Disease outbreaks will increase as per ZetaTalk


Taking Sick

On Jan 15, 1998 ZetaTalk stated that Illness will increase as Planet X approaches.  Zetas right again !!!

ZetaTalk: Take Sick, written Feb 15, 1998.
Increasingly, as the pole shift nears, the populace will take sick. This will take the form of known illnesses occurring more frequently, seemingly depressed immune systems, but will also appear as new and puzzling illnesses not seen before in the memory of man. What is going on here?

The changes at the core of the Earth that have resulted in El Nino weather patterns and white buffalo and deformed frogs also affect man. The germs are on the move. Their carriers are on the move. And thus humans are exposed to diseases that are so rare as to be undocumented in medical journals.

You will see increasing illness, odd illnesses, microbes that travel because an insect is scattering about and spreading germs in places where it normally doesn't travel. 90% of all the illness and distress you're going to see is a natural situation, a natural occurrence. Because of the changing, swirling in the core of the Earth, and this will continue to up-tick until the pole shift.

And reiterated in 1999

ZetaTalk: Next 3 1/2 Years, written Sep 15, 1999.
Sickness will slightly increase from where it is today. There is a lot of illness now because people who are already unstable are unable to take the turmoil caused by the increased emanations from the Earth. Some of them have simply sensed what is coming and have decided to die. This is true of animals as well as humans. Sickness will increase, but not to the point where it is going to get exponentially worse.

On Feb 2, 2000 a Washington report confirmed this increase, and published concerns were subsequently reported.

Diseases From Around World Threatening U.S.
Reuters, Feb 2, 2000
30 New Diseases Make Global Debut
At least 30 previously unknown diseases have appeared globally since 1973, including HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, Ebola haemorrhagic fever and the encephalitis-related Nipah virus that emerged in Indonesia. Twenty well-known infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and cholera have re-emerged or spread since 1973.
Is Global Warming Harmful to Health?
Scientific American, August 2000
Notably, computer models predict that global warming, and other climate alterations it induces, will expand the incidence and distribution of many serious medical disorders. Disturbingly, these forecasts seem to be coming true.

And since this time, SARS and increased incidence of flesh eating disease,
and entire cruise ships regularly returning to port with the passengers ill with stomach flu have been reported.
Depressed immune systems?
Zetas RIGHT Again!

After the pole shift, there will be many opportunistic diseases that will afflict mankind. This does not require an imagination, as today they afflict mankind after disasters. The primary affliction will be from sewage laden water, which will pollute the drinking water man is forced to use. We have been adamant about mankind distilling their drinking water after the pole shift for this reason. Distillation removes heavy metals as well as killing microbes by the boiling process. Any disease that flourishes in malnourished bodies and in areas of poor hygiene will take advantage of the pole shift disasters. Scurvy due to lack of Vitamin C will occur, with bleeding gums and even death if not corrected. Many weeds are high in Vitamin C and survivors should arm themselves with knowledge about the vitamin content of weeds. Unprotected sex by survivors either taking advantage of the weak, as in rape, or by simple distraction and grief and a lack of contraceptive devices will spread AIDS and hepatitis. Morgellons, which is caused by a synergy of parasites and microbes when the immune system is low will likely increase. There will be outbreaks of diseases which were endemic in the past, such as small pox or measles, but in those survivor communities where the members have been immunized in the past these will be limited and quarantines can help in this regard.



Chile battles youth unrest and typhoid fever outbreak

September 15, 2011SANTIAGOChile’s problems dealing with youth unrest over slow education reforms are being compounded by concerns the capital may be in the grip of a typhoid fever outbreak. The government has battled to enforce restraint on law enforcement agencies amid angry student-led protests, which have disrupted urban centers across the country for more than a month. The reforms demanded by youth groups are nowhere near being implemented and protests continue to simmer with support from teachers and workers unions. Now authorities are faced with the more immediate risk of typhoid. Health authorities issued repeated alerts for tougher hygiene checks and controls after they found several people infected and seriously ill with typhoid in the western metropolitan area of Santiago. At least seven cases were confirmed by the Public Health Institute but there were no immediate reports of fatalities. “Typhoid fever is an acute infectious disease triggered by a salmonella bacteria strain,” Institute Director Maria Teresa Valenzuela said. In most cases the infection is caused by consumption of contaminated food and drink or fruit and vegetables grown in areas where contaminated water is used in irrigation. Typhoid fever produces symptoms of high fever, diarrhea or intense headaches. The Santiago region has been prone to typhoid outbreaks since the 1990s when incidence of the disease caused up to 190 cases a year.


