Measles cases at ‘alarmingly’ high levels around the world, UNICEF says CNN News February 28, 2019 Global measles cases increased by 48.4% between 2017 and 2018, according to calculations by UNICEF of data on 194 countries from the World Health Organization. Ten countries, including Brazil, the Philippines and France, accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total increase in measles cases in 2018, according to figures released by the UN’s agency for children.
Nosocomial infections, hospital acquired infections, or Health Care Associated Infections | AHRQ Patient Safety Network Patient Safety Primer Last Updated: January 2019 Health Care–Associated Infections Background Health care–associated infections (HAIs) are among the most common complications of hospital care.
Print Bruce Richman Courtesy of Bruce Richman Bruce Richman is founding executive director of the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), which launched the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) campaign in 2016. U=U refers to the fact that people living with HIV on effective treatment do not sexually transmit the virus. Since the launch of U=U, a groundswell of research has confirmed that having an undetectable viral load renders people incapable of transmitting HIV to their sexual partners.
Print In 2016, when Mariah Wilberg started working as a communications specialist at the Minnesota Department of Health, she was determined to incorporate the concept of Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) into the state health agency’s messaging. “I embarked on a process of figuring out where we were heading in regard to U=U and whether people were receptive to us officially endorsing the campaign and starting to do public education,” says Wilberg, an advocate living with HIV.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia Disease outbreak news 15 February 2019 From 1 January through 31 January 2019, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported fourteen additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including three deaths. Details of these cases can be found by following the link to a separate document after this paragraph.