Madagascar's healthcare will be unable with the plague
EXCLUSIVE Madagascar's healthcare system will be unable to cope if the deadly plague outbreak continues to spiral out of control, a scientist has warned. Scores of doctors have been struck down.
The holidays can be a time of joy, but they can also be a challenge. Just think of all the cookies: delicious — but definitely not to be eaten before they are baked. That’s the word from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued a reminder before the holidays for people to “say no to raw dough.” Raw flour can contain the bacteria E. coli, and raw eggs can carry the risk of salmonella poisoning. Symptoms for salmonella poisoning can include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps hours to a few days after exposure, the CDC explains, while E. coli symptoms range from severe stoma...
Olympus Medical Systems Corp. and a former senior executive in Japan pleaded guilty on Monday to failing to file required adverse event notices about infection outbreaks linked to one of its medical devices, the U.S. Justice Department said.
(CBS Local/ CBS Baltimore)– Making cookies this holiday season? Resist the raw cookie dough. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is using the holiday season to remind people that raw cookie dough can cause illnesses like e. coli and salmonella. In 2016, an e. coli outbreak linked to raw cookie dough sickened 63 people, the CDC reported. The CDC also asks people to check for recalled flour products, because flour often sits on the shelf for a while before it’s used. Cookie dough also contains raw eggs, which can be linked to salmonella poisoning. The CDC suggests these steps to keep you and your famil...
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
The WHO says the country is at "very high risk" in the current Ebola outbreak.
(Boston Children's Hospital) Min Dong, PhD, and his lab are world experts in toxins. Now, setting their sights on Shiga toxin (player in the current E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce) and ricin (a bioterrorism agent), they identify potential protective strategies. Their study also sheds new light on glycosylation, the attachment of sugars to large molecules, key to cells' ability to create more diverse molecules beyond what's encoded in the genome.
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday two new African swine fever outbreaks were reported in Shaanxi and Guizhou provinces.
ConclusionsOur study illustrates how surveillance data may be used in principle to answer key questions in the absence of directed epidemiological studies. However, in this case, we suggest that currently available surveillance data are insufficient to accurately estimate the gestational-age-varying risk of microcephaly from ZIKV infection. The methods used here may be of use in future outbreaks and may help to inform improved surveillance and interpretation in countries yet to experience an outbreak of ZIKV infection.
NOROVIRUS symptoms include feeling sick and having diarrhoea, and the virus is known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’. An outbreak of norovirus has spread across the UK, and Public Health England is urging the public to follow good hygiene practices. These are the signs and symptoms of norovirus to look out for.
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