Tuberculosis could be eradicated in 26 years, public health report says – UH System Current News

Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis, taken through a scanning electron microscope and digitally colorized. (Photo credit: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via the CDC’s Public Health Image Library) The entire world could be free of tuberculosis (TB) by 2045, if world leaders decided today to invest a cumulative amount of at […]

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Public health officials recommend visitation restrictions due to flu activity – wpta21.com

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Health officials are recommending healthcare facilities to impose visitation restrictions due to recent increased flu activity. The Allen County Department of Health said the recommendations come in the wake of a continued uptick in influenza cases locally. The common strain can be problematic for those at high risk for complications. “Although you […]

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Working Geek: Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson uses social media ‘like a stethoscope’ in public health crusade – GeekWire

Dr. Wendy Sue Johnson is chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital. (Seattle Children’s Photo) It didn’t take long for Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson to realize that if she wanted to effectively provide a research-based alternative to the unfounded claims of Jenny McCarthy and others in the anti-vaccination movement, she wasn’t going to be […]

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