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New York City threatens to close yeshivas over unvaccinated children

New York City threatens to close yeshivas over unvaccinated children The order, which applies to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in four ZIP codes in the neighborhood, comes just as federal health officials announced measles cases have spiked once more nationwide. Herminia Palacio . "We stand with the majority of people in this community who have worked hard to protect their children and those at risk". Health officials may forcibly inject residents... [Full Article...]

CDC: Measles count up over 100 in USA since last week

CDC: Measles count up over 100 in USA since last week There are now four cases of measles linked to the Mount Maunganui area. The update , from the Auckland Regional Public Health service, came at 2.00pm on Monday. The outbreaks in New York State and New Jersey account for most of the identified cases, and have been traced to unvaccinated members of Orthodox Jewish communities, the CDC said. [Full Article...]

New York City declares public health emergency amid growing measles outbreak

New York City declares public health emergency amid growing measles outbreak Officials from New York City's Department of Health will check vaccination records of anyone who has been in contact with infected patients in certain parts of Brooklyn, officials said . "They have been spreading unsafe misinformation based on fake science", Dr. Barbot said in the statement. Earlier this week, the city ordered religious schools and day care programs serving that community t... [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak: NYC threatens fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents

Measles outbreak: NYC threatens fines for unvaccinated Williamsburg residents The city's largest measles outbreak since 1991 has mainly been confined to the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn's Williamsburg, with 285 cases confirmed since October, de Blasio said at a news conference. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the health commissioner, said that New Yorkers need to know that the MMR vaccine is safe. "They have been spreading unsafe misinformation based on fake science". [Full Article...]

Four measles cases linked to Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Four measles cases linked to Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty Michigan's health department is working with Oakland County to pinpoint locations of exposure. There are no public exposure sites for the Wayne County case. Measles vaccine, or other acceptable documentation of immunity to measles, is recommended for all persons travelling internationally. This brings the total number of states with measles cases to 19. [Full Article...]

CDC sounds alarm on resistant superbug fungus after NYC outbreak

CDC sounds alarm on resistant superbug fungus after NYC outbreak The fungus was later found to be resistant to fluconazole, but the patient was not given other antifungal drugs as she was recovering well and was later discharged. auris infection. The second case involved a 24-year-old Bangladeshi man who came to Singapore for medical treatment in 2016. Symptoms may not be noticeable because patients are often already sick with another illness. [Full Article...]

E.coli outbreak sickens Tennesseans, others — CDC

E.coli outbreak sickens Tennesseans, others — CDC Most people with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli or STEC start feeling sick up to four days after eating or drinking something that contains the bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control are investigating what it's originating from, but have not identified a specific food item, grocery store or restaurant chain. [Full Article...]

Just one drink daily can raise stroke risk

Just one drink daily can raise stroke risk The findings, conducted in the United Kingdom and China are said to be relevant to all populations. What did the research find? One drink a day was defined as either a small glass of wine, a bottle of beer or a single measure of a spirit. [Full Article...]


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