Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe:
Study finds Ebola survivors in Liberia face ongoing health issues
Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues — including uveitis (eye redness and pain), abdominal, chest, neurologic, and musculoskeletal abnormalities upon physical exam — when compared to a control group of household and community members who did not have a history of EVD, according to findings from an ongoing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CDC: Progress stalled against staph, MRSA infections
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that bloodstream infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus remain a significant and deadly problem in US hospitals, and that progress on reducing the most dangerous type of staph infection has stalled.
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb, who raised alarms about teen vaping, resigns
Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who used his post to tackle difficult public health issues from youth vaping to opioid addiction – surprising early skeptics worried about his drug industry ties – resigned Tuesday, effective in about a month.
Tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV increases risk of death within 10 years
Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) at an initial clinic visit were about twice as likely to die within 10 years as people not initially diagnosed with TB, according to findings from a large observational study.
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- Measles epidemic: 80,000 cases, nearly 1,000 deaths in Madagascar
- Measles in Ukraine: 9th fatality reported
- Nipah virus reported in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh
- Norway: Two reindeer killed due to suspicion of rabies
- Iceland reports 2nd measles case
- Finland officials warn of norovirus increases
- Sri Lanka reports 8,900 dengue cases in 1st two months of 2019
- Anthrax confirmed near Swan Hill, Victoria
- Measles (Tigdas) epidemic in the Philippines: 16K cases in first two months of 2019