Flight Attendant With Measles Dies of Meningoencephalitis

Flight Attendant With Measles Dies of Meningoencephalitis A flight attendant with Israel’s El Al airlines was believed to have contracted measles on a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Tel Aviv on Mar. 26, 2019. Rotem Amitai, 43, developed a fever on Mar. 31 and was admitted to Meir Medical Center near Tel Aviv that same day. She had trouble breathing and was transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit where she was placed on a respirator. Amitai fell into a coma the following week and reportedly remained unconscious for five months… Read More

Mother Breaks Down While Telling Her Child’s Story I got pregnant in 2008. My son was born in July of 2008, and it was right around the time they were starting to push the flu vaccines on pregnant women. And, luckily, my OB didn’t have the flu shots in yet, so it was still brand new, pushing it on pregnant women. So I managed to skip that. I went into the hospital, he came out. It was kind of a traumatic labor. His blood pressure went really low during labor, so they almost had to induce… When he was born his cord was wrapped around a couple of times and he was blue. His first apgar score was a two, so they had to revive him, resuscitate him basically. And luckily he was okay, but before they even gave him to me they gave him the HepB shot, and he screamed his head off. Read More

Experimental Oral Rabies Vaccines Will Target Wildlife in Nine States The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services (WS) is conducting a rabies control program using an experimental oral rabies vaccine (ORV) to try to stop the spread of rabies among wildlife populations. The USDA is set to use baited traps on the ground or planes to spray wildlife with the experimental oral rabies vaccine, which is a human adenovirus type 5 rabies glycoprotein recombinant vaccine called ONRAB produced by Artemis Technologies…Read More

Vaccinated Nurse in Seattle Diagnosed With Measles A vaccinated nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital was recently diagnosed with measles after having been exposed to a child who tested positive for measles infection. The child had been in the hospital’s emergency room on June 22, June 25 and June 26, 2019 but only showed symptoms of measles during the third visit. Hospital officials said the child immediately had been put in isolation. The nurse, who is in her 20s and works in the inpatient units, had received two MMR vaccinations and had worn “appropriate personal protective… Read More

Viral Link to AFM Polio Sought in University of Alabama Study The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) a five-year $10 million contract to study the polio-like condition known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), also sometimes referred to as acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “As part of the contract, UAB will organize and implement an international, multi-site study to learn more about the incidence and distribution of AFM and to better understand how…Read More


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