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Message 1777565 - Posted: 9 Apr 2016, 18:43:01 UTC - in response to Message 1777563.  

Mumps update: Indiana cases reach 65, Nearly 500 cases reported in US in 1st three months

Indiana health officials are putting the state’s mumps case count at 65 in Central Indiana, fifty at four major universities (Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Purdue University in West Lafayette, and Butler University in Indianapolis) and 15 community cases unrelated to any university outbreaks since February.

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/mumps-update-indiana-cases-reach-65-nearly-500-cases-reported-in-us-in-1st-three-months-15213/
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Message 1777566 - Posted: 9 Apr 2016, 18:44:41 UTC - in response to Message 1777565.  

Liberia and Guinea Ebola cases epidemiologically linked: WHO


WHO and Ministry of Health teams in Guinea and Liberia have established epidemiological links between new Ebola cases in Liberia and a current flare-up of Ebola in neighboring Guinea following intensified case investigations and contact tracing.

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/liberia-and-guinea-ebola-cases-epidemiologically-linked-who-25408/
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Message 1777875 - Posted: 10 Apr 2016, 18:25:36 UTC - in response to Message 1777566.  

Sierra Leone on Alert After New W.Africa Ebola Cases

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone called today for increased vigilance to prevent a resurgence of the Ebola virus after new cases in neighbouring Liberia and Guinea, but cautioned against shutting off borders between the west African states.

The alert came after the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a link between a fatality in Liberia, months after it was declared Ebola-free, and new cases in its neighbour Guinea.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Sierra-Leone-on-Alert-After-New-W.Africa-Ebola-Cases/2016/04/10/article3373641.ece
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Message 1778202 - Posted: 11 Apr 2016, 22:00:39 UTC - in response to Message 1777875.  

'Scarier than we initially thought': CDC sounds warning on Zika virus

WASHINGTON — Public health officials said Monday they've learned a lot more about Zika since the White House asked Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the mosquito-borne virus and are increasingly concerned about its potential impact on the United States.

"Most of what we've learned is not reassuring," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/11/scarier-than-we-initially-thought-cdc-sounds-warning-zika-virus/82894878/
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Message 1778397 - Posted: 12 Apr 2016, 18:20:34 UTC - in response to Message 1778202.  

Liberia: 2 boys infected with Ebola responding to Zmapp treatment

Health authorities in Liberia on Tuesday said two boys, aged 5 and 3 years, infected with the Ebola virus, are positively responding to Zmapp treatment.

The eldest of the two, a 5-year-old, tested positive for Ebola just days after his mother died of the virus on March 31.

The death of the 30-year-old woman comes months after Liberia was declared free of the virus. Her death followed a recent flare-up that cost the lives of at least four people in neighboring Guinea.

http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/12/liberia-2-boys-infected-with-ebola-responding-to-zmapp-treatment/
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Message 1778399 - Posted: 12 Apr 2016, 18:22:15 UTC - in response to Message 1778397.  

Yellow fever outbreak in Angola spreads to neighboring Congo

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- An outbreak of yellow fever that started in December in Angola is spreading, with the number of cases and deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo rising and individuals who have picked up the infection in Angola showing up in other countries, according to new reports.

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/04/12/Yellow-fever-outbreak-in-Angola-spreads-to-neighboring-Congo/8031460462157/
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Message 1778626 - Posted: 13 Apr 2016, 6:42:07 UTC - in response to Message 1778202.  
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'Scarier than we initially thought': CDC sounds warning on Zika virus

WASHINGTON — Public health officials said Monday they've learned a lot more about Zika since the White House asked Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the mosquito-borne virus and are increasingly concerned about its potential impact on the United States.

"Most of what we've learned is not reassuring," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/11/scarier-than-we-initially-thought-cdc-sounds-warning-zika-virus/82894878/



I wouldn't get to worried there is hope , I've put something up before but anyway

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/world/australia/zika-virus-australia-mosquito-experiment.html?_r=0

They are doing it in South America too

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Message 1778823 - Posted: 13 Apr 2016, 21:24:20 UTC - in response to Message 1778626.  

'Scarier than we initially thought': CDC sounds warning on Zika virus

WASHINGTON — Public health officials said Monday they've learned a lot more about Zika since the White House asked Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the mosquito-borne virus and are increasingly concerned about its potential impact on the United States.

"Most of what we've learned is not reassuring," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/11/scarier-than-we-initially-thought-cdc-sounds-warning-zika-virus/82894878/



I wouldn't get to worried there is hope , I've put something up before but anyway

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/world/australia/zika-virus-australia-mosquito-experiment.html?_r=0

They are doing it in South America too


Thanks for the link, Glenn. It's a shame we can't kill all mosquitoes.
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Message 1778824 - Posted: 13 Apr 2016, 21:25:42 UTC - in response to Message 1778823.  

Mali Authorities Seek 2 Guineans Who Had Ebola Contact

Malian health authorities say they are searching for two women who left Guinea after having had contact with a recent Ebola case.

Dr. Keni Diarra, head doctor at the health center in Kenieba in the Kayes region, said Wednesday the two Guinean women came to Mali Sunday. He said they are suspected to be in Hamdallaye, a village in Kayes.

The World Health Organization says there have been eight cases of Ebola and seven deaths since late February in Guinea, flare-ups that came months after the nation was declared Ebola-free.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mali-authorities-seek-guineans-ebola-contact-38359385
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Message 1778825 - Posted: 13 Apr 2016, 21:27:59 UTC - in response to Message 1778824.  

CDC confirms Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects

Federal health officials confirmed Wednesday that the Zika virus causes a rare birth defect and other severe fetal abnormalities, marking a turning point in an epidemic that has spread to nearly 40 countries and territories in the Americas and elsewhere.

