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    Four Corners States Biomonitoring Collaborative: Leveraging lab capacity toward regional health concerns

Four Corners States Biomonitoring Collaborative: Leveraging lab capacity toward regional health concerns

By Kim Krisberg
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid—otherwise known as 2,4-D—is the active ingredient in a variety of weed killers and one of the most common, widely used herbicides in the world. Studies in lab animals have found that high doses of 2,4-D are associated with negative health effects. Research on human exposure is more of a mixed […]

By |February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 104 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 22 January 2018 to 04 February 2018 a (data as of 2018-02-16 04:33:50 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 302596 specimens during that time period. 98068 were […]

By |February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Cholera – Mozambique

On 27 October 2017, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera. From 14 August 2017 through 11 February 2018, 1799 cases and one death (case fatality rate = 0.06%) of cholera were reported from the two provinces; Nampula (1580 cases) and Cabo Delgado (219 cases). Underreporting of the […]

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What causes a buildup of pressure behind the eyes?

In this article, we look at reasons for feelings of pressure behind the eye, including a migraine or sinus infection. When should you see a doctor? …read more

By |February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How to treat an infected hangnail

Find out how to treat an infected hangnail. In this article, we cover home remedies, how to drain an abscess, prevention methods, and symptoms. …read more

By |February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|