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Passengers on Melbourne-Christchurch flight exposed to measles

New Zealand authorities warn unvaccinated passengers on 19 March flight to stay in isolation, as further case emerges in Melbourne Passengers on a flight from Melbourne to Christchurch on 19 March were exposed to measles, New Zealand authorities have said, as more cases emerge on both sides of the Tasman. A passenger who arrived in Christchurch on Virgin Australia flight VA99 from Melbourne has been confirmed as having been infectious, adding to the total of 35 confirmed cases for the Canterbury...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Melbourne, Virgin Australia, Canterbury, Christchurch, Melbourne Christchurch


The long battle against infectious diseases | Letters

Readers respond to a recent article and letter published in the GuardianI would like to clarify that, contrary to your article (The microbes are fighting back, and if anyone thinks there is a simple solution, they are wrong, 25 January), a few decades ago precisely no one in drug discovery thought that the war against infectious diseases had been won. Sir Alexander Fleming, who first discovered antibiotics, warned of microbial resistance and it has been known about ever since.The reason drug com...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Biology, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, People in science, Antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, Dominic PyeResearch


US government concludes that HIV is untransmittable at undetectable levels

The National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases has reached an absolute conclusion: HIV+ cannot transmit the virus when carrying an undetectable viral load.
Tags: Health, Feature, Hiv, US, Lifestyle, Infectious Diseases, Ad Friendly, Undetectable, National Institute for Allergies


NIAID joins 300 other worldwide health agencies to say HIV is untransmittable at undetectable levels

The National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases has reached an absolute conclusion: HIV+ cannot transmit the virus when carrying an undetectable viral load.
Tags: Health, Feature, Hiv, Lifestyle, Infectious Diseases, Ad Friendly, NIAID, Undetectable, National Institute for Allergies


Suspected Ebola sufferer does not have disease, say Swedes

Tests negative for patient who had returned from Burundi and was treated in isolationA young man being treated in isolation at Uppsala University hospital in Sweden after suspicion of Ebola contamination does not have the disease, the regional authority has said.Region Uppsala, which oversees several hospitals and medical clinics north of Stockholm, said a test had been carried out on the patient, who was not identified. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Ebola, Sweden, Africa, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, World Health Organization, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Stockholm, Global Health, Uppsala University Hospital, Region Uppsala


Hepatitis strain carried by rats makes leap to humans in Hong Kong

Two cases, which emerged close to each other, are thought to be first such cases in the worldResearchers say they have found two patients in Hong Kong who contracted a strain of hepatitis carried by rats, in what appears to be the first known human cases in the world.The finding surprised the researchers, though it wasn’t immediately clear whether there were significant implications for human health. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Science, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases


Briton dies from rabies after trip to Morocco

UK resident infected with disease after being bitten by cat, says Public Health EnglandA Briton has died after contracting rabies while visiting Morocco, public health officials have said.The UK resident was infected with the disease after being bitten by a cat, Public Health England (PHE) said on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Morocco, Public Health England PHE, Public Health EnglandA Briton


First ever case of monkeypox recorded in the UK

The person is believed to have contracted the rare viral infection in NigeriaThe first ever case of monkeypox has been recorded in the UK. The rare viral infection was recorded on Friday in a Nigerian national staying at a naval base in Cornwall, Public Health England said.The patient was transferred to the infectious disease unit at the Royal Free hospital in London on Saturday morning. They are believed to have contracted the infection in Nigeria before travelling to the UK. Continue reading.....
Tags: Health, UK, London, Nigeria, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Royal Free Hospital, Cornwall Public Health England


Tropical disease outbreaks are growing threat in Europe as temperatures rise

After West Nile virus kills 22 people in heatwave, experts warn of more mosquito and tick-borne diseases due to climate changeEurope is facing a growing threat of tropical disease outbreaks, as rising temperatures linked to climate change cause illnesses brought by travellers to spread more easily, health experts warned.This summer has seen a sharp spike in West Nile virus infections in Europe, following soaring temperatures, compared with the past four years. Until the middle of August, 400 cas...
Tags: Health, Europe, Climate Change, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Romania, World Health Organization, West Nile, Italy Greece Hungary Serbia


We Need to Pay More Attention to a Deadly Disease Spread by Kissing Bugs, Heart Doctors Warn

A disease that often causes no symptoms, but which can suddenly become fatal years after a person was infected, is receiving a big spotlight from the American Heart Association (AHA). On Monday, the organization published a scientific statement in its journal Circulation, urging heart doctors in the U.S. to start…Read more...
Tags: Science, Heart Disease, Public Health, Infectious Diseases, Chagas Disease, Parasites, American Heart Association AHA


