Tag Archive for outbreak

Healer’s belief may have killed hundreds in Sierra Leone

Herbalist began inviting clients across the border with promises of salvation. Sierra Leone’s 365 Ebola deaths traced back to traditional healer – Times LIVE. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma. “She was claiming to have powers…

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…

Epidemic is only a plane ride away

A reminder that our cosmopolitan world works wonders for germs, even in some of our least modern citizens. Measles outbreak traced to Amish. Sixteen confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease have shown up around the Knox County village of Danville, less than 20 miles south of Richland County. Four members of an Amish community…

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…

Measles outbreak in Phillipines kills 21

Measles is a preventable death thanks to vaccination. DOH declares measles outbreaks in 5 Metro Manila cities | News | GMA News Online. The Department of Health declared measles outbreaks in five cities in Metro Manila Saturday as the number of patients infected by the viral disease continues to rise. According to a report aired…

Measles on the move – an epidemic in Wales

In a followup to a story back in April of this year about an epidemic in Wales, news has not gotten better. There are STILL too many children not vaccinated. Measles cases soar in epidemic area « This Is Jersey. Health chiefs in Wales warned last month that a renewed flare-up of the virus could…

Measles expected to be “very bad”, “horrible”

Congratulations anti-vaxxers, you SUCK! I pull no punches when it comes to this. You have no excuse for your ignorance. Listen to doctors instead of celebrities for your medical advice. U.S. measles cases in 2013 may be most in 17 years – CNN.com. This year is on track to be the worst for measles in…

Baby dies from pertussis in Idaho

It’s heartbreaking to have to bring news of the first death from whooping cough in Idaho, a state that has experienced a spike in illnesses due to lack of vaccinations. Idaho infant dies from whooping cough amid regional outbreak | Reuters. Whooping cough took the life of a 9-week-old girl from Idaho this week, 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…