Travel-associated infections in London: 2020, 2021 and 2022
As at 31 Oct 2022, most common infections have been GI illnesses& malaria. Common food-borne diseases accounted for greatest number of cases (50% current yearly total), followed by enteric fever (10% Salmonella serotype Typhi, 4% serotype Paratyphi), hep A (8%)& malaria (6%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: No Unusual Typhoid Fever 'Outbreak' in South Africa in November - or February - 2022
[Africa Check] IN SHORT: A message going viral in November 2022 claims that high numbers of typhoid fever cases have been reported in eight of South Africa's nine provinces. But the message is an exact copy of another posted in February. And the original message was based on a misleading newspaper report on a two-year study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Small victories: South Africa is struggling to improve kids ’ health decades after apartheid’s demise
KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA— By her country’s standards at the time, there was nothing too unusual about how Nosipho Mshengu arrived in the world. She was born on the side of the road on 20 September 1993, as her mother tried to get from Mafakatini, a rural village in South Africa where there was then no health facility, to a Roman Catholic clinic an hour away. The bus she awaited was nowhere in sight when time ran out, and Mshengu made her entry then and there. This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. A little more than 14 years later, Mshengu was pregnant herself. Her labor story...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

In Praise of Toilets
A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Shai Venkatraman/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, Nov 14 2022 (IPS) For those who have it, a toilet is that ‘thing’ in the bathroom, next to the bidet, the hand-washing sink with hot and cold water faucets, and the bathtub. Given their ‘unprestigious’ function, some billionaires, in particular in the Gulf oil-producer kingdoms, fancy to pose their buttocks on a solid-gold toilet. Once they are there, why not also solid-gold faucets? Many others prefer a more comfortable u...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

World Health Organization Raises Alarm on Disease in Flood-Hit Areas of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD — The World Health Organization raised the alarm Saturday about a “second disaster” in the wake of the deadly floods in Pakistan this summer, as doctors and medical workers on the ground race to battle outbreaks of waterborne and other diseases. The floodwaters started receding this week in the worst-hit provinces but many of the displaced — now living in tents and makeshift camps — increasingly face the threat of gastrointestinal infections, dengue fever and malaria, which are on the rise. The dirty and stagnant waters have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. The unprecedented mo...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZARAR KHAN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Vaccines May Affect Periods
When clinical trials began testing the various COVID-19 vaccines, one question participants weren’t asked about was whether they experienced any changes to their menstrual cycles or unexpected bleeding after getting vaccinated. Soon after the vaccines were rolled out to the public, however, people began talking to their doctors about what they were experiencing. Many had noticed that their periods had become heavier than normal. Initially, some clinicians were dismissive, write the authors of a new survey on the topic published in the journal Science Advances. “In media coverage, medical doctors and public heal...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kyla Mandel Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Typhoid Fever Bacteria Becoming More Resistant to Antibiotics Typhoid Fever Bacteria Becoming More Resistant to Antibiotics
Typhoid Fever Bacteria Becoming More Resistant to AntibioticsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Typhoid bacteria more resistant to antibiotics now: Lancet study
According to the study, quinolone-resistant strains accounted for more than 85% of S Typhi (the bacteria that causes Typhoid fever) in Bangladesh by the early 2000s, increasing to more than 95% in India, Pakistan and Nepal by 2010. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

North Korea Reports Another Disease Outbreak Amid COVID-19 Wave
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday reported the eruption of another infectious disease in addition to its ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, saying leader Kim Jong Un has donated his private medicines to those stricken with the new disease. It’s unclear how serious the new epidemic is, but some outside observers say North Korea likely aims to burnish Kim’s image as a leader caring about public livelihoods as he needs greater public support to overcome pandemic-related hardships. Read more: COVID-19 Finally Slipped Through North Korea’s Borders. Here’s What to Know About the ‘Explosive&...
Source: TIME: Health - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hyung-Jin Kim / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Health Care North Korea overnight wire Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Residents Fear Pomona Deal Could Worsen City Service Delivery
[263Chat] According to World Health Organisation (WHO), uncollected garbage is linked to waterborne diseases such as typhoid and cholera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Water & Sanitation Crisis Escalates as Yemenis Mark World Water Day
A water point near a water tank providing clean water to school children in Demnat Khadeer district of Taiz governorate. Credit: Fayad Al-Derwish/Oxfam – 2022By Fayad Al-DerwishIBB Governorate, Yemen, Mar 22 2022 (IPS) As Yemen enters its 8th year of an escalating conflict, 21.7 million of my fellow Yemenis are forced to rely on humanitarian assistance to survive. The conflict has left a trail of devastation in its wake – the country is in economic freefall, and families face intensified violence, hunger, and disease. As we also mark another World Water Day on March 22, within Women’s History Month, it is a time to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fayad Al-Derwish Tags: Aid Climate Action Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Namibia: Cases of Typhoid Fever Confirmed
[Namibia Economist] Cases of typhoid fever from the Windhoek District have been confirmed by the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cases of Typhoid Fever Detected in Namibia
[Namibian] NAMBIA has recorded three new cases of typhoid fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Arda Transau Resettlement Hit By Diarrhoea Outbreak
[263Chat] Local councillor, Moses Mujaji told journalists during a Zimbabwe Union of Journalists tour of the Odzi community this week that the local clinic was averaging six cases daily and feared a typhoid outbreak as some villagers now rely on the nearby Odzi River. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: No! Typhoid Is Life-Threatening, and Can't Be Cured With Coconut Fibre Infusion
[Africa Check] "AN ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO TYPHOID AND A BLOOD BOOSTER," begins a message posted on Facebook. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news