The Tulsa Health Department wants to remind the public to take precautions against West Nile virus (WNV).
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Tulsa Health Department officials are encouraging awareness of the skin infestation scabies in light of reported incidents at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Scabies is not required to be reported to the health department.
"We are an educational resource for Saint Francis regarding scabies. We share a common interest in educating their staff, other institutions, and the general public about scabies." commented Tulsa Health Department Director Gary Cox.
Most surgeons want a child to have a general anesthetic when they do a muscle biopsy.This means a hospital admission and the risk of Malignant Hyperthermia.
A more aggressive approach to stopping the spread of rabies northward along the Vermont/Canadian border this spring and summer will include an increase in wildlife officials live trapping raccoons, skunks and foxes.
The Health Department has detected West Nile virus in New York City mosquitoes for the first time this season. The virus, isolated in Port Richmond, Staten Island on June 18, has arrived earlier than usual. No human cases have been detected. Next week, the Health Department will start dispersing aerial larvicide in non-residential areas of Staten Island, Bronx and Queens to reduce mosquito populations (details below). Surveillance and control efforts will continue through the summer.
The Oklahoma Health Department advises use of insect repellants to protect against mosquitoes and West Nile Disease - particularly those containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus - when enjoying outdoor activities like gardening, yard work, camping, or other leisure activities.
Mosquito testing is being conducted statewide as Mississippi reports the fourth human case of West Nile disease. CDC reports that so far this year, 8 human cases have been reported in 5 states (Arizona, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas).
Researchers have identified a promising new target for autoimmune disease treatment - a cell-surface receptor called DR3.
Two years ago researchers discovered that misfolded proteins called TDP-43 accumulated in the motor areas of the brains of patients with amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Recent tabloid hype over the newly emerging superbug, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, is misplaced.
The New England Journal of Medicine publication showing that Baxter's bird flu candidate vaccine induced neutralizing antibodies against widely divergent H5N1 virus.
Scientists have found that Salmonella bacteria found in garden birds are sensitive to antibiotics, suggesting that the infection is unlike the bacteria found in livestock and humans
The global burden of disease is shifting from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases, with chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke now being the chief causes of death globally.
Preventing communicable disease outbreaks is the key public health issue now facing the People's Republic of China in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the country's south-western region on 12 May.
For the first time ever, heads of governments, public health and business leaders, heads of UN agencies and activists came together at UN Headquarters today to confront a threat to global health that could undermine investments in life-saving drug treatment for people living with HIV.
All poultry at the retail level are culled in Hong Kong as the H5N1 bird flu virus has been found in three more markets, Director of Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Cheung Siu-hing says.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of Hong Kong Department of Public Health urged members of the public to be vigilant against Enterovirus-71 (EV71) infection following the confirmation of three cases by laboratory test yesterday.
Lee Biosolutions supplies Porcine Liver Esterase and other stable high purity enzymes and related proteins to major diagnostic companies used in urine tests as an indicator of blood or urine infection.
Rett syndrome arises in early childhood and robs affected children of the ability to speak and control their movements. The disorder is caused by a mutation in a single gene, but scientists have not understood how that mutation disrupts neurological function. Now, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have discovered that the mutation interferes with the regulation of 2,500 other genes.
As good weather brings people outdoors and into the woods, it also exposes them to tick bites that can result in Lyme disease, one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States. A microscopic bacterial organism, Borrelia burgdorferi, carried by the Ixodes tick causes the Lyme infection. Although the incidence of Lyme disease remains low -- about 100,000 cases each year -- that's a big jump over the 16,000 cases the Center for Disease Control (CDC) noted in 1999.
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