Monthly Archives: March 2018

Can humans have mange?

Microscopic mites can cause sarcoptic mange in animals. Humans get a different form of mange, called scabies. Symptoms include a rash, often around skin folds, intense itching, and burrow marks. Treatment for scabies includes using scabicide topical creams. Mites cannot live away from human skin for more than 3 days. …read more

By |March 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Swollen earlobe: Pictures, causes, and treatment

Most causes of a swollen earlobe, such as an injury from a contact sport or an allergic reaction to a piercing, are easily treated at home and can be prevented. However, there are other causes, such as cauliflower ear and mastoiditis that need medical attention. Read on to find out when to see a […]

By |March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

What to know about flat warts

Flat warts are small, smooth, raised bumps that often occur in clusters. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious. They can be treated with topical creams or removed by a doctor. Flat warts are not cancerous, but if a person is concerned about a skin bump they should see their […]

By |March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Cholera – Somalia

The ongoing cholera outbreak in Somalia started in December 2017. As of 18 March 2018, a total of 1613 cholera cases, including nine deaths (case fatality rate = 0.6 %), have been reported from four regions: Hiraan, Banadir, Lower Juba and Middle Shabelle. …read more

By |March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Chemical compound inhibits Ebola virus replication

An organic chemical compound shows effective antiviral activity against Ebola virus and several other viruses, according to a new study. …read more

By |March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments|