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Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

...did not report the case," said Herrera. The latest fatality was Blasina de Saavedra who died two weeks ago, eight months after consuming a contaminated cough syrup. The director of Panama's Social Security Fund (SSF) was arrested earlier this month after 14 medicines for cough, allergy and flu produced by the...

Georgia may Lose Most Pigs to Swine Fever: FAO

...can swine fever, which causes fever and has a high fatality rate, though it does not affect humans....

Meningitis Shots for Teens

...e in less than 48 hours. It has about a 15 percent fatality rate if treated with antibiotics. Characterized by fever, headache, and stiff neck, the relatively rare disease involves the inflammation of membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It is a more serious infection than viral meningitis. The d...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...ven Vioxx, which had a 76 per 100,000 person-years fatality rate. * Aspirin, clozapine, Tysabri and Vioxx al...und that motorcyclists can potentially face annual fatality risks that are 40 times as great as passenger car travelers, while taxi drivers face three times the...

New TB Vaccines in Could Protect Against All Drug Resistant Strains

...e of MDR and XDR TB, which has a particularly high fatality rate in people with HIV, makes our mission even more critical. The vaccines under development by Aeras and its partners are intended to protect against all strains of TB and to be safe for use in people infected with HIV." Dr. Sadoff noted that the...

Humans Could Face Greater Bird Flu Risk, Indonesia Warns

..., Bayu Krisnamurthi, also told reporters the human fatality rate had increased in the year to May to 86.4 percent, as compared with 74.5 percent the previous year. Krisnamurthi was speaking at a press conference marking the second anniversary of the appearance of bird flu in humans in Indonesia. Since the...

Georgia Hit With African Swine Fever: FAO

...ine fever (ASF), which causes fever and has a high fatality rate, though it does not affect humans. "The disease has a catastrophic effect on commercial and smallholder pig production and has serious socio-economic consequences for rural livelihoods," the FAO said in a statement, adding that the virus may h...

Indonesia's Bird Flu Death Toll Touches 80

...ia's infection rate is now declining but the human fatality rate has actually risen to more than 79 percent, Bayu Krisnamurti, chief of the National Commission for Bird Flu Control and Pandemic Preparedness, said last week. Human bird flu cases have been reported in 11 of the country's 33 provinces, while t...

Integrated Trauma Care Facility in Mumbai

... trauma accidents per 10,000 vehicles. "While the fatality rate in road accidents are up to 20 percent, in case of train accidents the casualty rate is at least 50 percent. We hope the initiative would reduce death by almost 90 percent," Damle added. Shah said they have unanimously decided to start the serv...

Mumbai to Have Integrated Trauma Care Facility

...trauma accidents per 10,000 vehicles. "While the fatality rate in road accidents are up to 20 percent, in case of train accidents the casualty rate is at least 50 percent. We hope the initiative would reduce death by almost 90 percent," Damle added. Shah said they have unanimously decided to start the ser...

Bird Flu Reappears in Vietnam

...apt itself to humans, and it has an unusually high fatality rate, killing half of those infected. Vietnam once had the highest number of human bird flu fatalities at 42 people dead since 2003. However, no human cases have been confirmed since October 2005. So far, none of the new poultry outbreaks have be...

South Africa: Nigerian Man Treated for Lassa Fever

...er are diagnosed in West Africa every year and the fatality rate among hospitalised patients vary between one percent and 15 percent. In addition, Dr Rahman said the pilot, two co-pilots and two paramedics who accompanied the doctor on the flight from Nigeria had been placed under quarantine as a precaution...

One More Succumbs to Bird Flu in Indonesia

...a total of 79 bird flu cases - the world's highest fatality tally from the disease. Source-IANS...

Age, Gender Major Factors in Severity of Auto-Accident Injuries

...n overturned vehicle increased the likelihood of a fatality by 220 percent for older men and only 154 percent ...en, rollover accidents increased the likelihood of fatality by 523 percent for older women and only 116 percent for young women. * Vehicles carrying one or mor...

Cardiovascular Disease – Beware of This Lethal Kille

...A has shown that Mississippi portrayed the highest fatality rate due to CVD, at 406 deaths per 100,000 people. Minnesota portrayed the lowest death rate from CVD, about 221 deaths per 100,000 people. The statistics also pointed out that since 1900, heart disease has been a killer, with the exception of the...

Distinguishable Traits of Fatal Skin Cancer Recognized

...mperative to inform the public about the potential fatality of the less common but aggressive type of skin cancer. All health professionals should keep themselves well informed about this type of cancer. Any skin lesion that is rapidly growing deserves immediate medical attention. The December issue of the Ar...

A 23- Year- Old Gay Falls Victim To Meningitis C in Toronto

... This disease has a record of 10 to 15 per cent fatality and 20 per cent of the survivors suffer lasting health problems, such as deafness and mental retardation. Public health officials are anxious that anyone who came in close contact with him might be infected. The deceased is supposed to have visit...

US Firm Launches Early Dengue Detection Kit in India

.... With this test, it is now possible to bring down fatality rates significantly," said Dhiren Wagle, country manager of Bio-Rad India. Wagle hoped the kit would help health agencies in India in the effective control and management of the disease that has claimed 50 lives in the recent weeks while the number...

E.coli-tainted spinach causes a kid's death in Idaho

...aho, who died on Sept. 20, is the second confirmed fatality of the E. coli bacteria outbreak that has sickened 192 people in the United States and one person in Canada,' said Ross Mason, a spokesman for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. 'His parents had given him a smoothie of yogurt and spinach, ...

Researcher Reports on Origin of Deadly Fever Outbreak

...ratic Republic of the Congo. The team recorded a fatality rate of 83 percent for that outbreak. Young male miners comprised 52 percent of the cases, suggesting that exposure in underground mines was a factor in the spread of the disease. The discovery of multiple different genetic variants of the virus indi...

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