Scientists aim to stop the devastation of Zika-like pandemics

Killer viruses can ravage countries, but now a new project hopes to spot diseases likely to jump from animals to humansFor several months, health workers have been battling to contain an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A total of 60 cases, 28 of them fatal, have been reported around the town of Mbandaka, though authorities say the outbreak is now under control.Politicians, nevertheless, remain nervous. Thousands died in the West African Ebola outbreak of 2014 after the vi...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, China, Africa, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zika Virus, Zika, Sars, Mbandaka


One Study Finds 'Zombie Deer' Prion Disease May Not Infect Humans, but Risk Remains

Scientists’ worst fears over a so-called “zombie deer” prion disease currently spreading across the US and Canada are unlikely to come to pass, suggests a long-term study published Wednesday in the Journal of Virology. The fatal ailment, known as chronic wasting disease (CWD) and caused by a mysterious kind of protein…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Zombies, US, Brain, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Prions, Deer Zombies


Amitabh Bachchan: 'Forget the Avengers, it took real heroes to make India polio-free'

By reaching each child on the planet with life-saving vaccines, deadly diseases can be wiped out, says the Bollywood starThere was a time, not that long ago, when eradicating polio from my country seemed like pure fiction. Not even 10 years ago, India was home to nearly half of the world’s polio cases. And when I was a boy, the idea that polio could be defeated was an impossibility, an endless fight, an actual war against infinity.So the sense of pride I felt on the day, four years ago, when we ...
Tags: Health, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Amitabh Bachchan, Global Health, Hepatitis B


Amitabh Bachchan: 'India is polio-free. Let's do the same for the world'

By reaching each child on the planet with life-saving vaccines, deadly diseases can be wiped out, says the Bollywood starThere was a time, not that long ago, when eradicating polio from my country seemed like pure fiction. Not even 10 years ago, India was home to nearly half of the world’s polio cases. And when I was a boy, the idea that polio could be defeated was an impossibility, an endless fight, an actual war against infinity.So the sense of pride I felt on the day, four years ago, when we ...
Tags: Health, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Amitabh Bachchan, Global Health, Hepatitis B


Over 200 Million Eggs Recalled as 22 People Are Sickened by Salmonella

Over 200 million eggs were recalled this weekend—all thanks to a nasty Salmonella bug that’s already sickened at least 22 people.Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Infectious Diseases, Recalls, Outbreak, Salmonella, Leggo These Eggos


Flesh-eating ulcer spreading rapidly in Australia

Buruli ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers sayA severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia is rapidly spreading and is now at epidemic proportions in regions of Victoria, prompting infectious diseases experts to call for urgent research into how it is contracted and spread.In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, authors led by associate professor Daniel O’Brien from Barwon Health said incidents of B...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales South Australia, Medical Journal of Australia MJA, Buruli, Daniel O'Brien, Barwon Health


Flesh-eating ulcer frequently found in Africa spreading rapidly in Australia

Buruli ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers sayA severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia is rapidly spreading and is now at epidemic proportions in regions of Victoria, prompting infectious diseases experts to call for urgent research into how it is contracted and spread.In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, authors led by associate professor Daniel O’Brien from Barwon Health said incidents of B...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Africa, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales South Australia, Medical Journal of Australia MJA, Buruli, Daniel O'Brien, Barwon Health


Tissue-destroying ulcer frequently found in Africa spreading rapidly in Australia

Buruli ulcer cases surging and now at epidemic proportions in parts of Victoria, researchers sayA severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia is rapidly spreading and is now at epidemic proportions in regions of Victoria, prompting infectious diseases experts to call for urgent research into how it is contracted and spread.In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, authors led by associate professor Daniel O’Brien from Barwon Health said incidents of B...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Africa, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales South Australia, Medical Journal of Australia MJA, Buruli, Daniel O'Brien, Barwon Health


E. Coli Outbreak in 11 States Now Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

An initially mysterious outbreak of Escherichia coli has spread to at least 11 states since mid-March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. But the good news is that we’ve finally uncovered the source—the bland boy band of vegetables, romaine lettuce.Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Science, Infectious Diseases, Outbreak, E Coli, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, E Coli Outbreak


Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance | Letters

Decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in preventing infection, writes WaterAid’s Margaret Batty. Meanwhile Matt Ball of the The Good Food Institute says moving to plant-based and clean meat is the best thing we can do to avoid pandemics of antibiotic-resistant superbugsWith drug-resistant infections now causing the deaths of half a million people a year, access to clean water and decent sanitation has never been more vital in the race to preven...
Tags: Health, Meat, Food, Science, Biology, Indonesia, India, Nigeria, Africa, Environment, Americas, Water, Life and style, Society, World news, Medical Research


