Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained,' says WHO
No new cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in Congo since the last known sufferer died on June 9, World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Strategic Response to an Outbreak of Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Type 2 — Syria, 2017–2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda:How Foot and Mouth Disease Is Affecting Kakumiro Budget
[Monitor] Kakumiro -The foot and mouth disease outbreak, which has devastated several herds of cattle, was officially reported to Kakumiro District authorities in April in Mpongo camp village, Mpasana Sub-county. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Response Shows Lessons Learned
[AfricaFocus] The Democratic Republic of Congo has extensive experience in successfully containing Ebola outbreaks (the one which was reported in May is the ninth since the first in 1976). But this one, with cases in Mbandaka, a river-port city of over one million people on the country's western border, raised the nightmare scenario of spreading to other river-port cities such as the capital Kinshasa (over 11 million people), as well as Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo, and Bangui in the Central African Republic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead
A Pennsylvania state court has allowed a lawsuit to move ahead against the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRT responds to Newsweek article on Kwiatkowski Former RT Kwiatkowski reveals drug diversion secrets Kwiatkowski sentenced to 39 years in prison Kwiatkowski pleads guilty in hepatitis C case NH report slams Exeter Hospital procedures in hepatitis C outbreak (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

California Aedes mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika
(PLOS) Over the last five years, Zika virus has emerged as a significant global human health threat following outbreaks in South and Central America. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that invasive mosquitoes in California -- where cases of Zika in travelers have been a regular occurrence in recent years -- are capable of transmitting Zika. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Young travellers in summer holiday MMR plea
Public health experts say Europe is experiencing large outbreaks of measles Related items fromOnMedica Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Malaria cases rise sharply One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles UK joins fight against Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to stay safe from foodborne illness outbreaks
Recalls and outbreaks linked to contaminated food have affected people across the country, but there are steps you can take to protect your famliy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stay safe from foodborne illness outbreaks
Several recent outbreaks related to contaminated food have sickened dozens of people across the country and led to widespread recalls. CBS News' Nikki Battiste offers tips to keep your family safe. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- A salmonella outbreak linked to melons and fruit salad mixes continues to expand, say officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, 70 people have been sickened across seven states after eating... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya:One Dies As Siaya County Issues Rift Valley Fever Alert
[Nation] The outbreak of Rift Valley Fever has hit Tana River County leading to a quarantine in Dhidhe Ade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has been 'largely contained'
Ebola outbreak in Congo has been 'largely contained,' World Health Organization says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- A salmonella outbreak linked to melons and fruit salad mixes continues to expand, say officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, 70 people have been sickened across seven states after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard
[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:A Friendly Football Match, Ebola, and Infodemics
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: As the Democratic Republic of Congo works to curb an Ebola outbreak, Nigerians expressed strong reactions to the proposal of a friendly match on the 25th of May, 2018 between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Congo-Kinshasa of Democratic Republic of Congo. In this week's Thought Leadership Piece, Dr Ibrahim Mamadu, an Epidemiologist with the World Health Organization reflects on the heated discourse and how communications (or the lack of it) plays an important role in public health events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Outbreak - Niger Govt Confirms 7 Deaths, 74 Cases
[Leadership] Niger state government has confirmed 7 people dead in the outbreak of Cholera in Bida local government area,even as 74 cases have so far been reported in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bronchoscopes still dirty after cleaning, study says
Photo by Michaela33 courtesy of Flikr A new study has found that currently acceptable methods of reprocessing reusable bronchoscopes left most devices contaminated and damaged. “The results are worrisome as patients undergoing bronchoscopy are commonly at high risk for infection due to transplant status, critical illness, or immune-suppression due to malignancy or chronic disease,” said the study, funded by 3M and supported by sterilization product maker Healthmark Industries. It was presented last week at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control’s annual conference APIC 2018, will be p...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Regulatory/Compliance Sterilization / Calibration 3m Healthmark superbugs Source Type: news

Botswana notifies WTO of foot and mouth disease outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - Botswana notified its trading partners on Tuesday of a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in its Ngamiland district and said it had banned meat exports from the area, adding there was no impact on exports to the European Union. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UAE imposes ban on birds from Russia after flu outbreak: WAM
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned the import of domestic and wild live birds, as well as their meat and meat products from Russia after a bird flu outbreak, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana:FMD Cripples Ngamiland Beef Industry
[The Patriot] The outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Naune crush, Sehithwa extension in Ngamiland district last week has crippled the beef industry in the North West region. The outbreak comes after the district has been recovering from another outbreak which happened the same area in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:15 Die, 65 Others Hospitalised As Cholera Outbreak Hits Bida
[This Day] Minna -An unconfirmed source monday evening stated that 15 people died and 65 others were hospitalised as a result of cholera outbreak in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal: Now 10 Salmonella Outbreaks In 2018
If you bought these cereal boxes with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019, you may want to replace that date with a " never " until further notice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Foodborne Illness Advisory: Honey Smacks Cereal Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and local health departments are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a multistate outbreak ofSalmonella Mbandaka infections linked to the consumption of Kellogg ’s Honey Smacks cereal. To date, there has been one confirmed case of Salmonella...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over Zambian Health Minister Declares Cholera Epidemic Over
A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