Epidemic Hazard in India on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 at 03:16 (03:16 AM) UTC.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare has informed that it had received a message through telephone on 12th September 2011 of an outbreak of fever of unknown cause leading to three deaths at Poilwa village, Peren District. Immediately the State Rapid Response Team (RRT) of Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP), Nagaland, comprising of Dr. John Kemp (State Surveillance Officer), Dr. Sao Tunyi (Epidemiologist), Dr. Kevisevolie Sekhose (Epidemiologist), and Venezo Vasa (Entomologist) conducted an outbreak investigation at Poilwa village. The team collected three samples from suspected cases out of which all the three were tested positive for Scrub Typhus. Till date, there are 9 cases with 3 deaths. This was stated in a official press note issued by Dr. Imtimeren Jamir, the Principal Director, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima. Scrub Typhus is Rickettsial disease caused Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by the bite of mite called Leptotrombidium deliense. In Nagaland, it was formerly detected by IDSP with Central Surveillance Team at Longsa village Mokokchung in 2006, and in Porba village of Phek District in 2007. The State RRT team carried out the outbreak investigation along with doing and entomological survey. The patients were treated with appropriate medicines and awareness and preventive measures were communicated with the villagers. The concerned local health authorities and programs are informed for further necessary action. The mop-up operation is being carried out by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program.
Biohazard name: Typhus (Scrub)
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms: - After bite by infected mite larvae called chiggers, papule develops at the biting site which ulcerates and eventually heals with the development of a black eschar. - Patients develop sudden fever with headache, weakness, myalgia, generalized enlargement of lymph nodes, photophobia, and dry cough. - A week later, rash appears on the trunk, then on the extremities, and turns pale within a few days. - Symptoms generally disappear after two weeks even without treatment. - However, in severe cases with Pneumonia and Myocarditis, mortality may reach 30% Diagnosis - The most commonly used test for diagnosis is Wel-Felix Test, which is available at State IDSP laboratory, Kohima. - More specific serological tests like detection of IgM can also be done for diagnosis.



Turns out, the plague isn't just ancient history. New Mexico health officials recently confirmed the first human case of bubonic plague — previously known as the "Black Death" — to surface in the U.S. in 2011. 

An unidentified 58-year-old man was hospitalized for a week after suffering from a high fever, pain in his abdomen and groin, and swollen lymph nodes, reports the New York Daily News. (Officials declined to say when the man was released from the hospital.) A blood sample from the man tested positive for the disease.


Epidemic Hazard in USA on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 at 03:33 (03:33 AM) UTC.

Umatilla County health officials today confirmed a case of plague in an adult male county resident. He may have been infected while hunting in Lake County, noted Sharon Waldern, clinic supervisor for the county’s public health department. “Lake County had two cases of human plague last year.” The man has been hospitalized and is receiving treatment, Waldern noted. “People need to realize he was never considered contagious and he started treatment fairly quickly.” Plague is spread to humans through a bite from an infected flea. The disease is serious but treatable with antibiotics if caught early, officials said. Plague can be passed from fleas feeding on infected rodents and then transmitted to humans. Direct contact with infected tissues or fluids from handling sick or dead animals can pass the disease, as well as through respiratory droplets from cats and humans with pneumonic plague, officials said in a press release. Some types are spread from person to person, but that is not the case here, Waldern said. Symptoms typically develop within one to four days and up to seven days after exposure and include fever, chills, headache, weakness and a bloody or watery cough due to pneumonia, enlarged, tender lymph nodes, abdominal pain and bleeding into the skin or other organs.

Plague is rare in Oregon. Only three human cases have been diagnosed since 1995 and they all recovered. Last year two human cases of plague were diagnosed in Lake County. As far as she knows, this is the first ever incident in Umatilla County. “In this recent case it is important to stay away from flea-infested areas and to recognize the symptoms. People can protect themselves, their family members and their pets,” said Genni Lehnert-Beers, administrator for Umatilla County Health Department. “Using flea treatment on your pets is very important, because your pets can bring fleas into your home.” People should contact their health care provider or veterinarian if plague is suspected. Early treatment for people and pets with appropriate antibiotics is essential to curing plague infections. Untreated plague can be fatal for animals and people. Antibiotics to prevent or treat plague should be used only under the direction of a health care provider. Additional steps to prevent flea bites include wearing insect repellent, tucking pant cuffs into socks when in areas heavily occupied by rodents, and avoiding contact with wildlife including rodents.
Biohazard name: Plague (Bubonic)
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.

