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  • World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

    09/28/2018 9:06:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff - AFP
    A Hong Kong man has developed the world's first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city's leading universities. There had previously been no evidence the disease could jump from rats to humans, the University of Hong Kong said Friday, warning the discovery had "major public health significance". "This study conclusively proves for the first time in the world that rat HEV can infect humans to cause clinical infection," the university added. Rat hepatitis E virus is very distantly related to human hepatitis E virus variants, HKU...
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Street Vending in California

    09/21/2018 12:59:35 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 47 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kristina Bravo,
    The legislation, introduced in January by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, prohibits criminal penalties for sidewalk vending. Vendors will also be able to clear pending citations and be retroactively relieved of previous convictions.
  • Red Lobster employee in Arkansas tests positive for hepatitis A, health department confirms

    08/09/2018 3:26:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    “Anyone who ate at Red Lobster in Fort Smith from July 19 to August 4 should seek vaccination immediately if they have never been vaccinated against hep A or are unsure of their vaccination status,” the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) wrote in a news release on Wednesday. “This case appears to be related to travel outside of the state and is not thought to be part of the current hep A outbreak in Northeast Arkansas.”
  • Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Residents Concerned

    07/21/2018 6:24:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 4 replies
    wowktv ^ | July 20, 2018 | Lily Bradley
    Officials are advising West Virginia residents to stay informed about the Hepatitis A epidemic. Health officials tell 13 News, that Kanawha County leads the state in confirmed Hep-A cases. Cabell County comes in a close second. On Thursday, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department hosted a town hall forum as part of their "Stop the Spread" Campaign set to begin this month. "These outbreaks tend to last one to two years, so its not going anywhere and we probably haven't even seen the worst of it," said the Bureau for Public Health's Shannon McBee. "We just want everyone to be extra aware...
  • Hepatitis A Outbreaks Spread Across the United States

    06/23/2018 1:29:14 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies
    https://www.passporthealthusa.com ^ | April 24, 2018 By Josh Martinez
    Since late summer 2016, hepatitis A has had an increased presence across the United States. While San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak caused headlines in 2017, the disease isn’t just contained to Southern California. So far in 2018, seven states reported cases of the food and water-borne disease. Among those states, Utah, Michigan and Kentucky reported the most cases. Hepatitis A is a virus that attacks the liver and causes jaundice. Once infected, the disease can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. It is extremely contagious and usually spread through unsanitary food and water. On rare...
  • Customers Of Six Detroit Restaurants Warned To Get Hepatitis A Vaccinations

    01/05/2018 11:01:21 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1-5-2017 | Paula Bolyard
    Detroit area is dealing with a significant Hepatitis A outbreak. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reports 630 known cases in Southeast Michigan in 2017, twenty of them resulting in death. There were 150 cases diagnosed in the city of Detroit alone last year. Public health officials are especially troubled by the number of food handlers who have been infected with the disease. The Detroit Health Department has been sending out alerts, warning the public about restaurants with infected food handlers. On October 30 they announced they were investigating two separate cases of Hepatitis A, one at...
  • Outbreak Alert: Hepatitis A Continues To Worsen In Michigan

    12/18/2017 10:57:44 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-18-2017
    More than 600 Hepatitis A cases have been reported in Southeast Michigan as the outbreak continues to ravage the communities. Public health officials are continuing to see these numbers elevate, and warn that it will continue to worsen as we approach the holidays. According to Voice News, more than 80 percent of those who have contracted the highly contagious liver disease have required hospitalization. Another 20 people have died after becoming infected with the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that symptoms can be mild or severe depending on the health of the person who contracts the...
  • San Diego opens giant tent to contain hepatitis outbreak

    12/03/2017 5:41:18 AM PST · by x1stcav · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 12/1/17 | Julie Watson
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego on Friday opened the first of three industrial-sized tents to house the homeless as part of the city's efforts to contain a hepatitis A outbreak stemming from the deplorable conditions people were living in on the streets. About 20 people made their way to a bunk bed Friday in the tent that will house 350 single men and women. Two other giant tents will open later this month — one for families and one for veterans. The tents will house a total of 700 people. Related Searches San Diego Hepatitis OutbreakSinkhole San DiegoEater San...
  • California Officially Declares State Of Emergency Over Deadly Outbreak (Hepatitis)

    10/15/2017 11:03:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | Jack Davis
    California declared a state of emergency Friday after a deadly hepatitis A outbreak has spread faster than the state’s ability to supply the vaccine that can ward off the disease. The declaration allows the state to “increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the current outbreak,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement, according to CBS News. So far, 581 people in California have been sickened with disease, which targets the liver. Hepatitis A is potentially fatal for people who with liver diseases, such as hepatitis B or C.
  • San Diego County Hepatitis A death toll rises to 18

    10/10/2017 9:43:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Since the outbreak, San Diego's Health and Human Service Agency and local health administrators have given about 68,500 vaccinations, including nearly 54,000 to at-risk populations. Also Tuesday, the San Diego Board of Supervisors voted to extend the county's emergency health declaration over the outbreak, which will need to be reviewed and voted on every 14 days. Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Tuesday more than 600 tons have trash has been cleared from San Diego streets, sidewalks, and riverbeds over the past six months as part of citywide cleanup efforts.
  • Experts: Deadly California hepatitis A outbreak may linger for year or more

