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Ebola outbreak out of control and misinformation helps it spread

The Ebola outbreak is putting plenty of people on edge and creating problems. Now we have faith healers saying they are treating it. GREAT! THIS IS ALL WE NEED! Nigerian official warns pastors and healers to stop making false Ebola-cure claims. African governments are doubling down on efforts to contain the widening Ebola outbreak in…

Thanks anti-vaxxers for putting babies in the hospital

It’s time to brutally honest and spread the word. Mumps, pertussis and measles outbreaks are making kids sick. Very sick. This is almost entirely preventable. Get your children vaccinated or YOU are contributing to their suffering, even death. Mumps outbreak has sickened 153, including 9-month-old baby The number of Ohioans sickened in a mumps outbreak…

India to declare victory over polio

And now for some good news. In a cautiously optimistic declaration of victory,  and despite the best efforts of anti-immunization groups, it appears that the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to declare India free of polio. India Manages to Free Itself of Polio (WSJ.com): The World Health Organization plans to announce on Monday that India…

Colorado having issues with vaccination denials

In the U.S. states are cracking down on parents who ask for a vaccination excemption for their children without good cause. Colorado May Become The Latest State To Crack Down On Vaccine Denialism | ThinkProgress. Colorado officials are considering tightening the rules for vaccinations, and may make it more difficult for parents to claim religious…

Expert debunks Fukushima radiation as link to starfish catastrophe

In November, we brought you links to the disturbing story of the starfish wasting syndrome. The cause is unknown. The cause is STILL unknown. However, blame has fallen on Fukushima radiation for a huge array of real and imaginary problems noted in the Pacific. Here’s why this problem is NOT related to the Fukushima disaster.…

Vaccines: The reason we have 103 million FEWER cases of disease

We often get comments from anti-vaxxers who completely disregard the incredible benefit of vaccinations and instead hype up misinformation on alleged dangers. Well, suck it, antivaxxers! Why we vaccinate–103 million cases of diseases averted since 1924. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by Willem G. van Panhuis, MD,…

Madagascar faces plague epidemic

Recall that not long ago, we had a report of the plague in Kyrgyzstan. Now, we have an issue in Madagascar. BBC News – Madagascar bubonic plague warning. Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned. The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in the…

Jackalope spotted in Minnesota

A person spotted an unusual rabbit who appears to have a disease that causes warty growths on the face. This disease likely gave rise to the idea of a jackalope – a mythical hare with horns. Unusual Minnesota rabbit video attracts attention – Yahoo! News. Gunnar Boettcher, a 20-year-old student at Gustavus Adolphus College in…

More health issues surface in Pakistan. Quack medicine abounds.

Pakistan is experiencing serious health issues these days. Anti-vaccination sentiment, measles, gastroenteritis and quack treatments. Daily Times – Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Five die of measles as another epidemic breaks out. While the country’s largest province struggles to cope with measles, another threat has emerged, endangering the lives of the citizens, particularly children.…

Mystery illness killing children in Cambodia (UPDATED)

The World Health Organization issues an update on a mysterious illness from Cambodia. WHO | Undiagnosed illness in Cambodia – update. The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia is conducting active investigation into the cause of a recent undiagnosed syndrome that has caused illness and deaths among children in the country. Preliminary findings…

Outbreak of measles in North Wales. Lax vax to blame.

North Wales measles outbreak spreads – WalesOnline. A healthcare worker in North Wales is among a further six people clinically diagnosed with measles following a recent outbreak, taking the total tally of cases to 42. Of the 42 cases so far, 30 have been associated with an outbreak at Ysgol Eifionydd School, Porthmadog, Gwynedd. “The…

Measles outbreak around Liverpool, U.K. Why? The obvious.

HPA – Measles update 29 February 2012. There are now 36 laboratory confirmed measles cases in and around Liverpool and the numbers are continuing to grow. A further 35 probable cases are under investigation and numerous reports from GPs are in the process of being followed up. The majority of the cases are in Liverpool…