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  • 10th child dies amid adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey pediatric care center

    11/01/2018 3:26:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    kvue ^ | Nov. 1, 2018 | Lindy Washburn
    A 10th child died Wednesday night from adenovirus after an outbreak at a New Jersey long-term care center that has infected 27 medically fragile children, the state Health Department said. The death came as the outbreak entered its sixth week at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. A second outbreak, believed to be a different type of adenovirus, was confirmed Wednesday at the Voorhees Pediatric Center in Camden County. Four children have been affected in Voorhees with a milder form of illness, Shereef Elnahal, the state health commissioner, said. Preliminary tests indicated it was not the same type of...
  • Atlantic's Goldberg: Fox News Triggers 'Bible-Readers' With Talk of Immigrant Leprosy

    10/30/2018 10:06:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Immigration Bringing More Leprosy to U.S."Leprosy, the disfiguring scourge of the skin most associated with exotic lands and Bible stories, is increasing because of immigration from Southeast Asia and Latin America." Question: which extreme right-wing news outlet published that defamatory, scare-mongering, headline and report? Infowars? Breitbart? Fox News, perhaps? Nope. It was . . . The New York Times. The article dates to 1983. But there have been more recent reports of the same problem, as here, here and here. In each article, it is mentioned that the great majority of leprosy cases in the U.S. are diagnosed among immigrants,...
  • 7 children now dead in viral outbreak, as N.J. looks for answers

    10/24/2018 9:35:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | October 24, 2018
    Another child has died in the deadly viral outbreak at a long-term care facility in New Jersey, which has already claimed the lives of six young patients and has hospitalized nearly a dozen others. The state Department of Health confirmed the seventh death on Wednesday morning, as it continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control to investigate the deaths in Haskell in northern Passaic County. "The New Jersey Department of Health learned last night that unfortunately another child who was hospitalized due to adenovirus passed away yesterday," said health department spokeswoman Donna Leusner. "The young child's death was...
  • Rats and trash infest Los Angeles' 'typhus zone'

    10/15/2018 11:07:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Dennis Romero and Andrew Blankstein
    Wholesale fish distributors, produce warehouses and homeless encampments line Ceres Avenue downtown, creating perfect conditions for rats. Uneaten food is dumped on the street — a salad platter was recently splattered on the asphalt — and discarded clothing piles up only to be swirled into rats' nests. Those rats, experts say, are likely contributing to the growing number of typhus infections cropping up on skid row and other parts of the region. The disease is spread by fleas, which are carried by rats, opossums and pets.
  • Flea-borne TYPHUS in LA County spreads to Long Beach as 91 people are struck down amid [tr]

    10/11/2018 6:55:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2018 | Sam Blanchard and Stephen Matthews
    A flea-borne typhus outbreak in the Los Angeles area has also rocked Long Beach – the third city to be struck down in the region. Officials have this year recorded 12 cases of the bug in the city, home to 470,000 people and around 20 miles (32km) south of downtown LA. A further 20 cases have been recorded in Pasadena since the start of 2018 - and 59 in the whole of LA County in total. Pasadena and Long Beach are both technically in LA County, however they have their own health departments which record their own figures.
  • Downtown Los Angeles hit with outbreak of flea-borne typhus

    10/06/2018 7:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/06/2018
    LOS ANGELES — An outbreak of flea-borne typhus has hit downtown Los Angeles, the county Department of Public Health said Thursday. Health officials say they are investigating several cases of the disease that infected fleas can spread to humans, CBS Los Angeles reports. While the fleas can come from cats, rats and opossums, pets and animals do not get sick from typhus. In people, however, typhus can cause high fever, chills, headache and rash. It is not transmitted from person to person and can be treated with antibiotics. "Although typhus normally occurs throughout L.A. County, we are observing several cases...
  • Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA

    10/04/2018 6:35:45 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | 10/4/18 | Andrew Blankstein, Eric Leonard and Staff
    A flea-borne typhus outbreak among homeless in downtown Los Angeles triggered an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health after several cases were reported, the agency said Thursday. NBC sources say the number may be upwards of at least a dozen. Typhus can cause fever, chills, body aches, nausea and vomiting, cough, and rash, but can be treated with antibiotics. If not treated however, it can be fatal. Flea-borne typhus is a bacteria that spreads to humans when they come in contact with infected fleas or rat feces. Animals such as cats, rodents and opossums all attract...
  • Meningococcal outbreak declared at San Diego State University

