public health

Some Caravan Migrants Have HIV/AIDS and TB, Say Mexican Authorities

Mexican officials stated that more than one-third of the 6,000 caravan migrants currently living in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, are being treated for health-related issues. Some are being treated for infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and chickenpox.

A health staffer checks the blood pressure of a Central American migrant, moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, in the street in Mexicali, Baja California state, Mexico, on November 16, 2018. - The Central American migrant caravan faced a desperate situation Friday as its numbers …

Texas Sees Bump in Mumps

Public health officials say that Texas has hit its highest number of mumps cases in more than 20 years with multiple outbreaks across the state including cases possibly linked to South Padre Island and spring break travel.

The Associated Press

‘Superbug’ Kills Two At UCLA Hospital, 180 Feared Exposed

A procedure called ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, which uses a specialized endoscope to deal with ailments of the digestive system, has unwittingly introduced a superbug called CRE, or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, into at least two patients at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center who died as a result. Five other patients were also exposed to the superbug; 180 more may have been exposed.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital (King of Hearts / Wikimedia Commons)