Sudden infant death syndrome and cigarette smoke link: A University of Calgary study

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplainable death of children under the age of one. While rates have significantly decreased due to research and public advocacy, it remains the leading cause of infant death in Canada. Researchers from the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine are one step closer to understanding how […] The post Sudden infant death syndrome and cigarette smoke link: A University of Calgary…

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Yale reports two suspected cases of mumps

Two suspected cases of mumps have been reported at Yale University, one in an undergraduate living on campus and one in a graduate student living off campus, Yale Health Director, Paul Genecin, M.D. wrote yesterday. Over 90% of Yale undergraduates have received mumps vaccine, but it is still possible for students or other members of […] The post Yale reports two suspected cases of mumps appeared first on Outbreak News…

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Diphtheria cases rise in Venezuela: More than 200 cases according to report

The Venezuelan Society of Public Health and the National Epidemiological Defence Network issued their sixth alert concerning diphtheria this week and now reports the disease is present in six Venezuelan states–Monagas, Sucre, Anzoátegui, Apure, Bolívar, and Miranda, including the capital city of Caracas, according to a Efecto Cocuyo report (computer translated). The report notes that the number of […] The post Diphtheria cases rise in Venezuela: More than 200 cases according to report…

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Zika- glaucoma link demonstrated in Yale study

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus during gestation. Exposure to the Zika virus during pregnancy causes birth defects of the central nervous system, including microcephaly. Brazilian […] The post Zika- glaucoma link demonstrated in Yale study appeared first on Outbreak News…

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Alaska: Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Fairbanks and Anchorage

The Alaska Section of Epidemiology is working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Arctic Investigations Program and the Municipality of Anchorage on characterizing and responding to an increased number of invasive Group A Streptococcus (GAS, also known as Streptococcus pyogenes) infections identified through ongoing surveillance and that are caused by a […] The post Alaska: Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections in Fairbanks and Anchorage appeared first…

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