Zimbabwe: How A Community-Based Approach to Mental Health Is Making Strides
[The Conversation Africa] In Africa, epidemics are associated with outbreaks like cholera and measles or HIV and tuberculosis. Mental health would possibly be the last item on anyone's list of big health challenges.
Shira Goldschmidt, eight months, from Israel, contracted measles in December 2018 and suffered complications that left her hospitalized after she was infected by anti-vaxxers.
The bill, a response to the worst measles outbreak in two decades, would make it harder for parents to opt their children out of shots.
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Current Medicine Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Sairam Bashyam, Atul Gogia, Atul Kakar, S.P. ByotraAbstractChikungunya virus is an arthitogenic virus belonging to Alphaviridae group. The virus usually circulates in a sylvatic cycle between mammalian primates and Aedes mosquito. Outbreaks occur when mosquito bites and infects human. From the first outbreak in early 1950s in Tanzania to the recent outbreak in New Delhi in 2016 a lot has been learnt about this virus. Outbreaks in the later part of 20th century and the 21st century have proven that the virus not only cau...
Sixteen students at Indiana University have contracted the mumps, according to reports.
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Sophia Häfner
A flight attendant has reportedly fallen into a “deep coma” after contracting measles, according to health authorities. The 43-year-old female El Al Airlines flight attendant was admitted to a hospital after coming down with a fever on March 31, CBS News reports. Her condition has worsened since then, and she now has encephalitis, or brain inflammation, and is breathing with the assistance of a respirator at Israel’s Meir Medical Center, according to CNN. Israeli health officials said the woman may have been infected with measles in New York, Israel or a flight between the two locations, both of which are...
U.S. health officials award $350 million to states struggling with opioid epidemic with goal of cutting overdose deaths by 40%
The 43-year-old woman, who was seemingly healthy before getting measles, has now been in a coma for 10 days
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Rajini Kurup, Abdullah Adil AnsariAbstractDiabetic foot infection is a global epidemic and a major public health concern. Development of microbial resistance to many antimicrobial agents in foot ulcer leads to serious complications. Therefore, the study aims to identify the microbiological profile and the potential risk factors among diabetic and non-diabetic foot ulcer patients.A prospective cross sectional study was carried out among 183 ulcer patients from diabetic foot clinic and wound dres...
The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.