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Yawning Actually Helps You Keep Awake

...e so contagious. The New York researchers say that contagious yawning is an evolved protective mechanism in our ...g sleep, yawning should antagonise sleep. We think contagious yawning is triggered by empathic mechanisms which function to maintain group vigilance, the Daily Ma...

Rapid Response Teams Formed in Madhya Pradesh to Fight Diseases

...pid response teams have been formed to combat both contagious and non-contagious diseases in the state under the integrated disease surveillance project (IDSP)," Madhya Pradesh health minister Ajay Vishnoi told IANS. He said the five-year project was started in 2004 with an objective to compile survey work a...

Foot-and-mouth Disease Outbreak Forces Thiruvananthapuram Zoo to Shut Down

...mpus. We have closed the zoo because it's a highly contagious disease. Even people passing in front of the cages...ot previously confirmed the presence of the highly contagious disease, which causes severe weight loss in cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle and hogs....

Picnic Memories Turn Rotten With E.coli Poisoning

...f the bacteria identified is said to be incredibly contagious and can be fatal, and the young and the elderly are most at risk. Although it is rare to see outbreaks such as this one, food safety experts say this example is a reminder to be careful when cooking meat and preparing food....

Vets To Team Up With Human Health Specialists

... closely with human health experts in dealing with contagious diseases, Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Atlanta-based federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was quoted: "Thirteen out of the last 14 new infectious diseases that have affected people have arisen from animals. "We need a he...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...traveled around with the infection. Tb is a highly contagious disease. Andrew Speaker was diagnosed in May with extensively drug resistant TB, based on an analysis of a sample taken in March by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The XDR-TB, as it is called, is considered dangerously difficult ...

Queensland Hospitals Reeling Under Norovirus Attack

...aid the hospital had diverted admissions away from contagious areas to shield patients, visitors and staff from ...s and aged-care facilities. The virus is highly contagious and spreads easily from person to person, through inhaling droplets in the air, touching contaminate...

Probiotic Drinks can Stave Off Hospital Infection

... healthcare environments. However, it is extremely contagious and is spread very easily. Authorities assert that most people with a C. diff infection make a full recovery and fatalities are rare. But of late there has been reports of deaths resulting from hospital infections in UK and the working of the NHS h...

Bird Flu Outbreak Expands in Vietnam

...e risk that the virus might adapt to become easily contagious among people. If that happened, it could touch off the first global flu pandemic in decades. Previous influenza pandemics have killed from 1 million to 40 million people who had no immunity to a new virus strain....

China Claims Viral Outbreak Contained

...y mouth sores, rashes, blisters and fever. Highly contagious among children, it is not normally fatal. It is not related to foot and mouth disease, which infects cattle, sheep and swine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes hand, foot and mouth disease as mild, and says nearly all pa...

American Who Exposed Air Passengers to Drug Resistant TB Quarantined

...rberding said. That patient had smallpox, a highly contagious virus -- since eradicated -- that killed about one of every three infected people....

Small Pox Scare Put West Bengal on High Alert

... been alerted, local reports said. Smallpox is a contagious human disease, which is believed to have been eradicated from India over three decades ago. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India a smallpox free country in 1977. The last case of smallpox in India was reported in May 1975 in Bihar when ...

TB and Measles Scare in Canada Now

...re that we decided to detain them." Measles is a contagious disease that spreads through coughing or sneezing. Symptoms include a mild fever and a rash on the forehead and behind the ears and a dry cough. Dr. Howard Njoo, director of the health agency's centre for emergency preparedness and response, said off...

Measles Outbreak in Canada, Officials Urge Vaccination

...d effective way to avoid this extremely, extremely contagious disease, said Dr Jocelyne Sauve, director, public health, South of Montreal, where eight cases were found. A man who came in contact with travelers to the Middle East last April is suspected to be the cause for this mild outbreak. At first, the ...

Whooping Cough Spreads from a Massachusetts Hospital

...al determined that the staff members may have been contagious between May 17 and June 6. Those who may have been exposed were contacted by the hospital on Friday. The list includes patients, family, friends and staff members. Anyone who was a patient in the oncology clinic at the hospital between those dates ...

Georgia Hit With African Swine Fever: FAO

...icer at the Rome-based FAO, noting that the highly contagious viral disease "has been almost entirely confined to sub-Saharan Africa since 1990." Armenia, Azerbaidjan and Russia "should be on high alert," he added There is no vaccine for African swine fever (ASF), which causes fever and has a high fatality ra...

Chinas Blue Ear Virus-no Hogwash

...ay, in Beijing. In January, China identified the contagious pig disease outbreak, till then known as the high- fever disease, as blue ear disease, or Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). The outbreak had begun last May. Says Jia Youling, head of the veterinary department of the ministry of...

The Dreaded Disease Tuberculosis Raises Its Ugly Head

...orious 60-year holiday from many common and highly contagious diseases -- such as polio, measles and cholera -- ...ully treated or they die. Last year, active -- and contagious -- tuberculosis was diagnosed in more than 8.8 million people. Approximately 420,000, or 5 percent...

Johns Hopkins Begins Aggressive Screening for 'superbugs' in Children

...than standard risk monitoring, in which the highly contagious bacteria are looked for after patients develop skin rash, fever or pain. Weekly swab testing and bacterial growth cultures were done on nearly 330 patients in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit for four months. Results were compared to f...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

...ource could be identified. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial infection. Although pertussis vaccination has reduced the number of reported cases in industrialized countries by more than 95 percent from what it was in the 1950s, the number of reported pertussis cases in the United States has tripled in...

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