A deadly viral illness is exploding in West Africa. Researchers are scrambling to figure out why
Reporting for this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Irrua, Nigeria, and Kenema, Sierra Leone— Sitting on a bench outside the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Edo state in southwestern Nigeria in September 2023, Muhammed Luqman Dagana recounted his ordeal earlier in the year with Lassa fever, a deadly hemorrhagic disease of West Africa. At first the 33-year-old wasn’t alarmed—his fever, headache, body aches, and cough were innocuous enough. A doctor at his local clinic gave him antibiotics for typhoid fever and antimalarial drugs. But his symptoms persisted, so he tried anoth...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Columbia Sued by Jewish Students Over ‘Endemic’ Antisemitism
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Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Strengthening Partnerships to Combat Disease Outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
[Africa CDC] Kinshasa -- The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) conducted a high-level mission from 9 to 10 February 2024 in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mission aimed to support government health initiatives through enhanced partnerships and collaboration in addressing emerging and endemic diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Central Africa Congo-Kinshasa Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Proven Vector Control Interventions Needed to Stem Malaria Infections in Africa
[IPS] Kigali -- Experts recommend that the current prevention of malaria in highly endemic countries in Africa should integrate "locally appropriate" control measures to cope with the highest burden of mosquito-borne disease on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 10, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Malaria Source Type: news

Proven Vector Control Interventions Needed to Stem Malaria Infections in Africa
Rwanda is using drone technology as an effective and innovative way of eradicating malaria in breeding sites. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPSBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Feb 8 2024 (IPS) Experts recommend that the current prevention of malaria in highly endemic countries in Africa should integrate “locally appropriate” control measures to cope with the highest burden of mosquito-borne disease on the continent. The latest 2023 World Malaria Report shows that the life-threatening disease remains a significant public health challenge, with both malaria incidence and mortality higher now than they were before the start...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 8, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa Climate Action Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Malaria Source Type: news

Substance use disorders among adolescents in the United States: 2000-2019 - Alemu BT, Baydoun HA, Olayinka O, Treadwell RM.
OBJECTIVES: Substance use disorders (SUDs) are characterized by impairment caused by the recurrent use of alcohol, illicit drugs, or both. SUDs are pervasive and endemic among US adolescents, with potentially negative health and social consequences. Althou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology of scorpion stings in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory - Handal EN, Abu Serhan M, Qumsiyeh MB, Hani RB, Warrell DA, Amr ZS.
BACKGROUND: Scorpionism (scorpion sting envenoming) is an endemic public health concern in many Arab Middle Eastern countries. However, our knowledge of the epidemiology of scorpion stings in the West Bank is limited. AIM: To investigate the epidem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

UK to ban disposable vapes as Sunak warns of ‘endemic’ impact on youth
Government will restrict flavours and require plain packaging so products do not appeal to children (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single Dose of New Typhoid Vaccine Protects Kids Long-Term
FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2024 -- While largely eliminated in more affluent nations, typhoid remains a deadly scourge in developing countries, killing more than 110,000 children every year. Children in endemic areas -- mainly sub-Saharan Africa and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 26, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rubella Screening in Pregnancy No Longer Recommended in Italy Rubella Screening in Pregnancy No Longer Recommended in Italy
The elimination of the endemic transmission of rubella in Italy prompted a reconsideration of the country ’s pregnancy guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Vaccines and Infections Are Tweaking Our Immunity
Your immune system may be getting smarter every time you encounter COVID-19, a new study suggests. After getting vaccinated and infected, the immune system generates broader defenses against the virus, including against new variants. In a paper published Jan. 19 in Science Immunology, researchers in South Korea compared immune cells in the lab from people with a variety of vaccine and infection histories throughout the different Omicron waves, which began in late 2021 with BA.1. People who had been vaccinated with the original Pfizer-BioNTech series and then got infected with any Omicron variant showed good levels of me...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

‘Gold bars and Moutai’: TV series spotlights China’s corrupt officials
Critics say primetime documentary celebrating Xi Jinping’s campaign against endemic graft overlooks its systemic roots#xijinpings (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We ’ re In a Major COVID-19 Surge. It ’ s Our New Normal
You probably know a lot of sick people right now. Most parts of the U.S. are getting pummeled by respiratory illness, with 7% of all outpatient health care visits recorded during the week ending Dec. 30 related to these sicknesses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Many people are sick with flu, while others have RSV or other routine winter viruses. But COVID-19 is also tearing through the population, thanks largely to the highly contagious JN.1 variant. Just like every year since 2021, this one is starting with a COVID-19 surge—an...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Needs to Strengthen Pharmaceutical Manufacturing of Drugs
[Vanguard] Nigeria is home to over 200 million people who are susceptible to a set of health problems that are linked and interact synergistically, contributing to its excess burden of disease: which includes the rising rates of non-communicable diseases, endemic diseases, and emerging and re-emerging infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Economy, Business and Finance Health and Medicine Manufacturing Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

NIST Says Defending AI Systems From Cyberattacks ‘Hasn’t Been Solved’
New technologies bring with them new opportunities — and new threats. As we enter the new year, many eyes are on the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Some of those eyes may belong to bad actors looking to take advantage of the attack vectors endemic to new generative AI…#apostolvassilev #aiimpacted #nist #sandboxhackers #fraud #gerhardoosthuizen #entersekt #pymnts #alinaoprea #ainewsletter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news