The Black Death: Bubonic Plague








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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 10, 2016 at 6:45am


Illness Sweeps Canada Evacuation Center After Wildfire

Monday, May 09, 2016 03:55PM
One of the evacuation centers for the wildfires blazing through the Fort McMurray area in Alberta, Canada, has become the epicenter of another crisis: a stomach bug that has made almost 50 people ill within the past 48 hours, authorities said today.
In the Northland Expo Center, one of seven evacuation sites in the region, officials are trying to identify the illness that is spreading, but Dr. Chris Sikora said during a news conference today that the cases "seem to be viral gastroenteritis," and that people are suffering from "nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea." Sikora is the senior medical officer of health in Edmonton.
The wildfire in Fort McMurray started one week ago, and today there are over 600 people taking shelter in the Northland Expo Center, according to Kerry Williamson, senior media relations adviser for Edmonton at Alberta Health Services.
"Most of the time the fires burn [in areas] without a lot of people," Williamson said. "This one was the largest one they have seen in Alberta's history."
The confined spaces and close quarters that characterize evacuation centers can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to containing the spread of infectious illnesses such as norovirus.
"Controlling norovirus outbreaks is very challenging because the virus is incredibly contagious and people can get the infection more than once," said ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser. "In temporary shelters in which there is crowding, the challenges are even greater. The virus can spread from person-to-person, from contaminated food or water, and through contact with surfaces with norovirus on them."
In addition to intestinal viruses, respiratory viruses like influenza can also be spread more easily in confined spaces, according to Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious diseases specialist at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance on ways to limit the exposure and transmission of contagious diseases. Besser, who headed the CDC's public health emergency preparedness and response functions from 2005 to 2009, reiterated the basic principles.
"To control an outbreak, you want to keep people who are sick away from those who are not," he said. "You want to ensure access to hand-washing stations and if that isn't available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers. People with norovirus should not be involved in food preparation. All potentially contaminated surfaces need to be disinfected with a dilute bleach solution."

Sikora emphasized that the Northland Expo center is taking a three-step approach to combating this contagious infection.

"First, we are trying to keep the well people well," he said. "The second step is to help assist and maintain the health of people who are ill. The third is to maintain continuity of business here at the reception center."

Schaffner emphasized that the longer people are together in enclosed spaces, in close proximity, the more likely these outbreaks become. And while these illnesses may not be deadly to most of the population, they are "a more serious threat to the very young, the very old, and for people with underlying illnesses such as diabetes."

Though this fire is the worst the region has ever seen, Sikora emphasized that the people of Alberta "are a resilient bunch, and we will help our staff and public get through this."

Dr. Malorie Simons is a resident physician with the Brown University Department of Internal Medicine. She is a resident in the ABC News Medical Unit.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 25, 2016 at 7:53pm


Kashechewan Evacuation: Kids With Rash Will Be Removed From Community

Posted: 03/21/2016 4:15 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Children covered in sores and rashes in an Ontario First Nation are the face of a much broader health crisis faced by aboriginal communities across the country, says Charlie Angus, the NDP indigenous affairs critic.

Angus joined ministerial officials and aboriginal leaders for a conference call Monday to discuss why some children in Kashechewan First Nation have developed unusual rashes and, in extreme causes, painful sores on their bodies.

The call came after images of the children were shared widely on social media over the weekend.

"The pictures of those children were so shocking and so heartbreaking that it woke Canadians up across the country," Angus said.

"They were saying 'what the hell is happening in our country that children are getting sick like this?' These children really are the face of a much larger systemic crisis that is facing northern First Nation communities."


Angus, whose riding includes the long-troubled reserve, said three children have been evacuated from the community while another 13 are expected to be removed by officials for further examination and possible treatment.

The children are expected to be transported out of the community by Tuesday.

Doctors are also expected to be sent into the community to conduct door-to-door visits and determine if other children are developing similar symptoms, a government official said Monday.

