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Refugees accounted for 29% of TB cases in N.H. in 2014, 2015: CDC reveals

Refugees accounted for 29% of TB cases in N.H. in 2014, 2015: CDC reveals

Refugees account nearly 29 per cent of all diagnosed active tuberculosis (TB) cases in New Hampshire during 2014 and 2015, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) revealed in its latest report.

As per the CDC report, 3 cases of contagious TB or active TB were diagnosed in New Hampshire refugees in 2015, and 4 cases were diagnosed during the previous year. During those two years, a total of 24 cases of active TB were diagnosed in the state.

Nasal spray version of annual flu vaccine fails to protect kids again last year

Nasal spray version of annual flu vaccine fails to protect kids again last year

Last year, the nasal spray version of the yearly flu vaccine didn’t succeed in child protection again, the most recent in a string of failures that has provoked an expert panel to suggested that doctors must stop giving it to patients.

Last week, health officials said that performance of the spray was miserable for the third straight year, while the performance of the traditional flu shot was practically well this winter.

National HIV Testing Day to See Participation of Celebrity Advocates

National HIV Testing Day to See Participation of Celebrity Advocates

Cure continues to evade HIV and about 1.2 million people are living with the deadly infection in the US alone. And what’s worse, more than 156,000 of them are not even aware that they are infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 30% of the newly infected people — in all, 45,000 new cases are diagnosed each year—are infected by people whose HIV is undiagnosed.

June 27, as such, is being observed as the National HIV Testing Day so that more and more people can come forward to ascertain whether or not they are carrying the infection.

Significantly higher levels of blood-lead found in Flint children less than six years of age

Significantly higher levels of blood-lead found in Flint children less than six years of age

U.S. disease experts released a report of on Friday that stated since 2014, when Flint switched its water sources to save money, the level of blood-lead are considerably higher in city children, who are under the age of six. This was a result of water used for 18 months after switching the source. Now the city has switched back to its former water sources after reporting danger.

Ohio teen becomes victim of N. fowleri infection

Ohio teen becomes victim of N. fowleri infection

Health officials in North Carolina have announced that brain-eating amoeba has killed an 18-year-old from a meningitis infection caused by Naegleria fowleri. Lauren Seitz of Ohio death is suspected to have taken place from a primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Investigation in the case is going on.

Naegleria fowleri lives in warm freshwater, hot springs and improperly cleaned swimming pools. When the amoeba swims through a person’s nose then it can lead to a deadly infection that causes severe damage to person’s brain tissue.

No state in Southeast has comprehensive smoke-free law: CDC Report

No state in Southeast has comprehensive smoke-free law: CDC Report

Latest data from CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has unveiled that there is no state in the Southeast that has a detailed smoke-free law. Presence of such type of law does not allow smoking in private workplaces, restaurants and bars.

State prescription drug monitoring programs decrease opioid-related overdose deaths: Study

State prescription drug monitoring programs decrease opioid-related overdose deaths: Study

As per a latest Vanderbilt-led study released in the journal Health Affairs on June 22, the implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was linked to the prevention of nearly one opioid-related overdose death in every couple of hours on average countrywide.

Greatest reduction in overdose deaths was noted in the states with the most robust programs, as such states monitored and tracked more number of substances having abuse potential and refreshed their data more often.

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