Ground Turkey Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Two people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DforE (updated 13th April 2021)
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 13 April 2021Guidance updated to reflect step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown, on singing in parent and child groups, educational trips, and for staff and children who are clinically extremely vulnerable. Updated the face coverings section on visual communication, visors and exemptions. 31 March 2021Converted the'Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak'from PDF to HTML. This version has been updated to reflect the DHSC announceme...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid Canada: Outbreak of Brazilian variant defies even strict quarantine hotels
Scientists told MailOnline it was 'inevitable' when dealing with highly infectious new variants that they find a way to 'leak' out of isolation hotels - which are also being used in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care, DHSC (updated 13th April 2021)
Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak. 13 April 2021Updated to reflect that changes to the coronavirus restrictions came into effect on 12 April. 31 March 2021Updated to reflect changes to the coronavirus restrictions that came into effect on 29 March. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Meat Processing Workers SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Meat Processing Workers
Which interventions may help stem potential COVID-19 outbreaks in these facilities?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 in our dust may help predict outbreaks, study finds
(Ohio State University) A study done in rooms where COVID-19 patients were isolated shows that the virus's RNA - part of the genetic material inside a virus - can persist up to a month in dust. The study did not evaluate whether dust can transmit the virus to humans. It could, however, offer another option for monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks in specific buildings, including nursing homes, offices or schools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combining mask wearing, social distancing suppresses COVID-19 virus spread
(American Institute of Physics) Studies show wearing masks and social distancing can contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but their combined effectiveness is not precisely known. In Chaos, researchers at New York University and Politecnico di Torino in Italy developed a network model to study the effects of these two measures on the spread of airborne diseases like COVID-19. The model shows viral outbreaks can be prevented if at least 60% of a population complies with both measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of post-traumatic stress symptoms and depressive symptoms among Bangladeshi students during COVID-19 mandatory home confinement: a nationwide cross-sectional survey - Sultana MS, Khan AH, Hossain S, Ansar A, Sikder MT, Hasan MT.
This study explored the adverse impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Bangladeshi students' me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Safeguarding children and families during the COVID-19 crisis, SCIE (updated 12th April 2021)
This quick guide is for practitioners working to safeguard children and families during the COVID-19 outbreak, including social workers and those working in social care settings. As a practitioner you are facing unprecedented challenges to support and safeguard vulnerable children and families, even given the falling infection rates and initial easing of restrictions. During this time of uncertainty, it is particularly important to safeguarding children who may be at an increased risk of abuse, harm and exploitation from a range of sources. However, it is equally important to safeguard families, with parents facing signifi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis epidemics could be forewarned by weather forecasts in sub-Saharan Africa
A pilot is under way to harness forecasts to predict where conditions that fuel cases are likely to developA weather-based surveillance system that could offer advanced warning of outbreaks of meningitis is being piloted across sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to save lives, researchers have revealed.According to the Meningitis Research Foundation, meningitis affectsabout 5 million people around the world each year, one in 10 of whom die, while two in 10 are left with lasting impacts, such as brain damage.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Meningitis Africa Health World news Meteorology Science Source Type: news

Sub-Saharan meningitis epidemics could be signalled by weather forecasts
Pilot scheme is under way to harness forecasts to predict where conditions that fuel cases are likely to developA weather-based surveillance system that could offer advanced warning of outbreaks of meningitis is being piloted across sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to save lives, researchers have revealed.According to the Meningitis Research Foundation, meningitis affectsabout 5 million people around the world each year, one in 10 of whom die, while two in 10 are left with lasting impacts, such as brain damage.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Meningitis Africa Health World news Meteorology Science Source Type: news

NHL extends regular season to May 16 after Canucks' COVID-19 outbreak
The NHL has extended the regular season to May 16 to accommodate rescheduled games for the Vancouver Canucks after a COVID-19 outbreak within the team. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helene Elliott Source Type: news

Victoria records first overseas coronavirus case since hotel quarantine overhaul
The state began accepting international arrivals on Thursday after two-month suspension caused by outbreaks linked to hotel quarantine programVictoria has recorded its first overseas Covid-19 case in hotel quarantine since resuming international flights.The statebegan accepting international arrivals on Thursday following a two-month suspension caused by outbreaks linked to its hotel quarantine program.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Christopher Knaus Tags: Coronavirus Victoria Infectious diseases Science Australia news Victorian politics Source Type: news