"What the physicians are doing is trying to do some supplementary follow-up work by visiting the homes with the community health workers to see if there's other children they have missed or are there certain prevailing health conditions that might contribute to skin conditions," said Keith Conn, an acting assistant deputy minister for regional operations in the Health Department's First Nations and Inuit branch.

Health Minister Jane Philpott also addressed the Kashechewan cases outside the Commons on Monday, where she noted that the children in the community are not suffering from a water-related condition.

"It is our understanding that that is not the case," Philpott said.

"In fact, the water has been tested as recently as last Tuesday and we know that it meets all of the appropriate standards for safety and drinking water and water to be used for other purposes."

Philpott said she could not speak to specifics due to confidentiality concerns but stressed that all children who require care will be evacuated if necessary.

One possible cause of skin lesions is an infectious condition, the minister added.

"The health conditions that we are seeing in First Nations communities like Kashechewan and the very serious and concerning gaps in health outcomes are not new, unfortunately," she said.

"It is a sad reality. It is a reality that we are facing front on, that I am working with my officials in Health Canada to address."

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said the situation in Kashechewan speaks to why northern Ontario First Nations leaders decided to declare a public health emergency last month.

Fiddler, who was also on Monday's conference call, said he heard a message from officials focused only on short-term problems.

He said the government needs to also tackle broader systemic issues, such as a lack of clean drinking water, proper housing and possible mould issues, to determine why health problems are plaguing reserves.

"It was good to hear government officials commit to getting these children out for an assessment and hopefully treatment," Fiddler said.

"We also need to look at the longer term ... some of the determinants of health: housing, water, and education, everything else that contributes to the health and well-being of our families."

Fiddler also said he is still waiting to hear from Philpott in response to the public health emergency.

"Here we are a month after our declaration was issued and we are still trying to confirm meetings with the federal health minister," he said. "Meanwhile, things are deteriorating."

When the emergency was declared, the Ontario First Nation leaders called on governments to respond within 90 days and to meet the chiefs to develop a detailed intervention plan.

During question period on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled Tuesday's budget will contain "historic" investments to address indigenous issues.

The fiscal blueprint is largely expected to be a litmus test of the government's commitment to tackling long-standing challenges including housing, drinking water and education.

Trudeau has maintained no relationship is more important to him than the one with Aboriginal Peoples.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 23, 2016 at 5:52pm


Chinese Superbug Invasion

Chinese Superbug Invasion

An invasion from China is headed our way, and it has nothing to do with military incursions or cyberspace spying.  Instead, the threat is from infectious pathogens, and there is almost nothing we can do about it, despite warnings from medical experts that go back years.

A bacterial mutation discovered in people and livestock in China is proving to be the antibiotic-resistant “super-bug” scientists and health experts have been warning about for years.  Antibiotic resistance is estimated to kill at least 700,000 people worldwide each year, and that number is expected to climb to over 10 million deaths by 2050.  The mutation could push that number much higher, and scientists and health experts are at a loss in how to address this very serious threat.

Super-bug encroaching from China

A gene known as MCR-1 is becoming more common in China and has been found to make bacteria resistant to all antibiotics, including “last resort” antibiotic drugs.  The gene allows bacteria to resist even harsh antibiotics or polymyxins, including Colistin, which is the antibiotic of last resort when other antibiotics have failed. MCR-1 genes are not destroyed by polymixyins, and could theoretically interact with all other infectious pathogens to allow the extensive spread of infectious diseases, with no viable medical solution at this time. The problem has intensified due to the overuse of Colistin by farmers around the world. Farmers have used large quantities of antibiotics with pigs and chickens in order to fatten them up and prevent disease, with the use of Colistin especially prevalent in China.

Experts say it might not be long before the world is struggling to cope with the spread of uncontrollable superbugs. MCR-1 seems to move easily between the strains of E. coli and other common bacteria, including Klebsiella and Pseudomonas, which cause many blood, urinary and gut infections. Chinese researchers wrote in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases that these germs will likely put people in mortal danger. Based on their horrific findings, the team predicts a return to the Dark Ages.

“These are extremely worryingly results,” according to professor and co-author on the study Liu Jian-Hua, from China’s Southern Agricultural University.

Liu and his colleagues warn that while it might seem smart to limit the use of Colistin, at this point it’s just too late. The bacteria seem to hang on to the plasmid even when the antibiotic isn’t being used, suggesting that the problem is here to stay.

