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Message 1766251 - Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 5:34:24 UTC

Melbourne Uni. Announce that a program running for 5 years here and in some other country's has a way to stop Dengue and Zika by introducing a bacteria into the Mosquito population

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/outsmarting-zika-and-dengue-fever

Outsmarting Zika and Dengue Fever link from Melbourne Uni

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/zika-virus-queensland-dengue-eradication-program/7136356

In action In Northern Queensland , story ABC News
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Message 1766441 - Posted: 20 Feb 2016, 8:30:49 UTC - in response to Message 1765852.  

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Message 1766539 - Posted: 20 Feb 2016, 19:48:10 UTC - in response to Message 1766441.  

Mumps spreading on Indiana college campuses

More than a dozen university students in Indiana have come down with mumps in the past two weeks on three college campuses in what health officials are calling separate outbreaks.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/02/18/mumps-case-reported-iupui-third-indiana-college-report-virus-month/80583598/
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Message 1766931 - Posted: 22 Feb 2016, 19:57:31 UTC - in response to Message 1766539.  

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CDC: Elevated cancer risk in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring

Certain types of laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators (LL) have a greater risk of causing cancer or other health problems than previously believed, U.S. health regulators said Monday.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/02/22/lumber-liquidators-cancer-risk-cdc/80724770/
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Message 1767152 - Posted: 23 Feb 2016, 22:29:05 UTC - in response to Message 1766931.  

Feel sorry for this nurse.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey flown to London hospital

Scots nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been flown to London after being admitted to hospital in Glasgow for a third time since contracting Ebola.

The 40-year-old from South Lanarkshire had been in a "stable" condition at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

She was put on an RAF Hercules aircraft which took her to London where she was taken to the Royal Free Hospital.

Ms Cafferkey was treated there twice in 2015 after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone the previous year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-35639748
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Message 1767154 - Posted: 23 Feb 2016, 22:30:19 UTC - in response to Message 1767152.  

CDC Reports 14 New Cases of Sexually Transmitted Zika in U.S.

Fourteen more people may have caught the Zika virus in the U.S. without traveling to affected zones, federal health officials said Tuesday — strong evidence that the virus is sexually transmitted fairly often.

Some of those suspected of having been infected sexually have been pregnant women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/zika-virus-outbreak/now-it-s-15-cases-sexually-transmitted-zika-virus-us-n524286
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Message 1767552 - Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 19:17:25 UTC - in response to Message 1767154.  

Mumps outbreak reported by Denver, state health officials; 6 cases ID'd

A mumps outbreak has prompted alerts to healthcare providers across Colorado, with at least four cases confirmed in Denver and two other probable cases under investigation, authorities said Wednesday.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29556707/denver-state-health-officials-report-mumps-outbreak-6
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Message 1767553 - Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 19:18:52 UTC - in response to Message 1767552.  

Ebola 'devastates long-term health'

Most people who survive an Ebola infection will have long-lasting health problems, say doctors from the US National Institutes of Health.

Their studies on survivors in Liberia showed large numbers had developed weakness, memory loss and depressive symptoms in the six months after being discharged from an Ebola unit.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35652095
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Message 1767663 - Posted: 26 Feb 2016, 4:08:19 UTC - in response to Message 1767154.  

CDC Reports 14 New Cases of Sexually Transmitted Zika in U.S.


Not good as if there aren't enough STD's out there all ready .

Well this may be a bit wrong but at least now the antiabortion mob can't now , say a female that knows early enough in the pregnancy weather her child will be bourn with a severe mental deformity and wants to abort ,that she should be stopped from doing it.
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Message 1768146 - Posted: 27 Feb 2016, 19:36:36 UTC - in response to Message 1767663.  

CDC Reports 14 New Cases of Sexually Transmitted Zika in U.S.


Not good as if there aren't enough STD's out there all ready .

Well this may be a bit wrong but at least now the antiabortion mob can't now , say a female that knows early enough in the pregnancy weather her child will be bourn with a severe mental deformity and wants to abort ,that she should be stopped from doing it.


Glenn, If it were me, might consider abortion, in the case at hand.
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Message 1768147 - Posted: 27 Feb 2016, 19:37:57 UTC - in response to Message 1768146.  

U.S. details 9 Zika pregnancies: 2 abortions, 2 miscarriages, 1 baby with ‘severe microcephaly’

At least two pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus have chosen to have abortions in recent months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday, while two others have suffered miscarriages. One woman gave birth to an infant with serious birth defects, while two others delivered healthy infants. Two are still pregnant.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/02/26/after-zika-diagnosis-at-least-two-u-s-women-chose-to-have-abortions-cdc-says/
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Message 1768346 - Posted: 28 Feb 2016, 12:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 1768147.  

