There is a need for improvement in the monitoring for the measles in the workplaces of the United States, particularly in the healthcare sector. Cases of measles cases have reached in the United States a 27-year high. To help in the prevention of transmission, there is a need for officials to more closely monitor how & where the cases spread, a health scientist in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Christopher Brown writes in a letter published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Distribution of nearly 10 thousand bottles of cannabis oil has been planned by Thailand next week for the patients in hospitals, informed government officials on Thursday, the first-ever official use of medical marijuana ever since a law legalizing it came into effect this year. There will be delivery of 4,500 5ml bottles of cannabis oil by the Government Pharmaceutical Organization to the Ministry of Public Health for the distribution in hospitals on 7th August for around 4,000 registered patients, Executive managing director of Government Pharmaceutical Organization, Withoon Danwiboon, told a news conference.
In the Philippines, it has been under consideration to re-introduce a dengue vaccine whose use was halted due to the links with the deaths of several children, as authorities struggle to stop a dengue outbreak which has killed over 450 people this year. Concerns of congressional inquiries have been sparked over dengue immunization for almost 734,000 children aged nine or above. There has been a sharp decline in the number of parents who seek routine vaccinations for their children.
Authorities of Congo were making efforts to stop an Ebola epidemic on Thursday after a gold miner with a huge family contaminated many people in the main city of Goma before passing away of the hemorrhagic fever, officials told.