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Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the U-S

Posted by feww on December 4, 2011

United States HIV Infection and AIDS Statistics

The following is a summary of  HIV infection and AIDS statistics in the United States and Dependent Areas, based on the HIV Surveillance Report, Volume 21.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 4

[December 4, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,564 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • United States and Dependent Areas.  From the beginning of the AIDS epidemic through 2009, some 1,142,714 people have been diagnosed with AIDS in America.
    • There were 490,696 people living with an AIDS diagnoses in the United States and five dependent areas by the end of 2008, CDC estimated.
    • AIDS has killed about 617,025 people in the U.S. since the 1980s.
    • Some 42,959 new diagnoses of HIV infection in the 40 states and five dependent areas were recorded in 2008.
    • About 75% of adults and adolescents living with an AIDS diagnosis are male.
  • Global. More than 36 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in 2009.
    • About 2.8 million people were newly infected with HIV in 2009.
    • An estimated 2.4 million people died of aids in 2008.

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Measles epidemic exploding across Europe, spreading to the U-S

Posted by feww on December 3, 2011

Europe plagued by measles, threefold increase in 4 years

Some 26,000 cases of measles infection claiming up to a dozen lives and leaving about 7,300 hospitalized have been reported in Europe so far this year.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 3

[December 3, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,565 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Europe. More than 26,000 measles cases were reported in 36 European countries from January to October 2011. The rise re[resents a 3-fold increase in 4 years.
    • The worst-affected country is France with 14,000 cases.
    • Other major outbreaks of the disease have been reported  in Macedonia, Romania, Spain and Uzbekistan.
    • In the U.S. more than 200 cases have been reported so far this year. That’s the largest number in a decade, and a 4-fold increase.
    • Most of the recorded cases in the US weer linked to other world regions, including about 2 dozen cases from Europe.
    • Measles is a highly contagious and potentially dangerous disease which spreads easily.
    • Some 164,000 measles deaths were recorded worldwide in 2008, with 95 percent of deaths occurring in poor countries.

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Whooping Cough: Calif Epidemic Claims 10th Life

Posted by feww on October 23, 2010

California whooping cough outbreak claims its tenth victim, a six-week-old baby in San Diego

The outbreak is the worst in 60 years, Calif health officials say.

Whooping cough (pertussis) is highly contagious disease, however infants under the age of 60 days cannot be vaccinated, medical sources say.

As of posting, about 6,000 have been infected in California; however, whooping cough has also become a nationwide concern.


Child with broken blood vessels in eyes and bruising on face due to pertussis coughing. Source: vaccine Information

“Pertussis is a cyclical disease that has had a five-year wave of historic patterns,” a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health said. “We are at the top of the five-year pattern [in California,]” he said.

In the late 1950s a record 13 people died from pertussis in one year, he said.

About 17,000 cases of pertussis were reported nationwide in 2009. In San Diego County 37 new cases have been reported so far this month.

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breathes which result in a “whooping” sound. Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age. (Source: CDC)


Pertussis (whooping cough) Progression. Source: CDC. Click image to enlarge.

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