Browsing: Disease & Virus News

With so much information about the novel coronavirus out there, it’s nice to see some visuals too. Our personal favorite is located here: https://www.healthmap.org/covid-19/ COVID-19 Maps, Visuals and Trackers Coronavirus COVID-19 global cases (Johns Hopkins)Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak timeline map (HealthMap)Novel coronavirus infection map (University of Washington)COVID-19 surveillance dashboard (University of Virginia)Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation dashboard (WHO)Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US (CDC)Geographical distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide (ECDC)COVID-19 coronavirus tracker (Kaiser Family Foundation)COVID-19 coronavirus oubreak (Worldometer)Coronavirus: the new disease Covid-19 explained (South China Morning Post)Mapping the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (Esri StoryMaps)

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The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected. Measles typically begins with: high fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis). Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots  may appear inside the mouth. Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash breaks out. It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet. Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots. The spots may become joined together as they spread…

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On 23 December 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 1 laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus. WHO continues to closely monitor the H7N9 situation and conduct risk assessment. So far, the overall risk associated with the H7N9 virus has not changed. Source: World Health Organization – Disease Outbreaks The NHFPC (National Health and Family Planning Commission) informed the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 23 December 2014 of an incidence of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) which was verified in the laboratory. Details of This Case A man…

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Depression and stress are amongst the most common diseases in America. It is also known as the invisible disease as it is not a virus or a problem that could be seen through the microscope. Besides being common, many people don’t know much about depression. Sometimes in life, things don’t go the way we want. This might be normal for some people but to some others, it is one of the greatest setbacks. Some people do not take stress as it comes. When you cannot control the stress you are undergoing, it can turn out into something much more serious.…

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There is nothing as painful in this world as news of you not being able to bring forth your offspring. Many women and sometimes men are faced with this cruel reality and have to live with the painful impacts of infertility. Infertility has been a threat to many marriages everywhere in the world. In most African countries, it is one of the many reasons why women do not get married. In some African countries, the role of the wife in marriage is believed to be childbirth. There are many reasons why a man or a woman can be infertile; some…

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Lewy body dementia is a very common type of dementia following alzheimer’s or derived from a mental illness. “It may also cause visual hallucinations, which generally take the form of objects, people or animals that aren’t there. This can lead to unusual behavior such as having conversations with deceased loved ones. Another indicator of Lewy body dementia may be significant fluctuations in alertness and attention, which may include daytime drowsiness or periods of staring into space. And, like Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia can result in rigid muscles, slowed movement and tremors. In Lewy body dementia, protein deposits, called Lewy…

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What is the Kissing bug disease? It sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but rest assured it is a real disease! It’s actually called the Chagas disease, which comes from the parasite called trypanosoma cruzi. The bug, which lives in South and Central America is normally just another bug in the yard. However, if this bug (aka: reduviid bug) happens to bite an animal with Chagas disease, then it can transfer it to humans. It gets the name kissing bug by kissing humans on the lips while sleeping, which then transfers the parasite. The bug will deposit feces…

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On 30 September 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO via the European Commission’s Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection diagnosed in Vienna, Austria. This is the first MERS-CoV case in Austria. The case is a 29 year old female citizen of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAU), who travelled on 22 September 2014 to Vienna, Austria on a flight from Doha, Qatar. She had originally travelled from Affif, SAU, via Riyadh, by car. The case was symptomatic with an upper respiratory infection and …read…

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On 30 September 2014, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) was informed of the first confirmed imported case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the United States. The case is an adult with recent travel history to West Africa who developed symptoms compatible with Ebola on 24 September 2014, approximately 4 days after arriving in the United States on 20 September 2014. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa. The case sought medical care on 26 September 2014 and was admitted into isolation on 28 September 2014 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital …read…

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The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. Between 11 August and 28 September 2014, 15 cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) including 4 deaths were reported to WHO. …read more Source: World Health Organization – Disease Outbreaks ______________________________ The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia has conjured additional reports of laboratory-confirmed cases of respiratory infections called the middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the World Health Organization. In the course of more than a month from August…

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