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  • ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak

    04/18/2018 10:45:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2018 | Emily Baumgaertner
    The first known epidemic of extensively drug-resistant typhoid is spreading through Pakistan, infecting at least 850 people in 14 districts since 2016, according to the National Institute of Health Islamabad. The typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to disseminate globally, replacing weaker strains where they are endemic. Experts have identified only one remaining oral antibiotic — azithromycin — to combat it; one more genetic mutation could make typhoid untreatable in some areas.
  • Rio Has Given Up On Its Goal To Clean Up The Water In Time For The Olympics

    02/18/2016 4:42:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Deadspin ^ | February 18, 2016 | Tom Ley
    Rio Has Given Up On Its Goal To Clean Up The Water In Time For The Olympics When bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Jaineiro promised the International Olympics Committee that it would eliminate 80 percent of the sewage found in the city's notoriously filthy water, and would fully regenerate the lagoon in which rowing and kayaking events will be held. Now a few months from the start of the games, Rio has given up on keeping those promises. Outside The Lines' Bonnie Ford has a thorough examination of the current state of Rio's water pollution, and...
  • India’s Sanitation Problem

    10/17/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Jack Dini
    Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year Nationwide, at least two-thirds of India’s 1.2 billion people still defecate in the open, and many do not understand the dire public health consequences. Diarrheal diseases kill 700,000 children in India every year while also contributing to widespread malnutrition and childhood growth stunting, as well as diseases like typhoid and cholera. (1) In an attempt to improve upon this situation, Indian leaders are taking on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance...
  • What does an Ebola patient in Dallas have in common with an Irish cook?

    10/03/2014 4:35:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-2-14 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    <p>As Texas health officials continue to investigate the potential transmission of Ebola virus in Dallas, a lot of questions still remain.</p> <p>Did Thomas Eric Duncan know he might have possibly been exposed to Ebola in Liberia? Should he have been more aware of the potential dangers of Ebola and the potential for spreading the disease to others?</p>
  • Chatham international student diagnosed with typhoid fever (Pittsburgh PA)

    09/20/2011 9:55:19 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | September 20, 2011 | Debra Erdley
    ..."The hospital confirmed it yesterday. She's being treated. She's improving and responding to medicine. And tests taken on all of her friends came back negative," said Chatham spokesman Paul Kovach. Kovach declined to release further information about the student, citing confidentially regulations...
  • Heirloom Diseases

    08/27/2010 10:10:35 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 18 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-27-10 | Stoutcat
    ...While heirloom vegetables are actually benign–and frequently very tasty–it seems to me that we are currently witnessing an alarming wave of another type of heirloom: diseases. I started thinking about it when I read this post from Gateway Pundit earlier today, about an outbreak of typhoid (yes typhoid) in California and Nevada. Typhoid, once the scourge of many major cities, was nearly eradicated by the advent of clean water technologies in the early part of the twentieth century. Yet typhoid is back, and it’s not the only heirloom disease we’re seeing in America of late. We’ve probably all seen the...

    04/03/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 735+ views - ZIMBABWE TELEGRAPH ^ | Published: March 31, 2010 | By TAPIWA MAKORE
    SNIPPET: "Harare, March 30, 2010: The United States government officially handed over a new, upgraded bio-safety level 2+ laboratory to the Minister of Health, Dr. Henry Madzorera. The facility will enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to offer clinical and diagnostic testing as well as research on indigenous/exotic agents which may cause serious disease after inhalation, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB),typhoid (Salmonella Typhi),anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) and the H1N1 virus. Speaking after a tour of the facilities with the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Charles Ray described the cooperation between the...
  • Threat Matrix: 2009

    02/09/2009 3:41:05 PM PST · by Velveeta · 2,070 replies · 53,753+ views
    Previous ^ | 2009 | Freeper TMers
    Cheney warns of new attacks Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed. In an interview Tuesday with Politico, Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration’s support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects. And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than...
  • Typhoid Osama Wishful thinking.

    09/25/2006 7:08:38 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 398+ views
    NRO ^ | 25 Sep 2006 | By James S. Robbins
    Question: Who does not belong on this list and why? A. Pericles B. William the Conqueror C. Abigail Adams D. Osama bin Laden If you chose D., Osama bin Laden, you are correct. As to why — come to think of it there are a lot of reasons he should not be listed with these great historical figures, but the reason I was thinking of is that these are people who died of typhoid fever. There is a rumor afoot that Osama should be added to this list — the French daily L'Est Republicain leaked a report from French intelligence...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 09-23-2006

    09/23/2006 7:12:18 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 530+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-23-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. New rumors bin Laden is dead! (...and not from a hole in his head.) If true, he was killt ;-) like William Vanderbilt Tora Bora plumbing, I said.
  • Disease outbreaks considered unlikely

