September 16, 2019

CDC: More severe strain of flu spreading widely

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From Newsmax Americans aren’t out of the woods yet, as the flu season continues to spread across the country, health officials reported Friday. One major shift that’s occurred is in the viruses that are circulating. At the start of the flu season, the predominant strain was influenza A H1N1, but now a more severe strain, […]

Royal Caribbean passengers reportedly kept on ship due to illness

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From Cruise Radio Nearly 170 people have been felled by a norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean’sOasis of the Seas. As a result, several passengers have reported that they were not allowed to disembark at one of the ship’s ports of call. “We Are Bringing Additional Medical Staff On Board” According to Florida Today, the outbreak began […]

New Carib Sailing Week

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New Caribbean Sailing Week for 2019 From Scuttlebutt Sailing News A newly formed event called Caribbean Sailing Week (CSW) is set to take place October 17-20 in English Harbour, Antigua. The 2019 event combines two individual Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) events which have taken place for more than 20 years – the CSA Annual Conference […]

Cuba’s hidden Zika outbreak

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By Don Ward Hickett From Precision Vaccinations Will Zika continue in California, the Caribbean, Florida, and Puerto Rico in 2019? January 8th, 2019 – A recent study highlights how the Zika virus may still be spreading in the Americas, including the island of Cuba.  This study says Cuban authorities didn’t follow the agreed to the practice of notifying […]

CDC reveals deadliest drug in US

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From Newsmax As the U.S. opioid epidemic grinds on, fentanyl is fast becoming the main culprit in drug overdose deaths, health officials report. Cocaine and heroin remain the street drugs of choice, but more overdose deaths involve fentanyl, either mixed with those narcotics or taken alone. Between 2013 and 2016, overdose deaths involving fentanyl increased […]

Health officials baffled as polio-like illness spreads to more kids

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From Newsmax Cases of a mysterious polio-like illness continue to mount in the United States, and health officials are scrambling to figure out the cause. There are now 252 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an increase of 33 patients since last week, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for […]

Caribbean says Zika no longer an issue. Doctors say not so fast [Cayman Islands listed as risk free]

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By Nikki Ekstein From Bloomberg The truth is complicated. On Oct. 18, the Caribbean Public Health Agency was celebrating and promoting good news: the World Health Organization (WHO) was no longer classifying its islands as having active virus transmission. Anguilla blasted a press release to travel professionals, with a subject line proclaiming: “Anguilla Removed from […]

CDC: Influenza killed 80,000 people last year in USA

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From WN Federal health officials warned people across the United States more than 80,000 people died during the flu season during winter 2017 through 2018, the highest number in more than a decade, according to The New York Times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned last week nearly 90 percent of those deaths […]

Rates of 3 STDs have reached a record high in the US — and a ‘super gonorrhea’ may be forthcoming

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By Caroline Praderio From This Insider STDs like gonorrhea, pictured here, are on the rise, according to new preliminary data.CDC / Joe Millar Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis hit record highs in the US in 2017, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2013 and […]

Record number of cruise ships failed health and safety inspections in 2017

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By Jacob Passy But even ships that pass inspections can have serious violations In 2018, cruise ships may need to clean up their act. More cruise ships failed health inspections in 2017 than in any year in the past decade, a MarketWatch analysis of reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Last […]