    10/06/2017 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 6, 2017
    LOS ANGELES — The hepatitis A outbreak in California that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials said Thursday. The contagious, liver-damaging illness has infected at least 568 people since November, mainly in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties. People without symptoms can carry the illness, and health officials suspect that transients in San Diego County spread it through other homeless populations around the state. More than 480 cases of the illness, including all 17 deaths, have occurred in San Diego County, which declared a public...
  • San Diego’s Hepatitis Outbreak Is A Man-Made Disaster (16 dead)

    09/25/2017 11:54:47 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 54 replies
    huffpost ^ | 9/19/17 updated | Dana Liebelson, Lauren Weber
    Hepatitis A, spread by fecal contamination, has killed 16 people and sickened 421 since November. An outbreak of hepatitis A, a dangerous but preventable disease that is spread through fecal contamination and attacks the liver, has gotten so out of hand in San Diego that the county government is handing out plastic poop bags and washing the streets with bleach. (Emphasis mine) The outbreak has killed 16 people and infected 421 since November, ravaging San Diego’s large homeless and illicit drug-using population. It could eventually cost the county health department up to a million dollars, a local health official estimated....
  • Livid Woman Screams About Veteran’s Service Dog In Delaware Restaurant

    09/22/2017 5:28:27 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 86 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 22 SEP 2017 | N/A
    A video of a woman screaming about a veteran’s service dog being inside a Delaware restaurant has caught the attention of the internet. It happened at Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. The unidentified woman was filmed screaming about how disgusting she thought it was that an animal was inside the eatery.
  • San Diego hepatitis A outbreak deaths reach 16

    09/13/2017 3:12:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | September 12, 2017 | Paul Sisson
    San Diego County’s hepatitis A outbreak shows no signs of slowing, according to the latest update released Tuesday by the county Health and Human Services Agency. The outbreak’s death total rose to 16 — one more than last week’s total. The number of confirmed cases reached 421, up 23 from last week. The number of hospitalizations also pushed higher, reaching 292 from 279 the week before.
  • County declares health emergency for hepatitis outbreak (San Diego)

    09/03/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 16 replies
    San Diego Union ^ | 9/1/17 | Paul Sisson
    San Diego County declared a local health emergency early Friday night, adding a new level of urgency to a hepatitis A outbreak that has hit the homeless population hardest, killing 15 people and hospitalizing hundreds. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the region’s public health officer, signed the declaration shortly after lawyers finished writing it, bolstering the county Health and Human Services Agency’s ability to request assistance from the state and providing legal protections for a slate of actions that began unfolding across the city earlier in the day. Working on a county contract, a private company began delivering portable hand-washing stations Friday...
  • Deadliest outbreak of hepatitis A in decades kills 14 in San Diego

    08/28/2017 7:48:39 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    guardian.com ^ | 8/28/17 | staff & CDC
    Fourteen people have died from an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego, and experts believe it to be the deadliest outbreak of the disease in the US in decades, the Guardian has learned. In large part, the victims were homeless people who have had to contend with a lack of 24-hour public restrooms, even though hand-washing is one of the best defenses against infection. The number of cases has exceeded other large outbreaks, said a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) spokesperson, and is “likely the most deaths in an outbreak in the US in the past 20 years”. (...
  • Hepititis danger from Full English breakfast. Caused by EU meat...Brexit Virus [trunc]

    05/21/2017 9:50:20 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 21 May 2017 11:00 EDT | Katie French and Eleanor Hayward
    [FULL TITLE had to be edited because it wouldn't 'take': Hepatitis danger from Full English breakfast... caused by EU meat: Sausage bug has been dubbed ‘the Brexit virus’] Tens of thousands of people are being infected with a potentially deadly illness after eating imported meat riddled with what has been described as 'Brexit virus'.    The strain of hepatitis E, which used to be mainly a tropical disease but has now mutated to infect livestock, causes a flu-like illness and in severe circumstances, could cause death. Experts predict 10 per cent of pork imported from Europe has the strain and...
  • [Vanity] What is behind the Hepatitis C commercials

    12/10/2016 8:20:29 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 102 replies
    http://www.fertilemind.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I've noticed a lot of commercials about Hep C. The current one tells Baby Boomers to get tested and an earlier one was talking about a cure for Hep C. This is starting to sound like some government conspiracy. And, I'm not a doctor but I didn't think that a virus could be cured.
  • Frozen strawberries recalled, linked to hepatitis A outbreak

    11/07/2016 7:35:17 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 11/07/16 | Sukee Bennett
    State and local health officials, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are investigating a nationwide hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt.
  • Cop says first responders surrounded bathroom where Mateen was holed up, but told to wait

    06/22/2016 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/22/16 | unknown
    A Florida police officer said Tuesday that he and a group of five of six other officers surrounded the bathroom where Omar Mateen was holed up, but were told to wait until a SWAT team arrived. Belle Isle, Fla. Police Officer Brandon Cornwell, 25, told The Washington Post that he and the officers entered Pulse Orlando as bullets flew and clubgoers screamed. He said his group aimed their rifles and waited about “15 or 20 minutes” because they were told not to engage the bathroom area. Cornwell said he never even saw Mateen. Federal authorities said Monday that police “engaged...