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WHO gravely concerned by deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta, Syrian Arab Republic
22 November 2017, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – Seven people have been killed and 42 people injured in Damascus city and surrounding areas in recent days. In eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, local health authorities report that during a 4-day period alone from 14 to 17 November, 84 people were killed, including 17 children and 6 women; and 659 people were injured, including 127 children and 87 women. During the same period, more than 200 surgical operations were conducted in eastern Ghouta’s overwhelmed and under-resourced hospitals. Despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs, life-savin...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 22, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Suspected Typhoid Cases in Bulawayo
[The Herald] Two suspected typhoid cases have been reported at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care weekly surveillance report, the two cases were among 22 new suspected typhoid cases detected in the country. The report said no deaths were reported from the cases recorded during the week ending November 5. "From the reported cases, 20 were from Harare City Health and two from Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo," the report said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ITV's Victoria prompts debate over Prince Albert's death
The public were sceptical over Albert's official of death cause which was typhoid fever. But there were no reported cases anywhere Albert visited before death. Did his doctors misdiagnose him? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:City Steps Up War On Typhoid
[The Herald] Harare City Council is supplying Mbare with running water on a daily basis as well repairing all the burst sewer pipes to contain the typhoid outbreak in the oldest suburb, Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube has said. As of yesterday, 15 people were still admitted at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital after the setting up of a 24-hour clinic to manage the typhoid outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid - Harare Councillors Demand Answers
[New Zimbabwe] Harare councillors have warned of a ravaging typhoid plague in the looming rainy season and demanded that city managers share information on how they are addressing service delivery problems blamed for outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Is Harare Now a Huge Sewerage Pond?
[The Herald] The outbreak of typhoid in Harare last week torched a heated debate on social media with some observers blaming the city fathers for the scourge whilst others wanted to pin it on Government. As the typhoid debate ensued, new twists emerged on the matter when the City of Harare Director of Health Services, Dr Prosper Chonzi, told a local paper that the municipality was seeking permission from Government to inoculate all residents against the medieval disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:New Typhoid Vaccine Promises Protection for Infants
[Daily Trust] Researchers at Oxford University have shown that a next-generation conjugate vaccine is "safe and effective" in preventing typhoid, and can be used to protect both children and adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid Outbreak Blamed On City of Harare
[263Chat] Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa expressed disappointment at the City of Harare Health Department for its negligence in Mbare leading to the typhoid outbreak at Matapi Flats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare Cuts Water Amid Typhoid Outbreak
[New Zimbabwe] A health disaster could be on the horizon in Harare following the announcement by the city authorities that there will be water supply interruption in the western suburbs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid Outbreak Hits Harare
[The Herald] Seventeen cases of typhoid have been confirmed at Matapi Flats in Mbare and authorities have since set up a 24-hour clinic to manage patients. The city's director for health services, Dr Prosper Chonzi, told ZBC News yesterday that 12 patients have since been transferred to Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospitals (BRIDH). "So far, we have confirmed 17 cases of typhoid," said Dr Chonzi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'
Around 22 million people get typhoid fever each year and 220,000 die. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:New Typhoid Vaccine a Major Boost for Children
[East African] A new vaccine against typhoid has been proven to be safe and effective in preventing the disease, and can be used to protect both adults and children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Typhoid Epidemic Claims Six
[CAJ News] Harare -An outbreak of typhoid has resulted in the deaths of at least six people in disease-prone Zimbabwe. The deaths have been reported from some 83 cases that have been laboratory confirmed this year. There were a total of 2 531 suspected typhoid cases throughout. Several new cases have been confirmed in the capital Harare and Hurungwe district in Mashonaland West province in recent weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar to Benefit From Indian Discovered Typhoid Vaccine
[Daily News] TANZANIA and other countries are set to benefit from Indian developed typhoid vaccine, which can protect adults and children against the deadly ailment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trial data suggest new typhoid shot could halve infection rate
LONDON (Reuters) - A new typhoid vaccine developed by privately-held Bharat Biotech proved safe and highly immunogenic in a study and could be used to prevent millions of infections if it succeeds in final-stage clinical trials, researchers said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: They Swallowed Live Typhoid Bacteria — On Purpose
A clinical trial enlisted some of England ’ s brightest minds, tempted by curiosity and cash. They proved a new typhoid vaccine works and could save children ’ s lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Typhoid Vaccination and Immunization Salmonella (Bacteria) Epidemics Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Oxford University Lancet, The (Journal) Mallon, Mary (1869-1938) Oxford (England) Source Type: news

The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine
Fuzzy ashen mold billows around wheels of cheese stacked on wooden planks at La Ferme de L’Abérieux. Inside its cheese cave nestled in the hills of Cordon, southeastern France, proprietor Albert Bottollier Depois removes one wheel and lowers it to the wide eyes of two children. “Mushrooms,” he says threading his fingers through the cloudy wreath of fungus forming the cheese’s distinctive crust. For a stronger cheese, he’ll even pierce the rind so it seeps in and blooms in the eyes. This is a Tomme de Savoie, one of France’s most distinguished and sought-after cheeses. And yet it h...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush / Cordon, France Tags: Uncategorized Cheese Food Safety onetime Source Type: news

