March 13, 2018
Even as doctors are grappling to contain the threat, health watchdogs are struggling to understand why the deadly virus has spread so dramatically.
The Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 353 Lassa cases
But the possible reasons for this surge are many, said NCDC director Chikwe Ihekweazu.
"The harder you look, the more you find," he said, citing a change in the virus's environment, viral mutation -- and better reporting of cases by the public in response to awareness campaigns.
An outbreak of sexually transmitted disease is hitting the area, and an alarming percentage of the patients are teenagers.
According to The Journal Sentinel, at least 125 people -- including some high school students -- have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection “clusters” discovered in the city. Most of those who were tested in the group were men and 45 percent were HIV positive, according to Ugland and other health care advocates. Information about which school or schools are affected by the cluster has not been released.Even more concerning, health officials confirmed in a tweet that three local babies were also born with syphilis. "Troubling public health news, there has been an increase in new cases of HIV/Syphilis," the Milwaukee Health Department tweeted. "Sadly this included infants in 2017, " the message read.The statement read, "Because schools have a significant numb…
POSTED: FEB 26 2018 10:59PM EST
UPDATED: FEB 27 2018 12:56PM ESTA Chicago congressional candidate supports legalizing marijuana, and he smokes it in a new campaign ad. Benjamin Thomas Wolf is running against incumbent Mike Quigley in the 5th District. He is running on a progressive platform that includes legalizing recreational marijuana.