China's Liaoning culls 8,116 hogs after African swine fever outbreak
Northeast China's Liaoning province has culled 8,116 hogs after an outbreak of African swine fever earlier this month, the provincial animal husbandry bureau told Reuters on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo deploys experimental Ebola treatment as cases rise
Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola in DR Congo: conflict zones could constitute ‘hiding places’ for the deadly virus – WHO chief
Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health workers try experimental treatment as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads
Officials are hoping a new treatment can help patients already infected with the deadly virus, as they continue a vaccination campaign to prevent it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO: Current Ebola Outbreak Poses New Problems
(MedPage Today) -- War, infected HCPs, and high population density provide challenges to containment (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

BARDA, J & J launch ‘ reimagined ’ emergency respiratory device challenge
The Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Janssen R&D are launching a new crowdsourced tech development challenge looking to support innovative respiratory protection devices, according to a recently listed government posting. The new contest, dubbed the QuickFire Challenge, will look to award up to $100,000 to developers of “reimagined, transformative respiratory protection” devices, according to the release. Both J&J’s Janssen and BARDA will collaborate on the challenge, alongside J&J&rsqu...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Respiratory Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Did you know that you have E.coli in your body right now? Some strains are actually needed for your survival
(Natural News) In the U.S., most food poisoning cases are caused by E. coli outbreaks. Still, it’s important to know that while some strains of E. coli are indeed harmful to humans, not all types are pathogenic. You even have different strains of E. coli in your intestines, such as a strain of the bacteria that can produce the vitamin K that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep A Outbreak Continues at Paragould Barbecue Restaurant
Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

41 deaths from Ebola in Congo, health officials 'worried'
Fifty-seven cases of Ebola have been identified in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province
Congo's health ministry says Ebola outbreak spreads to 2nd province in turbulent northeast (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NCDC, PHN, Others Seek End to Disease Epidemics in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Towards ending the series of outbreaks of Lassa fever, Monkeypox, yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, Ebola and other epidemic diseases in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, PHN, have launched the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response, A4EPR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:National Youth Games Postponed Due to Typhoid Outbreak
[New Zimbabwe] The 2018 edition of the National Youth and Paralympic Games which were set to begin on Wednesday in Gweru have been postponed to a date yet to be announced due to a typhoid outbreak that has so far claimed five lives in the Midlands capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment
Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on patients in the east of the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports outbreak of foot and mouth disease, culls 173 pigs
China's Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in its central province of Henan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Q and A: Anthony Fauci Describes an Experimental Ebola Treatment
The monoclonal antibody, known as mAb114, is likely to be used in the current Ebola outbreak in DRC. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera - Abuja Records Seven Deaths in Four Communities - Official
[Premium Times] The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that seven deaths have been recorded from the outbreak of cholera in four communities in the territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Fury Over Minister Parirenyatwa's Typhoid Remarks
[Zimbabwe Standard] Health minister David Parirenyatwa has come under fire from Gweru residents after he blamed council for the typhoid outbreak that has claimed six lives in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Council Water Deemed Unsafe
[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care has condemned Gweru City Council water as unsafe for drinking amid reports more people continue succumbing to typhoid following an outbreak of the disease in Gweru City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities -- Indiana, 2016 Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities -- Indiana, 2016
Recent occurrences of mumps outbreaks in institutions of higher education highlight the need for standardized immunization documentation requirements and reevaluation of outbreak control policies.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Calls for Secure Access in Responding to Ebola Outbreak
[WHO] WHO's global and African regional leadership saw first-hand the complexities of implementing the Ebola response in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in visits with the Ministry of Health officials to affected areas over the last two days. While this is the country's 10th Ebola outbreak, it is the first time that the disease has struck a densely populated active conflict zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone
; new attack kills 7 as residents flee (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

