to monitor toilet sounds could identify cholera outbreaks

    12/06/2022 11:31:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | December 6, 2022 | By Cara Murez, HealthDay
    A small toilet-based sound sensor that can tell the difference between peeing, pooping and diarrhea may one day help prevent cholera outbreaks. "The hope is that this sensor, which is small in footprint and noninvasive in approach, could be deployed to areas where cholera outbreaks are a persistent risk," said researcher Maia Gatlin of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease that can kill within hours if untreated, according to the World Health Organization. So Gatlin and her team wanted to see if they could identify bowel sounds. They tested the idea in a way that...
  • Lebanon warns deadly cholera outbreak ‘spreading rapidly’

    10/20/2022 4:44:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 19 Oct 2022
    Since October 6, Lebanon has recorded 169 cholera cases, almost half of them in the past two days, according to the health ministry. Syrian refugees, health officials “have started to notice an increase in cases among the Lebanese”. “Cases are no longer confined to camps bordering Syria, but they’ve since spread to poor areas where drinking water is widely polluted and at times, mixed with wastewater.” Cholera is generally contracted from contaminated food or water, and causes diarrhoea and vomiting. It can also spread in residential areas that lack proper sewage networks or drinking water from mains. Abiad said that...
  • How my Grandpa’s Thanksgiving Ghost Story He Tells Each Year Led to Us Uncovering 189-Year-Old ‘Murder Mystery’

    11/25/2021 9:15:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2021 | Chris Bradford
    A grandpa’s haunting Thanksgiving ghost story appeared to help two brothers uncover a near 200-year-old “murder mystery.” Bill and Frank Watson were told a chilling tale about 57 Irish immigrants who died at a railroad site in Pennsylvania during the cholera epidemic in 1832. The area is now known as “Duffy’s Cut” as the rail workers’ boss was named Philip Duffy. It is a stretch of tracks located around 30 miles from Philadelphia. The brothers were told the chilling tale by their grandpa – a railroad worker – every Thanksgiving. They believe the rail workers died violently and not from...
  • Ivermectin causes sterilization in 85 percent of men, study finds

    09/08/2021 7:41:13 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 210 replies
    KTSM ^ | Sep 8, 2021 | Erin Coulehan
    EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The effects of Ivermectin therapy on human males can have an effect on men’s reproductive health. Researchers at three universities in Nigeria studied the effects of Ivermectin, which is used to treat river blindness and other medical conditions in humans, on men’s sperm counts. According to their study, 85 percent of men who take Ivermectin become sterilized. Ivermectin is often used as an anthelmintic to combat parasites in animals and some people have been using it to fight COVID-19 despite health experts’ recommendations against it.
  • Tigrayan 'Youth Group' Massacres Hundreds in Ethiopia

    11/30/2020 7:26:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Nov 30, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Pro-China WHO boss Tedros is key figure in Tigray Peoples Liberation Front. “Scores, and likely hundreds, of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra, a town in the South West Zone of Ethiopia’s Tigray Region on the night of 9 November,” Amnesty International is confirming. The human rights organization verified “photographs and videos of bodies strewn across the town or being carried away on stretchers.” Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s director for east and southern Africa, “confirmed the massacre of a very large number of civilians, who appear to have been day laborers in no way involved in the...
  • The WHO's Deceiver-General--A close look at Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    04/21/2020 10:46:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Visit When President Trump announced that his administration would withhold all U.S. funding from the World Health Organization, pending an investigation of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus promptly straightened the halo atop his head and proceeded to address the world in the sober tones of a selfless, afflicted martyr: “For now,” he said, “our focus, my focus, is on stopping this virus and saving lives. WHO is getting on with the job…. When we’re divided, the virus exploits the cracks between us.” But as a close look at Tedros’s handling of the current crisis...
  • 10 Deadliest Pandemics In History Were Much Worse Than Coronavirus So Far

