Outbreak of Dengue Virus Type 2 --- American Samoa, November 2016--October 2018

The U.S. territory of American Samoa has experienced recent outbreaks of illnesses caused by viruses transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, including dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: American Indian - Alaska Native Health Animal-Related Diseases Chikungunya Virus Chronic Disease Dengue Fever (DF) HIV Prevention HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS and STDs MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health Zika Virus Source Type: news

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We described the clients' profile and the services offered at the clinic to identify gaps in service provision and areas of improvement. A retrospective record review of data was carried out from the ARC collected from February 2009 to December 2017. We analyzed 2343 affidavits that were available. Out of 2343 records analysed, (2190) 93.5% were female and 6.5 % (153) were male. The median age was 23years (Q1=21; Q3= 29) for males and 19 years (Q1= 17; Q2=25) for females. Among the clients, 2164 (92.4%) received a baseline HIV test, and 263 females and 6 males tested positive. From 2010 to 2017, six clients' seroconversion...
Source: African Journal of Reproductive Health - Category: African Health Tags: Afr J Reprod Health Source Type: research
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HIGHLIGHTS Adolescents and young adults are particularly susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have been rapidly increasing among young people in recent years. Young people face multiple roadblocks to obtaining high-quality sexual health inform ation and STI care that can help them avoid STIs or mitigate the effects of an infection. Advocates and policymakers addressing STIs among young people should support the needs of those most vulnerable to STIs through high-quality sex education programs, access to clinical care, preventive technolo gies and vaccines,...
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Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Edited by Michael S. Niederman and Alimuddin Zumla Source Type: research
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Dr. Jeremy Gabrysch spent nearly four years helping run a hospital in Ethiopia before returning to Texas a few years ago and becoming an entrepreneur, starting on-demand health care company Remedy with his wife, Christina. He's reminded of that experience as an emergency medicine physician in the developing world now that the United States is grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The pandemic "is really taking me back to some of these resource constraints…
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Authors: Lang C Abstract The narrative of depression as a neurochemical imbalance in the brain or, more precisely, a deficiency of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine - largely produced by commercial interests of the international and national pharmaceutical industry and spread globally by international diagnostic systems - has found its way into the offices of mainstream psychiatrists in Kerala. In the clinical encounters, social, economic and existential suffering is thus transformed into a medical condition, treatable with pharmacological means. On the one hand, the setting of a psychiatric outpat...
Source: Anthropology and Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Anthropol Med Source Type: research
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