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Tag Archive | "CDC"

Health Officials Warn Deadly Chagas Risk from Kissing Bugs Spreading North in US

POTENTIALLY DEADLY KISSING BUG COMPARED TO HARMFUL BEDBUGS AND HARMLESS STINK BUGS Kissing bugs are blood-sucking insects that can transmit the potentially fatal Chagas disease. They are commonly found in Central and South America, though in September, the CDC warned that they had been reported in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Several media sources are reporting […]

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Illinois Department of Public Health Warns of Multidrug-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris Causing Healthcare-Associated Infections Worldwide

First described by Japanese scientists in 2009 after it was isolated from the external ear canal of an inpatient in a Japanese hospital, Candida auris has since made its appearance in more than a dozen countries on five continents (Medscape video from October 17, 2018). The Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) published an alert Tuesday […]

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E. Coli Outbreak in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia — Unknown Source

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an outbreak of E. coli illness from an unknown source has climbed from 72 cases Friday April 5, 2019 to 96 in five Eastern states — Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. The origin of the food-borne illnesses is initially unknown, the U.S. Centers […]

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Measles Outbreak 2nd Largest Since 2000; Blamed on Import from International Travelers in High Risk Countries and Groups of Unvaccinated People in US

For the period January 1 to March 28, 2019, 387 individual cases of measles (rubeola) have been confirmed in 15 states, marking the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. With only three months into the year 2019, there have been 58% as many measles cases as […]

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Future at Our Fingertips: New Technologies for Disabilities

We learn about new tech every day—but we don’t hear about what’s out there for those with disabilities that often. Explore new technologies for disabilities.  New Technologies for Disabilities  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 report, one in four American adults have a disability that affects the way they perform key life activities. […]

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How Influenza A Kills People? Complications and Warning Signs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Influenza causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease. According to the CDC, the single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential severe complications is for children to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. Flu vaccination is recommended […]

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Here’s How the CDC Recommends Schools Clean and Disinfect to Help Slow the Spread of Flu; But Know What You Should Do, Too

FLU VIRUS CAN LIVE AND POTENTIALLY INFECT A PERSON FOR UP TO 48 HOURS AFTER BEING DEPOSITED ON A SURFACE Cleaning and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in schools. To help slow the spread of influenza (flu), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the first […]

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CDC Expands E. coli Alert to Warn Against Consuming All Forms of Romaine Lettuce

Public health officials have upgraded an alert and are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of increase risk of serious illness from the consumption of common salad vegetable. The upgraded alert was activated after an Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak linked to the lettuce spread to at least 16 states […]

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Do Feces Transmit HIV? CDC MMWR Weekly Writes it Might, Here’s the Proof

It didn’t take long (17 minutes, in fact) for someone to incorrectly declare that you can’t get HIV from feces — referring to an article posted on The Cardinal at 12:20 p.m. about feces smeared in an underground parking garage. The Cardinal wrote: “Feces is a biohazard. Biohazard waste is sometimes referred to as medical […]

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Lake Villa, Illinois Death Confirmed To Have Elizabethkingia Infection, Wisconsin Outbreak Connection

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday an Illinois resident died after contracting an infection from the bacterium Elizabethkingia anophelis The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting that tests from an Illinois resident match those from a Wisconsin outbreak of Elizabethkingia anophelis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin […]

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Another Ebola Public Health Failure: 2nd Nurse with Ebola Had Fever; Shouldn’t Have Been Flying in Public Transportation Anyway

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced earlier Wednesday that the second health care worker — a nurse who had cared for the deceased Thomas Eric Duncan — flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before she got sick with an Ebola infection. WFAA Dallas News 8 is reporting that Amber Vinson, […]

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CDC Confirms Ebola Infected Nurse, Blames Procedures, Nurse Not Happy for Lack of Training

AP VIDEO: CDC Confirms Dallas Woman Positive for Ebola. The CDC confirmed Sunday that a health care worker in Dallas tested positive for Ebola. The first contracted case in the U.S. and second case diagnosed in the United States was discovered to be a nurse who had close contact while wearing full protective gear. They […]

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