Boy is brain damaged after tick bite gave him Lyme disease

Six year old Adam Mitchell contracted Lyme's disease after bitten by a tick which carries infectious bacteria. The disease spread and caused an outbreak of Meningitis which gave Adam brain damage
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

BOSTON (CBS) — The Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) is warning the public that a child recently diagnosed with the measles may have exposed others in multiple public locations. Anyone who visited the following locations who are not sure if they are immune to the disease should contact their health care provider: The Weymouth Club on Finnell Drive in Weymouth on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jack ‘n’ Jill Childcare at Marina Bay on Victory Road in North Quincy on May 21 from 8:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Star Market on Granite Avenue in Quincy on May 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Measles Quincy News Weymouth News Source Type: news
Publication date: August 2019Source: LWT, Volume 111Author(s): Sumit Kumar Paudel, Kanika Bhargava, Hari KotturiAbstractListeria and Salmonella related recalls and outbreaks are of major concern to the melon industry. Cinnamon oil has shown its usefulness in antimicrobial food treatment. However, its applications are limited due to poor solubility of cinnamon oil in water. Utilization of Cinnamon oil nanoemulsion may offer effective antimicrobial treatment to the melon industry. Different formulations of cinnamon oil nanoemulsion were made by ultrasonication using Tween 80 as an emulsifier. The particle size of emulsion wa...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This report describes a new lethal case of Rickettsia rickettsii infection in a child from Northwestern Colombia, after ten years of the last outbreaks in the same region. Colombian public-health authorities should consider to include this severe rickettsiosis in the compulsory-reporting diseases, with the aim of knowing its burden in the country.
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
[Nation] Mombasa County government has shut down four health facilities to prevent a possible cholera outbreak.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
LYME disease is a relatively unknown condition with an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 new cases each year in England and Wales. For an unknown disease however, anyone can develop the condition as its caught by a tick. This major symptom could mean you might have Lyme disease. Do you have it?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We describe the investigation and management of an MRSA outbreak on a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the lessons learnt.Study designOutbreak report and case-control study.Study setting and participants: The study was conducted in a 40-cot NICU in a tertiary referral hospital and included all infants colonised/infected with gentamicin-resistant MRSA.InterventionsStandard infection control measures including segregation of infants, barrier precautions, enhanced cleaning, assessment of staff practice including hand hygiene, and increased MRSA screening of infants were implemented. Continued MRSA acquisitions led to s...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Fish &Shellfish ImmunologyAuthor(s): Hongxing Liu, Ting Ye, Tan Kar Soon, Hongkuan Zhang, Dewei Cheng, Shengkang Li, Hongyu Ma, Huaiping ZhengAbstractStocking density is a crucial factor in shellfish aquaculture that affects overall growth performance and health status. Present study analyzes the effects of stocking densities on growth, survival and hemolymph immune status of noble scallop Chlamys nobilis. The scallops with the same size were separately placed in the lantern cages (10 layers per cage) using high stocking density (500 scallops per cage) and low stock...
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
The measles outbreaks may be a wake-up call to reinvigorate vaccination campaigns.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
The U.S. diagnostic market celebrated three regulatory firsts last week.  1. FDA Authorizes Marketing of First Zika Test Until now, tests for detecting Zika virus immunoglobulin (IgM) antibodies in blood were only authorized for emergency use under FDA's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority. On Thursday, the agency said it has authorized marketing of the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA under the agency's traditional premarket authority. The test is manufactured by InBios International. “At the onset of the Zika virus outbreak, when little was known about the disease or how...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance IVD Source Type: news
For most of us, springtime marks the return of life to a dreary landscape, bringing birdsong, trees in bud, and daffodils in bloom. But if you work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the coming of spring means the return of nasty diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes. The killjoys at CDC celebrated the end of winter with a bummer of a paper showing that infections spread by ticks doubled in the United States from 2004 to 2016. (Tick populations have exploded in recent decades, perhaps due to climate change and loss of biodiversity.) Lyme disease The most common infection spread by ticks in the US i...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Infectious diseases Source Type: blogs
More News: Brain | Health | Lyme Disease | Men | Meningitis | Neurology | Outbreaks