Doc’s Public Health Issues – Crisis Point

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Public Health At a Crisis Point

(Articles are removed monthly unless deemed necessary for the larger picture)

Table of Contents

Breaking Disease Issues

Coming Soon to America

Ongoing Issues

General Information                                                                                                                           

Homelessness                                                                                                                                        

“Human” Pollution

Infectious Diseases (excluding STD’s)     

Medieval (Filth)                                                                                                                                     Accidents                                                                                                                                   

Breaking Disease Issues

Wuhan Virus/COVID – 19

15 people down with Wuhan flu in Hong Kong, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times – posted 01/07/20

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/14-people-down-with-wuhan-flu-in-hong-kong?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=STFB&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=15782122

DOH tightens screening amid ‘mysterious’ virus outbreak in China – Northbound Philippines News Online – posted 01/07/20

http://northboundasia.com/42750/doh-tightens-screening-amid-mysterious-virus-outbreak-in-china/news/national-news/

Cases of mystery respiratory illness in China rise to 44 | CTV News – posted 01/07/20

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/cases-of-mystery-respiratory-illness-in-china-rise-to-44-1.4751687?id=sm%3Atrueanthem%3Actvvancouverisland%3Apost&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

7 more Hong Kong patients treated for mystery disease | CTV News – posted 01/0/20

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/7-more-hong-kong-patients-treated-for-mystery-disease-1.4753588? id=sm%3Atrueanthem%3Actvvancouverisland%3Apost&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Questions still swirl over China’s unexplained pneumonia outbreak | CIDRAP – posted 01/07/20

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/01/questions-still-swirl-over-chinas-unexplained-pneumonia-outbreak

Hong Kong to add mystery illness to reportable diseases – posted 01/07/19

https://apnews.com/075bf4c4297afd6a1b4f4fea9fd82bba

Am not going to try and keep up with the sheer volume of reports other than more scientific articles.

Coming Soon  to America

Dengue – All Ready here.  

 

Ongoing Outbreaks

Hepatitis A

Louisiana reports over 700 cases of hepatitis A amid ongoing outbreak – posted 01/16/20

https://www.wafb.com/2020/01/11/louisiana-reports-over-cases-hepatitis-amid-ongoing-outbreak/

Florida hepatitis A outbreak tops 4,000 cases since 2018 – Tampa Dispatch – posted 01/16/20

FLORIDA-Hepatitis-A
http://www.tampadispatch.com/florida-hepatitis-a-outbreak-tops-4000-cases-since-2018/

Maine reports fivefold increase in hepatitis A cases last year – Outbreak News Today – posted 02/16/20

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/maine-reports-fivefold-increase-in-hepatitis-a-cases-last-year-95833/

Kentucky hepatitis A outbreak tops 5,000 cases – Outbreak News Today – posted 02/25/20

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/kentucky-hepatitis-a-outbreak-tops-5000-cases-37134/

Over 800 hepatitis A cases reported in La. outbreak – posted 03/07/20

https://www.wafb.com/2020/03/06/over-hepatitis-cases-reported-la-outbreak/

 

Measles

Measles Outbreaks Make 2019 a Record-Setting Year | Voice of America – English – posted 01/16/20

https://www.voanews.com/science-health/measles-outbreaks-make-2019-record-setting-year

What Measles Outbreaks May Mean For You – 2020 – Stories – News – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – posted 01/16/20

https://www.jhsph.edu/news/stories/2020/what-measles-outbreaks-may-mean-for-you.html

DRC reports 252 measles deaths since beginning of the year – Outbreak News Today – posted 02/29/20

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/drc-reports-252-measles-deaths-since-beginning-of-the-year-81463/

General Information

Preparing for the Next Pandemic — The WHO’s Global Influenza Strategy | NEJM –posted 01/06/20

https://www.nejm.org/action/showFullText?downloadfile=showFullText&query=TOC&doi=10.1056/NEJMp1905224&loaded=true

Homelessness

Number of Homeless Students Soars | Education News | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2019-02-21/number-of-homeless-students-soars?utm_source=usn_fb

FEDERAL DATA SUMMARY SCHOOL YEARS 2014-15 TO 2016-17
EDUCATION FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

NATIONAL CENTER FOR HOMELESS EDUCATION
UNC GREENSBORO  FEBRUARY 2019
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A79a843d1-0563-4462-8a5e-048716007928

The State of Homelessness in America    The Council of Economic Advisers  September 2019

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A5df9d18c-0ffd-46be-b28a-ac025fadbeeb

The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress – H.U.D.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A35d43710-71d6-4543-a72e-59128c1fc939

For Countless Americans, Living In Their Vehicles Has Become “The New Normal” | Zero Hedge

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-12/countless-americans-living-their-vehicles-has-become-new-normal

Without Parking, Thousands of Americans Who Live in Vehicles Have Nowhere to Go – Route Fifty

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/07/without-parking-thousands-americans-who-live-vehicles-have-nowhere-go/158241/

Homelessness is a crisis in some parts of the country. Why are 2020 candidates mostly ignoring it? | The Seattle Times

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/homelessness-is-a-crisis-in-some-parts-of-the-country-why-are-2020-candidates-mostly-ignoring-it/?utm_content=buffer58a01&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_f_m

Starving Seniors: How America Fails To Feed Its Aging | Kaiser Health News

https://khn.org/news/starving-seniors-how-america-fails-to-feed-its-aging/

Cities With the Most Homelessness in the U.S. | Cities | US News

https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/slideshows/cities-with-the-most-homelessness-in-the-us?onepage&utm_source=usn_fbttps://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/11/poverty-rate-inflation-inequality/161102/