    04/18/2020 6:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 18, 2020 | Dan Carpenter
    COVID-19 has us all thinking about public health, but looking back, there have been many pandemics before, and we persist in spite of them. As of April 15, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 605,390 cases of COVID-19 in the United States. These have occurred across all 50 states and have resulted in 24,582 deaths. We are all feeling the effects of the pandemic. Schools are closed, businesses have shut their doors, and nobody knows what’s coming next. While COVID-19 is one of the largest pandemics of the 21st century, you might be wondering how it stacks up...
  • Oh My: WHO Director Was Exposed for Covering Up 2017

    04/14/2020 8:42:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 4/14/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    The World Health Organization has come under increased scrutiny in recent months for its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Last night, Taiwan health officials released an email showing they warned the global organization the disease was spreading human-to-human in December. They also asked for cooperation and information. snip.. Led by Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO ignored the warnings on behalf of China and continued for weeks to regurgitate Chinese Communist Party propaganda about the virus. WHO officials also roundly criticized the United States for implementing a travel ban to and from the country. snip.. But it turns...
  • WHO Director Overseeing Coronavirus Response Covered Up Cholera Epidemics In 2013

    02/04/2020 10:54:42 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Jon Hall
    A week after a mysterious virus began to spread in China, the State Department enacted a level 4 travel advisory against the country on Thursday night. Citing the Coronavirus outbreak, the State Department advised U.S. citizens to not travel to China for any reason – and for anyone currently in China to leave as soon as possible. The State Department’s decision comes on the heels of the World Health Organization declaring the Coronavirus a global emergency. The declaration from the WHO seems suspiciously delayed – announced a full week after the virus accelerated spread in China. However, if you look...
  • 'Fully Complicit In the Terrible Suffering': Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Blamed For 2017 Cholera Outbreaks

    04/09/2020 8:40:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Yesterday, Fauci announced that he’s been friends with the World Health Organization’s Director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for many years. His announcement linked to the Clinton Foundation and the terrorist WHO leader. //snipp// 'Fully Complicit In the Terrible Suffering': Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Blamed For 2017 Cholera Outbreaks Health professionals accused him of covering up the previous epidemic to shield two African regimes.
  • WHO's President Tedros Adhanom Should be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity - Here's The Proof

    04/08/2020 10:34:52 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 14 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.08.2020 | Natalie D.
    President Trump, in an interview on “Hannity” on Tuesday, slammed the World Health Organization (WHO) for its “China-centric” views, adding the global health agency’s projections and pronouncements about the coronavirus pandemic have been routinely wrong. One of WHO’s earliest flawed pronouncements, the president told host Sean Hannity, was to strongly recommend against the U.S. restricting travel from China. Earlier Tuesday at a news briefing, Trump said he may put a “very powerful hold” on U.S. funding to the WHO. Sen. Lindsey Graham also said that the World Health Organization (WHO) should not receive funding from the United States under its...
  • WHO Director Was Top Member of Violent Ethiopian Communist Party Which Was Listed As A Terrorist Organization By The U.S. Government

    04/03/2020 2:14:52 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 20 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.03.2020 | Natalie D.
    In his bid to win the position of Director-General for the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was playing a nice technocrat. At every venue and opportunity, he presents himself as a humble, smiley and caring and humanitarian who loses sleep over the state of world health. But his 12-page campaign CV never mentions his most important experience that made it possible for him to climb the ladder of power within the tyrannical regime oppressing and misruling Ethiopia. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as well as being the first WHO director without a medical degree, also has a somewhat political...
  • How the USSR Fought Deadly Epidemics

    03/29/2020 3:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Russia Beyond ^ | MARCH 27 2020 | BORIS EGOROV
    When it came to deadly epidemics, the Soviets didn’t do half-measures. Not only doctors, but the police, army, navy, and even the KGB were all brought in to curb the spread.In 1939, microbiologist Abram Berlin brought a dangerous disease back with him to Moscow from Saratov. There in Saratov, during experiments on animals, he used the living causative agent of the plague, and was strictly confined to quarantine. However, an urgent call from Moscow forced him to go immediately to the capital, unleashing the plague. Berlin checked in at the Hotel National, dined there, and visited a hairdresser. Feeling very...
  • NYU Doctor: Leprosy Could Hit L.A.'s Homeless Population, 'Only a Matter of Time'

