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Vaccination

Canonical Path Can Guide Vaccination Strategies

A country’s progress towards measles elimination can be mapping on a “canonical path”; that in turn can guide vaccination strategies; according to a study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers found that the trajectory countries; follow to eliminating measles is driven by their birth rate and vaccination coverage.…

Measles Outbreaks

A Computer Model Pinpoint Measles Outbreaks Occur

According to a analysis published on May 9 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal; a computer model pinpoint where measles outbreaks are likely to occur. The researchers accurately predicting some of the U.S.; but regions where measles might spread. Their predictions included counties in New York, Washington state and Oregon; but where measles outbreaks are…

Hepatitis A Infections

Hepatitis A Infections Increases By 300%

The number of Americans infected with hepatitis A has grown nearly 300% in just three years, health officials reported Thursday. The staggering increase has come despite an effective vaccine and is seen mostly among drug abusers; and the homeless, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, Hepatitis A virus lingering in…

Measles Cases

What Is The Role Of Religion In Rising Measles Cases?

Dr. Paul Offit was working at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during a regional measles outbreak that began in 1990. More than 1,400 city and suburban residents had contracted the disease and nine children; were dead by the time it ended the following year. Back then, the outbreak was centered on Faith Tabernacle Church in North…

Measles Outbreak

The US Countries Most Prone To Measles Outbreak

Twenty-five counties across the country identifying to be most at risk for a measles outbreak; due to low-vaccination rates compounded by a high volume of international travel; according to an analysis by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Johns Hopkins University. Since January 2019, there have been more than 700 confirmed measles…

Measles Vaccine

Measles Vaccine Exemption For Their Children

Washington has passed new bill which states the limits of exemption for measles vaccine received  by children. But parents can no longer claim a personal or philosophical exemption; for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine; before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov.…

Information Technology

Information Technology Can Support Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

The incorporation of information technology (IT) into an antimicrobial stewardship program can help improve efficiency of the interventions and facilitate tracking and reporting of key metrics, including outcomes, according to a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) white paper publish in the society’s journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Antimicrobial stewardship is the systematic…

Ebola Deaths

Ebola Deaths in DRCongo Reported To Reach 26

A total of 26 people died of Ebola in a single day in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province, the highest daily toll since its outbreak nearly nine months ago, the health ministry said Tuesday. The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West Africa; but in…

Epidermology

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands

Twenty-four new illnesses link to an outbreak involving package melon distribute across 16 states are report by U.S. health officials Wednesday. The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness, including 32 cases so severe the patients require hospitalization; although no deaths have been report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in…

Measles

Many Quarantined Due To Measles Scare At LA Universities

More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities quarantine; but on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities; to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., where cases have reached a 25-year high . By Friday afternoon, two days…

Diabetes Epidemic

Asia's Diabetes Epidemic Preferentially Kills Women

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found. There is an urgent need to implement diabetes management programs tailored to Asian populations; but the researchers reported today in JAMA Network Open, a journal…

E. coli outbreak

E. coli Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef Climbs to 177 Cases

U.S. health officials report that 177 cases of E. coli illness; linked with tainted ground beef; have now been reported across 10 states. That’s up from the 156 cases reported; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; said in a statement. As the cases of illness rise; two meat packers have issued recalls in…