    09/28/2018 5:26:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | 2:35 PM | Paul Sisson
    When the university announced the first case in early September, many on campus lined up to get vaccinated, providing significant protection against future infection. But vaccination does not ward off infections that are already present, and a person whose nasal passages have been colonized by the bacteria may not get sick right away. Officials urged the entire campus population to keep their eyes open for symptoms of meningococcal disease, including fever, intense headache, lethargy, stiff neck and a rash that does not blanch under pressure. Anyone with any of these symptoms should take them seriously and seek immediate medical attention....
  • Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to new city

    09/06/2018 11:26:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Reid Wilson
    An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a major international trading hub with almost a million residents, Congolese health officials said Wednesday. Health officials in Butembo, a city with close links to neighboring Uganda, said they had confirmed that a man who died at Butembo University Hospital had tested positive for the virus. The Congolese health ministry said the man had contact with an Ebola patient in Beni, a city about 25 miles north of Butembo where almost two dozen Ebola victims have been identified, before...
  • Brexit could lead to spread of infectious diseases such as super-gonorrhoea, health chief warns

    07/29/2018 5:26:06 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 42 replies
    The evening standard UK ^ | 7-27-18 | Patrick Grafton-Green
    Infectious diseases such as super-gonorrhoea could spread more rapidly if the UK leaves the European Union, health chiefs have warned. Britain is said to be under “significant threat” from such diseases after Brexit if the government doesn’t work out a way of maintaining a close working relationship with European health bodies.
  • 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...
  • Travis County hit hardest by Cyclospora outbreak

    07/03/2018 6:23:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 3, 2018 | Bettie Cross
    A microscopic parasite is getting dozens of Texans sick. Since May, state health officials say 56 cases of Cyclospora have been reported in Texas. 16 of those cases originated in Travis County, which breaks down to more than one out of four victims being in the Austin area. This is the sixth consecutive year Texas has faced a Cyclospora outbreak from late spring to the end of summer. Health officials know they need to shut it down from the source... A 2015 outbreak was finally traced to fresh cilantro. “They were actually tracing it back to the particular fields in...
  • 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...
  • Scarlet fever outbreak is worst for nearly 40 years

    04/08/2018 7:53:10 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2018 | Telegraph Reporters
    Parents are being warned to look out for signs of scarlet fever in their children, with more cases of the illness reported this year than since 1982, health officials said. The highly contagious infection mainly affects young children and is not usually serious if treated.
  • Mutated parasite may be causing outbreak of drug-resistant malaria

    02/04/2018 4:05:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | February 3, 2018 | Staff
    An outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia likely stems from two mutations of the malaria-causing parasite that combined a decade ago, according to new research. The parasite and mutations, carried by mosquitoes, spread rapidly in the region for five years before the malaria outbreak became apparent, the researchers said.
  • Symptoms of deadly flu strain spreading across US tend to 'escalate rapidly,' doctor says

    01/25/2018 3:13:20 PM PST · by Sopater · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/18 | Melanie Dadourian
    It started with a cold, and then it turned deadly. The grieving family of Dylan Winnik of West Palm Beach, Fla. is in shock after their 12-year old son died Tuesday from complications related to the flu. Dylan’s family said cold symptoms developed just a day after the seventh-grader was playing at a birthday party on Sunday, according to a report from Local10 News. By Tuesday, his condition worsened and a neighbor called 911. When sheriff's deputies arrived at the home, Dylan already had died. Family member Mike Medwi told the Palm Beach Post that the boy had not gotten...
  • 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...
  • Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It ... And Why Is It Back?

    12/08/2017 9:52:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    npr ^ | December 8, 20173:33 PM ET | Rae Ellen Bichell
    In the first century, a doctor called Aretaeus of Cappadocia described the rotting smell of "Egyptian ulcers." Ancient Chinese medical literature mentions a disease called "children-killing carbuncle." In 17th century Spain there were references to an illness known as "the strangler." They were talking about diphtheria, a highly infectious respiratory disease that colonizes a person's nose and throat, creating a thick layer of dead cells that can block the airway. It has always had a reputation for sickening children. With the introduction of a highly effective vaccine in the 1920s and early '30s, diphtheria faded away in much of 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...
  • 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.