    08/31/2005 12:03:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 636+ views ^ | Aug. 30, 2005 | David Brown
    The Washington Post Dampness, however, could exacerbate asthma It is likely to be weeks before the health consequences of Hurricane Katrina are known. But recent experience with similar natural disasters in the United States suggests that most deaths will have occurred when people trapped in automobiles drowned, that many survivors have minor injuries, and that large-scale outbreaks of disease will not occur. In particular, epidemics of cholera and typhoid sometimes seen in the developing world when drinking water becomes contaminated are impossible because the microbes are not present in the population. Standing water, even when heavily polluted, is not very...
  • Typhoid disease breaks out in South Africa (Commies doing such a great job < /sarcasm>)

    09/10/2005 12:12:31 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 212+ views
    JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- The number of confirmed typhoid cases in Delmas, Mpumalanga province, South Africa, rose to 100 on Friday, but the situation was gradually being brought under control, health officials said. John Mlangeni, spokesman for the provincial health department, said "everyone has clean water now and if precautions are taken, and water is purified, we are convinced the situation will clear up." He said up to 700 people were now suffering from diarrhea but despite burgeoning figures, proper management and precautions should see the outbreak in Delmas brought under control. People were streaming into local clinics where...
  • Transcript: Pathologist Michael Baden w/Van Susteren (NOLA - Disease / Evacuations)

    09/10/2005 10:50:09 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 65 replies · 1,188+ views
    FoxNews - Transcribed by DoughtyOne | 09/09/2005 | Baden / Van Susteren
    FoxNews - on the Record w/Greta Van SusterenSeptember 9th, 2005 Transcript of an interview with Michael Baden, renowned Forensic Pathologist. Van Susteren / BadenOfficials say the grim job of collecting and identifying the dead could take months.  Are the dead bodies dangerous to those now collecting them?  And how do you give the person dignity in death under these circumstances?  And what about disease or even mosquitoes?  Joining us live in New York is Forensic Pathologist Doctor Michael Baden.Hi Gretta.  Doc...Good evening Doctor Baden.Doctor Baden, earlier in the show Trace Gallager my colleague talked about the mosquitoes that have now descended upon New Orleans once...
  • Alexander The Great's Death Debated

    08/03/2004 11:38:37 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,822+ views
    Alexander the Great's Death Debated Aug. 2, 2004 — What killed ancient world conqueror Alexander the Great is still a mystery, pitting scientists who favor West Nile virus against those who lean toward a death from typhoid. History says that Alexander, king of Macedonia, died at 32 in 323 B.C. after several days of fever in Babylon. However, the cause of the fever was always unclear.Alexander In The Fog Several hypotheses have been advanced: poisoning, malaria, or cirrhosis of the liver caused by Alexander's penchant for drink, as well as typhoid or west Nile virus. “ The dispute resurfaced in...
  • Doctors' Germ-Filled Ties 'Are As Deadly As Typhoid Mary'

    05/24/2004 7:06:33 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 328+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2004 | Roger Highfield
    Doctors' germ-filled ties 'are as deadly as Typhoid Mary' By Roger Highfield Science Editor (Filed: 25/05/2004) Ties worn by hospital doctors to impress their patients harbour a hidden danger: almost half of them seethe with potentially harmful bacteria, according to a survey published yesterday. In an announcement sure to please proponents of "dress-down Friday", the tie was depicted as the sartorial equivalent of "Typhoid Mary" - a cook who infected 47 people in 1907 - at the 104th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans. While a tie helps to make a doctor look professional, the...
  • New SARS Outbreak Sparks 'Typhoid Mary' Fears

    04/08/2003 9:51:17 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 364+ views
    IOL ^ | 4-8-2003 | David Fogarty/John O'Callaghan
    New SARS outbreak sparks 'Typhoid Mary' fears April 08 2003 at 11:33AM By David Fogarty and John O'Callaghan Singapore - Doctors still haven't pinned down exactly how a deadly flu-like virus is spreading and more cases are pointing to possible new ways it is using to pass from one victim to another. A top Hong Kong health official said on Tuesday cockroaches might have spread the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in an apartment complex in the city, leading to nearly 300 infections in a matter of days. If proved true, it would represent an alarming development...
  • Japanese veteran apologises for germ warfare

    08/01/2002 9:14:54 AM PDT · by Conagher · 13 replies · 315+ views
    The Guardian [UK] ^ | Wednesday July 31, 2002 | Jonathan Watts
    TOKYO - A self-confessed Japanese war criminal called on the government to apologise for testing biological weapons on thousands of Chinese prisoners yesterday in advance of a legal ruling on the activities of a germ warfare unit during the second world war Yoshio Shinozuka, a veteran of the top-secret Unit 731, told reporters he had done what no man should do in developing bubonic plague viruses and conducting vivisections on captives near Harbin in China. "These human beings were called logs. We said we have chopped one log, two logs," the frail and bespectacled 78-year-old said. "This unit cruelly murdered...