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The organization's emergency response chief, Peter Salama, expressed concern about the regional risks this outbreak could pose - given the pattern of its spread and its closeness to global frontiers. These symptoms may be followed by diarrhoea, vomiting, troubles of the kidney and liver. The response to this was considered a success despite the deaths, as the use of a vaccine made by Merck helped contain the virus.
  • Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader

    Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader

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    Health department officials in Fairfax said the adult resident who contracted the disease lives in the northeastern part of the county. Officials did not release any details as to the person's sex or age. Severe cases can lead to more serious illnesses, such as encephalitis and paralysis, and in some cases it can be fatal. Most people infected show no symptoms, but approximately one in five will develop a fever along with other symptoms.
  • My Health security to be tightened: Hunt

    My Health security to be tightened: Hunt

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    However, in its own question and answer publication sent to doctors, the Australian Digital Health Agency, which runs the record, admits there have been nine data breaches associated with the record. We very much doubt this will entirely put the matter to rest, and My Health Record's flaws - particularly its forced opt-in approach belief that its data is unhackable - are likely going to be held to even more scrutiny, but this is a start.
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Cannabidiol + Chemotherapy Improved Survival (in mice)

    Pancreatic Cancer: Cannabidiol + Chemotherapy Improved Survival (in mice)

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    The prognosis for many patients isn't good, with a five-year survival rate of just 5%. A study carried out on mice revealed that the Cannabidiol from Cannabis might improve pancreatic cancer therapies. Lead researcher Professor Marco Falasca from Queen Mary University of London said: "This is a remarkable result". "If we can reproduce these effects in humans, cannabidiol could be in use in cancer clinics nearly immediately, compared to having to wait for authorities to approve a ...
  • Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life

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    Breastfeeding all babies for their first two years would save the lives of more than 820,000 children under the age of 5 each year. It says mothers who start breastfeeding immediately find it easier to produce milk and that they tend to nurse longer.
  • Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog

    Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog

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    Among the operations he will need is plastic surgery to rebuild a healthy nose. Manteufel has a long road to recovery, but part of that process will hopefully include prosthetic limbs. Greg Manteufel suffered a rare blood infection after harmful bacteria from a dog's saliva seeped into his bloodstream, causing sepsis, or blood poisoning from bacteria.
  • Mosquitoes in London trap test positive for West Nile virus

    Mosquitoes in London trap test positive for West Nile virus

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    We're entering the peak time for West Nile Virus, late summer to early fall. The virus can be spread to people through mosquito bites, but cannot be spread from person to person. Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside. Residents are urged to take precautions to prevent exposure to mosquitoes by eliminating breeding sites and standing water and wearing insect repellent containing Deet.
  • Public housing residents can no longer smoke in their homes

    Public housing residents can no longer smoke in their homes

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    It will impact thousands of households in the Memphis area. NYCHA's goal is to not terminate tenancy but to provide information and expand access to resources should residents want to quit smoking . The federal ban will save public agencies an estimated $153 million every year in costs related to health care due to secondhand smoke, as well as repairs and losses from preventable fires, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
  • West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Worcester

    West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Worcester

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    The Southern Nevada Health District said it has identified the first West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes of the season in the 89122 zip code, which is in the east side of the Valley. DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label.
  • Testing for virus best way to prevent hepatitis spread: Doctors

    Testing for virus best way to prevent hepatitis spread: Doctors

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    When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Hepatitis B is an infectious Hepatitis caused by Hepatitis B virus ( HBV ). These symptoms should never be ignored. To celebrate the launch of World Hepatitis Day 2018 the World Hepatitis Alliance hosted a webinar to explain more about campaign and materials thereby trying to raising awareness amongst people.
  • Mosquitos in St. Charles County test positive for West Nile Virus

    Mosquitos in St. Charles County test positive for West Nile Virus

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    The positive case is Lake County's first since 2017. An adult mosquito carrying the West Nile virus has been discovered near the Peter Cook Memorial Town Field, but town officials plan to hold off on the use of insecticide spray for now. The Georgia Department of Public Health says recent heavy rain could be to blame. The Health Department asks people to take these precautions. Try to keep doors and windows shut.
  • Teen Infected By Hookworms After Being Buried In Beach Sand

    Teen Infected By Hookworms After Being Buried In Beach Sand

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    A Tennessee teen's summer trip to Florida turned nightmarish after he contracted hookworms from playing in the sand at the beach, according to news reports. 'But you can get them for $0.30 per pill in Honduras. "We have been to the pediatrician 4 times, to a dermatologist and have a follow-up appointment today", she wrote in the post dated July 20 that has been shared almost 9,000 times".
  • Parasite In Cat Poop Could Lessen Human Fear of Failure

    Parasite In Cat Poop Could Lessen Human Fear of Failure

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    The research is contained in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B . T. gondii infects an estimated 2 billion people worldwide. Please flush - I don't want to go to business school. They saliva tested almost 1,700 subjects for antibodies to toxoplasma . Each of these participants was asked if they had started their own business .