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits
Washington is rushing federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses go unordered by states amid outbreaks, spurring calls for new approach
Pressure on the federal government to rethink its allocation strategy has mounted as access to immunization expands nationwide but new infections are concentrated in just a handful of states, including Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isaac Stanley-Becker Source Type: news

England's Covid R rate stays stable and may still be as low as 0.8
SAGE scientists said England's R rate could be at one in every region except the South East, indicating the Covid outbreak may have stopped shrinking in most areas of the nation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel
Thai authorities are struggling to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Essential guidance, RCGP (updated 9th April 2021)
This guidance provides key information for GPs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Update in this version (published 9th April 2021) - updated section'Coronavirus - Top 10 tips on what to do in primary care'. Update in version published 8th April 2021 - updated section'SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
British Columbia launched new strategies targeting workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 and screening for its variants as some called for more aggressive action. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Chile's mass vaccination campaign fails to save it from recent coronavirus surge
(Natural News) Chile’s government was praised throughout the world for its “model rollout” of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. But the South American nation is now being hammered by a massive coronavirus outbreak that has threatened to overwhelm the country’s health systems. The Chilean government has vaccinated more of its population than any other country in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediction of Sepsis in COVID-19 Using Laboratory Indicators, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology
This study retrospectively investigated laboratory test data of 2,453 patients with COVID-19 from electronic health records. Extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) was employed to build four models with different feature subsets of a total of 69 collected indicators. Meanwhile, the explainable Shapley Additive ePlanation (SHAP) method was adopted to interpret predictive results and to analyze the feature importance of risk factors.; Findings: The model for classifying COVID-19 viral sepsis with seven coagulation function indicators achieved the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) 0.9213 (95% CI, 89.94...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain
Communities of Catholic nuns are absorbing devastating losses from outbreaks of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 UK: UK's Covid outbreak is now in a similar position as it was in JULY
Boris Johnson today faced fresh calls to speed up his lockdown exit roadmap after coronavirus data suggested the UK is now in a similar position to July last year at the point of the first major unlocking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Unveils Agency Initiative to Address Racism in Health
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that health is a commodity bestowed readily on some and denied to so many others. Within months of the COVID-19 virus reaching U.S. shores, it became clear that the disease hit certain groups harder, contributing to more severe illness and higher hospitalization and death rates among Black, Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and those of lower socioeconomic status. The reason for that skewed impact doesn’t have so much to do with biology or genetics as it does a myriad of other factors, such as where people live, how clean the air they breathe ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Interaction effects between CoViD-19 outbreak and community income levels on excess mortality among patients visiting emergency departments - Jung E, Ro YS, Ryu HH, Shin SD, Moon S.
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on excess in-hospital mortality among patients who visited emergency departments (EDs) and to assess whether the excess mortality during t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Death Toll Up in Zaghouan
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Two more COVID-19 fatalities were reported in Zaghouan governorate, taking the death count in the region to 137 since the outbreak of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 Claims Lives of 6 More Patients in Nabeul
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- COVID-19 claimed the lives of 6 more patients in the governorate of Nabeul, taking the death toll to 521 since the outbreak of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cambodia's Angkor site shut for 2 weeks to curb coronavirus
Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ahead of the Olympics, Japan's vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo
Osaka's Covid cases hit record highs this week and authorities are concerned the outbreak in Tokyo could follow a similar trend, Japan... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil at high risk of dengue outbreaks after droughts because of temporary water storage
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Dengue risk is exacerbated in highly populated areas of Brazil after extreme drought because of improvised water containers housing mosquitoes, suggests a new study in Lancet Planetary Health.The research was led by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine's (LSHTM) Centre on Climate Change& Planetary Health and Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Latest: 11 new COVID-19 cases in China's lone outbreak
Chinese officials say 11 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a southwestern city bordering Myanmar that is the scene of China’s current sole active outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Haiti story
In a story April 5, 2021, about the lack of vaccines in Haiti, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Pan American Health Organization had given the country 500 testing kits (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DforE (updated 7th April 2021)
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 7 April 2021We have updated advice on the use of face coverings, Lateral Flow Device (LFD) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing and self-isolation. We have removed information on who can attend out-of-school settings prior to 29 March and updated information to reflect the commencement of step 2 of the COVID-19 Response – spring 2021. 26 March 2021Changes made to the sections'Considering group sizes','P...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic composts may help farmers prevent foodborne disease outbreaks
(Wiley) Foodborne disease outbreaks linked to the consumption of fresh produce have caused farmers to re-evaluate their practices. A recent analysis published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology of a 27-year experiment comparing organic and conventional soil management indicates that animal-based composts do not promote pathogen survival and may even promote bacterial communities that suppress pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Predicting COVID-19 outbreaks with cell phone mobility data
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Mobility tracking using cell phone data showing greater movement of people is a strong predictor of increased rates of COVID-19, according to new data in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meet 7 Health Workers Who Are Changing the Way We Approach Global Health Beyond the Pandemic
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalApril 06, 2021Health workers know better than anyone what they need to be safe on the job. They know what it takes to be prepared for coronavirus cases as they come in the door. To end the COVID-19 pandemic, prevent future disease outbreaks, and to keep essential services running and available for their communities.During World Health Worker Week 2021, we’re amplifying their voices and recommendations on how we can better support and protect health workers—now and for the long haul.Meet seven health workers and leaders who are telling us what’s essential t...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Health Workers Source Type: news

