Chemical weapons: Chlorine gas antidote to advance in development

The first potential antidote to treat the life-threatening effects of chlorine inhalation, a potential terrorism threat, will advance in development under a contract between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Radikal Therapeutics, Inc. of Beverly, Massachusetts. Currently, there is no specific antidote […] Outbreak News Today

September 30, 2016
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Memphis Legionnaires’ disease outbreak update: 6 confirmed cases

In a follow-up to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to the La Quinta Inn located at 2979 Millbranch Road in Memphis, Shelby County health officials have reported an additional confirmed case, bringing the tally to six. In addition, The Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reports working with the La Quinta Inn to identify and notify those individuals […] US News – Outbreak News Today

September 30, 2016
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Details About Charcoal Water Filters

The following write-up presents the extremely newest data on water filters. If you have a particular interest in water filters, then this informative post is necessary reading. Check out the list we’ve compiled for you below from Nelsonwater.com. Charcoal used as a water filter technique is developed from coconut husk. Charcoal is used as a water filter since it simply absorbs impurities that are in the water as the water…

September 29, 2016
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Ohio: Cryptosporidium outbreak tops 800 cases

In a follow-up to the Cryptosporidium outbreak in three counties in Central Ohio, the case tally of the protozoan parasitic outbreak now stands at 822 in Columbus, Franklin and Delaware Counties. Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite of both medical and veterinary importance. There are two species associated with human infection; Cryptosporidium parvum and C. hominis. […] Outbreak News Today

September 29, 2016
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Dengue: 1st locally acquired case in Miami since 2014

Miami-Dade County health officials have reported the first locally acquired dengue fever case of the year and the second case in the Sunshine State (Monroe County in May in a non-Florida resident being the first). Health officials say the county resident has been treated and is recovering. The last time Miami-Dade saw local dengue transmission […] US News – Outbreak News Today

September 29, 2016
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