Transgender youth: Study reveals high rates of suicide and cutting

In a new study, 30 percent of transgender youth report a history of at least one suicide attempt, and nearly 42 percent report a history of self-injury, such as cutting. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study also discovered a higher frequency of suicide attempts among transgender youth who are dissatisfied with their weight. “Our […] Outbreak News Today

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Anthrax attack foiled in Kenya

Two terror suspects in Kenya, part of an extremist cell of medics loyal to ISIS, were arrested Sunday after police received a tip on the diabolical plot. According to the Kenyan Anti-Terror Police Unit, Mohamed Shukri Yerrow, an intern doctor at Malindi sub-county hospital, along with Abdulrazak Abdinuur were arrested. The suspects were planning large-scale attacks akin to […] Africa – Outbreak News Today

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Taipei City child diagnosed with acute flaccid paralysis tests positive for enterovirus D68

Taiwan health officials reported the case of a toddler diagnosed with  acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) who tested positive for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The case is a 5-year-old boy who resides in Taipei City and has no recent travel history. On August 14, 2016, he sought medical attention at a clinic after developing weakness in his left arm. […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

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What is Shigellosis? What is Bacillary Dysentery?

Shigellosis is an acute bacterial disease of the intestines caused by several species of the bacterium, Shigella. It is typified by loose stools, frequently containing blood and mucus (dysentery), accompanied by fever, vomiting, cramps and occasionally toxemia. It can cause bacillary dysentery because of the invasive ability of the organism that may result ulcerations and abscesses […] Blogs – Outbreak News Today

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TB confirmed in employee at Alabama Hyundai plant, Testing begins today

On August 22, 2016, Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) officials notified the management of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) of plans to investigate a case of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) identified in a team member of the facility in Hope Hull, Ala. ADPH and HMMA are working closely to ensure that the individuals potentially exposed are […] US News – Outbreak News Today

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West Nile virus spike reported in the EU in recent weeks

In the European Union (EU), an increase in the number of human West Nile virus (WNV) cases has been reported in recent weeks, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In the past two weeks, 43 total WNV cases were reported, 32 last week and 11 the week prior. Before this spike, the […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

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