Statin could be a weapon in the fight against typhoid
Statins may be able to fight deadly typhoid fever as well as lowering cholesterol, according to scientists from Duke University in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol breakthrough: Statins could also fight THIS deadly disease
CHOLESTEROL can cause heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, but may be lowered through statins. These drugs may also be used to fight infectious diseases, such as malaria and typhoid, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease
(Duke University) Duke scientists found a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels also could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever. A common cholesterol-lowering drug could protect animal models against Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially deadly infection. The findings give insight into the mechanisms that govern human susceptibility to infectious disease and point to possible avenues to protect against pathogens -- like Salmonella or Ebola -- whose entry into host cells is regulated by cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Typhoid Vaccine: New Hope for'Urgent Problem'? Typhoid Vaccine: New Hope for'Urgent Problem'?
Lack of vaccine access--and now antibiotic resistance--make typhoid fever particularly deadly for the most vulnerable. What is the hold-up?Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Harare Now Free of Typhoid'
[The Herald] There are no more cases of typhoid in Harare owing to measures taken by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and its partners, a Cabinet minister has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kitchen sponges may be a 'bacteria hotspot' – but no need to worry
Conclusion There's no need to panic about the results of this study. Bacteria are everywhere, so it's no surprise to find them growing in kitchens. The researchers say sponges, being porous and usually damp, represent ideal conditions for bacteria to grow. The study found that one of the most dominant types of bacteria came from the Moraxella family. These bacteria are often found on human skin, so it's likely they got onto the sponges from people's hands. Moraxella are also linked to the unpleasant smell sometimes found after laundry has taken longer to dry, so they seem to be common in the household environment.  T...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Nigeria: Widal Test Causes Typhoid Misdiagnosis, Wrong Treatment
[Daily Trust] Wrong widal tests have contributed to the misdiagnosis and poor management of typhoid fever in Nigeria, Daily Trust investigations have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'No Typhoid in Harare'
[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care yesterday said there were no confirmed cases of typhoid in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Typhoid Resurfaces
[The Herald] Sixteen cases of typhoid have been reported in some parts of the country, with 14 recorded in Harare, a weekly diseases surveillance report by the Ministry of Health and Child Care has indicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Typhim (Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zambia: Typhoid Outbreak in Lusaka
[Zambia Reports] Residents in Lusaka's Kalingalinga are up in arms with the Ministry of Health following the outbreak of typhoid in compound. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Three Nations Combine in Fight Against Malaria
[The Herald] Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi have agreed to collaborate in fighting malaria and diarrhoeal diseases, amid revelations that 949 people have died of the disease since the beginning of this year in the three countries. There were four million recorded cases of malaria in the three countries during the same period. A further 13 016 people were treated for typhoid and another 2 131 were treated for cholera, of which a sizable number of cases occurred along the border lines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Metabolic markers accurately diagnose typhoid fever
(eLife) Researchers have identified a metabolite 'signature' that can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing tropical diseases using patient blood samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Drug Resistant Typhoid Strain Spreading - Microbiology Head
[Nation] Poor lab capability, surveillance and lack of sanitation are enabling the spread of a typhoid strain that is resistant to drugs, a researcher has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

1 dead, 14 sickened in New Zealand typhoid fever outbreak
An outbreak of typhoid fever among a church community in New Zealand has caused one death and left at least 14 other people hospitalized, health authorities said (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Water Borne Diseases Ravage Communities
[Daily Trust] Health experts said unsafe water has a lot of health implications. Dr Seun Adeleke, a public health expert, said poor water supply is a major route for transmission of typhoid fever, cholera and other water borne diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Council Must Do More to Contain Typhoid - Experts
[The Herald] Failure by Harare City Council to provide basic water and sanitation services to its residents is fuelling the outbreak of water borne diseases such as typhoid and cholera, health experts have said. Water-borne diseases, the experts said, were primitive in this era. As such, the specialists called for the city to venture into private partnerships with developmental partners in order to resuscitate infrastructure which is failing to cope with the growing population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

360 Video: Treating Typhoid in DRC
Video360 Video: Treating Typhoid in DRCMarch 31, 2017This short 360 ° documentary from theFinancial Times follows a child with typhoid, explains how an outbreak spreads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and how Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds.Use your mouse to drag the view from side to side, up and down. Or use the gray button in the top left corner of the video. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Produces Vaccine Against Typhoid With Over 90% Efficacy
[This Day] Abuja -A vaccinologist, Dr. Simon Magaji Agwale, has produced a conjugate vaccine for the prevention of typhoid fever which he claims has an efficacy of 90 per cent and once taken, it sustains for a life time and has the capacity of preventing the disease worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

He Treated The Very First Ebola Cases 40 Years Ago. Then He Watched The World Forget.
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. KINSHASA, Congo ― In early 2014, few people worried that the Ebola virus, which is up to 90 percent fatal, would pose a global threat. So the World Health Organization sent shockwaves around the world when it announced that Ebola was spreading out of control in West Africa. Before the epidemic was over two years later, it had killed thousands of people. They died in terrifying and painful ways, often passing the disease on to family members before and even after death....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He Treated The Very First Ebola Cases 40 Years Ago. Then He Watched The World Forget.
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. KINSHASA, Congo ― In early 2014, few people worried that the Ebola virus, which is up to 90 percent fatal, would pose a global threat. So the World Health Organization sent shockwaves around the world when it announced that Ebola was spreading out of control in West Africa. Before the epidemic was over two years later, it had killed thousands of people. They died in terrifying and painful ways, often passing the disease on to family members before and even after death....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: City Scales Up Typhoid War
[The Herald] Harare City Council has set up a typhoid treatment camp at Hatcliffe Clinic after the results of one person who died in the suburb came out positive for the salmonella typhi bacteria, Health Services director Dr Prosper Chonzi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Typhoid, Cholera Re-Emerge in Harare
[The Herald] A suspected cholera and typhoid outbreak has killed two people in Hatcliffe and Epworth amid reports that one person was being treated for typhoid. The Hatcliffe outbreak resulted in the decommissioning of four out of seven boreholes in the suburb. Harare City Council Health Services director Dr Prosper Chonzi confirmed reports of typhoid in Hatcliffe, saying six people were so far on their suspect list. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

No Water, No Life – Don’t Waste It!
Pastoralists in the Ufeyn region of Puntland are walking further and further to find water for their livestock. Credit: @WFP/K DhanjiBy Baher KamalROME, Mar 21 2017 (IPS)During the final exams of Spanish official high school of journalists, a student was asked by the panel of professors-examiners: If scientists discover that there is water in Planet Mars, how would you announce this news, what would be your title? The student did not hesitate a second: “There is life in Mars!” The student was graduated with the highest score. In spite of this simple truth, human beings have been systematically wasting this prim...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation World Water Day Source Type: news

We Must Fight Rhino Poaching With Science And Dismiss Superstition
A recent story about poachers breaking into the zoo in Paris and killing a rhino to saw off its horn has led to Czech and Belgian zookeepers pre-emptively sawing off the horns of their rhinos in captivity to thwart potential poachers. That sort of supply-reduction thinking will work just as effectively as fumigating illicit cocaine crops and banning assault weapons. You cannot repeal the law of supply and demand. So long as there is demand for rhino horns, cocaine, and assault weapons, someone will step up to supply them. The demand for cocaine and assault weapons seems easy to understand. But does everybody know why poach...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Floods, Religious Beliefs Trigger Fear of Water-Borne Diseases
[The Herald] With the torrential rains Zimbabwe has been experiencing since December of 2016, one cannot help, but have nightmares especially when thinking of the 2008 deaths that were caused as a result of waterborne diseases. Cholera killed more than 4 000 people in 2008 and the Apostolic Sect members were not spared of this tragic incidence. Typhoid, another waterborne disease that has already claimed the lives of some in the country, is another waterborne disease that is worrisome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disease ‘ superspreaders ’ accounted for nearly two-thirds of Ebola cases, study finds
They are called superspreaders, the minority of people who are responsible for infecting many others during epidemics of infectious diseases. Perhaps the most famous superspreader was Typhoid Mary, presumed to have infected 51 people, three of whom died, between 1900 and 1907. Now scientists studying how Ebola spread during the 2014-2015 epidemic in West Africa […]Related:Common weed could help fight deadly superbug, study findsGet the lead out: Hundreds suffer poisoning from bullet fragments in their bodiesMore than 350 organizations write Trump to endorse current vaccines’ safety (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: City to Take Lead in Fighting Typhoid
[The Herald] At least 80 percent of typhoid and diarrhoeal diseases that occur in the country emanate from Harare, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said.Speaking in an interview after a national typhoid meeting that took place in Harare yesterday, Dr Parirenyatwa said since most cases were occurring in the capital, the local authority will take the lead in addressing sewer bursts, illegal vending, clean water supply and refuse removal in most affected suburbs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Typhoid Victim's Sad Tale
[Zimbabwe Standard] Ephania Chirau, a 33-year-old single mother will not forget the day she was diagnosed with typhoid, a water-borne disease stalking some of Harare's poorest neigbourhoods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare in Deep Water Over Typhoid Outbreak
[Daily Maverick] A typhoid outbreak in the Zimbabwean capital has so far claimed two lives, with authorities taking steps to prevent further deaths. But as long-suffering Harare residents well know, chronic failures in providing water and sanitation have turned some areas of the city into a toxic breeding ground for disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Prisons On Typhoid Alert'
[The Herald] Prisons across the country are on high alert for a possible typhoid outbreak following the spread of the disease nationwide, an official has said. There have been false reports that the disease had spread to Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison and Harare Central Prison claiming the lives of two inmates leaving several others hospitalised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news