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Two Arizona Counties Confirm Fleas Testing Positive for Plague

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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“A sudden die-off of prairie dogs and rodents, may be an indicator of plague” –Navajo County PHS

Navajo County Public Health officials have confirmed that fleas collected in the Taylor area have tested positive for plague.

The Coconino County Public Health Services District confirmed last week that fleas found on prairie dogs in the Red Lake area had the disease.

The most common way for humans to contract the disease is through the disease-carrying fleas on their pets or rodents.

Plague is a disease that affects humans and other mammals. It is caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis. Humans usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an animal infected with plague. Plague is infamous for killing millions of people in Europe during the Middle Ages. Today, modern antibiotics are effective in treating plague. Without prompt treatment, the disease can cause serious illness or death. Presently, human plague infections continue to occur in the western United States, but significantly more cases occur in parts of Africa and Asia. [CDC]

The last urban outbreak of rat-associated plague in the United States occurred in Los Angeles in 1924-1925.

 

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EPILEPSY IN THE U.S. AT AN ALL TIME HIGH –CDC

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

At least 1.2 percent of the U.S. population reported active epilepsy in 2015

At least 3.47 million people living with epilepsy, as CDC reports a rising trend with the disorder. , Data released in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report  provides for the first time epilepsy estimates for every state.

The data show the disorder is widespread. In 2015, about 3 million U.S. adults and 470,000 children had active epilepsy (under treatment or with recent seizures). The number of adults with active epilepsy rose from 2.32 million in 2010 to 3 million in 2015. The number of children with the condition increased from 450,000 in 2007 to 470,000 in 2015. These increases are likely due to population growth.

“Millions of Americans are impacted by epilepsy, and unfortunately, this study shows cases are on the rise,” said CDC Director. “Proper diagnosis is key to finding an effective treatment – and at CDC we are committed to researching, testing, and sharing strategies that will improve the lives of people with epilepsy.”

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures. Different conditions can cause epilepsy, such as stroke, brain tumor, head injury, central nervous system infections, or genetic risks.

Key findings from analysis of epilepsy rates

The CDC study provides national and state-specific estimates of epilepsy prevalence based on the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, and the National Survey of Children’s Health, and the 2014 Current Population Survey.

  • Overall, 1.2 percent of the U.S. population (3.4 million people) reported active epilepsy in 2015.
  • The number of cases of active epilepsy among adults ranged from 5,100 in Wyoming [pop: 5.8 million] to 367,900 in California [pop: 39.5 million.]
  • The number of epilepsy cases among children ranged from 800 in Wyoming to 59,800 in California.
  • Eleven states had more than an estimated 92,000 people with epilepsy.
  • Data from 2010-2015 indicate increases in the number of persons with active epilepsy, probably because of population growth.

CDC’s Epilepsy Program:  www.cdc.gov/epilepsy.

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: TBDR

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: PBHF

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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Yemen Cholera Epidemic Kills 2,000, Infects 500,000

Posted by feww on August 14, 2017

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– Arabia Report #37 –

How Saudis bought impunity and cooperation from Trump and continued to commit genocide in Yemen

Background:

Half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen have been reported so far this year. The deadly waterborne disease has killed 2,000 people since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April.

Yemen’s cholera epidemic, the largest in the world, continues to spread rapidly due to deteriorating hygiene and sanitation conditions and disruptions to the water supply across the country. Millions of people are cut off from clean water, and waste collection has ceased in major cities, reported WHO.

Suspected cases of the disease continue to rage across the country, infecting about 5,000 people each day, with more than 15 million people are unable to get basic healthcare in the terrorized country.

[Saudi Arabia Report #37 is prepared by an affiliated team of political scientists.]

  • Reports Saudi Arabia 01 – 37 are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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