US Homeless Population Rose 2.7% In 2019, Driven By A Surge In California, HUD Says – CBS Sacramento = posted 01/06/20

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/12/21/us-homeless-population-rose-2-7-in-2019-surge-in-california/

TENT CITY, USA: The Growth of America’s Homeless Encampments and How Communities are Responding – posted 01/16/20

THE NATIONAL LAW CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS & POVERTY
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ab00e889f-e171-4e73-acaa-6d6efc7f085e

The 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress – posted 01/16/20

PART 1: POINT-IN-TIME ESTIMATES OF HOMELESSNESS JANUARY 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development                                              OFFICE OF COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Af78575e9-894c-4673-95ca-139962f70795

First Coronavirus-Related Death Of Homeless Person Sets Off Race To Find Shelter In Santa Clara Co. – CBS San Francisco – posted 03/19/20

  https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/03/17/first-coronavirus-related-death-of-homeless-person-sets-off-race-to-find-shelter-in-santa-clara-co/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social       

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Authorizes $150M To Protect Homeless From COVID-19 – CBS San Francisco – posted 03/20/20

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/03/18/coronavirus-update-homeless-protection-gov-newsom-authorizes-150m-emergency-funding-covid-19/?utm_campaign=true_anthem&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=social

Cities Rush to Respond as Homelessness and Coronavirus Collide – Route Fifty – posted 03/21/20

https://www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2020/03/homelessness-and-coronavirus-collide/163978/

 

                                                                                 

Human” Pollution

Welcome to San Francisco’s dirtiest block | Daily Mail Online 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6258483/Welcome-San-Franciscos-dirtiest-block.html?ito=social-facebook

Doo-Doo, the New Urban Crisis | RealtyHop

https://www.realtyhop.com/blog/doo-doo-the-new-urban-crisis/#figure13

America Has a Sewage Problem

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-sewage-septic-tank-pollution-health.html

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | The Daily Caller 

https://dailycaller.com/2018/07/15/san-francisco-poop-problem/

SF Mayor: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’ | NBC Bay Area 

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Theres-more-feces-on-the-sidewalks-than-Ive-ever-seen-488156431.html

Interactive map reveals the staggering number of human waste on San Francisco’s streets | Daily Mail Online 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6924787/Interactive-map-reveals-staggering-number-human-waste-San-Franciscos-streets.html?ito=social-facebook

San Francisco sees ‘brownout’ amid spike in public pooping, reports say | Fox News 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-francisco-sees-brownout-amid-spike-in-public-pooping-reports-say

Here’s How Bad San Francisco’s Poop Problem Got in 2019 | Intellectual Takeout – posted 01/09/20

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/heres-how-bad-san-franciscos-poop-problem-got-2019

Fecal Bacteria In California’s Waterways Increases With Homeless Crisis | California Healthline – posted 01/09/20

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Along a section of the Los Angeles River that runs between Interstate 5 and the neighborhood Atwater Village, camping tents inhabited by homeless people pop up on islets in the middle of the concrete channel. (Anna Almendrala/California Healthline)
https://californiahealthline.org/news/fecal-bacteria-in-californias-waterways-increases-with-homeless-crisis/

Infectious Diseases 

Medieval (Filth) Diseases

Homeless Camps Are Infectious Disease Time Bombs | American Council on Science and Health 

https://www.acsh.org/news/2017/09/13/homeless-camps-are-infectious-disease-time-bombs-11820

Typhus and Tuberculosis Are Spreading in California Homeless Populations – The Atlantic 

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/03/typhus-tuberculosis-medieval-diseases-spreading-homeless/584380/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=5c85a5243ed3f00001b2c501_ta&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Return of Medieval Diseases Feared in California

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/06/07/return-of-medieval-diseases/

Medieval diseases lurk in LA: 124 cases of Typhus are confirmed | Daily Mail Online

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Fleas carry Typhus from infected stray animals. Though rats are most often attributed with the disease, any stray animal like cats or opossums can also be carriers 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7375793/Medieval-diseases-lurk-LA-124-cases-Typhus-confirmed.html 

Hepatitis A outbreak: Florida reports 32 cases in 1st four days of 2020 – Tampa Dispatch – posted 01/09/20

http://www.tampadispatch.com/hepatitis-a-outbreak-florida-reports-32-cases-in-1st-four-days-of-2020/

Accidents

An explosion rocked a Russian research facility known for housing the smallpox virus – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – posted 10/17/19

https://thebulletin.org/2019/09/an-explosion-rocked-a-russian-research-facility-known-for-housing-the-smallpox-virus/#

Russia Confirms Explosion At Ex Bioweapons Lab Storing Ebola, Smallpox And Plague – posted 10/17/19

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/09/17/explosion-confirmed-at-former-soviet-weapons-lab-now-storing-ebola-anthrax-and-plague/#11bc4a9c1f21

Smallpox Samples Are Stored In Russian Lab That Saw An Explosion : Goats and Soda : NPR – posted 10/17/19

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/09/19/762013515/russian-lab-explosion-raises-question-should-smallpox-virus-be-kept-or-destroyed?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=globalhealth

Lab Worker Accidentally Infects Herself With Virus Related to Smallpox – posted 11/12/19

https://www.sciencealert.com/lab-worker-accidentally-infected-herself-with-a-virus-similar-to-smallpox