3 Big Ideas Emerge from the 2018 World Health Assembly
June 18, 2018Is the World Health Organization reembracing its original principles?As the World Health Assembly (WHA) ended last month, I was left wondering: is this a new and improved World Health Organization (WHO), or is it simply becoming what its founders intended all along?Here are a few things that made this annual meeting of the WHO different from past years, and offer us some insight about how the organization might be evolving.A physical focus on noncommunicable diseasesThe day before WHA officially began, hundreds of participants and curious locals followed the WHO ’s new Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Foodborne Illness Advisory: Pre-Cut Melons Linked to Salmonella
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are alerting Wisconsin consumers to a multistate outbreak ofSalmonella Adelaide infections linked to the consumption of pre-cut melons. At this time, no cases have been identified in Wisconsin residents, but the recalled products were sold at locations in the state. The FDA has identified Costco stores in the following Wisconsin...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The State of U.S. Public Health Biopreparedness: Responding to Biological Attacks, Pandemics, and Emerging Disease Outbreaks.
June 2018 hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce provided a follow up on the past biopreparedness oversight issues examined by the Subcommittee, and updates from the agencies on current assessments and strategies. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saudi MERS outbreaks killed 23 over four months: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) killed 23 people in Saudi Arabia between Jan. 21 and May 31 this year, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak Poses Challenges for Bush Meat
[VOA] For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Princeton scientists uncover a factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction
(Princeton University) In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates -- via mosquitos to humans. This is the first comprehensive study to investigate which mammal species may host the ZIKA virus (ZIKV). 'We systematically tested the ability of ZIKV to infect cells from humans, great apes, New World and Old World monkeys, and mice,' explained Princeton Professor Alexander Ploss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Salmonella infection
Salmonella?infection is one of the most common forms of foodborne illness in the U. S. The?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?estimates 1 million people become sick and 380 people die each year from the bacterial disease. Currently the CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration have issued warnings of a multi-state salmonella outbreak [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coast-to-coast salmonella outbreak linked to breakfast cereal
Supermarket workers were busy Friday clearing shelves of potentially contaminated cereal. Kellogg's is recalling two sizes of Honey Smacks cereal boxes with “best used by” dates of June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has the latest. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wait, don't eat that until you see this list of recalled foods
From breakfast cereal to vegetables, US health officials are warning people to avoid some foods after this month's outbreak of unrelated intestinal infections, including salmonella. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Vegetable Trays in a Multistate Outbreak of Cyclospora Illnesses in Select Retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, Because of Possible Health Risk
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. ( " Del Monte Fresh " ) announced today, the voluntary recall of a limited quantity of 6 oz., 12 oz. and 28 oz. vegetable trays containing fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip sold to select retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Del Monte was notified by state agencies of the outbreak and its potential involvement. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg ’ s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Fruit
As an outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products this week, federal officials announced a separate outbreak linked to fruit has expanded to almost two dozen states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kellogg Company Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg ’ s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Melon
As an outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products this week, federal officials announced a separate outbreak linked to fruit has expanded to almost two dozen states. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kellogg Company Source Type: news

Melons Are Being Recalled Over Salmonella Fears in More Than 20 States
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers in more than 20 states not to eat certain fruit salad mixes that contain pre-cut melons due to a salmonella outbreak. The pre-cut melon products are being recalled by Caito Foods, LLC. from grocery stores across 23 states. The salmonella outbreak has affected 60 people, primarily from the Midwest. Thirty-one people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The FDA advises avoiding fresh cut watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and any packaged product containing those melons for those located in Alabama, California, Florida, G...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak in 31 states has suspected link to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal
The CDC is urging people to either return or throw away any Honey Smacks cereal they have that has been recalled. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kellogg ’ s Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Over Salmonella Outbreak
An outbreak of the disease in some of the cereal products has sickened 73 people in 31 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINE HAUSER Tags: Salmonella (Bacteria) Food Contamination and Poisoning Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kellogg Company Source Type: news

Zambian health minister declares cholera epidemic over
LUSAKA (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Zambia which killed 114 people and made more than 5,000 others sick over eight months has been contained, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WATCH: Kellogg's recalls Honey Smacks after link to Salmonella outbreak
The CDC said at least 24 people have been 24 hospitalized. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak in 31 states is linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, CDC says
A salmonella outbreak that affected 73 people in 31 states has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness
CDC and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. This Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory alerts public health departments, healthcare facilities, and programs providing services to affected populations about these outbreaks of hepatitis A infections and provides guidance to assist in identifying and preventing new infections. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections in a Rural Community — Arizona and Utah, June–July 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Threats of Ebola, Polio, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Persist
[Guardian] Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control, the World Health Organisation (WHO), health officials and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are cautiously optimistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Associated with Exposure to Animal Manure in a Rural Community - Arizona and Utah, June-July 2017
Twelve cases of STEC O157:H7 infection associated with exposure to animal manure and secondary person-to-person transmission occurred in an Arizona-Utah border community. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Boy Contracted the First Case of Bubonic Plague Idaho Has Seen in 26 Years
A boy in Idaho has contracted the first case of bubonic plague the state has seen for 26 years, according to health officials. The child, who remains unidentified, was treated with antibiotics in the hospital and is now recovering at home in a stable condition. The Central District Health Department, which announced the news of the bubonic plague’s return, said it was unclear whether the boy had contracted the disease in Idaho or on a recent trip to Oregon. Health officials said ground squirrels near the child’s home in Elmore County, Idaho, had tested positive for carrying the disease in 2015 and 2016, though ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized idaho onetime Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 14, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Rising Number of Unvaccinated U.S. Kids Raises Risk of Disease Outbreaks The rising number of unvaccinated children in the United States... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news