Flu deaths reach a high, but outbreak shows signs of easing
A 14-year-old high school student in Thousand Oaks has died of complications from the flu. But as the flu outbreak appears to be peaking, another virus is now sending kids and older adults to hospitals.
Authors: Moore JE, Hirayama J, Hayashi K, Mason C, Coulter W, Matsuda M, Goldsmith CE PMID: 29457961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE outbreak of poliovirus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is feared to spread to neighbouring countries as thousands flee the war-torn country.
[VOA] More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when Liberia's health care system buckled under the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new study.
Conclusion Infection control measures according to international guidelines were insufficient to expose the outbreak to its full extent, and control it. Its full extent only became apparent after sustained hospital-wide screening. Successful control of this hospital-wide VRE outbreak was feasible, but required great effort. Final containment and eradication of the epidemic clones was achieved by environmental decontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapour, strict isolation precautions, a VRE quarantine ward and antimicrobial stewardship.
Conclusions The mother's milk contaminated with community-origin MRSA is serving as the reservoir of MRSA and one of the sources of MRSA outbreaks in the NICU. It is important to closely monitor the condition of the mothers of the children in the NICU. Pasteurization of breast milk should be considered when the skin on the nipple is broken.
Kratom, a controversial herbal supplement used for pain relief, is likely behind a salmonella outbreak that has affected 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mitragyna speciosa, commonly called kratom, is often billed as a safer alternative to conventional painkillers. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials said that kratom contains the same addictive, potentially dangerous chemicals found in opioids, and submitted a review to that effect to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The bad news about kratom continues wi...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of salmonella illness linked to kratom, an unregulated herbal supplement that is sometimes used for pain, anxiety and opioid-withdrawal symptoms, the CDC said Tuesday. The agency, which urged consumers to not use kratom in any form because […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get itNine organizations sue Trump administration for ending grants to teen pregnancy programs
Consuming kratom, an herbal supplement marketed as an alternative to opioid drugs, has sickened 28 people with salmonella infections in the US, the CDC announced today.
An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.
LONDON (Reuters) - An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant "superbug" strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out, scientists said on Tuesday.