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Liberia village becomes a new Ebola epicenter...

Courtesy of AOL.com –  JENE-WONDE, Liberia (AP) – A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia’s capital to this small town of 300 people. Soon he was dead along with his entire family, and they are now buried in the forest nearby along with an increasing number of residents. The community of Jene-Wonde in Grand Cape Mount County near the border with Sierra Leone has become a new epicenter for the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia, which is also hitting Sierra Leone and Guinea. Momo Sheriff, who lost his son to Ebola, said there is no health care in the community and leaders have no way to manage it. The tiny town already has lost 10 percent of...

Liberia village becomes a new Ebola epicenter
posted on: Nov 10, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Ebola: What you need to know if you live in the U.S....

Ebola is a serious disease. It can often be deadly to humans. Because of this, many people are concerned about Ebola. However, if you live in the United States, it’s very unlikely that you will be infected with the disease. What is Ebola? Where does it come from? Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two outbreaks in Africa. Since then, there have been other outbreaks of Ebola in Africa.Ebola is a disease that is caused by a virus. The virus is believed to be spread to people by wild animals. In humans, Ebola can be spread from a person who has symptoms to another person. In 2014, a serious Ebola outbreak was detected in West Africa, causing thousands...

Ebola: What you need to know if you live in the U.S.
posted on: Oct 30, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Questions & Answers on Ebola Transmission...

What are body fluids? Ebola has been detected in blood and many body fluids. Body fluids include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine, and semen. Can Ebola spread by coughing? By sneezing? Unlike respiratory illnesses like measles or chickenpox, which can be transmitted by virus particles that remain suspended in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids of a person who has symptoms of Ebola disease. Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on someone, and saliva or mucus come into contact with that person’s eyes, nose or mouth, these fluids may...

Questions & Answers on Ebola Transmission
posted on: Oct 23, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Beijing girl infected with bird flu; 44 cases now reported...

The girl is being treated at a hospital in Beijing and is in stable condition, the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau said, according to Xinhua. Her case brings to 44 the number of people infected in China with a new variation of bird flu called H7N9. All of the other cases have come from the eastern part of China. Eleven of the 44 have died....

posted on: Apr 13, 2013 | author: Staff writer

H1N1 vaccine safe and induces robust immune response in people with asthma...

Results from a government-sponsored clinical trial of inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in people with asthma indicate that a single dose of vaccine was safe and induced a strong immune response predictive of protection. The findings also suggest that individuals over the age of 60 who have severe asthma may require a larger dose of vaccine. The study was cosponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), two components of the National Institutes of Health, and appears online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology....

posted on: Dec 13, 2010 | author: Staff writer

Swine Flu and Your College Student

How likely is that to happen? The college term has hardly started and the University of Illinois has more than a dozen suspected cases of the illness with some of the students ill enough to be hospitalized. “Likely, the students carried the flu with them from home,” explains Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the university’s McKinley Health Center. “Most of the affected students have been sent home to their families with a few other affected students being isolated.” How do you and your student cope with the Swine Flu? Know the difference between the regular flu and the more intense Swine Flu. It is not easy.Symptoms of swine flu are like regular flu symptoms. Nearly everyone with flu...

posted on: Sep 2, 2009 | author: Ronald

80,000 birds to die in Hong Kong flu scare...

posted on: Dec 9, 2008 | author: Staff writer

Hong Kong Chickens Have Bird Flu

The Hong Kong secretary for food and health also said that if health workers detect the bird flu virus in other chickens in another market, they will be forced to assume that the risk of a wider outbreak is much higher. In such a case, the secretary said they will have to cull all poultry in all the other markets. The H5N1 virus was detected in routine testing on chicken waste samples. These were collected on June 3. The entire market, which adjoined a residential district, was declared an infected area and all sales of chickens and other live poultry were promptly suspended. Health authorities also imposed a 21-day ban on live poultry imports from mainland China. Wild...

Hong Kong Chickens Have Bird Flu
posted on: Jun 7, 2008 | author: Staff writer

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