CDC Inquiry Sought on HIV Outbreak in WVa's Largest County CDC Inquiry Sought on HIV Outbreak in WVa's Largest County
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin asked for an inquiry on behalf of the Kanawha County Commission 2 months after a CDC official warned that the county's outbreak was'the most concerning in the US. 'Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Reports 767 New Coronavirus Cases, 47 Fatalities
[Egypt Online] The Health Ministry said Monday that 767 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 205,732. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HBO Doc ‘The Last Cruise’ Gives Insight Into Nightmarish Covid-19 Outbreak
Using cellphone footage captured by the guests and crew members themselves as its primary source material, the film invites viewers to witness the downward spiral of the Diamond Princess into mayhem through their eyes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Are youth sports an engine of B.1.1.7 outbreaks?
Several states are now prioritizing asymptomatic student athletes as outbreaks put vulnerable, unvaccinated adults at risk. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles 'Killing Again' in DR Congo, Vaccination Ongoing
[Nation] Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are declaring an outbreak of measles, raising fears of a repeat of infections two years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bat catchers fight the next pandemic – in pictures
Researchers at the University of the Philippines Los Ba ños aim to catch thousands of bats to develop a Japanese-funded simulation model over the next three years that they believe could help avert potential pandemics. They hope the bats will help in predicting the dynamics of a coronavirus outbreak by analysing factors such as climate, temperature and ease of spreadContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eloisa Lopez/Reuters Tags: Philippines Coronavirus Science World news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Evacuation guidance method with consideration for passage congestion in sudden disasters for emergency rescue evacuation support system - Wada T, Matsumoto K, Ohtsuki K.
An Emergency Rescue Evacuation Support System (ERESS) has been developed to detect a sudden disaster outbreak and give real time evacuation information of the disaster to evacuees. In this paper, we propose an evacuation guidance method with consideration ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

CDC inquiry sought on HIV outbreak in WVa's largest county
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has submitted a congressional inquiry with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding an HIV outbreak in West Virginia’s largest county (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alberta health officials investigating 2 workplace outbreaks of P1 coronavirus variant
Alberta public health officials are investigating two workplace outbreaks of the P1 variant of the coronavirus first detected in Brazil, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Wild Songbirds CDC Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Wild Songbirds
So far, the CDC has identified 19 illnesses and eight hospitalizations in eight states between December and March.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Illinois Bar Opening Leads to COVID-19 Community Outbreak Illinois Bar Opening Leads to COVID-19 Community Outbreak
The event -- an opening at an unnamed bar that can accommodate 100 people -- led to several cases, along with the closure of a 650-student school, according to a CDC report detailing the incident.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder and use of mental health care among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic -United States, August 2020-February 2021 - Vahratian A, Blumberg SJ, Terlizzi EP, Schiller JS.
The spread of disease and increase in deaths during large outbreaks of transmissible diseases is often associated with fear and grief (1). Social restrictions, limits on operating nonessential businesses, and other measures to reduce pandemic-related morta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Illinois Bar Opening Event Results In At Least 46 People with Covid-19
The outbreak resulted in the closure of a 650 person school district and a person in long term care, who didn't attend the bar, being hospitalized with Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma Source Type: news