Should make you think a little. Guarantee it won’t make the evening news.
So, several days ago, I posted about the program to end Dog Rabies by 2030 and then this appears today.
Division of STD Prevention October 2019
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of STD Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia, 30329–4027
Think of all the issues going on across the Country right now – drug addiction, homelessness, mental health issues and so on – and Sexually Transmitted Diseases are part of/caused by all of the above.
Around the world, dog bites are still the primary source of Rabies in people. I’ve read news reports of packs of rabid dogs attacking villages and it can be quite scary.
In the U.S., while dogs and other mammals do cause problems, our main source of Rabies infections is bats.
Link to this Report:
Rabies Disease, Transmission and Prevention: Just What Do You Know About Rabies?
Total human rabies deaths (top) or per-100,000 people (bottom) illustrate the global burden of dog-transmitted human rabies.
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The full impact of fungal diseases in humans is not clear
Global Preparedness Monitoring Board
State-Reported Hepatitis A Outbreak Cases as of September 6, 2019
An Outbreak I have been following for 3 years now – literally “Tilting at Windmills”.
The Hepatitis A Outbreak rarely, if ever, gets National Media Coverage. Florida alone, during this Outbreak, has had over 3000 cases and yet, nothing is said and there is no National Outcry about people gettig sick, and some are dying, with a preventable disease. Plus, they are spreading the disease to individuals who are NOT “at risk of catching it.
Sort of reminds me on how the National Media and the National Politicians aren’t discussing the Homeless Crisis.
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Kingdom of Heaven – 2005
– Orlando Bloom/Eva Green
Edward Norton as King Baldwin – a Leper
The opinion of Dr. Marc Siegel from this article:
“And it seems only a matter of time before leprosy could take hold among the homeless population in an area such as Los Angeles County, with close to 60,000 homeless people and 75 percent of those lacking even temporary shelter or adequate hygiene and medical treatment. All of those factors make a perfect cauldron for a contagious disease that is transmitted by nasal droplets and respiratory secretions with close repeated contact.”
From the CDC
Transmission | Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) | CDC
Yes, Armadillos are believed to carry, along with people, Leprosy. Armadillo populations are growing quickly in the south.
I’ve talked about the homeless crisis frequently and on my page, Doc’s Public Health Issues – Crisis Point, I illustrate in detail the reporting on the Crisis that is happening in Los Angeles and other places.
I must truthfully admit that I never thought of Leprosy in relationship with this crisis. Typhusm Thypoid, Plague, T.B., S.T.D.’s and so on, but not once did I consider Leprosy as a possiblity. I must also admit that Dr. Siegel does make an interesting arguement that the possiblity of Leprosy, breaking out among the homeless does needs to monitored.
The one major problem I forsee is that Doctors ov today have never seen some of the possible diseases now being called “Medieval Diseaases” and it may not be recognized in time to prevent it’s spread.
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