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  • Congo begins trial Ebola vaccination amid widening outbreak 22 May 2018 02:24 Washington Times The first health care workers lined up Monday to receive a trial vaccine for Ebola in Congo as world health officials play catch-up in getting promising preventive measures to market for emerging health threats. The World Health Organization is speeding …
  • What is the Nipah virus and should we be worried about it? 22 May 2018 01:01 Metro At least three people have died from the Nipah virus (NiV) in southern India — and the entire subcontinent is on alert. "Health department is doing everything possible to save the lives of the infected and prevent the advance of virus," the …
  • Summer camp safety, preventing insect bites 21 May 2018 23:00 News4Jax Summer is right around the corner. School is out and parents will enroll their children in summer camps.  Parents should know what to do in the event that their children has been exposed to bites. The CDC recently reported a three-fold increase in …
  • Mosquitoes are out 21 May 2018 22:19 Chester Progressive People encouraged to protect themselves Mosquito season is in full swing and the insects aren’t just nuisances, they can be dangerous. There’s a whole list of diseases they carry depending on the insect — Zika, West Nile, Malaria and others. Of course it …
  • Even a Mosquito's Spit May Help Make You Sick 21 May 2018 21:29 Health On the Net Foundation Even a Mosquito's Spit May Help Make You Sick By Mary Elizabeth Dallas MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a pesky mosquito bites you, even its saliva triggers an immune response, new animal research suggests. The study, conducted in mice, …
  • Health Department: Help fight diseases by draining standing water 21 May 2018 21:10 Trumbull Times The Trumbull Health Department is encouraging residents to be vigilant about preventing mosquito breeding areas around their homes. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, the amount of rain Trumbull has received this spring means that mosquitoes can breed in …
  • Ticks and Mosquitoes Bringing More Diseases—What Can We Do? 21 May 2018 16:51 Ecowatch By Joyce Sakamoto and Shelley Whitehead Cases of vector-borne disease have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with mosquitoes and ticks bearing most of the blame. Mosquitoes, long …
  • An Extreme Climate Forces Extreme Measures as Worst-Case Predictions Are Realized 21 May 2018 16:00 truthout Mt. Rainier. (Photo: George Artwood; Edited: LW / TO) "One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either …
  • Congo Gov’t to Launch Experimental Vaccination in Ebola-Hit Mbandaka – Reports 21 May 2018 15:47 RIA Novosti Africa 14:43 21.05.2018(updated 18:42 21.05.2018) Get short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health authorities plan to start on Monday administering an experimental vaccine in the northwestern city of Mbandaka, where cases of …
  • The reporter who broke the Theranos saga wide open explains what makes the company different from any other overhyped Silicon Valley startup 21 May 2018 15:29 Business Insider When getting off the ground, startups often set goals they might not be able to hit. Theranos, which promised blood tests that used a fraction of the blood traditional tests used, was no exception. But what made Theranos different from other Silicon …
  • Mosquito Control Tips from Giroud Tree and Lawn Include... 21 May 2018 14:12 SF Gate With itchy bites that last for days and spread of the Zika and West Nile viruses, mosquitoes are a much hated and dangerous pest. Giroud Tree and Lawn explains the Top 5 Steps to get control including 100% Organic Mosquito Control treatments that are safe …
  • DRC Gov’t to Launch Experimental Vaccination in Ebola-Hit Mbandaka – Reports 21 May 2018 13:18 Sputnik International Africa 14:43 21.05.2018Get short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health authorities plan to start on Monday administering an experimental vaccine in the northwestern city of Mbandaka, where cases of Ebola had been detected …
  • Efforts to control mosquitoes in Galion are continuing 21 May 2018 12:37 Galion Inquirer GALION — The Galion Health Department will continue mosquito control activities in the community this year, using grant funds from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The Ohio EPA grant program helps local agencies to protect human health from …
  • The reporter who broke the Theranos saga wide open pinpoints the moment he knew he had a big story on his hands 21 May 2018 11:57 Business Insider John Carreyrou knew he had a story on his hand the moment his first phone call ended with Alan Beam, a former laboratory director at Theranos. Carreyrou in early 2015 had just finished the story "Medicare Unmasked" for The Wall Street Journal …
  • Mosquito saliva can affect immune system for a week 21 May 2018 08:41 The Times of India Components in the mosquito saliva can trigger an unexpected and long-lasting immune responses - up to seven days post-bite, say scientists. The researchers found that more than 100 proteins in mosquito saliva are mediating the effects on the immune system …
  • Insect-borne diseases on the rise 21 May 2018 08:05 Beauregard Daily News Louisiana is known for its picturesque swamps and marshes, but these places are also home to the state’s “unofficial” state bird — the mosquito. They are just one pest prevalent in Louisiana and are vectors of numerous diseases harmful to humans. CRAIG …
  • No immediate Nipah threat in Tamil Nadu, but alert sounded 21 May 2018 01:02 The New Indian Express By Express News Service CHENNAI: With neighbouring Kerala reporting deaths due to ‘suspected’ Nipah Virus, the Tamil Nadu government has flagged a general alert asking all Deputy directors of public health to keep an extra vigil.  J Radhakrishnan, Health …
  • CDC: Illnesses caused by ticks, mosquitoes, fleas have surged 20 May 2018 21:24 Southcoast Today By Delthia RicksNewsday (TNS) Illnesses caused by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas have more than tripled nationwide in recent years, surging to more than 640,000 cases of Lyme disease, West Nile infections, flea-borne plague and other serious infections from …
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan trip to New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Tonga 20 May 2018 20:24 The New Zeland Herald Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to launch themselves on the international stage with a major tour to New Zealand later this year. A high-profile trip to New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Tonga in October is being discussed at the highest level and …
  • Royal visit: Harry and Meghan plan trip to New Zealand 20 May 2018 18:55 Northern Advocate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to launch themselves on the international stage with a major tour to New Zealand later this year. A high-profile trip to New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Tonga in October is being discussed at the highest level and …