Keyword: outbreak

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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.
  • 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...