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Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties – ABC News

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties – ABC News

Some people might think of leprosy as a scourge from biblical times, but it still afflicts victims — and a Florida county is reporting a rare increase in cases, with three people diagnosed in just five months. In the past decade, before the new cases, only one person in Volusia County, Florida, was diagnosed with […]

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties – ABC News

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties – ABC News

Some people might think of leprosy as a scourge from biblical times, but it still afflicts victims — and a Florida county is reporting a rare increase in cases, with three people diagnosed in just five months. In the past decade, before the new cases, only one person in Volusia County, Florida, was diagnosed with […]

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties – ABC News

Leprosy Cases Hit Florida Counties – ABC News

Some people might think of leprosy as a scourge from biblical times, but it still afflicts victims — and a Florida county is reporting a rare increase in cases, with three people diagnosed in just five months. In the past decade, before the new cases, only one person in Volusia County, Florida, was diagnosed with […]

Ebola doctor Craig Spencer says media’s disease hype was deadly – Vox

Yesterday, I was on the phone with a Liberian man who survived the world’s worst Ebola epidemic. I asked him to rate his fear of the virus during the height of spread in his home city, Monrovia. When he knew little about the disease, he said, he was extremely fearful, even preemptively pulling his children […]

Nasty stomach bug becoming far more common – CBS News

Nasty stomach bug becoming far more common – CBS News

ATLANTA — A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem. The germ – Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. – flourishes in the gut after antibiotics kill off other bacteria and causes diarrhea. It can be severe […]

Scope superbug: How long did the FDA know about problem? – fox6now.com

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (CNN) — Dr. John Allen, a gastroenterologist, had to morph into a detective when 10 of his patients came down with the exact same type of rare bacterial infection. Alarmed and mystified, he and his colleagues rushed to find the source of the highly lethal superbug. The culprit, it […]

Painkiller abuse sparking HIV outbreak in southern Indiana – Fox News

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding from cultured lymphocyte. The multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. (CDC.gov) An outbreak of HIV among people injecting prescription drugs prompted health officials in southern Indiana to step up warnings on Wednesday against needle sharing and unprotected sex. Since mid-December, the Indiana […]

UPDATE 1-FDA approves Corgenix’s Ebola test for emergency use – Reuters

(Adds detail, shares) Feb 26 (Reuters) – Diagnostics company Corgenix Medical Corp said on Thursday U.S. health regulators had approved its rapid Ebola test for emergency use, in response to the world’s worst outbreak of the virus that killed more than 10,000 so far. The company’s ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test, which involves putting a drop […]

HIV prevention saves over $250000 over lifetime – Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Preventing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in one person living in the U.S. saves more than $250,000 over their remaining lifetime, according to a new analysis. Based on estimates of lifespan and medical costs from age 35 onward, researchers found that avoiding infection with the virus that causes AIDS saves from $229,800 […]

Measles vaccinations urged in Europe amid outbreaks – CBC.ca

Measles vaccinations urged in Europe amid outbreaks – CBC.ca

Travel-related measles cases will continue to occur in Canada, health authorities say. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) Measles vaccinations need to be immediately stepped up in all age groups, the World Health Organization’s European office urged Wednesday after the region recorded 22,000 cases since the start of 2014.  Both eastern and western Europe continue to […]