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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday....
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Amid measles outbreaks, Facebook considering how to reduce spread of anti-vaccine content

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Facebook is looking into suppressing certain anti-vaccine messaging on its social platform, a move that raises questions about free speech and public health....
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Salmonella Outbreaks: What Raw Turkey, Tahini, Hedgehogs Have In Common

Feb 16, 2019 , Forbes
Add ground beef and raw chicken to the mix, and 2019 is not off to the a great start when it comes to Salmonella...
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Explainer: Low vaccination rates, global outbreaks fuel U.S. measles spread

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
A measles outbreak that has stricken at least 225 people in New York state since October began with a traveler who visited Israel during the Jewish high holidays and returned to a predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Rockland County....
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Is There Any Benefit Of "Natural Immunity" When It Comes To Infections Like Measles?

Feb 15, 2019 , Forbes
In the midst of one of the largest worldwide measles outbreaks since the initiation of the measles vaccine, those with large social media platforms are spreading inaccurate medical information regarding the safety and efficacy of...
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The World Braced Itself For A Bird Flu Epidemic. Then Nothing Happened.

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A little over a decade ago, the world raced to prepare emergency plans and stockpile medication in anticipation of a major bird flu outbreak. Now, there hasn't been a single H5N1 human infection detected since February 2017. Where did it go? In other public health news: the measles outbreak, pelvic mesh, intimacy, raw milk, processed foods and...
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Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak

Feb 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon's Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers' home game four days later. There's also a Costco, a Trader Joe's, numerous schools, day-care centers and churches, a swimming pool and even a trampoline park....
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Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington State

Feb 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington StateCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Congo Ebola Outbreak Has Claimed Nearly 100 Children's Lives, Cases on the Rise

Feb 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Congo Ebola Outbreak Has Claimed Nearly 100 Children's Lives, Cases on the RiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Measles Outbreak: Many States Are Inadequately Vaccinated According To Expert

Feb 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As several reports emerge highlighting measles outbreaks across the country, Virginia Tech infectious disease expert points out that inadequate vaccine coverage in states like Washington may help explain why. According to infectious disease ecologist, Kate Langwig, “for populations to be fully prot......
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Even During A Measles Outbreak, Hundreds Of Protesters Flock To Hearing On Tighter Vaccination Requirements

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Washington state health officials urged lawmakers to pass the bill to eliminate personal or philosophical exemptions, noting the current measles outbreak, which has sickened at least 56 people in Washington and Oregon, is more alarming than the state’s three previous ones. But parents and other advocates turned out in droves to protest. Meanwhile, a teenager whose parents are antivaccination activists staged a defection from the beliefs in a new trend of kids seeking out vaccines for...
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Nearly 100 children dead from Ebola in DRC as crisis worsens

Feb 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Nearly one hundred children have died since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo started last year -- and the crisis is gathering pace, with the number of new cases doubling last month, according to charity Save the Children....
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As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does 'Anti-Vax' Movement Persist?

Feb 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: As U.S. Measles Outbreaks Spread, Why Does 'Anti-Vax' Movement Persist?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2019 12:00:00...
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Amid Measles Outbreak, Docs Hope Facts Top Myths

Feb 09, 2019 , WebMD
According to the CDC, more than 90% of children have gotten the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. But there are pockets in the country that fall well below the 90% considered crucial for...
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Measles Outbreak Sends Vaccine Demand Soaring

Feb 09, 2019 , WebMD
The number of health clinic orders and shots administered rose sharply in January compared with last year, officials in Clark County Washington...
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Amid measles outbreak, clinics scramble to keep up with vaccine demand

Feb 09, 2019 , CNN Health
Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year -- including among people who had previously shunned the shots....
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Thousands infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar

Feb 08, 2019 , CNN Health
Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus....
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New Disease Surveillance Tool Helps Detect Any Human-Infecting Virus

Feb 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
During the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-16, public health officials scrambled to contain the epidemic and curb the pathogen's devastating effects on pregnant women. At the same time, scientists around the globe tried to understand the genetics of this mysterious virus. The problem was, there just ar......
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Swine fever spreads in Japan, 15,000 pigs to be culled

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
Japan's swine fever outbreak has spread to five prefectures including Osaka, and more than 10,000 pigs will be culled as part of measures to prevent further contagion, the government said on Wednesday....
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Are Measles Epidemics The New Normal? Lower Vaccination Rates Making Communities Vulnerable To The ‘Exquisitely Contagious’ Disease

Feb 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“If you have a population that is unvaccinated, it’s like throwing a match into a can of gasoline,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County’s public health director. The latest outbreak of measles started in an anti-vaccination hotspot where only 78 percent of the kindergarten through high school population had gotten their shots....
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