Health District reports 14 people test positive for tuberculosis at Coronado High SchoolThe Southern Nevada Health District said a total of 14 people from Coronado High School tested positive for tuberculosis after an exposure at the Henderson campus in November. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/health-district-reports-14-people-test-positive-tuberculosis-coronado-high-school
18 North Carolina hospital patients potentially exposed to rare brain diseaseNearly 20 patients at a North Carolina hospital may have been exposed to a rare and fatal neurological disease while undergoing surgery with surgical equipment that had not been properly sterilized, officials at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center said Monday. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/02/11/nc-hospital-apologizes-for-exposure-to-disease/
Drug Shortages Continue to Vex DoctorsDespite efforts by the Obama administration to ease shortages of critical drugs, shortfalls have persisted, forcing doctors to resort to rationing in some cases or to scramble for alternatives http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/health/shortages-of-critical-drugs-continue-to-vex-doctors-study-finds.html?_r=0
Southern Taiwan sees unusually high number of dengue feverSouthern Taiwan has reported 31 cases of dengue fever so far this year, nearly half of which have been local infections, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday. http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201402100015.aspx
Foot and mouth disease afflicting cattle in RajasthanFMD is an infectious and sometimes fatal disease whose symptoms are high fever for two to three days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet that may rupture and cause lameness to the animal. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Foot-and-mouth-disease-afflicting-cattle-in-Rajasthan/articleshow/30074023.cms
Hospitals declare emergency in Gharbiya after swine flu deathA state of emergency was imposed in hospitals in Gharbiya governorate in northern Egypt on Saturday in the face of an outbreak of swine and bird flu in the country. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/93737/Egypt/Politics-/Hospitals-declare-emergency-in-Gharbiya-after-swin.aspx
Swine flu kills 38 in Egypt since DecemberHealth ministry Thirty-eight people have died from the H1N1 virus in Egypt since December, the health ministry announced on Sunday. http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/swine-flu-kills-38-egypt-since-december-health-105044002.html
Malaysia reports nearly 10,000 dengue cases 1st month of 2014The mosquito borne virus, dengue has started strong in Malaysia during the first month or so of 2014, with health officials reporting 9,453 and 17 deaths since Jan. 1, according to a recent Sun Daily report. This compares to 2,559 cases and five deaths during the same time frame in 2013. http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/malaysia-reports-nearly-10000-dengue-cases-in-first-month-of-2014-prompting-use-of-biological-agent-bti-66742/
CDC: Cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strainThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said by the new Sydney strain of norovirus was the cause of the illnesses on board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. http://www.wtop.com/267/3557973/CDC-Cruise-ship-bug-was-newer-norovirus-strain
Mexico on Alert Over H1N1 Influenza: 2,994 Cases and 314 Deaths RegisteredMexico health authorities are on alert due to the recent spike in the number of cases and deaths caused by the H1N1 influenza virus this year. http://www.latinospost.com/articles/34035/20140206/mexico-on-alert-over-h1n1-influenza-2-994-cases-and-314-deaths-registered.htm
Seven people tested positive for H1N1 at hospital in MalaysiaSeven people are being treated for H1N1 at the Likas Women and Children's Hospital, and the entire ward at the hospital has been quarantined, according to local media reports on Thursday. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-02/06/c_133095417.htm
Student at Hawaii high school finds 'parasite-carrying' snail on cafeteria-served saladSnails and slugs can contain parasites that can attack the nervous system, causing rat lungworm disease. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553873/Student-Hawaii-high-school-finds-snail-cafeteria-served-salad.html
African Swine Fever Outbreak in UkraineThe Ukrainian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in Lugansk. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on Friday, 31 January. The outbreak reportedly first occurred on 6 January.http://www.thepigsite.com/swinenews/35605/african-swine-fever-outbreak-in-ukraine
Panama: Six Dead, More than 200 Cases of Dengue in JanuaryPanamá, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Panama registered in January six dead and more than 200 cases of Dengue, amid failed attempts to decreased the level of infestation by mosquito Aedes Aegypti or curb the development of the virus declared by the end of last year. http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2340651&Itemid=1
Man whose hands and feet turned black after he contracted the BUBONIC PLAGUEGaylord was infected in June, 2013, when he tried to remove a mouse from the throat of a choking cat. The plague-stricken animal bit him. Within 48 hours he began to suffer flu-like symptoms. Soon his skin started to turn grey and the glands under his arms swell to the size of lemons. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550896/Man-contracted-BUBONIC-PLAGUE-cat-speaks-ordeal-left-deaths-door.html
WHO: 14 cases die of swine flu in January in CairoNasr Tantawi, World Health Organization therapeutic medicine adviser to Cairo, said cases of ‘swine flu’ H1N1 infection reached 45 cases on 1 January. Fourteen cases, including four doctors, died of the virus. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/who-14-cases-die-swine-flu-january-cairo
Authorities stumped over mystery disease killing cattle in New South WalesA mystery disease is killing cattle in western New South Wales, with losses so far in the hundreds. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-30/cattle-sickness/5226984
Hong Kong reports third H7N9 death from fatal virusHong Kong Wednesday reported its third death from H7N9 bird flu — an elderly man who had visited mainland China — a day after authorities culled 22,000 birds to curb the disease.
China halts poultry trading after H7N9 cases spikeMass culling ordered in Hong Kong. The H7N9 bird flu virus has killed 19 people in China this year, with the total number of human infections now 96, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Flu deaths double in CaliforniaEmergency tent set up outside emergency room State health officials reported Friday that California influenza deaths this flu season have doubled to 95, with an additional 51 cases likely to be confirmed next week. That would put this year’s number of flu fatalities so far at 146.
Superbugs are breeding, spreading drug-resistant genes at water treatment plantsWhat role does the current overuse of antibiotics play in encouraging the spread of new and invasive super bugs? Why are water treatment facilities spreading super bugs even after the water has been treated? Is chlorine an effective water disinfectant?
Students Warned Snorting Smarties Could Cause MAGGOT Infestation In NostrilsA school has issued a warning to its students they could soon have maggot infestations in their nostrils if they continue to indulge in the latest "craze" of snorting smarties....Maggots are attracted to the remnants of the rotting sugar dust in the nasal passage, and lay larvae eggs inside the nose.
Shanghai Says Medical Worker Dies From H7N9 Bird Flu InfectionA medical worker at a Shanghai hospital died from the H7N9 bird flu infection as the virus spreads further in China during the winter months.
Vietnam reports first H5N1 bird flu death in 2014HANOI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The first death caused by H5N1 bird flu in Vietnam in 2014 has been reported in southern Binh Phuc province, the country's Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health announced late Monday.
Russia reports suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak in SiberiaRussian authorities on Tuesday reported a suspected outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in eastern Siberian region of Zabaikalsk, which borders China and Mongolia.
H5N8 Bird Flu Outbreaks in South Korea Kill Over 2,000 DucksA total of 61400 ducks were found susceptible, out of which 2280 cases and deaths were reported. The remaining 59120 birds were destroyed.
Scientists find DNA of first-ever bubonic plague, warn of outbreaksScientists have reconstructed the genome of the first recorded bubonic plague and compared it to two later pandemics. New sophisticated strains of the disease that killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages could break out in future, they warn.
95 Flu Deaths In CaliforniaH1N1 45 deaths confirmed from influenza this season in California. According to LA Times State epidemiologist Dr. Gil Chavez said “We have 45 confirmed and 50 under investigation (Video)