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Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

...in Thailand.// Dr.Carlo Urbani (46) a an expert on communicable diseases woking for WHO was the first to identify Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in an American businessman in Hanoi. The disease apparently spreads due to international travel. Scientist are still looking t the cause and treatment for the...

WHO Declares Vietnam First Country to Control SARS

...pe that SARS can be contained. Carlo Urbani, a WHO communicable disease expert was the first doctor to note that a new disease had surfaced of potentially global proportions. He died of SARS later. After Mr. Urbani noted a new disease had struck and after it was dubbed SARS, the WHO determined that it had first s...

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

...died, over half of them from just five preventable communicable diseases and malnutrition. 99% of these deaths are...itional status often leading to death. Preventable communicable diseases can be drastically reduced through three activities: the Expanded Programme on Immunization...

First global SARS meet opens

...n case SARS recurs or there's an outbreak of other communicable diseases. The two-day meeting, convened by the World Health Organization, comes at an upbeat moment in the disease's course. For the first time since November, neither Taiwan, Hong Kong, nor mainland China reported any new cases on Monday. While th...

Defending against Tuberculosis

...quired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) virus as a communicable cause of death." Also, in developing countries, AIDS and TB go hand in hand. As many as 40 percent to 80 percent of AIDS patients will also develop TB. Doctors know the protein interferon-gamma triggers a reaction of hundreds of genes, so they are s...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...ntially increase the transmission of the following communicable diseases: Water-borne diseases: Typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis and hepatitis A Vector-borne diseases: Malaria, dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, and West Nile Fever The major risk factor for outbreaks associated with fl...

Some See A Hopeless End, While Others See An Endless Hope

...e mental fight at least. Breast cancer is not a communicable disease; it arises as a result of certain cellular changes occurring within your body. The finding of just a lump or swelling in your breast does not mean that you have breast cancer. A number of tests would have to be carried out before the conditio...

Malnutrition And Obesity Goes Hand In Hand

...e is an epidemiological shift, which has decreased communicable diseases and increased chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. With the increase in availability of more high-fat and sugar-laden foods there is a surge of nutrition-related chronic diseases around the world. At the same time that diet...

Strategies to prevent the rising tide of the epidemic of chronic diseases

...e presently geared to provide prioritized care for communicable diseases and services related to maternal and child health. The agenda of health promotion and chronic disease prevention has not yet been adequately incorporated. Clinical services, too, are not currently designed to provide the required level of ca...

Non-Communicable Diseases Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate in India

...on-communicable diseases has surpassed that of the communicable diseases in the country, according to the reports of Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare//. The news report was released following the inauguration of a three-day health camp in a village near Vriddachalam. Chidambaram ...

John Hopkins CGHH program provides Global Health education

...and the people is India are still largely prone to communicable diseases such as malaria, kala-azar, filariasis, dengue, tuberculosis, leprosy, and HIV/AIDS are not controlled. John Hopkins has initiated many projects for India a program on “train-the-trainer” nursing program for HIV/AIDS care to live clinical...

Diligence Of Chennai Doctors Appreciated: Anbumani

...l for cholera in the state, Anbumani said separate communicable diseases wing should be started in all Government Hospitals to control water-borne diseases during such rainy period. The Minister also called for improving the infrastructure such as storm water drains and sewerage systems. Director in-charge of t...

U.S. To Tighten Sick Passenger, Quarantine Rules

...g the gaps in the regulations governing control of communicable diseases. These rules have not been substantially revised for 25 years. The CDC has learnt its lessons during the SARS outbreak of 2003, when problems getting passenger information from airlines stymied its efforts to trace the contacts of those who...

Health Care Ties To Get Stronger Between India And Britain

...sis predominated the discussion. Management of communicable and non-communicable diseases, medical tourism, upgrading of nursing education and policies concerning medical practioners were among the other topics considered during the interview. It was found during the later part of the interview that ther...

Indonesia to increase AIDS awareness

...he use of condoms the control of the spread of the communicable disease AIDS is not possible. Indoensia has an estimated 90,000 to 130,000 people infected with HIV. Pilot is happy about the President of Indonesia interest to increase awareness and control AIDS in Indonesia and he will be celebrating World AIDS...

Panic and probe due to mysterious deaths

...r Givney director of the state Health Department's communicable disease control branch said. The deaths "do not necessarily relate to the hospital in which the two men died". Dr Givney said South Australia had "a history of problems" with processed meat. "Listeria can be the last complication of a very compli...

Infectious Diseases Reduced in China

...till lot has to be done in complete eradication of communicable infectious diseases which requires planning and standardizing treatment protocols and effective drugs....

Many young women affected by HIV

... of health for Toronto and the person in charge of communicable diseases programs and STD infections. In fact, of the 657 women diagnosed in 2004, 19.6 per cent were immigrants from HIV-endemic countries, primarily from Africa and the Caribbean "Young women still feel very much that they can't negotiate safer...

U.S. unprepared to tackle bird flu

... health departments. Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, chief of communicable diseases for the Seattle and King County health department said that though this amount looks big it is not so after it has been divided among the 5,000 health departments. Each would receive only $70,000 each. Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of t...

AIDS Funding Grants Dependant on Tracking Patients' Names Efficiently

... many years to keep record of names of people with communicable diseases. This method ensures that the patients are treated in a manner that the infection does not spread to others. "There is this opportunity to do good of getting people to find out about their HIV status so they can begin treatment if it's app...

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