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How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

Planning for Specific Hazards: Bolstering Health Center Staff Readiness for an Outbreak
National Nurse-Led Care Coalition. 03/21/2018 This one-hour webinar explores the value of developing hazard-specific plans, such as for infectious disease outbreaks, as part of an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness. Panelists share tips for prioritizing hazards and guidance on planning for an outbreak, including how to effectively train staff, test plans, and access helpful resources. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists are "farming" coral reefs in an effort to increase their survival
(Natural News) There are a lot of factors that can contribute to the current decline of coral reefs all over the world: This includes pollution, sedimentation, disease outbreaks, destructive fishing practices, and even careless scuba diving, to name a few. However, scientists are taking up the cudgels in the fight to save coral reefs. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack
A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are triggered. When the lights come on, hundreds of thousands of shrink-wrapped boxes of medicines emerge from the gloom, stacked on […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally, after a 14-hour surgery that doctors hailed as a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related reasons, received […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally. Doctors said the transplant, made in a 14-hour surgery, is a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tokyo struggles with worst hay fever outbreak on record
Misery of millions and economic cost highlight need to tackle serious quality-of-life issue (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues
The sweeping advisory came after information tied to some new illnesses prompted health officials to caution against eating all kinds of romaine lettuce that came from the city of Yuma, Ariz., where the outbreak began. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Source of E.coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says
Eight sick prisoners in Nome, Alaska have provided a clue to authorities about the origin of a nationwide outbreak of dangerous E. coli infections from romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials said Monday they still haven't pinpointed the source of the contamination. Instead, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Related:E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says
Eight sick prisoners in Nome, Alaska, have provided a clue to authorities about the origin of a nationwide outbreak of dangerous E. coli infections from romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials said Monday they still haven't pinpointed the source of the contamination. Instead, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Related:E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak prompts warning about romaine lettuce
CBS News confirms at least 64 people have been infected in 16 states; 31 have been hospitalized (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia:Help in Sight for Ebola Orphans in Bong County
[Observer] Many would consider the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and its accompanying horrific tales as things of the past, but its impact has never faded away, especially in rural parts of the country where help for victims or post-Ebola recovery programs have been practically nonexistent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

At least 64 infected in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce
Federal health officials warn you not to eat any romaine lettuce unless you know where it's from, as an E. coli outbreak spreads across the country. CBS News confirms at least 64 people were infected in 16 states. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak Continues
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store. On Friday, the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenya Stares Cholera Carnage As Floods Uproot Multitudes
[CAJ News] Nairobi -KENYA is at risk of a deadly outbreak of waterborne diseases following heavy rains and flash flooding afflicting hundreds of thousands of civilians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak Hits Thyolo
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Thyolo District Animal Health and Livestock Development Officer (DAHLDO), Mckinley Gudubuza on Thursday expressed concern over inadequate vaccine to arrest lumpy skin disease outbreak which has hit dairy farmers in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adults highlighted in ECDC's report
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) ECDC data show that up to 80 percent of teenagers and young adults who contracted measles in 2017 had not been vaccinated. ECDC analysis of sub-national data indicates that even countries with high overall levels of vaccine coverage may have groups that are unvaccinated. In recent and ongoing measles outbreaks, ECDC's recent rapid risk assessment identifies healthcare workers as among those affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E. coli warning expanded to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears
U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC Expands Warning In E. Coli Outbreak From Arizona Lettuce
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. The CDC said Friday that consumers are being advised to avoid whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce that may have come from the Yuma region. Previous warnings only applied to chopped romaine by itself or as part of salads and salad mixes. Officials say people at an Alaska correctional facility recently reported feeling ill after eating romaine lettuce that was traced back to lettuce heads harvested in Yuma. The E. coli outbreak has infected 53 ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Lettuce Romaine Lettuce Source Type: news

CDC Warns Against Eating Any Kind of Romaine Lettuce After E. Coli Outbreak
American consumers are urged to stay away from salad for the time being, after an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against eating any kind of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads and hearts of the green, and any chopped salads or salad mixes that contain it, in its latest update on the E. coli outbreak. The warning, which expanded from a prior notice urging buyers to throw out any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, comes after new cases of E. coli were reported in Alaska. Alaska’s Departmen...
Source: TIME: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuce
This post has been updated. Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce from southwest Arizona because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak warning expands to all romaine lettuce
Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that […]Related:Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers sayE. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nephros releases preliminary Q1 earnings, raises $3m
Nephros (OTC:NEPH) this week released the preliminary earnings for its first quarter of 2018 including plans to move its headquarters, and released information on a $2.9 million equity round of financing. The South Orange, N.J.-based company said it expects to post sales of $958,000 for its first quarter, up 39% from the same quarter last year. Total revenue for the quarter is expected to be $985,000, up 34% from the same quarter last year, the company said. “The first three months of 2018 reflected our typical seasonal pattern, yet still recorded robust growth compared to the same period of 2017. The first quar...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Nephros Source Type: news

Nasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say
The latest clinical trial of esketamine, the nasal-spray form of the club drug ketamine, is boosting confidence among some psychiatrists that it could be a major advance in the treatment of suicidal depression. In a study published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers report that an esketamine trial resulted in a “rapid improvement in depressive symptoms” […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersNew CDC chief stepped down from four gr...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large Candida auris outbreak linked to multi-use thermometers in UK ICU
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Outbreaks of the fungal pathogen Candida auris in healthcare settings, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs), may be linked to multi-use patient equipment, such as thermometers, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 15 April 2018, 1849 suspected cases have been reported from 21 states (Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). Of these, 413 patients were confirmed with Lassa fever, nine were classified as probable 1422 tested negative and were classified as non-cases and for the five remaining suspect cases laboratory results are pending. Among the 413 confirmed and the nine probable Lassa fever cases, 114 deaths were reported (case fatality rate for confirmed cases is 25.4% and...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rodents and filth linked to egg recall by FDA
An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on farm linked to egg recall
An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is It Safe to Eat Salad Again?
An outbreak of infections linked to bagged romaine lettuce has left salad lovers confused. Here are answers to common questions about leafy greens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Salads Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce Hygiene and Cleanliness Salmonella (Bacteria) Restaurants Agriculture and Farming E Coli (Bacteria) Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery
Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past several days, 18 new cases have been added to the CDC’s investigation, […]Related:First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sen...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli-infected salad saga rages on
As of Wednesday 31 people have been hospitalized the 50 have been infected in the outbreak reported in 16 states including Idaho, Pennsylvania, New York and California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protracted Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to Ground Beef: Possible Role of Dairy Cows — 21 States, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Expands to 16 States
At least 53 people have been infected so far, and more than half have been hospitalized. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NIRAJ CHOKSHI Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Lettuce E Coli (Bacteria) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Yuma (Ariz) Source Type: news

Exploring the impact of climate change on the outbreak of early twenty-first-century violence in the Middle East and North Africa and the potential of permaculture as an effective adaptation - Karim ME.
Considering the ongoing violence taking place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, especially within Syria and Iraq, it is essential to provide an accurate explanation of causes in order to develop an adaptation model. In addition to discussi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Botswana:Govt Cautions Public On Malaria Outbreak
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Ministry of Health and Wellness informs the public about the ongoing malaria outbreak in the central and southern parts of Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protracted Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to Ground Beef: Possible Role of Dairy Cows - 21 States, 2016-2017
This report summarizes the investigation of a January 2017 Salmonella enterica outbreak and discusses the possible role of dairy cows as a reservoir for strains of Salmonella that persistently cause human illness. This investigation combined epidemiologic and whole genome sequencing (WGS) data to link the outbreak to contaminated ground beef; dairy cows were hypothesized to be the ultimate source of Salmonella contamination. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E. Coli Outbreak Blamed on Contaminated Lettuce Spreads to 16 States, CDC Says
Health officials said more people have reported cases of E. coli, as a multi-state outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 53 cases of E. coli have been reported across 16 states, with 18 new cases reported after April 13. Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Jersey and Montana reported the highest number of cases. The CDC said 31 people have been hospitalized, including five who have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. The E. coli outbreak has been linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

16 states affected by E. coli outbreak in lettuce
The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

16 states affected by E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index: Summary of Key Findings
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 04/2018 This 19-page report summarizes the 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which tracks the nation's progress in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the health consequences of disasters, disease outbreaks, and other large-scale emergencies. The scores indicate the ability to protect the health security of Americans from incidents like newly emerging infectious diseases, growing antibiotic resistance, terrorism, and extreme weather conditions at the state and national levels. Results indicate that readiness continued to improve in 2017, but current levels of he...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce
The illnesses have been identified as linked to a particularly virulent strain of E. coli O157:H7. Cases have now been reported in five more states, the CDC added, bringing the total number of states involved to 16. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce
The strain is causing a higher percentage of hospitalizations than normal and health officials are working to determine why (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce
WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. " Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The National Health Security Preparedness Index: Summary of Key Findings (April 2018)
Results from the 2018 release of the Index indicate that readiness for disasters, disease outbreaks, and other emergencies continued to improve in 2017, but current levels of health security remain far from optimal. The national Index reached 7.1 out of 10 in 2017, representing a 2.9 percent improvement over the prior year and a 10.9 percent improvement since 2013. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health Preparedness for Health Centers: Navigating the Preparedness Landscape
National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 03/08/2018 This 58-minute webinar provides an overview of the value in leveraging health centers in emergencies, discusses preliminary lessons learned from implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services emergency preparedness rule, and highlights opportunities for additional training. It discusses the importance of preparedness for community-based health center organizations and clinics, which can be a resource for patients during a pandemic or outbreak and provide support to the mainstream healthcare system. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Miami among cities at risk from yellow fever spread : study
GENEVA (Reuters) - Miami is at risk of a deadly yellow fever outbreak because the disease could thrive there but the city has no checks on travelers arriving from endemic zones, a study to be published by the World Health Organization showed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia:Namibia Gets Ready for Polio Outbreak
[Namibian] THE World Health Organisation trained health officers from different ministries, civil society organisations and development partners on standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the polio virus and its outbreak response in the capital recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news