It is impossible to know how soon the problem will reach U.S. shores, but there is no doubt that international commerce in all things including food products means that the problem of drug resistant “super-bugs” cannot be far distant and new methods and treatments will have to be developed to address the looming health concern.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 4, 2016 at 1:55am


Wisconsin, CDC Investigating Bacterial Blood Infection Outbreak

03/03/2016 ( 2:00pm)

After 18 deaths were reported in Wisconsin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Wisconsin health officials began investigating a serious outbreak of a rare blood infection caused by Elizabethkingia, a type of bacteria which is extremely difficult to treat with antibiotics.


“As soon as we were notified of the potential outbreak, Wisconsin’s disease detectives began working immediately to identify the source,” said State Health Officer Karen McKeown.


While 18 patients who tested positive for the Elizabethkingia infection in this outbreak have died, it has not been determined if the cause is the bacterial infection, or the patients’ other serious health conditions, or both. 


Symptoms of the illness can include fever, shortness of breath, chills or cellulitis. Confirmation of the illness requires a laboratory test.


The majority of patients acquiring this infection are over the age of 65 and all patients have a history of at least one underlying serious illness, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health (DPH).


There have been 44 cases of Elizabethkingia anophelis infections reported to DPH since November. However, the investigation is ongoing, and the Department plans to continue to update case counts on its website every Wednesday.


“Case counts may change as additional illnesses are identified and more cases are laboratory confirmed,” DPH said in a statement.


American bacteriologist Elizabeth O. King discovered Elizabethkingia in 1959 when she was studying unclassified bacteria associated with pediatric meningitis at the CDC. The bacteria is a species of gram-negative, obligate aerobic, making it resistant to many antibiotics. Consequently, the CDC indicates early detection is critical.


After the first potential cases were identified, DPH alerted health care providers, infection preventionists, and laboratories statewide of the presence of the bacteria, and provided information on how to identify and treat the infection.


The outbreak has prompted the CDC to send five “disease detectives” to southern Wisconsin to assist in the investigation. DPH is also working closely with state and local partners, including the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and clinicians in Wisconsin. Wisconsin health officials are committed to determining the source of the bacteria and working to control the outbreak.


“Determining the source of the bacteria affecting patients in Wisconsin is a complex process,” McKeown said. “While we recognize there will be many questions we cannot yet answer, we feel it is important to share the limited information we have about the presence of the bacteria, as we continue our work to determine the source.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 28, 2016 at 7:50pm


New Scarlet Fever warning as 37 cases in a week reported in the region

Posted: February 28, 2016

THIRTY seven new cases of scarlet fever have been reported in the South West last week, according to the latest Public Health statistics.

Parents are being urged to be on the lookout for symptoms to help stop the spread of the outbreak after new cases of scarlet fever were recorded.

The peak in infections of the extremely contagious disease usually happens in March and April and there was concern after a sharp rise across the country during 2015.

Scarlet fever is not usually a serious infection but complications can arise, particularly in those who are not treated promptly. At present, there is no vaccine for scarlet fever.

In the latest figures on infectious diseases issued by Public Health England there have been 37 cases of scarlet fever in the South West.

GPs in England and Wales have a statutory duty to notify the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases, including scarlet fever, smallpox, Sars, tuberculosis, cholera, leprosy, Legionnaires' disease, meningitis, mumps, yellow fever, outbreaks of food poisoning and whooping cough.


Symptoms generally take two to five days to appear after infection; the illness often starts with a sore throat, headache and a high temperature (fever) with a rash developing 12 to 48 hours later.

Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that causes a distinctive pink-red rash. Other symptoms include a high temperature, a flushed face and a red, swollen tongue.

Public Health England's advice to parents and carers on how to protect against scarlet fever:

Make sure children wash their hands regularly

Not allow children to share cutlery with an infected person

Make sure children avoid people with the infection

Wash or dispose of tissues or handkerchiefs used by an infected person

Be aware that you can catch scarlet fever

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 28, 2016 at 6:36pm


A "New" Unexplainable disease at Obafemi Awolowo University


Outbreak Of A Deadly Disease On OAU CAMPUS! Management Warn!!!


This is to inform the general society of Obafemi Awolowo University and by extension the whole community of Ile-Ife of the outbreak of the new unknown, fierce, slowly killing disease.
Report has it that this disease has been diagnosed to be caused by a virus, but non of the lab scientists has been able to pinpoint the virus.

