Medicine


Rwanda closes border with Congo
- August 03, 2019

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the arrival of Ebola to Goma a "game-changer" that has alarmed the global humanitarian response community. The two deaths, occurring in a major transport hub and a border city of two million people, deepened fears the epidemic could leapfrog to neighbouring countries. (more...)
Rwanda closes border with Congo over deadly Ebola outbreak Rwanda closes border with Congo over deadly Ebola outbreak
- August 02, 2019

A Catholic diocese in Congo has boosted measures to protect its congregations against Ebola, after the latest outbreak was declared an global emergency by the World Health Organization. In private, health officials express concern that official numbers underestimate the true scale of the crisis, as much of the affected region remains inaccessible due to conflict or remoteness. (more...)
Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All
- August 01, 2019

But then she later said she would favor some form of "supplemental" private insurance . "Let's eliminate all of that ", she said. Ms Harris is releasing her plan days before Democrats meet in Detroit for the second set of presidential debates. (more...)
West Nile virus found in Larimer County mosquitoes West Nile virus found in Larimer County mosquitoes
- August 01, 2019

Throughout the county, technicians routinely trap mosquitoes that are tested for viruses. West Nile virus can cause a variety of symptoms in humans, including headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea and rash, although most infected people (about 80 percent) do not develop any symptoms, according to the U.S. (more...)
Deadly mosquito-borne virus detected in Florida Deadly mosquito-borne virus detected in Florida
- August 01, 2019

Only a mosquito bite is enough to give you Eastern equine encephalitis or EEE. Several sentinel chickens tested positive for EEE. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only about seven cases of EEE in humans are reported across the country each year. (more...)
2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo's city of Goma dies 2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo's city of Goma dies
- August 01, 2019

The report of the new case is coming a few weeks after the first case was reported in the highly populated city of about two million people which shares a border with Rwanda. In June, three people died in Uganda before other family members were taken back to Congo for treatment and Ugandan officials declared the country was again free of the disease. (more...)
Officials confirm 2nd Ebola case in Congo border town
- July 31, 2019

Authorities fear that the outbreak may spread from largely rural areas to Goma, a major transportation hub which registered its first Ebola infection in mid-July. Muyembe and other officials on Tuesday sought to reassure both Goma residents and neighboring countries that measures were being taken to strengthen surveillance for Ebola at border posts and elsewhere. (more...)
Lehigh Valley hospitals ranked best, high performing in Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley hospitals ranked best, high performing in Pennsylvania
- July 31, 2019

U.S. News also considered for its rankings Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, which placed No. 2 in the state; UnityPoint Health-St. Nationally, Duke ranked No. Only 165 hospitals out of more than 4,500 were ranked in one specialty while 569 hospitals were ranked among the best regional hospitals. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is ranked in 8 specialties. (more...)
Mongolians urged to get tested for hepatitis Mongolians urged to get tested for hepatitis
- July 29, 2019

Hepatitis refers to the inflammation which happens in the liver, causing damage to it. They will also offer Hepatitis C tests. Addressing the conference, the president said the prevalence of hepatitis B and C in 15 to 20 million people of Pakistan was alarming. (more...)
Active gunman reported at food festival in California Active gunman reported at food festival in California
- July 29, 2019

Evenny Reyes of Gilroy , 13, spent the day at the festival with her friends and some relatives, according the San Jose Mercury News . SWAT teams have been deployed to the area. Gilroy Police say the scene is still active and if you are looking for a loved one to go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B. (more...)
Rockland County crews prepare for peak season of West Nile virus Rockland County crews prepare for peak season of West Nile virus
- July 28, 2019

About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a severe illness leading to swelling of the brain or brain tissue that can result in death. Effective equine vaccines for EEE and WNV are available commercially. One bucket or tire in a backyard can produce hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes in a year. Keep doors, windows, and screens in good condition and make sure they fit tightly. (more...)
Saudi Arabia suspends visas to pilgrims from Congo fearing spread of Ebola Saudi Arabia suspends visas to pilgrims from Congo fearing spread of Ebola
- July 28, 2019

Conflict, high population mobility, a frail health system, and community mistrust continue to hinder the Ebola response teams' efforts in the country. According to Congo's Health Ministry, some 2,600 cases have been recorded as of July 23. The US $300 million in World Bank financing announced today comes in addition to the US$100 million disbursed by the World Bank and the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) in response to the current Ebola Outbreak in DRC since August 2018 ... (more...)
Second Ebola wave hits Congo's Beni region Second Ebola wave hits Congo's Beni region
- July 27, 2019

A second wave of Ebola activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) city of Beni has now topped its first wave, and the area has become a source of spread to other areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its weekly snapshot of outbreak activity today. (more...)
Beyoncé reveals new video detailing her weight loss journey ahead of Coachella Beyoncé reveals new video detailing her weight loss journey ahead of Coachella
- July 27, 2019

The Beyhive have reacted to the star's 22 day vegan diet on Twitter & it's hilarious. Beyoncé says she "felt like my body was not mine" when she put on weight after having twins. When you're eating plant-based you'll definitely have more energy, you'll definitely sleep better, you're definitely going to have improved complexion, your mood is going to change completely'. (more...)
Brain-eating amoeba kills swimmer Brain-eating amoeba kills swimmer
- July 27, 2019

The uncommon brain-eating amoeba often infects folks after it has been hot for a long time period-creating a higher water temperature and decrease water levels. California woman Kelsey McClain, 24, passed away after a brain-eating amoeba left her brain dead after entering her nose while she was swimming in the Colorado River in 2016. (more...)
Climate Change Responsible For The Spread Of Multidrug-Resistant Superbug Climate Change Responsible For The Spread Of Multidrug-Resistant Superbug
- July 27, 2019

In general, humans are incredibly resistant to fungal infections because these organisms don't thrive in warmth, said lead author Dr. Arturo Casadevall , chair of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. (more...)
Lehigh County Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus Lehigh County Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
- July 26, 2019

A follow-up test of trapped mosquitoes from the same positive location in Canyon County returned negative for West Nile virus on Wednesday. Given Alberta's cool and rainy start to summer, Jenkins says the risk for West Nile virus is now fairly low. (more...)
Ebola vaccine's promise undermined by deep distrust in Congo Ebola vaccine's promise undermined by deep distrust in Congo
- July 24, 2019

The health minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Oly Ilunga, has resigned in protest over the handling of the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country. There has been urgent concerns about the spread of the disease outside DRC as the disease was recently diagnosed in Goma, a city of nearly two million and a busy entry point. (more...)
Immigration agent gives up after Nashvillle neighbors shield man from apprehension Immigration agent gives up after Nashvillle neighbors shield man from apprehension
- July 24, 2019

A man and his 12-year-old son were in their driveway at their home near Nashville on Monday, July 22, when ICE agents arrived and tried to arrest the father. Albence said the publicity made some officers targets, and they had to be pulled off. Mass arrests and deportations didn't occur in Miami either , even as immigrant families hid in secret shelters fearing the promised raids, the Miami Herald reported. (more...)
CAFOD Director: DRC Ebola crisis needs CAFOD Director: DRC Ebola crisis needs "massive" worldwide response
- July 24, 2019

After the largest outbreak on August 1, 2018, a "public health emergency of global concern" (PHEIC) was announced. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recognize any vaccine to protect people against Ebola, however an experimental vaccine known as rVSV-ZEBOV is now been used. (more...)

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