It's a hard decision to make but definitely the right one . Lets hope the right to life mob stay out of it .
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Message 1768463 - Posted: 28 Feb 2016, 22:22:53 UTC - in response to Message 1768346.  

Hope and pray she can recoup.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey released from hospital

Scots nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been discharged from a London hospital after being treated there for a third time since contracting Ebola.

The 40-year-old from South Lanarkshire was flown to the Royal Free Hospital on Tuesday after being admitted to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Royal Free said she had been discharged and was "not infectious".

Ms Cafferkey was treated there twice in 2015 after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone the previous year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-35683091
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Message 1768708 - Posted: 29 Feb 2016, 23:56:25 UTC - in response to Message 1768463.  

'Super lice' outbreak hits 25 states

A strain of so-called ‘super lice’ has hit a reported 25 states, causing concern and frustration among parents because the bugs can’t be killed with most over-the-counter treatments. The treatments, known as pyrethroids, had a 100 percent success rate in 2000 against lice but now only work in 25 percent of cases, KSDK.com reported.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/02/26/super-lice-outbreak-hits-25-states.html
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Message 1769094 - Posted: 3 Mar 2016, 0:08:29 UTC - in response to Message 1768708.  

Sounds like a time to buy more shares in Gillette can't beat a shaved head to get rid of lice :)
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Message 1769291 - Posted: 3 Mar 2016, 18:25:58 UTC - in response to Message 1769094.  

CDC sends 'disease detectives' to Wisconsin after 18 deaths

Elizabethkingia, a bacteria often difficult to treat with antibiotics, has been linked to 18 deaths and 44 cases of infection in southern Wisconsin since Dec. 29, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to send five "disease detectives" to assist in a widening investigation.

Several dozen state and local epidemiologists and lab workers are also involved. Investigators trying to determine how people are coming in contact with the bacteria have tested a variety of potential sources including healthcare products, water and environmental sources. None has been found to be the source of the infections.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/health/cdc-sends-disease-detectives-to-wisconsin-after-18-deaths-b99680737z1-370920941.html
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Message 1769593 - Posted: 4 Mar 2016, 22:29:23 UTC - in response to Message 1769291.  

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Study provides 'strongest evidence yet' linking Zika, birth defects

A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that the Zika virus is the cause of devastating birth defects seen in Brazil, home to the largest outbreak of the disease.


Authors of the new study have followed 88 pregnant women in Brazil to see whether being infected with Zika, which is spread by mosquitoes, increases the rate of birth defects. Seventy-two of the women tested positive for the virus. The women's blood and urine were tested five days or less after they developed an itchy rash, a tell-tale symptom of Zika. Other symptoms of Zika infection included fever, pink eye, swollen lymph nodes and joint pain. Most people with Zika have no symptoms.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/04/study-provides-strongest-evidence-yet-linking-zika-birth-defects/81318418/
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Message 1769594 - Posted: 4 Mar 2016, 22:30:59 UTC - in response to Message 1769593.  

Zika vaccine 'within months'

A Zika vaccine could be ready for human trials later this year, according to the man in charge of the US government's research programme.

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35727047
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Message 1769826 - Posted: 5 Mar 2016, 19:19:05 UTC - in response to Message 1769594.  

Zika Isn't The Only Outbreak; Nigeria Struggles To Rein In Lassa Fever


In the world of public health, a lot of the media attention is focusing on the Zika outbreak in Latin America, but that's not the only disease on the rise. Nigeria is experiencing a smoldering Lassa fever outbreak. Since August 2015, almost 20 states have seen 175 confirmed and suspected cases and 101 deaths. The outbreak has poured into neighboring Benin, where 68 cases and 23 deaths have been reported.

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/03/04/468955167/zika-isnt-the-only-outbreak-nigeria-struggles-to-rein-in-lassa-fever
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Message 1770290 - Posted: 7 Mar 2016, 19:37:20 UTC - in response to Message 1769826.  

Investigation: U.S. company bungled Ebola response


An American company that bills itself as a pioneer in tracking emerging epidemics made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa - with employees feuding with fellow responders, contributing to misdiagnosed Ebola cases and repeatedly misreading the trajectory of the virus, an Associated Press investigation has found.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-company-metabiota-problems-during-ebola-outbreak/
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