    11/13/2019 4:18:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CNS News Blog ^ | 09/20/2019 | By Michael W. Chapman
    Given that a large number of the leprosy cases in the United States involve Latinos coming up from Mexico, Dr. Marc Siegel, an internal medicine specialist with NYU Langone Health, said "it seems only a matter of time before leprosy could take hold among the homeless population" in Los Angeles County. There are close to 600,000 homeless people in L.A. County and 75% of those people lack "even temporary shelter or adequate hygiene and medical equipment," Dr. Siegel wrote in The Hill. "All of those factors make a perfect cauldron for a contagious disease that is transmitted by nasal droplets...
  • CHOLERA-Plague of 19th Century, First Global Epidemic; Day of Fasting proclaimed by President Taylor

    07/10/2019 9:03:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 9, 2019 | Bill Federer
    From the beginning of recorded history, 100's of millions have died from epidemics. Some of the most dreaded plagues include: Plague of Pharaoh Akhenaten of Egypt, circa 1350 BC; Philistine Plague after capturing the Ark of God (I Samuel 5-6); Plague of Athens, circa 430 BC, 100,000 deaths; Plague of Antonine, 165 AD, brought back by troops from the Middle East, 5 million deaths; Plague of Justinian, beginning in 541 AD, killing an estimated 100 million, half of the world's known population; Black Death-Bubonic Plague, beginning in 1334, killed an estimated 75 to 200 million; Cocoliztli Plague in Mexico, beginning...
  • Ocean Bacteria Colonize Your Skin After Just 10 Minutes of Swimming

    06/23/2019 10:09:15 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | 23 June 2019 | Ed Cara
    If sharks and sunburns don’t scare you at the beach, perhaps this will: Most species of Vibrio are essentially harmless, but some are responsible for diseases like cholera, or can rarely cause flesh-eating skin infections, especially in people with weakened immune systems... But presuming it holds up, the study could help explain a well-supported pattern—beachgoers who swim in the ocean are more likely to get sick with stomach aches or ear infections soon after than those who stay on the sand. And though the bulk of the blame can be tossed on the germs (often from poop) that get into...
  • International aid helps Mozambique fight cholera in Beira

    03/31/2019 9:12:40 AM PDT · by bgill · 1 replies
    spectrum ^ | Mar. 31, 2019 | AP
    <p>As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving. The number of cholera cases jumped to 271 over the weekend although no deaths from the disease had been reported. More than 500 people have died in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai, which slammed into Beira more than two weeks ago, according to government officials. Another 250 died in neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. The Chinese government has sent doctors to battle the cholera outbreak in Beira, a port city of 500,000. Chinese aid workers sprayed anti-cholera disinfectant in parts of Beira Sunday. The World Health Organization has said some 900,000 cholera vaccine doses are expected to arrive on Monday, with a vaccination campaign to start later this week.</p>
  • “Spy” Virus Eavesdrops on Bacteria, Then Obliterates Them

    12/17/2018 3:31:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12/14/18 | Angus Chen
    Viruses use bacteria’s chemical language to time their destruction; this might lead to new ways to fight infections In the early experiments it looked like the virus called VP882 was doing something that should be impossible for a thing that is not a bacterium, and not technically even alive: intercepting molecular messages exchanged by its host bacteria, and reading them to determine the best time to annihilate the whole bacterial colony. “As scientists, this is just unimaginable to us,” says Bonnie Bassler, a molecular biologist at Princeton University. “We were delighted and skeptical at the same time. It was almost...
  • San Frnacisco Crime, Squalor Scares Away $40 Million Medical Convention

    07/16/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies