Update: Characteristics of a Nationwide Outbreak of EVALI Update: Characteristics of a Nationwide Outbreak of EVALI

Have the number of weekly cases of e-cigarette or vaping, product use-associated lung injury declined since this issue has been in the media limelight?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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A member of the Arkansas House said Wednesday he's tested positive for the coronavirus and state health officials reported two more people have died from the outbreak.
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Authors: Ventura CG, Roque FL, Sousa IQ, Lobo RD, Luders C Abstract INTRODUCTION: Chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients are considered to be at high risk for infection. Here, we describe the clinical outcomes of chronic HD patients with influenza A (H1N1) infection and the strategies adopted to control an outbreak of influenza A in a dialysis unit. METHODS: Among a total of 62 chronic HD patients, H1N1 infection was identified in 12 (19.4%). Of the 32 staff members, four (12.5%) were found to be infected with the H1N1 virus. Outcomes included symptoms at presentation, comorbidities, occurrence of hypoxemia, hospit...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
Gene HealyIn the space of a  few hours on Saturday, President Trump went fromthreatening an ALL-CAPS federal “QUARANTINE of developing ‘hot spots’, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut” to… having CDC issue a“strong Travel Advisory” for the tristate area instead.It ’s hardly the first time this president has floated some eye‐​poppingly authoritarian proposal, only to back away from the Rubicon shortly thereafter. By now, the pattern should be familiar:Trump hits “send tweet” on some crank theory of absolute executive power. Law professors and pundits ca...
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The media focus mostly on major markets where consumers are concentrated, where they have offices and where their reporters and editors live and work. But the epidemic is, if anything,more dangerous and difficult to deal with rural areas. The main problem is simply lack of resources. Many rural hospitals have closed in recent years. There aren't enough beds or doctors and they are too far away for many people.Many outbreaks in rural areas and small cities in less populous  regions have already occurred. These include Chambers County, Alabama; Dougherty County, Georgia; and the Shreveport, Louisiana area just for start...
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US has one 1 in 5 cases globally; global cases pass 860,000; record daily fatalities in UK, France, Spain and RussiaUS coronavirus - latest updatesUK coronavirus – live updatesLatest developments at a glanceThe most extreme lockdown controls around the worldSee all our coronavirus coverage3.34pmBSTAbout 8 million more people in the Arab world will be plunged into poverty by the economic spasm caused by the Covid-19 crisis, leading to a likely 2 million becoming undernourished, the UN ’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia says.ESCWA said that a lack of social security in many Arab countries will lea...
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Instead of endless mass isolation or just waiting for a cure, the UK needs a data-driven, targeted approach to coronavirus testingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAftersquandering valuable time to prepare for the spread of Covid-19 in February and the first half of March, the government made a dramatic U-turn and put the country into lockdown two weeks ago. But amid the drama of shutting down our entire way of life – with kids out of school, shops closed and millions working from home – we appear to have forgotten that lockdown itself is not the solution to coronavirus. It is si...
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No 10 urges hospitals to test as many staff as possible as data shows many in isolation may not be infectedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly 2,000 NHS frontline workers out of about half a million have been tested for coronavirus so far, despite up to one in four being off work with suspected symptoms in some areas of the country.Amid criticism of the UK ’s low testing numbers, No 10 said a “clear instruction” has been issued to hospitals to test as many staff as possible, with trusts allowed to decide how to split tests between workers and patients.Continue reading...
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Numerous cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury (EVALI) have recently prompted an investigation of the outbreak in the US [1]. Only two non-fatal cases have been reported so far in Europe: one case of hypersensitivity pneumonia in the ...
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__ It’s a crazy time. Here in the California, we are sheltering-in-place, leaving the house only for essentials like groceries and medical care. And while we’re all (appropriately) focused on caring for the physical health of ourselves, our families, our communities, and society at large, our mental, emotional, and social health needs are quickly emerging as profoundly important, as well. I’m executive director of Open Source Wellness, which brings people together to learn and practice the behaviors that generate human health and well-being. Our core idea is that community is a form of medicine. And ...
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Even before the coronavirus outbreak, physicians struggled with the'moral injury'rampant in healthcare, causing them to provide care under some near-impossible conditions. What's the situation now?Medscape Business of Medicine
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