12 hrs ago
The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It
The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and 2,200 deaths in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. That is extraordinary: Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak's toll has risen above several hundred cases.
16 hrs ago
The Daily Beast
The Original Ebola HunterBy Abby Haglage
In 1976, an American doctor got the call to investigate a new, lethal fever sweeping through central Africa. He shares a history of Ebola's early days.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Scientists see dire future in Ebola crisis
The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. "We hope we're wrong," said Bryan Lewis, an epidemiologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.
Global chronic kidney disease market: Latest market analysis presented
In addition, the report includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast of the prevalent cases of CKD segmented by sex, age , and stage in these markets. Our epidemiological forecast is supported by data from country-specific studies published in peer-reviewed journals.
New York Daily News
Breastfeeding tied to fewer ear, sinus infections in kids
'Health benefits of breastfeeding go beyond infancy,' said the CDC epidemiologist who led the study. Breast milk may stimulate a baby's immune system.
Osterholm: You're not scared enough about Ebola
Michael Osterholm , the former state epidemiologist for Minnesota, says the Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa could get worse. A lot worse.
Cuba Responds To Ebola Crisis; Black Market For Convalescent Serum
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WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa
GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2014/African Press Organization / - WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care in West Africa. The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Assessment of Varicella Surveillance and Outbreak Control Practices - United States, 2012
Case-based varicella surveillance is important for monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program. In 2002, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists recommended that all states move toward case-based varicella surveillance by 2005; in 2003, varicella was made nationally notifiable .
Wed Sep 10, 2014
KMVT Twin Falls
Idaho Public Health Officials Closely Monitor Respiratory Infections
Idaho Public Health officials are working closely with hospitals, public health districts, laboratories and healthcare providers to identify any possible clusters of respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68. More than a dozen other states are reporting increased hospitalizations of children due to possible Enterovirus D68 respiratory infections.
Public health: A burning issue
An unusually high number of women from east Asia develop lung cancer. Few smoke, but that's only part of the mystery.
Health officials concerned rare virus infecting Georgia children
Public health officials say it's not yet known whether a rare enterovirus that has struck elsewhere is to blame. Enterovirus D68 is linked to two clusters of respiratory illness among children and teens in Kansas City and Chicago, said officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
KELO-TV Sioux Falls
Tracking Enterovirus D-68 In South Dakota
Officials with South Dakota's Department of Health say tracking any spread of Enterovirus D-68 could be difficult because no health facilities in the state have the ability to test specifically for the bug. Instead, state epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says specimens from any hospitalized suspected cases would have to be sent onto the CDC in Atlanta for confirmation.
Findings questioned when clinical trials get a closer look
Clinical trials rarely get a second look-and when they do, their findings are not always what the authors originally reported. That's the conclusion of a new study, which compared how 37 studies that had been reanalyzed measured up to the original.
Minnesota health officials say virus has likely arrived
Health officials say it's likely a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 10 states has made its way to Minnesota. State epidemiologist Dr. Aaron DeVries says health officials have identified a handful of Enterovirus 68 cases in each of the past few years in Minnesota.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Minot Daily News
Possible Minot rabies victims being sought
All but one of the people who purchased kittens last week at Amy's Pet Parade have been contacted as of Monday morning, said Alicia Lepp, epidemiologist with the North Dakota Department of Health. One kitten from the litter of six has tested positive for rabies, and Lepp said it's highly likely that the others in the litter are rabid as well.
Enterovirus D68 is likely in Oklahoma, although state waiting on confirmation
State health officials say that Enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness affecting children in multiple states, is likely active in Oklahoma, but they're waiting on confirmation from federal officials. State epidemiologist Kristy Bradley said the state Health Department will wait on laboratory test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm whether the virus is active in Oklahoma.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis
Rendi Murphree, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will soon be leaving for Monrovia, Liberia, packs for her trip at her home in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
A Diplomat Infected A Doctor, As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria
Ever since Ebola first appeared in Nigeria in July, health officials have been holding their breath. Could the country keep the virus from spreading outside its capital of Lagos? The answer is no.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Triclosan In Utero May Disrupt Growth Of Boys, But BPA Doesn't
A team of epidemiologists have written a study indicating that exposure to certain phenols during pregnancy, especially parabens and triclosan, may disrupt growth of boys during fetal growth and the first years of life. Triclosan is on store shelves and in almost every home.