Medicine


Mosquitoes collected in Oil Springs test positive for West Nile virus Mosquitoes collected in Oil Springs test positive for West Nile virus
- August 19, 2020

The site and surrounding areas were treated in efforts to prevent human cases of the virus, according to the district. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Make sure windows and doors are "bug tight". Those are the times when the mosquitoes that transmit WNV are most active. Wear a long sleeve shirt, long trousers, and a hat when going into mosquito-infested areas, such as wetlands or woods. (more...)
If it isn't a ballot, don't mail it via USPS in October If it isn't a ballot, don't mail it via USPS in October
- August 19, 2020

Robert Duncan, who chairs the Postal Service board of governors and is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, will testify along with DeJoy, the Postal Service confirmed. Congress is at a standoff over postal operations. "Within days of his appointment, DeJoy has cut hours at some post offices, denied overtime to mail clerks and carriers, and required that carriers leave some mail behind", the letter states. (more...)
Ruby Princess: Australian officials failed to carry out health checks
- August 18, 2020

Australia has reported 23,500 Covid-19 cases and 421 deaths, far fewer than many other developed nations. The Ruby Princess was the source of one of Australia's biggest coronavirus clusters. An inquiry report released last week found NSW Health had mischaracterised the ship as low-risk, and said it was "inexcusable" that officials had failed to immediately obtain results from coronavirus swab tests taken on 19 March - the day the vessel docked. (more...)
World Health Organization urges countries to stop 'vaccine nationalism' World Health Organization urges countries to stop 'vaccine nationalism'
- August 18, 2020

Dr Kasai added that this also " increases the risk of spillovers to the most vulnerable: the elderly, the sick, people in long-term care, people who live in densely-populated urban areas and under-served rural areas". After recent surges in cases, plenty of countries have opted to re-impose measures whilst numerous companies race to find a vaccine. "I believe it's a signal that we've entered a new phase of the pandemic in the Asia-Pacific (region)". (more...)
Walgreens, CVS enact COVID-19 precautions for flu shots Walgreens, CVS enact COVID-19 precautions for flu shots
- August 18, 2020

Kevin Ban said . The CDC has urged individuals to maintain or reinitiate routine immunization across the lifespan to prevent illnesses that could lead to unnecessary medical visits, hospitalization and further strain on the healthcare system. (more...)
COVID-19 cases in Northern Health related to prayer event in Alberta COVID-19 cases in Northern Health related to prayer event in Alberta
- August 18, 2020

Ontario reported 81 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 40,646. From Friday to Saturday there were 100 new cases, from Saturday to Sunday 88 new cases, and Sunday to Monday 48 new cases. (more...)
Public Health England to be axed over coronavirus response Public Health England to be axed over coronavirus response
- August 18, 2020

In March, the government paused community coronavirus testing and tracing, a move that has since been widely criticised by health experts and scientific advisers. The organisation employs roughly about 5,500 staff made up of scientists, researchers and public health professionals. "Certainly this is not what the Secretary of State believes or says in public or private". (more...)
McPherson County reports seven new COVID-19 cases McPherson County reports seven new COVID-19 cases
- August 18, 2020

From Friday to Saturday there were 100 new cases, from Saturday to Sunday 88 new cases, and Sunday to Monday 48 new cases. The provincial government will crack down on organizers of crowded indoor parties linked to the big uptick in COVID-19 cases among young people. (more...)
New Zealand reports 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus New Zealand reports 13 new confirmed cases of coronavirus
- August 18, 2020

Maintenance workers, like the man who tested positive without a link to the Covid-19 cluster, would not be classed as a front-facing worker. 12 positive cases are linked to the current cluster and one remains under investigation but is believed to be linked. (more...)
New COVID-19 cases continue to plunge New COVID-19 cases continue to plunge
- August 18, 2020

The Kane County Health Department reported a total of 10,366 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 305 deaths Monday. Toronto reported 26 new cases, Peel Region reported 25, Ottawa reported 19 and York Region added 7. "This makes things quite challenging because some people may not even realize that they have COVID-19, and they can inadvertently spread it to others". (more...)
BC health officials report 236 new coronavirus cases since Friday
- August 18, 2020