Eradicating poverty would dramatically reduce TB cases, study finds

Preventative measures, like poverty reduction, could be just as effective in tackling the disease as drugs and vaccinesProgrammes to tackle poverty could be just as effective in the fight against tuberculosis as medicines and vaccines, research has found.Eradicating extreme poverty would lead to an 84% reduction in TB cases by 2035, according to a report published to coincide with World Tuberculosis Day on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Poverty, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, World Health Organization, Tuberculosis, Global Health


WHO warns over measles immunisation rates as cases rise 400% across Europe

2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.WHO Europe says there has been a 400% increase during 2017, with more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths. That will be a major disappointment follow...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Society, Infectious Diseases, MMR, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, World Health Organisation WHO, Europe Continue, WHO Europe


DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

Faecal transplants have been used in medical settings to tackle superbugs, but following YouTube videos at home is too risky, say researchersConcerns have been raised about the growing trend for DIY faecal transplants, with experts fearing such attempts could put individuals at an increased risk of HIV and hepatitis as well as conditions ranging from Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis to obesity and sleep disorders.The transfer of faeces from one human to another has gained attention as a growin...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Human biology


Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn

Dismay at south-east Asian outbreaks of malaria resistant to artemisinin drugs, the most powerful drugs currently availableUrgent action must be taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia and potentially beyond, according to scientists.The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos and most recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts. There have been calls for the World Health Organisation to declare a publ...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, Africa, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Cambodia, World Health Organisation, Vietnam, Malaria, Drug resistance, Zika, Thailand Laos


Officials air concerns about potential for worse flu season

Public health officials have warned over the past several weeks the U.S. flu season this year may be worse than usual following a tough flu season in Australia. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN that “in general, we get in our season what the Southern Hemisphere got in the season immediately preceding us and an intelligent guess” is that North America will most likely have a bad flu season. Further, Dr. Daniel Jernigan, influenza c...
Tags: Health, Children, Australia, Cdc, Aging, Cnn, Virus, Infectious Diseases, Vaccination, Flu, Associated Press, Influenza, North America, Anthony Fauci, Bethesda, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Vaida to lead newest AHCJ core topic effort: infectious diseases

Bara Vaida Bara Vaida, an independent journalist based in Washington, D.C., will lead AHCJ’s newest core topic on infectious diseases. She will be guiding AHCJ members to the resources they need to cover the many aspects of covering infectious diseases through blog posts, tip sheets, articles and other material. The core topic area of healthjournalism.org will feature a glossary, a more lengthy explanation of key concepts, shared wisdom from other reporters, story ideas and more. She will wri...
Tags: Health, New York, Washington, Public Health, Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease, Vaccines, Bloomberg News, Leona, Bruzzese, Covering medical studies, AHCJ, Health journalism, Association of Health Care Journalists, Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust, Len Bruzzese


AHCJ announces new member benefit: Greatly discounted LexisNexis access

AHCJ is excited to announce an offer for significantly discounted access to LexisNexis for association members. The offer, made possible in partnership with the Contently Foundation, a nonprofit organization for investigative reporting, will be of particular interest to AHCJ’s freelance members. LexisNexis is a vital resource for all types of journalists and writers, but it’s particularly valuable for those covering health care in that it contains some 250 industry publications, including the A...
Tags: Health, Freelancing, Aging, Insurance, Infectious Diseases, LexisNexis, Database, Publications, Health Care Reform, Contently, Oral Health, Social determinants, Covering medical studies, AHCJ, Health information technology, Health journalism


HIV rates climbing among over-50s in UK and Europe, researchers warn

Older people more likely to be infected through heterosexual sex and to have more advanced disease when it is finally diagnosed, new study revealsHIV rates are climbing in the over-50s in the UK and across Europe, while the rate of new infections among younger people is dropping, according to new research which warns that the epidemic may be taking a new direction.The study, from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Sweden, says that older people are most likely to be infect...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Aids and HIV, Sexual health, Disease Prevention and Control


Mosquito controls with AGO bucket traps, Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO), tested by CDC

Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO) bucket trap is a standard 5-gallon bucket adapted in a specific way to capture mosquitoes.AGO traps are available for purchase online from Springstar. Two traps cost $75, free shipping: https://www.springstar.net/collections/mosquitoes/products/agoThe Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO trap), was developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and has been proven to reduce populations of Aedes mosquitoes by over 80%. It is effective for the mosquitoes that transmit Z...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Florida, Cdc, Infectious Diseases, Tropical, Zika, Center for Disease Control CDC, Ves Dimov, Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap AGO, Springstar, Catchmaster


Doctors Slam New Recommendation That We Should Stop Antibiotic Treatments Early

Scientists from the UK caused quite a stir this week, when they announced that we don’t necessarily need to complete a full course of antibiotics in order to treat infections properly. It’s a provocative message, but skeptics say their advice is grossly premature—and even reckless.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Medicine, Bacteria, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance



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