Health

CDC Warns Funeral Homes in U.S. to Prepare For Ebola Victims

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

Recommendations caution workers not to embalm corpses Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com September 29, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control is advising funeral homes in the United States on how to handle the remains of Ebola victims, although officials are keen to stress that the development is not a cause for alarm. A three... »

Health Authorities Concerned Over U.S. Viral Outbreak Causing Paralysis…” it’s really a perfect storm”

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tanya Campbell MaineNewsOnline.com 30 Sep 2014 The U.S. health authorities have express concerns over the rising number of children suffering from respiratory virus that has caused even paralysis in extreme cases. In the last 10 days, the virus has been detected in additional states with severe risk in Colorado, Missouri and Chicago. Some... »

Ebola-stricken Liberia is descending into economic hell

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Fred Barbash WashingtonPost.com September 30, 2014 Liberia, the West African nation hardest it by Ebola, has begun a frightening descent into economic hell. That’s the import of three recent reports from international organizations that seem to bear out the worst-case scenarios of months ago: that people would abandon the fields and factories, that... »

Africa Ebola crisis ‘unprecedented’…”rapidly spiralling out of control.”

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

Yahoo.com Sept. 30, 2014 The Ebola crisis in West Africa has developed at an unprecedented scale, experts have warned. The current rate of infection stands at 1.7, meaning that for every 10 people that contract the virus, a further 17 will also be infected. The aim is to get the rate down to one,... »

‘Ebola orphans 3,700 children in West Africa’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

TheHindu.com September 30, 2014 At least 3,700 children in West Africa have seen one or both parents die because of the Ebola epidemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, and many are being rejected by surviving relatives out of fear of infection. Many children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone feel unwanted and abandoned... »

‘Open border’ virus now leaving children paralyzed

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

Dave Gibson Examiner.com September 30, 2014 Thousands of cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have been seen across the country since mid-August, landing scores of children in intensive care units with acute respiratory distress. Not only is there no end in sight to this current and extremely rare outbreak (at least in this country), a... »

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

ABC13.com September 28, 2014 An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States. While the disease, called... »

Ebola: Brisbane doctor Jenny Stedmon reveals horror of outbreak

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

News.com.au September 30, 2014 A QUEENSLAND doctor has revealed her first-hand experience treating Ebola and shared the emotional toll the deadly disease has taken on her. Dr Jenny Stedmon returned to her Brisbane home last week after spending a month volunteering in west Africa, treating people struck down by the horror epidemic. The conditions... »

Ebola outbreak: ‘Thousands of orphans shunned’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 30 September 2014 At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN has said. Carers were urgently needed for these orphans, Unicef said. A basic human reaction like comforting a sick child has been turned “into... »

EV-D68 cases jump to 443 as neuro illnesses probed

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

Robert RoosNews CIDRAP News Sep 29, 2014 The tally of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases in US children jumped to 443 today, up 166 since Sep 26, federal health officials reported, as an investigation of nine neurologic illnesses in Colorado that may be linked to the virus continued. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... »

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