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Estimated Range of Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti in the United States, 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 09/20/2017 This updated resource (2017) provides two maps of the estimated range of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the United States in 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are more likely to spread Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and other viruses than other types of mosquitoes such as Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. The Web page also provides information about these mosquitoes, outbreaks spread by mosquitoes, and how to be protected from Zika and other viruses spread by mosquitoes. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid overdose outbreak - West Virginia, August 2016 - Massey J, Kilkenny M, Batdorf S, Sanders SK, Ellison D, Halpin J, Gladden RM, Bixler D, Haddy L, Gupta R.
On August 15, 2016, the Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy in Huntington, West Virginia, notified the Cabell-Huntington Health Department (CHHD) of multiple calls regarding opioid overdose received by the emergency medical system (EMS) during 3 p.m.-8 p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Workers Race to Contain Cholera Outbreak in Northeast
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Health workers in northeast Nigeria said on Tuesday they were striving to contain a cholera outbreak which is sweeping through camps for those uprooted by Boko Haram, amid a drive to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Greece makes measles vaccination appeal amid European spike
Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine
Fuzzy ashen mold billows around wheels of cheese stacked on wooden planks at La Ferme de L’Abérieux. Inside its cheese cave nestled in the hills of Cordon, southeastern France, proprietor Albert Bottollier Depois removes one wheel and lowers it to the wide eyes of two children. “Mushrooms,” he says threading his fingers through the cloudy wreath of fungus forming the cheese’s distinctive crust. For a stronger cheese, he’ll even pierce the rind so it seeps in and blooms in the eyes. This is a Tomme de Savoie, one of France’s most distinguished and sought-after cheeses. And yet it h...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush / Cordon, France Tags: Uncategorized Cheese Food Safety onetime Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Outbreak — West Virginia, August 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – United Arab Emirates
On 23 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Your Towels Are Way Dirtier Than You Think
Dirty towels can carry a huge variety of microbes, and they’ve even been linked to spreading infectious disease. You can’t keep your towels 100% germ-free, experts say, but you can limit the grossest ones by washing your towels—only way more often than you probably do now. Towels are such great bacteria traps because every time you use a towel, you transfer your natural skin bacteria, and any other germs you’re carrying, onto their surface. Most of these germs won’t have any negative health effects because they’re coming from you. “Our bodies are adapted to being able to live in th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria bath towels coliform bacteria dirty towels E. coli fungus how often should i do laundry how often should i wash my bath towels how often should i wash my towels how to wash towels Hygiene kitchen towels mic Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Outbreak - West Virginia, August 2016
An investigation of a nonfatal opioid overdose outbreak that occurred in Huntington, West Virginia, on August 15, 2016, identified 20 cases during a 53-hour period (14 overdoses occurred within 5 hours) and provided evidence that a novel, high-potency synthetic opioid was introduced into a community of persons who use illicit opioids. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Tracking Four Major Diseases Outbreaks
[Premium Times] The Federal Government is tracking four major diseases out breaks in Nigeria, Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trusted messages key to counter community concerns during disease outbreak
(University of Louisville) Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
Lines are long and constant at pop-up clinics around San Diego, where hundreds of people have waited to get free hepatitis A vaccines. There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading, especially among the area's homeless and drug users (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine industry celebrates Disneyland measles outbreak operation as a huge success, seeks to model similar outbreaks for more fear propaganda
(Natural News) There’s nothing quite as effective as a good outbreak story to keep the masses in line when it comes to vaccines. While resistance to vaccine mandates and the CDC’s vaccination schedule have been steadily growing in recent years, there is no doubt that the mainstream media can manipulate an outbreak story very effectively... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego has officials washing streets and extending public restroom hours as the disease infects hundreds
(Natural News) San Diego has long been known for its beaches and zoo, but now it is making a name for itself in far less appealing categories, like feces and disease. A state of emergency for San Diego Country was declared on September 1 as the city contends with an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist on Trial for Murder in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
(BOSTON) — An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man’s actions demonstrated a “shocking disregard” for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for second-degree murder and mail fraud under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese told jurors Chin instru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alanna Durkin Richer / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles
LA County is the third region in California this year to declare a hepatitis A outbreak. Two of the 10 cases were acquired locally, which worries health officials. The homeless population is most at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Ready to Tackle Avian Influenza
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Botswana has come up with some strategic measures in an effort to prepare for the outbreak of Avian Influenza. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles County
Title: Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles CountyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Begins Cholera Vaccination for One Million in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Communication key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria
(Oregon State University) Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens
An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has urged jurors not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors say the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County
Public health authorities have declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County
Los Angeles County public health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after an emergency was declared in San Diego, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus.Case numbers are still small in L.A County, with only 10 people infected as part of the outbreak,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs
The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids says there is no evidence the man caused the drugs to become contaminated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Plans New Compounding Pharmacy Policy, Agency Head Says FDA Plans New Compounding Pharmacy Policy, Agency Head Says
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enacted in the wake of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to one such company.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000 WHO Plans Global War on Cholera as Yemen Caseload Nears 700,000
The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced toward 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trial of pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak begins
A federal prosecutor says a pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts pharmacist faces trial over 2012 meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist is due in court on Tuesday to face trial on charges including murder stemming from his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people and killed 76 across the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: '48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno State'
[Daily Trust] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Nigeria: 48 Persons Die of Cholera in Borno - MSF
[Premium Times] A humanitarian medical organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, said about 48 persons have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease last month in Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Urges Govt to Tackle Challenges Facing Polio Eradication
[Leadership] Abuja -As Nigeria celebrates 13 months without Polio outbreaks, the World Health Organisation(WHO) yesterday urged the federal government to tackle issues threatening the total eradication of the disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Live Cell Therapy as Potential Risk Factor for Q Fever Live Cell Therapy as Potential Risk Factor for Q Fever
An outbreak of Q fever was traced back to infected sheep used as a source for life cell therapy.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Trial to begin for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak
A Massachusetts pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is set to go on trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to fight off this winter's dreaded Aussie flu
Australia and the Southern hemisphere are suffering with a severe flu outbreak - and now experts fear it will travel to the UK, this winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Spreads Across Borno State
MSF is ramping up its response in the area around Maiduguri.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Nigeria: MSF Scales Up Activities as Cholera Outbreak Continues to Spread Across Borno State
Press releaseNigeria: MSF Scales Up Activities as Cholera Outbreak Continues to Spread Across Borno StateSeptember 18, 2017As new cases of cholera emerge in Monguno, Dikwa, and Maiduguri, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to scale up its response in Borno state, including recently opening an additional cholera treatment unit (CTU) near Muna Garage camp. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

WHO plans global war on cholera as Yemen caseload nears 700,000
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks
Researchers are working in partnership with the Peruvian government to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast malaria outbreaks at the household-level months in advance and prevent them from happening. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pharmacist Faces Trial Over Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak A trial is set to begin Tuesday for the supervisory pharmacist at the Massachusetts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news