China reports additional H7N9 avian flu, Health officials meet in Hong Kong

The China National Health and Family Planning Commission reported an additional five human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including one death during the week of Jun. 9 through 15. The four male patients and one female, who came from Beijing, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan and Zhejiang and were aged from 41 to 68, had onset from April 25 to […] The post China reports additional H7N9 avian flu, Health officials meet in Hong Kong…

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Significant gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents

While nearly 400,000 residents of long-term care facilities die as a result of healthcare associated infections (HAIs), these facilities continue to lack the resources, including qualified personnel, necessary to implement adequate infection control programs, according to research presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). More […] The post Significant gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents appeared first on…

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Hawaii mumps cases tops 100

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed eight (8) additional cases this week of Oahu residents with the mumps, pushing the total number of cases this year to 104. Three new cases were confirmed on Tuesday, June 13, and involved two (2) adults and one (1) child. None of the cases required hospitalization […] The post Hawaii mumps cases tops 100 appeared first on Outbreak News Today. US…

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Ciguatera fish poisoning increases in Europe

The substance ciguatoxin is only found in fish from tropical and subtropical seas. For some years now, cases of ciguatera have been reported with increasing frequency in Europe, in particular on the Spanish and Portuguese islands in the Atlantic but also in Germany. New information indicates that these toxins are increasingly prevalent in the Mediterranean. […] The post Ciguatera fish poisoning increases in Europe appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

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Rhodesia’s top secret use of chemical and biological weapons: An interview with Dr Glenn Cross

Author of the new book, Dirty War: Rhodesia and Chemical Biological Warfare 1975-1980, Glenn Cross, PhD joined me to discuss the book, give some history on the government’s long counterinsurgency against native African nationalists and the top secret use of chemical and biological weapons (CBW). Check out Dirty War below:                   […] The post Rhodesia’s top secret use of chemical and biological weapons: An interview with…

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Ukraine reports hundreds of measles cases, vaccination rates low

Ukraine has reported an increase in measles cases in 2017, according to the Public Health Center (PHC) of Ukraine Thursday (computer translated). The current case count stands at 735, and the vaccination rates are very poor, according to health officials. In 2016, only 45 percent of children in Ukraine were vaccinated against measles. Over the […] The post Ukraine reports hundreds of measles cases, vaccination rates low appeared first on…

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