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a careful review of existing research and agreed that the evidence was conclusive, Director Thomas Frieden said. It is the first time a mosquito-borne virus has been linked to congenital brain defects.

Feel bad for expecting Mom's. :-(

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/13/cdc-confirms-zika-virus-causes-microcephaly-other-birth-defects/
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Message 1778909 - Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 4:11:19 UTC - in response to Message 1778823.  


Thanks for the link, Glenn. It's a shame we can't kill all mosquitoes.



As much as we loathe them, mosquitoes represent a considerable biomass of food for wildlife on the lower rungs of the food chain. Their extinction, were it even achievable, would have an enormous adverse affect on the entire ecosystem.

The larva are food for a lot of fish and other aquatic life, the adults are eaten by a number of birds and bats.
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Message 1779140 - Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 21:43:24 UTC - in response to Message 1778909.  


Thanks for the link, Glenn. It's a shame we can't kill all mosquitoes.



As much as we loathe them, mosquitoes represent a considerable biomass of food for wildlife on the lower rungs of the food chain. Their extinction, were it even achievable, would have an enormous adverse affect on the entire ecosystem.

The larva are food for a lot of fish and other aquatic life, the adults are eaten by a number of birds and bats.


Yes your right Kevin. Just wishful thinking on my part.
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Message 1779142 - Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 21:44:29 UTC - in response to Message 1779140.  

Zika Virus Can Be Transmitted Through Anal Sex, Too

In January, a man returned home to Dallas after a weeklong trip to Venezuela. Two days later he got a fever, a rash on his upper body and face, and pinkeye.

He was fine within three days. But about a week later, his partner developed similar symptoms — a rash, pinkeye and some joint pain in his hands and feet.

He went to the doctor's office, and a clever physician's assistant thought of Zika virus.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/14/474206801/zika-virus-can-be-transmitted-through-anal-sex-too
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Message 1779143 - Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 21:45:48 UTC - in response to Message 1779142.  

One known Ebola case left in Guinea

Conakry - A dedicated Ebola clinic was treating Guinea's only known case of the virus on Thursday after the recovery of a girl diagnosed with the disease, the charity running the facility said.

The Alliance For International Medical Action (ALIMA) runs the country's sole treatment centre in the southern city of Nzerekore, where it has handled six of the 10 confirmed cases recorded since the outbreak was officially declared over in December.

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/one-known-ebola-case-left-in-guinea-20160414
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Message 1779221 - Posted: 15 Apr 2016, 4:48:47 UTC - in response to Message 1779140.  


Thanks for the link, Glenn. It's a shame we can't kill all mosquitoes.



As much as we loathe them, mosquitoes represent a considerable biomass of food for wildlife on the lower rungs of the food chain. Their extinction, were it even achievable, would have an enormous adverse affect on the entire ecosystem.

The larva are food for a lot of fish and other aquatic life, the adults are eaten by a number of birds and bats.


Yes your right Kevin. Just wishful thinking on my part.


If we could eliminate that one particular species of mosquitoe it would be a great help.

There is a lab that has been working on I think its this particular species and has been having some success in some areas, they are using a gene modification technique and breeding and releasing male mosquitoes whose offspring die at the end of the larval stage, this is allright for control in limited areas but not on a world wide scale.


Apparently there are severe risks with releasing a gene modification that would possibly eliminate a complete species.
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Message 1779265 - Posted: 15 Apr 2016, 9:38:10 UTC - in response to Message 1779221.  

... Apparently there are severe risks with releasing a gene modification that would possibly eliminate a complete species.

We already have too many real world examples of where that type of crude intervention has gone very horribly wrong on a large (and forever) scale.

No Sci-Fi needed. We already have examples ongoing now here on Earth...


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Message 1779411 - Posted: 15 Apr 2016, 21:35:21 UTC - in response to Message 1779265.  

CDC Confirms Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus Between 2 Men

Researchers have for the first time determined that the Zika virus can be sexually-transmitted between men, according to officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cdc-confirms-sexual-transmission-zika-virus-men/story?id=38425185
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Message 1779412 - Posted: 15 Apr 2016, 21:36:28 UTC - in response to Message 1779411.  

'Ebola with wings': Expert raises alarm over deadly tuberculosis outbreak in PNG

Five years after Jo Chandler contracted a potentially deadly form of tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea, she returned to discover an unfolding emergency that's causing alarm at the highest levels of the international health community. Experts call it 'Ebola with wings'—and it's right on our doorstep.

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Message 1779463 - Posted: 16 Apr 2016, 0:54:54 UTC - in response to Message 1779221.  
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Thanks for the link, Glenn. It's a shame we can't kill all mosquitoes.



As much as we loathe them, mosquitoes represent a considerable biomass of food for wildlife on the lower rungs of the food chain. Their extinction, were it even achievable, would have an enormous adverse affect on the entire ecosystem.

The larva are food for a lot of fish and other aquatic life, the adults are eaten by a number of birds and bats.

Yes your right Kevin. Just wishful thinking on my part.

If we could eliminate that one particular species of mosquitoe it would be a great help.

There is a lab that has been working on I think its this particular species and has been having some success in some areas, they are using a gene modification technique and breeding and releasing male mosquitoes whose offspring die at the end of the larval stage, this is allright for control in limited areas but not on a world wide scale.


Apparently there are severe risks with releasing a gene modification that would possibly eliminate a complete species.


Kevin that is why we here in Australia are not trying to kill them but get them to do the hard work and kill the virus when it enters there body .

We did try killing them but that proved to be not effective as you have to keep releasing sterile mozzies all the time .

The new way is much better and actually works , release a few hundred and after a short time all the mozzies in the area are effected , you don't need to keep releasing them every year once is enough

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