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China’s Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country’s health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. The health commission of the autonomous region said a 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after he ate wild rabbit meat […]

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Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping

(Reuters) – A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing “imminent death” from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape device in this illustration picture, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abisi/File Photo The announcement […]

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Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area

Two people are being treated in Scotland for the potentially deadly diphtheria infection. NHS Lothian has confirmed the two cases are related and both patients are thought to be in hospital in Edinburgh. The health board said those involved had recently returned from overseas. Public health experts said the likelihood of any additional cases was […]

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U.S. CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery U.S. officials described on Friday as a “breakthrough” in the investigation of the nationwide outbreak that has topped 2,000 cases. The discovery of Vitamin E acetate in lung samples offers the first direct […]

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BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday denied an industry bid to put on hold Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of vaping products, keeping intact the toughest prohibition yet in a rapidly developing response to e-cigarettes and their potential link to a lung disease. A demonstrator vapes during a protest at the Massachusetts […]

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Summer may have only recently given way to autumn, but it appears the flu season — often at its worst in the dead of winter — is starting to pick up, resulting in at least one death in New Mexico, state health officials announced this week. In a Wednesday statement, the New Mexico Department of […]

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Health officials in Alabama on Wednesday confirmed the first death in the state attributed to vaping. The patient, whose name and age was not revealed, was a man from East Alabama. No other details were provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health. NEBRASKA SEES 1ST VAPING-LINKED DEATH “As of October 1, there were 19 Alabama […]

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea confirmed two additional cases of deadly African swine fever at pig farms in towns near its border with North Korea, the country’s agriculture ministry said on Thursday. The latest confirmation brings the total number of cases of detected since the first outbreak on Sept. 17 to 13, underlining the urgency […]

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Wednesday confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever at pig farms in Paju, a town near its border with North Korea, the country’s agriculture ministry said, bringing its total number of cases of the disease to eleven. South Korea is still looking into the source of the virus, […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday described a possible link between the current outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries and the use of THC-containing vaping products. The CDC’s findings indicated that out of 514 patients with suspected vaping-related illnesses, 77 had self-reported that they had been using products containing THC, or using both nicotine- and […]

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