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About one in every 10 people who died last week nationwide succumbed to influenza in a season so fierce it is on track to be one of the worst flu epidemics on record, a top federal health official said Friday. "We may be on track to break several records," Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for ...
It need not be that way, argues Jonathan Quick in "The End of epidemics". A doctor and a public-health veteran who has worked in more than 70 countries and at the World Health Organisation (WHO), Mr Quick rounds up examples of failures and triumphs to show what stops epidemics from flaring up.

The first-ever long-term study of patterns of social contact in Hong Kong will improve our knowledge of the growth of epidemics say researchers. Hong Kong was where Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) emerged in 2002-2003. A hotel guest infected with the illness spread the virus to seven other ...
Photo via twitter Dwindling resources may cause the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to dramatically reduce its efforts to prevent and respond to infectious disease epidemics in dozens of foreign countries. Funding for the CDC programs that aim to stop future outbreaks at their source ...
One hundred new measles cases were recorded last week, bringing the total number to 1,362, with most appearing in southern Greece. The vast majority of measles cases are children from Roma communities and people from the general population, mostly in the 25-44 age group who are not immune.
"It's the first time anyone has measured social contact patterns for a large representative sample of people for more than a single day per person, so will help inform mathematical models of epidemics, particularly for Hong Kong - where Sars emerged into the world - but also how those patterns change ...
A yellow fever outbreak was declared in DRC in March 2016. The epidemics that originated from neighbouring Angola initially affected 11 health zones in DRC, namely N'djili and Masina 2 health zones of Kinshasa Province, and Boma, Boma Bungu, Kitona, Muanda, Matadi, Nsona-Pangu, Nzanza, ...
Containment measures during large-scale epidemics may not be the best way to limit the damage, a Swiss study has found. Placing restrictions on affected societies could affect subsequent resilience. The study, prepared by a team at the Swiss Federal Institute of technology Lausanne (EPFL) and ...
The search for vaccines, treatments and preventive methods against infection by emerging viruses is one of the major challenges of global epidemiology. New pathological agents continue to emerge, such as the arbovirus transmitted by insects (in this case mosquitoes) that causes West Nile fever, named ...
Taipei, Jan. 28 (CNA) With schools in Taiwan having entered the winter break and the week-long Lunar New Year holiday on the horizon, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged people to take precautions before traveling overseas. Many areas around the world are facing contagious epidemics, ...
Benn writes, "Three of the world's leading private companies in their fields -- Lombard Odier, HEINEKEN, and Unilever -- announced partnership agreements with the Global Fund toward a common goal: improving public health and ending HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria as epidemics. These partnerships ...
According to Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu, the town is dirty, with heaps of uncollected garbage making it vulnerable to the diseases. But the national government cannot just leave the people to suffer because their local leaders have failed to discharge its duties. By EDITORIAL More by this Author.
... remains a possibility. Shortsighted proposed funding cuts present more than one obstacle. … Successful transition to countries taking responsibility for their own disease response and ending epidemics for good requires thought and investment from the U.S. about civil society now more than ever" (1/24).
More than 25 million people will be vaccinated throughout 2018, in the largest yellow fever vaccination drive in the country's history. The immunization plan is part of efforts to eliminate yellow fever epidemics globally by 2026. The preventive campaign will use vaccines funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, ...
A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria's Sofia region - though not in the capital city itself - and in the Bourgas region, the Ministry of Health said on January 24. In the Sofia region, which does not include Sofia City itself, schools will be closed from January 25 to 29 inclusive. The Health Ministry said ...
They analysed 250 years' worth of mortality data, looking at societies plagued by famine and disease epidemics across the world. This included former slaves working in the US and Trinidad in the 1800s and victims of famine in Sweden and Ireland in addition to those affected by measles epidemics in ...

The symptoms were unlike anything the doctors of the time had seen. Victims turned yellow from jaundice, and blood ran from their ears and noses. They had hallucinations and agonizing convulsions. They died in days. Aztecs called it the cocoliztli, meaning pestilence in the local Nahuatl language.
women typically outlive men in almost all populations today and new research suggests this may be because they are better equipped to survive a crisis. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark examined the survival rates of both sexes under extreme conditions in seven populations and ...
While men are typically portrayed as the hardier sex, a new study suggests women actually fair better in times of crises. scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have revealed that during the worst circumstances, including famine and epidemics, females are more likely to survive than males.
Instead, during epidemics like these, flex beds are opened, more staff are called in and elective surgeries are often postponed. That's because the hospital needs the inpatient beds on the surgical wards to accommodate the influx of patients coming through the ER. That has happened in the past, including ...
Vaccines are one of the most important scientific inventions of all time, preventing millions of cases of disease every year and helping to consign once-deadly outbreaks to history. Yet these vital public-health tools are under threat from growing public mistrust in immunisation and the rise of so-called "fake ...
Genetically engineered cows could be farmed for immune cells to treat lethal infectious diseases like Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) and other serious epidemics in future. Researchers have shown for the first time that cows that have had human immune system genes inserted into their DNA can ...
Given the scale of the obesity and diabetes epidemics, "then a concerted programme of research to establish reliable knowledge on this subject should be among our highest priorities," he concludes. "Meanwhile, we can acknowledge the uncertainties while still recommending strongly against consumption ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically scaling back its efforts to prevent global epidemics in 39 of 49 countries because funding is running out, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post have reported. The agency describes its work on global health security, aimed at detecting ...
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has warned travellers to be mindful of the many epidemics that are currently ongoing around the world. South Korea, for example, is currently suffering from outbreaks of stomach flu and avian flu, while China, Hong Kong, Japan and the US are also seeing various ...
When an epidemic outbreak such H1N1, Zika or SARS viruses occurs, containment measures may seem to be the most reasonable solution. However, an EPFL study casts doubt on that idea, showing that such measures make a society less resilient and less able to return tor pre-epidemic economic and ...
A new study published in scientific journal PNAS says that women survive longer than men in adverse conditions such as famines and epidemics. scientists from Denmark and Germany examined seven populations from different countries that faced extreme conditions and arrived at this conclusion.
Historical documents tell us that a series of horrible epidemics ravaged Mexico during the period of Spanish colonization. One Spanish priest claimed he buried 10,000 people in a single year--perhaps hyperbole, but the account reflects the feeling of loss it caused in Mexico in the 16th century. Yet, parts of ...
The symptoms were unlike anything the doctors of the time had seen. Victims turned yellow from jaundice, and blood ran from their ears and noses. They had hallucinations and agonizing convulsions. They died in days. Aztecs called it the cocoliztli, meaning pestilence in the local Nahuatl language.
A single high-dose CVD 103-HgR live oral cholera vaccine (Vaxcora, PaxVax) has shown effectiveness in controlling cholera epidemics in developing countries. "Immunization with a single-dose cholera vaccine that could rapidly protect people in developing countries who have not previously been ...
2017dodoma -- The government is annually losing at least Sh340 billion in treating diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid as a result of poor sanitation throughout the country. It has been revealed that, 60 out of each 100 patients, who attend daily to health facilities in the country are suffering from poor sanitation ...
The opioid epidemic has been determined a public health emergency by President Trump but does the epidemic have any impact at Ferris? From a national scope, the epidemic is quite monstrous. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 12.5 million Americans misused prescription ...
"'Ending the epidemics' in South Carolina will help reduce the number of new HIV, STD and Hepatitis C infections, link individuals to providers, increase viral suppression for those living with HIV/AIDS, and promote prevention efforts," Gov. Henry McMaster said in proclaiming Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day in ...
They tracked dates of major rainfalls, assessed the geographic distribution of mosquito-borne virus incidence in cities and neighborhoods and the timing of epidemics. They confirmed 1,717 cases of Zika infection, 2,170 cases of Chikungunya and 29 cases of dengue. Zika occurred more commonly in ...
December 1 is World AIDS Day, an annual day of reckoning for the fight to end AIDS. We now know that the epidemic of our lifetime, HIV/AIDS, could be over as a public health threat within 15 years using just the interventions we have now. Full treatment coverage, coupled with robust prevention strategies, ...
Genetic data from a half century worth of cholera isolates can help inform measures to control epidemics, researchers concluded in two recent studies. In all, the researchers assessed more than 1,200 cholera samples from Africa and Latin America, some from the 1950s. "These findings have implications ...
This astonishing and potentially groundbreaking discovery has been reported in two papers published this week in science, one of which focused on the cholera epidemics that have struck The Americas, and another that looked at those which have burned through Africa. From sequencing and then ...
Cholera has repeatedly traveled out of Asia to cause epidemics in Africa and Latin America, an international research team has found. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Institut Pasteur in France, and collaborators from across the world, studied outbreaks in Africa, Latin America and the ...
But we don't hear as often about the other epidemics intertwined with this public health crisis. In rural Scott County, Indiana, for example, ...
Antimicrobial resistance is sometimes called an "epidemic" and some experts predict it will cause 10 million deaths by 2050, but new research ...
Sept. 19 -- President Trump's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, shows that the HIV epidemic is nearing control in five African ...
In the midst of the flu epidemic that has killed scores of Australians, Health Minister Greg Hunt has raised important questions about the ...
The United States Department of Defense Walter Reed Program-Nigeria (DOD WRP-N) in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense Health ...
KT Chairman Hwang Chang-kyu (right) urges to use telecommunication companies' assets such as connectivity and big data to prevent the ...
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in ...
The insurance policy came into being after the threat of outbreaks and epidemics of infectious diseases like ebola and Marburg posed an ...
The national drug epidemic has been a matter of concern for the past few years. Overdose incidents have skyrocketed, largely due to the ...
The UK is about to face one of its worst flu epidemics - and there's no NHS money to prepare for it. The government can't say it wasn't warned.
[T]here is still work to be done to end [the HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria] epidemics, and more funding and collaboration across many countries ...


 

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