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Alabama investigates 5 cases of lung disease tied to vaping

The Alabama Department of Public Health says it’s investigating five reports of potentially severe lung disease associated with electronic cigarettes or vaping. The department told news outlets that it’s evaluating the reports and will release information as it becomes available. A department statement says the group is joining other state health departments in requesting information […]

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Mozambique races to contain 1,000 cases of cholera

Mozambican and international health workers raced on Monday to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where cases of the disease has jumped to more than 1,000. There has been one death from cholera and of the reported cases 97 remain in treatment centers, with others released, Mozambique’s […]

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Mandated neonatal abstinence reporting helps quantify cases

(HealthDay)—Mandated neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) surveillance and reporting allows state health departments to quantify incidence and informs programs and services, according to research published in the Jan. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Shahla M. Jilani, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues reviewed […]

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Measles cases rise across the world

Measles cases rise by 30% across the globe as world health chiefs blame anti-vaxxers for the surge Multiple countries have had their measles elimination certificate withdrawn The World Health Organization report showed there were 173,000 cases in 2017  It tracked 17 years worth of data for the new report, alongside the CDC e-mail 74 View […]