Americans may be victims of their own success when it comes to the eradication of infectious diseases and take their disease-free lives for granted, says Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the infection prevention and control program at Loyola University Health System. “There are plenty of countries in the world where measles and chicken pox are very … Read More
It is suspected that the original virus transfer was “Zoonosis” which is passed from an infected animal to a human being. Bats, monkeys, gorillas, pigs etc. have been found to carry the virus. As we discussed in yesterday’s post, any contact with the dead body, blood or bodily fluid from an infected human or animal can put you at risk … Read More
As Ebola Deaths Rise, Researcher Sees Parallels with Devastating Medieval Plague If you think that Ebola is bad – and it is – the current outbreak in West Africa is small compared with another deadly epidemic that engulfed much of the globe centuries ago. It is realistic to estimate that during the Middle Ages, plague – also known as the … Read More
The current outbreak of Ebola is located in Central and West Africa. There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada. The Ebola Virus can be spread through the following: Contact with a dead body that has been infected (human or animal) Contact with blood, bodily fluids or tissue of a human or animal that has been infected. Contact with … Read More
News this morning is that there is an Ebola Vaccine Trial starting today in Liberia. This is great news for the people in Central and West Africa. Fewer than 100 cases were reported last week, which has not happened since June of 2014. This outbreak was the worst that the world has ever seen. For further information on the Ebola … Read More
In our line of work, we see a lot of really sad situations. Situations that might have been prevented if the persons had someone to talk to, someone that could recognize the signs and symptoms, someone to help. Mental health in our country is something that still needs to be addressed. We could sure use some more research and end … Read More
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