(CNN)If it seems like you know a lot of people who've come down with the flu lately, you're on to something. Nineteen states now have high levels of flu activity, according to the latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's more than double the number of states from the previous week. The number of children who died also increased. Two children's deaths related to the flu were reported in the week ending December 29, bringing the flu's death toll for children to 13 for this season, according to the CDC. Allison Eaglespeaker, 6, died from flu on December 1. Crystal White Shield knows the toll flu can take. She lost her 6-year-old daughter, Allison Eaglespeaker, to flu on December 1. Read More Allison, a kindergartner in Missoula, Montana, loved to dance and to hang out with her big brother, Matt, and her little sister, Daisy. Guatemalan boy who died in US custody had the flu, medical examiner says "She was a beautiful little girl," … [Read more...] about Flu activity jumps in the Unites States
Christian Edwards, provided by Published 9:10 pm PST, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 George Frey/Getty Images In an op-ed for The Washington Post, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming US senator, Mitt Romney says US President Donald Trump has failed to live up to the office of the presidency. Some Trump policies are acceptable, but its is the president's character - or lack of it - that has hurt the United States, Romney wrote. "To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow 'our better angels.'" But this is where Trump is at his worst, Romney says. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming US senator, Mitt Romney says Trump has failed to live up to the office he was elected for. Some Trump policies could work, but it is the president's character - or lack of it - that has hurt the United States, Romney, wrote on … [Read more...] about Mitt Romney says Trump has failed the presidency character test and that’s hurt the United States
HEALTH CARE A U.S. physician who was exposed to Ebola while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in the United States today and was taken to a secure area at the Nebraska Medical Center. The physician, who isn't exhibiting symptoms of the deadly virus, was privately transported to the medical center in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday afternoon, officials there confirmed. Ebola, which can spread through direct contact, can incubate for three weeks before an infected person begins showing symptoms.Story Continued Below The individual, whose identity is being withheld due to privacy concerns, will be kept under observation in a secure area for up to two weeks and transferred to a special biocontainment unit if symptoms develop. The center, which is partnered with the University of Nebraska, has previously treated Ebola patients. "This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious," said Ted Cieslak, an infectious diseases specialist at … [Read more...] about Doctor exposed to Ebola brought to United States
(CNN)Flu activity is increasing in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. Guatemalan boy who died in US custody had the flu, medical examiner says As of the week ending December 22, nine states are experiencing high flu activity -- Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina -- as well as New York City. That's an increase from the previous week, when two states, Colorado and Georgia, experienced high flu activity. Seven states and Puerto Rico are experiencing moderate flu activity. Among the four states along the southern US border, flu activity increased to high in New Mexico and moderate in Arizona, the CDC noted. Geographically, there's widespread flu activity reported in 11 states -- Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York and North Carolina -- and Guam. Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot for … [Read more...] about Flu cases on the rise in the United States, CDC says
AIDSVu is an interactive online map illustrating the prevalence of HIV in the United States. The state- and county-level data on AIDSVu come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national HIV surveillance database, which is comprised of HIV surveillance reports from state and local health departments. ZIP code and census tract data come directly from state, county and city health departments, depending on which entity is responsible for HIV surveillance in a particular geographic area. Uses can search through HIV prevalence data by race/ethnicity, sex and age, and see how HIV prevalence is related to various social determinants of health, such as educational attainment and poverty. As one can see, HIV prevalence in the United States is concentrated in the South highlighting one of the many health disparities in the North-South divide in the United States. Check out the map here. Juhi Mawla, Intern, [email protected] Advertisements … [Read more...] about Where’s HIV in the United States?