The US and UK see vaping very differently. Here's why

An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis." In the UK, e-cigarettes have been embraced mostly as an effective way for adults to quit combustible cigarettes.
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Months after John Steffen died in Nebraska, officials said his death was part of a mysterious outbreak of vaping-related deaths and illnesses.
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Carrion flies inside your hood. Sweat turns your gloves into water balloons. This is tough work, but it could predict disease outbreaks.
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This study investigated the vector competence of Italian populations of Culicoides imicola and Culicoides obsoletus/scoticus to some representative BTV strains after artificial oral infection. The BTV strains were selected according to their ability to spread to one or both episystems and included BTV-4 ITA, responsible of the recent Italian and French BTV-4 outbreaks; the BTV-2 strain which caused the first BTV incursion in Italy, Corsica, and Balearic Islands; BTV-4 MOR, responsible for the epidemic in Morocco; and BTV-8, the strain which spread through Europe between 2006 and 2008. Blood-soaked cotton pledgets and Hemot...
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Authors: Joseph HA, Wojno AE, Winter K, Grady-Erickson O, Hawes E, Benenson GA, Lee A, Cetron M Abstract The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa influenced how public health officials considered migration and emerging infectious diseases. Responding to the public's concerns, the US government introduced enhanced entry screening and post-arrival monitoring by public health authorities to reduce the risk of importation and domestic transmission of Ebola while continuing to allow travel from West Africa. This case study describes a new initiative, the Check and Report Ebola (CARE+) program that engaged travelers a...
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The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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The Ebola epidemic in northeastern Congo has been confined to a rural area rife with militias and people on the move, making it harder to stamp out altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Amer J Perinatol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697670In 2000, the United States had effectively eliminated endemic measles. Unfortunately, due to misinformation and non-scientific based concerns, the rate of measles vaccination has declined. The United States is in the midst of its largest outbreak of measles since 2014, with 1,095 confirmed cases as of June 2019. The reasons for the re-emergence of measles and what this epidemic illustrates about the anti-vaccine culture in the United States are explored in this article. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table ...
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Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
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Human diseases caused by bacteria in the genus Rickettsia, commonly referred to as typhus or spotted fevers, are among the oldest and most severe scourges of humankind. All of the diseases’ agents utilize blood-sucking arthropods as vectors, which influences disease epidemiology. Epidemic typhus continues to cause outbreaks today in situations...
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Publication date: December 2019Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 141Author(s): Serafeim C. Chaintoutis, Anna Papa, Danai Pervanidou, Chrysostomos I. DovasAbstractWest Nile virus (WNV) is an arbovirus causing neuroinvasive disease to humans and equines. Since 2004, lineage 2 WNV strains have been identified in Europe and have been implicated in severe outbreaks, with that of 2018 exceeding the total number from the previous seven years. The aim of this study was to explore the evolutionary process that shapes the genetic diversity of lineage 2 WNV strains (belonging to the Central European/Hungarian subc...
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