Monthly Archives: November 2017

New Lab Matters: Biomonitoring

In the 1970s, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that gasoline lead was a major exposure for children and adults—a huge finding that would not have been known otherwise. Today NHANES provides a critical baseline for national background levels of exposure to other chemicals, but state efforts to test and document […]

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Houseflies may carry more diseases than previously thought

Researchers examined the microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies, and found that they carry many bacteria that are harmful to humans. …read more

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    World AIDS Day Could Mean More Than Telling Prisoners to Get an HIV Test

World AIDS Day Could Mean More Than Telling Prisoners to Get an HIV Test

As many of you have read before, this is my 27th year living with HIV, and there are no signs of me slowing down soon. Here at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI), the medical department has HIV testing. When I was at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP), working for the HIV/AIDS Awareness Program […]

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    World AIDS Day Could Mean More Than Telling Prisoners to Get an HIV Test

World AIDS Day Could Mean More Than Telling Prisoners to Get an HIV Test

As many of you have read before, this is my 27th year living with HIV, and there are no signs of me slowing down soon. Here at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI), the medical department has HIV testing. When I was at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP), working for the HIV/AIDS Awareness Program […]

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FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 84 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 30 October 2017 to 12 November 2017 a (data as of 2017-11-24 03:35:24 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 103642 specimens during that time period. 5515 were positive […]

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