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Doctors step up efforts to contain cholera spread in Borno

PHOTO: Doctors Without Borders First new vaccine has 80% efficacy, says commissioner THE international medical humanitarian organisation, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontires (MSF), says it has scaled up "strategic response measures" in Borno State to contain the spread of cholera in Mai

GUARDIAN.NG - 2017-09-19 22:44:33

Hepatitis A Hits Los Angeles - 10 Sick

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has declared a local outbreak of hepatitis A (HAV) in Los Angeles County because the most recent new cases appear to be locally acquired.Hepatitis A outbreaks are currently ongoing in San Diego and Santa Cruz counties. The large majo

FOODPOISONJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 22:30:15

Health Officials: Tough flu season expected in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- State health officials are becoming concerned after they say a tough flu season could be right around the corner. "We are well-prepared for this flu season." Dr. Jonathan Ballard is the State Epidemiologist. He says because of how the southern hemisphere was affected by the f

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-19 22:22:00

Faulconer on Hepatitis A Crisis: 'Working Day and Night to Take Care of It'

San Diego city and county officials launched a new effort Tuesday to further educate the public about hepatitis A vaccinations and sanitary precautions. County-led health teams have been mobilized since March to deal with the outbreak that has killed 16 people and infected about 400 others. County S

TIMESOFSANDIEGO.COM - 2017-09-19 22:15:58

San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16

(CNN) - An outbreak of hepatitis A has sickened 421 people and killed 16 in San Diego County between November and September, officials say. Additionally, 292 of the 421 have been hospitalized as a result of the viral infection, which causes inflammation of the liver. Over the previous five years, th

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-09-19 21:54:43

San Diego Hepatitis Outbreak May Last 6 More Months

The hepatitis A outbreak plaguing San Diego has already taken the lives of 16 individuals, with an additional 2 deaths that are under investigation. The virus-which was has sickened hundreds of people since last November-may continue for six more months, Dr. Nick Yphantides, San Diego county's chief

MSN.COM - 2017-09-19 21:47:54

Beverly Hills News - Hepatitis A Outbreak in LA County Traced to San Diego

(CNS) - Health officials said Tuesday that Los Angeles County is in the early stages of a hepatitis A outbreak based on two "community- acquired" cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego County or Santa Cruz. "We are in the situation of a hepatitis A outbreak ... as of this morning," Public Hea

BHCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-19 21:44:05

Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to LA County

"Because the most recent new cases appear to be locally acquired," the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health declared a county outbreak of hepatitis A on Tuesday, Sept. 19. "Public Health has confirmed 10 total cases of hepatitis A among high-risk individuals (those that are homeless or in

MALIBUSURFSIDENEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 21:40:00

Hepatitis A outbreak declared in LA, days after emergency declared in San Diego

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County officially declared a hepatitis A outbreak on Tuesday, days after public health officials said they were working to prevent a spread of the contagious virus from San Diego, where it has killed 16 people. While the number of cases in L.A. County is small, the concern

FOX5SANDIEGO.COM - 2017-09-19 21:36:49

Ross awaiting tests results of euthanized wildlife

Updated 43 minutes ago Ross Township officials say there are no indications that the sick woodland animals euthanized by police in recent weeks were rabid. But carcasses have been sent to health officials for testing as a precaution. Police say 38 animals - mostly sick raccoons and groundhogs - w

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2017-09-19 21:33:52

Where to Get Free Hepatitis A Virus ‎Vaccine‏ in San Diego County

The City of San Diego has partnered with San Diego County to provide free vaccination clinics at public libraries. The following occupational groups must be vaccinated: fire, emergency, law enforcement personnel, food handlers, health care personnel and professionals, service workers working directl

NBC SAN DIEGO - 2017-09-19 21:14:44

Bringing Smallpox Vaccination to the New World

Smallpox is considered to be a leading factor in the European conquest of the Americas, as the accidental introduction of the disease wiped out entire populations of existing New World civilizations. While variolation was sometimes used to build up resistance to the disease, it had dangerous side ef

NEATORAMA.COM - 2017-09-19 21:09:08

Ocean County Flu And Pneumonia Shot Clinics in Full Swing

Need a flu or pneumonia shot? The Ocean County Health Department is here to help. The health department has already begun a full slate of 55 clinics. For a complete schedule of clinics, go to www.ochd.org and click on flu clinic schedule. Protection is offered in three flu different flu vaccines. Th

PATCH - 2017-09-19 20:57:43

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Approve Changes to Dangerous-Dog Ordinance, Licensing Requirements

Santa Barbara County supervisors approved multiple changes to its regulations related to vicious and restricted dogs Tuesday, and will start requiring a rabies certificate for dogs to be licensed. County Animal Services Manager Jan Glick proposed expanding the definition of "vicious dog" to include

NOOZHAWK - 2017-09-19 20:51:00

Cat spay and neuter clinic upcoming

Not forgetting about our canine friends another spay and neuter clinic will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 25 and 26. Prices is $75 and includes rabies vaccine. There is a $15 fee for our more hefty canine friends over 75 pounds. To reserve a spot, call (870) 741-9447; spaces are limited.

HARRISONDAILY.COM - 2017-09-19 20:45:00

Flu cases already popping up in our area

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Doctors say they've already seen a few cases of the flu in our area over the past couple weeks, and are encouraging people to get the flu shot early. "It's very important to get your flu vaccine," says Dr. Amy Gearlds, who works at Graves Gilbert Clinic's Prime Care fac

WBKO - 2017-09-19 20:40:00

New Australian mum struck down by flu, fights for life, unaware she's given birth

Sarah Hawthorn, 33, was an otherwise healthy and fit woman when she was struck down by the influenza epidemic sweeping the country in the late stages of her pregnancy. A 33-year-old Australian mum should be cuddling her precious newborn son. Instead, Sarah Hawthorn is fighting for her life after c

STUFF - 2017-09-19 20:33:57

Hantavirus Confirmed in Washoe County

A south Reno resident is Washoe County's first case of hantavirus since 2006 a local health official announced today. The case is one of about 728 hantavirus cases ever recorded in the United States since it was identified in the Four Corners area of the United States Southwest in 1993. "Hantavirus

KTVN.COM - 2017-09-19 20:31:00

HPV ‎vaccine‏ associated with improved fertility in some women

Now, the first prospective cohort examining the relationship between HPV vaccination and fertility, led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher, has found that the vaccine can actually improve chances of conception in some women. The study, published in the journal Paediatr

MEDICALXPRESS - 2017-09-19 20:09:25

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontires 2016 US Annual Report

Every day, our medical teams treat people displaced by conflict and extreme violence. Throughout 2016, people seeking safety found themselves trapped in crisis, as countries closed their borders and sought to push refugees elsewhere-anywhere but here. We witnessed the terrible results first-hand dur

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-19 20:01:00