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WHO calls for urgent support to combat Somalian measles outbreak

August 16, 2017

WHO and its health partners urgently need support in response to a measles outbreak in Somalia, according to a press release. They are currently working with Somalian health authorities to offer essential health services.

To improve outbreak response activities and conduct a measles immunization campaign in November, WHO requires $6.8 million.

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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not repeal the Affordable…
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Respiratory infections common in pediatric long-term care settings

August 16, 2017
Respiratory tract infections are the most commonly acquired viral illness among pediatric residents in long-term care facilities; however, the modifiable risk factors…
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Influenza variant in farm fair pigs infects humans

August 16, 2017
Human influenza viruses developed new variants in pigs before infecting humans again at several Midwest agricultural fairs, according to researchers. The infections show…
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HPV behind nearly 75% of oropharyngeal cancer cases in Canada

August 16, 2017
The proportion of oropharyngeal cancers associated with HPV in several cancer centers across Canada rose from nearly half to nearly three-quarters over 12 years…
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The Adolescent Patient with Meningococcal Meningitis

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Although not common, meningococcal meningitis is a serious condition, and can result in extensive morbidity and…
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Fleas from two Arizona counties test positive for plague

August 15, 2017
Health officials said fleas from two Arizona counties have tested positive for plague and are asking residents to take…
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VIDEO: Vaccine significantly reduces risk for influenza-related death in children

June 5, 2017
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