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Doctors Warn of Hurricane Harvey ’s Hidden Aftermath

There is a hidden danger beyond the piles of debris and damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and it might come as a surprise. Besides mold-related respiratory illnesses, disease from exposure to floodwaters and even mosquito-borne sickness like West Nile and Zika viruses, Texas physicians warn of another, unexpected post-hurricane health concern: Mental and emotional health.
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Analytical ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b04082
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Discussion In areas of the US and Hawaii where there is potential risk of ZIKV transmission, detecting transmission should it occur is a key public health objective17. This poses a challenge for surveillance systems: to balance the probability of detecting ZIKV transmission with the resources needed to carry out surveillance when infections may be rare. An efficient surveillance system should have high sensitivity (a relatively high probability of detecting infections) and high specificity (a low probability of a positive test result in an individual without infection). Comparing three general surveillance systems, we fou...
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Hi guys, I need to get something off my chest. So I made the switch from retail to hospital a little over a year ago, after 8 brutal years in retail. I was hoping I would relearn all the material I forgot after school and actually apply it in practice. Frankly, I just feel like a glorified retail Rph. Yes I do some "clinical monitoring" but that literally takes 15 minutes. Mostly I am tubing up meds, checking cart fills, entering piles of phone orders, and doing mundane stuff I can... Hospital job - NOT what I was expecting
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Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Charles Miller Fisher is considered the father of modern vascular neurology and one of the giants of neurology in the 20th century. This historical review emphasizes Prof. Fisher's magnificent contribution to vascular neurology and celebrates the 65th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking study, “ Transient Monocular Blindness Associated with Hemiplegia. ”RESUMO Charles Miller Fisher é considerado o pai da neurologia vascular moderna, e um dos gigantes da neurologia no século XX. Esta revisão histórica enfatiza a magnífica contribuição de ...
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FINDINGSA new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall.Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time, because Chikungunya has a shorter incubation period — just two days, versus 10 days for Zika. The latter finding explains why a late-2015 Zika epidemic in Rio de Janeiro ended while the number of Chikungunya cases increased in February 2016.BACKGROUNDViruses transmitted by insects can lead to serious health repercussions. Zika is linked to birth defects, and up to 1 ...
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Analytical ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02862
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(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall. Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time.
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