Dr Ilesanmi, the resident doctor of health centre said. . .
" The virus observed by our lab scientist is neither similar in structure nor function to any of the viruses ever known. In the past five days we've admitted 75 patients with similar cases, though our infrastructural facilities failed us to manage the large number. 65 of these patients are female while just ten are male, so we are guessing that this disease is gender sensitive.
We implore the whole of OAU students and staffs as a whole to please bear with us, as we are working towards better services, as far as this deadly disease is concerned. The symptoms includes: headache, stomach ache, body weakness, irritation, fever, vomiting (in some cases), sore throat, loss of appetite. Though we don't know the preventions yet, but we believe that by proper hygiene, we can reduce the spread of the disease. . ."

It is recommended that during this period, we have our bath at least twice a day, if not thrice, wash our hands with soap and water, and keep our food properly.
We pray that God saves OAU from this deadly disease. Send this message to all your friends in OAU and Ile-Ife, you might be saving a life.
cc: seun,lalasticlala, dominique, sissy3

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 16, 2016 at 12:36am


Meningitis outbreak: 93 dead, 548 infected

Health News of Monday, 15 February 2016

The Ghana Health Service has declared a meningitis epidemic in the Jaman North district of the Brong Ahafo region.
Current figures released by the service show that a total of 548 people have been infected with the deadly disease.
Ghana has recorded both pneumococcal and cerebrospinal meningitis since November last year.
The disease has so far claimed 93 lives from the latest outbreak.
The Brong Ahafo region is leading with 359 cases of meningitis and 52 fatalities.
Addressing the media Monday, the Director of the Health Service Dr. Badu Sarkodie said the situation is under control.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 15, 2016 at 9:29pm


Africa 15.2.2016 04:51 pm

Yellow fever outbreak kills 51 in Angola

There is no specific treatment for the viral hemorrhagic disease which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

LUANDA, Feb 15, 2016 (AFP) – A yellow fever outbreak in Angola has killed 51 people out of 241 suspected cases, in the first epidemic of the disease to hit the country in 30 years, official statistics showed Monday.

The centre of the outbreak is the capital Luanda’s eastern suburb of Viana where 29 deaths and 92 cases have been reported over the last six weeks, national director of public health Adelaide de Carvalho said.

There is no specific treatment for the viral hemorrhagic disease which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes and found in tropical regions of Africa and Latin America’s Amazon region.

Authorities have launched a mass vaccination drive targeting about 1.5 million people.

Angola lies in the yellow fever belt of Africa where vaccination against the disease is recommended.

Comment by M. Difato on January 28, 2016 at 6:39pm

Zika virus case confirmed in Monroe County; total NY cases up to 5

January 28, 2016

A single case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Monroe County, bringing the total number of cases of the disease in New Yorkup to five.

The Department of Health confirmed that individuals in New York City, Monroe, Orange, and Nassau counties had contracted the disease, all while traveling abroad, according to CBS New York.

There are a total of 31 cases of the disease across 11 U.S. states, according to WHEC-TV. The disease has been linked to the birth defect known as microcephaly, which can leave newborns with unusually small heads and abnormal brain development.

Health officials did not say whether the affected person was a man or a woman, but did say the individual was not pregnant, according to WHAM-TV reporter Sean Carroll.

State Heath Commissioner Howard Zucker issued a statement last week saying there "is virtually no risk of acquiring Zika virus in New York State at this time as the virus cannot be spread by casual contact with an infected person and mosquitoes are not active in cold winter months."

All of the afflicted New Yorkers contracted the disease in one of the tropical countries where it has become an epidemic. Officials have urged pregnant women to avoid travel to 24 countries, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus has been spreading. The countries and territories include: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St. Martin, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cape Verde, off the coast of western Africa and Samoa in the South Pacific.

The United Nations plans to hold an emergency meeting Monday to determine whether the disease, which is "spreading explosively," should be declared an international health emergency. One World Health Organization scientist said there could be up to 4 million cases of Zika in the Americas in the next year.

Despite the concern, U.S. health officials remain confident that a widespread outbreak in the country is unlikely. Dr. Anthony Fauci told The Associated Press he thinks the Zika virus can be kept at bay with "mosquito vector control."

» Meet the 'Infectious Disease Cowboys' hunting down dengue in Syracuse

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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