The European measles outbreak, which has been spreading from Romania to the rest of the continent since 2016, is increasing. 19 people - mostly children - died in Romania, and measles-related deaths were also recorded in a number of other European countries in 2016 and in particular 2017.
Resistant bakterier er ifølge susdenssundhedsorganisation WHO et kæmpe problem for verdens sundhed. Bakterierne opbygger nemlig resistens for the tilgængelige antibiotika i takt med, at vi prøver at treatment dem. Derfor er der efterhånden mange forskellige resistant bakterier iblandt os - og the splits.
Venereal diseases are a worldwide epidemic. An estimated 417 million people suffer from genital herpes, and according to the latest World Health Organization report WHO had 127 million new cases of chlamydia and 87 million new cases of gonorrhea in 2016 alone. The massive contamination and the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria mean that vaccines and treatment for venereal diseases are high on the agenda.
This article is originally from Science in Focus HISTORIA Can cowpox make a person immune to the related deadly humanpox disease? The English doctor Edward Jenner has been wondering that for years. On May 14, 1796, the 46-year-old Englishman decides to look for the answer. His guinea pig is the 8-year-old son of his gardener, James Phipps.
The fungus Candida auris was first found 10 years ago - in the ear canal of a Japanese woman. Since then, the fungus has been home throughout the world, and especially in hospitals. Like many other Candida species, the fungus lives on the body, and it mainly attacks people who already have a weakened immune system.
A multi-resistant malaria parasite spreads rapidly in Southeast Asia. The parasite was first discovered in Cambodia, and now it also has its home in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand. The multi-resistant malaria parasite of the Plasmodium falciparum type is now the most common malaria species in these four countries.
In Germany, parents must be able to prove from 1 March 2020 that their children have been vaccinated against measles before going to school or daycare. The measure, devised by the German Health Minister Jens Spahn, already caused a stir at the beginning of May. And last week the proposal was accepted.
Cholera please! The expression 'choosing between plague and cholera', which occurs mainly in Flemish and means that you have to choose the least bad from two evils, dates from the time when people did not know what bacteria were. Both plague and cholera are deadly and can strike suddenly and violently. That is why the two diseases were aligned at the time.
More and more people are hypersensitive to gluten, a protein in wheat, among other things. In this disease, also known as celiac disease, the small intestine does not absorb food well, and because gluten is found in many foods, it can be difficult to put together a sufficiently varied diet. One percent of the population is gluten intolerant and can suffer from itchy skin rashes.
You have been struck by sweat, snot, cough, fever or nausea. You no longer have an appetite, and the question is whether you should force yourself to eat a snack to feel better. Researchers at Yale University30972-2) have discovered that what you should eat when you are sick depends heavily on what disease you have.
The 10 worst epidemics of all time Humans have always had to deal with all sorts of pathogenic viruses and bacteria, which sometimes cause huge epidemics. Some diseases have been eradicated and others are still being fought with power as we try to prepare for new, mutated diseases.
Smallpox hit a village in Siberia in the 1890s. 40 percent of the inhabitants died, and the remaining inhabitants left after they had buried their dead. Since then, the dreaded disease has been eradicated, but Russian virologists fear that it will return soon. The melting of the permafrost may expose the bodies in the 120-year-old graveyard.
Michael Jackson is said to have had a skin disease The pop star Michael Jackson is said to have suffered from the vitiligo disease, which causes the skin to lose its natural pigmentation. 1 to 2 percent of the population is affected by this disease, regardless of skin color. At the start of the course of the disease, pale spots appear on the face and hands in particular.
Some people always come out of the dentist's chair smiling: "No holes." Others never escape the whine of the drill. One of the reasons for this unfair difference is that not everyone produces the same amount of saliva. Saliva rinses bacteria and their harmful lactic acid from your teeth.
STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are not limited to humans. Venereal diseases are known from almost all animal groups - from reptiles and mammals to insects and birds. Three of the most serious STDs of humans - gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV - even come from animals. At least 50 percent of the koalas on earth are infected with chlamydia, and in some populations even 100 percent.
47 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, a disease that slowly eats away the brain and against which we are still powerless. Scientists do not know why some people develop dementia and therefore cannot develop targeted treatment. But now research shows that brain disease may start with a simple gum disease.
Your nose is running, your joints are hurting and the sweat is on your feverish forehead. Every year 3 to 5 million people worldwide are affected by the flu. At our northern latitudes, flu usually strikes during the winter months, from December to March, and the annual epidemics last four to six weeks.
When the deadly plague prevailed in Europe in the mid-14th century, rats were not responsible for the spread. Until now, the common theory was that the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis was spread through the fleas of the black rat. However, this theory has been tested by researchers from the University of Oslo in Norway.
The genetic material of one of the biggest killers ever, the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis, has now been mapped. The disease that she is transmitting, also known as 'the Black Death', has cost an estimated half of the European population in the 14th century in just five years. Johannes Krause of the University of Tübingen in Germany, together with British colleagues, searched for scraps of dried up blood and tissue in 46 teeth and 53 bones of four victims, who were buried in 1348 and 1349 in the East Smithfield cemetery in London.
A new form of malaria is spreading in Southeast Asia. No medicine helps against the new superparasite, which is a mutated variant of the most serious malaria parasite for humans. The new variant of the parasite _Plasmodium falciparum_ was first discovered in Cambodia, but has now spread to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
More than 120 people have died and at least 1800 have been infected. With that, the worst plague outbreak in recent history is a fact, and now the World Health Organization is raising the alarm. The violent pulmonary plague epidemic in Madagascar is not yet under control and has reached the country's capital, Antananarivo.