Category Archives: healthcare

Italy Loosens Vaccine Law Just as Children Return to School – The New York Times Italian Fascists find new way to kill innocent people at random!

Only a year ago, the number of measles cases in Italy climbed to 5,006 in 2017, from 843 in 2016. Last year, Italy had Europe’s third-highest per capita rate of measles after much-poorer Romania and Greece. Mexico has recommended that its citizens be vaccinated before traveling to Italy.

Superbug strains resistant to all known antibiotics discovered by Melbourne researchers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Major Oops!

Australian scientists discover a new strain of superbug capable of causing near untreatable infections, prompting renewed calls for hospitals to do more to fight antibiotic resistance.

Source: Superbug strains resistant to all known antibiotics discovered by Melbourne researchers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario: WHO | Reuters

A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Source: Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario: WHO | Reuters

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Source: Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Worries about security and healthcare exposures as DRC Ebola total grows to 52 | CIDRAP

In Twitter posts today, Peter Salama, MD, the WHO’s deputy director-general of emergency response, said sadly, many health workers in Mangina were exposed to Ebola early in the outbreak. And since health worker infections are known to amplify Ebola outbreaks, health officials expect the current DRC outbreak to get worse before it gets better. “Given complexities, we ask all partners to support government-led response with their most experienced staff,” he said. Salama said the event is on an “epidemiological precipice” and that there’s a crucial time-limited window of opportunity to prevent the Ebola outbreak from taking hold in areas that are much more difficult to access due to security concerns. “There is not a minute to lose,” he said.

Source: Worries about security and healthcare exposures as DRC Ebola total grows to 52 | CIDRAP

Opinion | Why We Are Leaving the G.O.P. – The New York Times

We don’t have the space to outline President Trump’s transgressions, but it is important to understand that his rise is an inevitable result of the hostility to women within the Republican culture. Women’s reproductive freedom has shifted with the wind: Remember that Ronald Reagan once supported abortion rights, as did George H. W. Bush, Mitt Romney and Mr. Trump himself. We can no longer support a Republican Party that is shutting down low-cost health care clinics offering cancer screenings, basic health services and much-needed family planning services. It has become a party that wants to punish pregnant women by limiting their economic choices, that wants to reduce access to sex education programs that prevent unintended pregnancy and disease. It is no wonder that women are voting with their feet.