RĂ©ka Gustafson said this includes 100 new cases between Friday and Saturday, 88 new cases between Saturday and Sunday, and 48 new cases between Sunday and Monday. There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, both in Fraser Health, for a total of 198 deaths in British Columbia. NH also provided an update on the current community outbreak in Haida Gwaii where 25 of the 26 cases have since recovered. (more...)
236 cases, 2 deaths reported over the weekend 236 cases, 2 deaths reported over the weekend
- August 18, 2020

Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 alert after identifying a recent event in Alberta where individuals may have been exposed to the virus. From Saturday to Sunday, there were another 88, and from Sunday to Monday's 3 p.m. Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling sick. The central zone now has 85 active cases and 470 recoveries reported, up from 81 and 459 on Friday. (more...)
Australia reports deadliest COVID-19 day
- August 18, 2020

People shop at the South Melbourne Market on Sunday. The local health authorities have deployed more than 2,600 contact tracers in Victoria to identify COVID-19 cases. Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth said in a press conference on Monday afternoon that there had been 23,559 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, and 290 new cases in last 24 hours. (more...)
One Week Into Semester, UNC Chapel Hill Switches to Fully Online One Week Into Semester, UNC Chapel Hill Switches to Fully Online
- August 18, 2020

Clusters of cases had popped up in three residence halls and a fraternity house at UNC-Chapel Hill in the first week of the fall term, sending students into isolation and quarantine rooms and raising faculty worries about how far the risky pathogen will spread in the campus community. (more...)
Durbin Backs Pelosi's Move to Recall Congress Amid Postal Service Standoff Durbin Backs Pelosi's Move to Recall Congress Amid Postal Service Standoff
- August 18, 2020

Congressional Democrats also called on DeJoy, a Trump donor, and Postal Service Chairman Robert Duncan to testify at an August 24 hearing of the House Committee on oversight and reform. "There is also evidence that the postmaster general has a financial stake in multiple financial entities that are either competitors to or contractors for the post office". (more...)
Boss 'sorry beyond words' after details on Public Health England's future leaked
- August 17, 2020

Instead, Public Health England's work on COVID-19 will be merged with the NHS Test and Trace scheme with further details set to be announced later this week by England's Health Secretary Matt Hancock. PHE's anti-obesity will also be handed over to local councils and doctors, who are being encouraged to intervene to encourage people to lose weight. (more...)
GCSE and A-level results 2020: U-turn on downgraded results GCSE and A-level results 2020: U-turn on downgraded results
- August 17, 2020

And Kate Green, the education spokeswoman for the main opposition Labour Party, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to "get a grip" and provide clarity to students. In comes after nearly 40% of A Level students saw their grades move down from their teacher predicted grades after they were modified using a computer algorithm. (more...)
CDC Finally Reveals How Long Coronavirus Immunity Lasts CDC Finally Reveals How Long Coronavirus Immunity Lasts
- August 17, 2020

The US now accounts for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 5,309,138 and 168,396, respectively, according to the Johns Hopkins University . With schools and colleges re-opening, the uptick in young people contracting the virus could intensify. "Recent evidence suggests that children likely have the same or higher viral loads in their nasopharynx compared with adults and that children can spread the virus effectively in households and camp settings", the CDC said. (more...)
Ontario reporting 99 new COVID-19 cases Ontario reporting 99 new COVID-19 cases
- August 17, 2020

The province completed more 25,567 tests in the previous day. Of the province's 34 public health units, 17 - or half - reported no new cases today. No additional deaths were reported for the second straight day. There have been three fatal cases of COVID-19 in Ontario in the past week. Over the Greater Toronto Area, Peel Region listed the newest instances on Sunday with 27 diseases, in accordance with public health officials. (more...)
Watch out for heavy showers and thunderstorms, warns Met Office Watch out for heavy showers and thunderstorms, warns Met Office
- August 17, 2020

The Lake District town of Keswick in Cumbria saw the mercury rise to 24.8C on Saturday. One picture shows a rescue recovery boat helping a woman to safety as her vehicle sinks into the water. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning with a forecast of heavy showers and thunderstorms today (Sunday 16 August) and tomorrow. The Met Office's yellow thunderstorm warnings remain in place across most of England and all of Wales until Monday night. (more...)

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