At Least 72 People Got Sick After Swimming at a Minnesota Campground, Officials Say
A Minnesota campground seems to be behind an apparent outbreak of water-borne parasitic illness, public health officials said. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials confirmed last week that three people tested positive for cryptosporidiosis after visiting Shades of Sherwood Campground in Zumbrota. (One person also tested positive for E. coli.) In an update posted Friday, MDH officials said they have identified 72 people with symptoms consistent with cryptosporidiosis or E. coli, though most of these illnesses have not been laboratory-confirmed. Cryptosporidiosis is typically contracted after ingesting water that h...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Minnesota onetime Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine available, but latest outbreak in Congo hard to contain, WHO says
Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo's latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to manage, the World Health Organization's chief says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says
; multiple armed groups a threat (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Another Ebola Outbreak in Congo, This Time in a Conflict Zone
[IRIN] Mangina -Barely one week after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an end to its ninth outbreak of Ebola, it announced, on 1 August, its 10th. Only this time, the deadly virus has struck a new part of the country, one rife with armed groups and long ravaged by conflict. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Many U.S. Schools Still Not Fully Prepared for Disasters Many U.S. Schools Still Not Fully Prepared for Disasters
Many U.S. public school districts lack comprehensive plans for responding to natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks and other emergencies despite a federal initiative for all schools to address these needs by 2020, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Record number of A & E attendances in July in England
Levels of demand ‘unsustainable,’ and augur badly for winter, say healthcare leaders Related items fromOnMedica Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses Ensure GPs fully support hospitals over winter pressures Near-tripling in NHS 111 callers sent to GP or A&E Pressure increases on CCGs to meet GP access targets Struggling NHS will be floored by flu outbreak or cold snap, warn NHS leaders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brazil slams Venezuela as measles spreads across border
Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the spread of an outbreak of measles in Brazil and other neighboring countries that has been sparked by an exodus of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- Vaccinations against Ebola began yesterday in an effort to stem the latest outbreak in Congo. Three thousand doses of the experimental vaccine are being sent to North Kivu province. The first to be vaccinated will include... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccinations underway in Congo's latest Ebola outbreak
Health officials try to contain the deadly virus as the presence of multiple armed groups threatens to complicate their efforts. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Arkansas residents urged to get vaccinated after possible hep A outbreak at a Red Lobster
Arkansas health officials are urging for vaccinations after an employee was found to have contracted hepatitis A. They say it is not related to the outbreak that has sickened 80 and left one dead (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Returns to the DRC for the 10th Time - Here's What We Know
[The Conversation Africa] Barely a week after declaring the end of the ninth Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials announced another in the North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, in the eastern part of the country. The Conversation Africa's Ozayr Patel spoke to Jacqueline Weyer to found out more about the 10th Ebola outbreak in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Vaccine Teams Set Up Fridges, 43 Cases Suspected Congo Ebola Vaccine Teams Set Up Fridges, 43 Cases Suspected
Health workers in Congo were setting up refrigerators on Monday to keep cool an Ebola vaccine needed to tackle an outbreak suspected to have infected 43 people, the health ministry said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries
Disease outbreak news on Ebola in the DRC - Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Many U.S. schools still not fully prepared for disasters
(Reuters Health) - Many U.S. public school districts lack comprehensive plans for responding to natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks and other emergencies despite a federal initiative for all schools to address these needs by 2020, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Is Italy ’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law? Here’s What to Know
Italy’s parliament shocked the scientific community on Tuesday by voting to lift a legal requirement that parents vaccinate their children before sending them to pre-school. The move, driven by Italy’s new populist coalition government, has been widely criticized by doctors, who say vaccinations are essential to avoiding outbreaks of serious diseases like measles. Here’s what to know about the Italian government’s decision: What did the Italian government do with vaccines? Italian lawmakers in the upper house of parliament voted 148 to 110 to amend a law that required children under the age of 6 to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Anti-Vaccines Italy Source Type: news

Health workers in Congo being vaccinated against Ebola: WHO
Vaccination of health workers against the deadly Ebola virus has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try to halt an outbreak in the volatile east of the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic tests confirm separate DRC Ebola outbreak; vaccination begins tomorrow
A genetic analysis of the Ebola virus from a new outbreak of the disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) North Kivu province confirms that it isn't related to a recent outbreak in Equateur province, and other lab testing has confirmed three more cases in the latest outbreak. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Illness Complaint Systems
Guidelines on the use of foodborne illness complaint systems to detect foodborne disease outbreaks for use by public health entities involved in consumer complaint-based surveillance, response, and investigation. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak
; regional armed groups a concern (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What deadly bacteria lies in your swimming pool? From Legionnaires ’ disease to ‘hot tub rash’
Research by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that 493 disease outbreaks from 2000-to-2014 caused symptoms in around 27,000 people and even killed eight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Nakuru Health Officials Allay Fears of Hepatitis a Outbreak
[Nation] Nakuru County health officials have allayed fears of a possible outbreak of hepatitis A in a number of schools prior to the start of the August holidays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Kills 11 in Kano
[Leadership] Cholera outbreak has resulted in the death of eleven persons in three villages located in Bebeji local government area in Kano state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Vaccinations in Eastern Congo Due to Begin on Wednesday Ebola Vaccinations in Eastern Congo Due to Begin on Wednesday
V accinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said on Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NIH researchers discover highly infectious vehicle for virus transmission among humans
(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) Researchers have found that a group of viruses that cause severe stomach illness -- including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships -- get transmitted to humans through membrane-cloaked 'virus clusters' that exacerbate the spread and severity of disease. Previously, it was believed that these viruses only spread through individual virus particles. The discovery of these clusters, the scientists say, marks a turning point in the understanding of how these viruses spread and why they are so infectious. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Nigeria
On 5 June 2018, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak was confirmed in Sokoto State, Nigeria. From 30 January through 23 May 2018, ten environmental samples collected from two collection sites all tested positive for genetically-related VDPV2 viruses. No associated cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) have been detected with this cVDPV2. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news