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Health officials in five states have warned people, who are known to be infected by measles and planning to travel, from traveling and boarding planes. The officials would ask the government to place them a “Do Not Board” list to help combat the ongoing measles outbreak.
According to a new report by the CDC, middle-aged Americans are losing ground in the fight against heart disease. The report found that middle-aged people in the United States are dying more of heart disease than cancer. Experts believe that the surge in heart disease death rates could be due to risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, and sedentary lifestyle.
On Monday, the WHO has branded the Ebola as the “public enemy number one” amid the ongoing outbreak. So far, it has killed more than 1,100 people. Community distrust and frequent violent attacks have affected the efforts to combat the outbreak. Violent insurgents have even destroyed Ebola medical centers, making things worse.
Air pollution is one of the common causative factors of respiratory illness in children. A study has found that the number of childhood asthma cases have dramatically dropped in Los Angeles after the city cleaned up its air, especially nitrogen dioxide that is emitted from cars.
West Michigan public health officials have warned about the black-legged, deer ticks that can cause Lyme disease. The experts recommended people to protect themselves from the disease by getting checked for the ticks after spending time outdoors. The current temperatures allow the deer ticks to thrive, making you vulnerable to Lyme disease.