Study identifies countries vulnerable to extensively drug-resistant typhoid
Yale School of Public Health researchers examined travel and transmission data to help predict future outbreaks of a resistant strain that emerged in Pakistan. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 9, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
How Old Do You Have to Be To Receive Yellow Fever Vaccine?
Discussion In the United States, Yellow Fever (YF) is rare and usually due to traveler’s coming to the US from Africa (34 countries) or South America (13 countries, see maps here) This wasn’t always true. There were numerous outbreaks in the past few centuries. However, after the Spanish-American War, a YF commission was sent to Cuba that proved YF was mosquito-borne and 1 year later major improvement was seen due to a multi-pronged mosquito control program. “In May 1900, the U.S. Army,…formed the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission to gather data in Cuba that might inspire improvements in the publi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
El Ni ño Poses a Major Health Risk El Ni ño Poses a Major Health Risk
The weather phenomenon, which is accentuated by climate change, can promote malnutrition, cholera, typhoid fever, and even gender-based violence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 14, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
A New Age of Water is Dawning
We’re living in a pivotal moment in history, on the cusp of either sinking into a dark period of growing poverty, accelerating ecological destruction, and worsening conflict, or moving forward to a new age of equity, sustainability, and stewardship of the only planet in the universe where we know life exists. I believe a positive future is not only possible, but inevitable, but solving our current crises and moving along the path to that desired future will require new, concerted, and sustained efforts. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Nothing better exemplifies both the threat and the promise facing ...
Source: TIME: Science - August 3, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Peter H. Gleick Tags: Uncategorized climate change Excerpt freelance Source Type: news
Climate Change Is Making Us Sick, Says WHO Envoy
The World Health Organization says round 7 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Aug 2 2023 (IPS) Climate change is making us sick. It has become urgent to build resilient health systems to secure humanity’s well-being, says the special envoy for climate change and health of the World Health Organization (WHO). “Climate change is unquestionably affecting our health every day,” says Vanessa Kerry– a renowned global health expert and medical doctor – who was appointed the WHO Director-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Climate Action Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news
A Shot in the Arm Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
Afshan Bhurgri, a cancer survivor, advises women to listen to their bodies and be aware of the symptoms of cervical cancer. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPSBy Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Jul 26 2023 (IPS) “Listen to your body, and if there is anything strange happening, do not ignore it,” is the advice of 57-year-old Afshan Bhurgri, a cancer survivor. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer at a time when she was “in a good place” in life. Her kids were grown up, and she had more time to herself. A fitness freak, the schoolteacher’s daily routine included going to the gym daily. “I joined a creative writin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Education Cannot Wait (ECW) IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news
Biosecurity blunder hospitalises lab worker with typhoid in the Netherlands
EXCLUSIVE: Tests initially ruled out anything sinister, prompting doctors in Amsterdam to send them home. But they were called back 36 hours later after blood tests ended up being positive for salmonella. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Africa: Vaccination is the Best Bet Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs - Experts
[IPS] Karachi -- Childhood vaccination, complemented with clean drinking water and improved hygiene practices, are the key to eradication of typhoid XDR, not indiscriminate use of antibiotics, say Pakistan health experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Source Type: news
Vaccination Is the Best Bet Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs — Experts
Experts encourage parents to vaccinate their children against typhoid to ensure that the child has access to clean drinking water. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS By Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Jul 6 2023 (IPS) The first thing you notice about eight-month-old Manahil Zeeshan is how tiny she looks on the adult-size hospital bed at the government-run Sindh Institute of Child Health and Neonatology (SICHN) in Korangi, a neighbourhood in Karachi. Her right foot is taped with a cannula, and she whimpers incessantly. “I have been in and out of the hospital for the last seven days,” said Uzma Mohammad, Zeeshan’s mom, with worry lines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Africa Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news
Quest for Safe Water in One of India ’s Most Isolated Villages
Simita Devi, whose daughter spent days in hospital recently suffering from typhoid caused by contaminated water, collects clean water brought to the surface by a solar pump. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPSBy Umar Manzoor ShahChampad, India, Jul 4 2023 (IPS) Simita Devi spent over ten days in a government-run hospital a year ago anxiously watching her critically ill nine-year-old daughter, Gudiya, who was diagnosed with typhoid. Gudiya was so sick she even went into a coma for a day. Medical staff attending to the child said she contracted the disease from drinking contaminated water. After being discharged, Devi’s main wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Umar Manzoor Shah Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations India IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news
Malawi: Ministry of Health Upbeat to Surpass 9 Million Children in Vaccination Campaign
[Nyasa Times] Officials from Ministry of Health are upbeat they will surpass the nine million children target for the integrated mass immunisation campaign against typhoid, Polio, measles and rubella. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Liberia: 'Ban Widal Test for Typhoid Due to Inaccuracies'
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A prominent global infectious disease expert, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan has proposed the banning of the Widal Test in Liberia, a serological testing method commonly used for diagnosis of typhoid infection in the endemic West African country and its neighbours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Malawi: Malawi Rolls Out Nationwide Typhoid Vaccination Campaign
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi has launched a nationwide rollout of the newest typhoid vaccine for children under 15. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news
New Mosquito Species Could Derail Fight Against Malaria
Stagnant water in one of Nairobi’s residential areas. Credit: Wilson Odhiambo/IPSBy Wilson OdhiamboNAIROBI, May 8 2023 (IPS) ‘Urban’ Kenya has been alerted because new mosquito species, Anopheles stephensi, threatens to derail decades of effort made in the fight against malaria. According to a report by experts from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the species was first noted during routine mosquito surveillance in Saku and Laisamis villages in Marsabit County. The report states that, unlike the traditional mosquito vector, the Anopheles stephensi can adapt to man-made habitats that include plastic cont...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 8, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wilson Odhiambo Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Kenya Source Type: news