Posts By Frank Gillingham, MD

A new version of the avian (bird) flu with characteristics not previously seen has emerged in China over the past several weeks. The avian flu typically causes both animals and humans infected to be quite ill, while the new H7N9 strain appears to be more benign. Of the 82 documented cases as of mid-April, 17 have died, compared with mortality…

The CDC announced this week that the flu season has arrived early this year and could be worse than usual because of its premature appearance: “We’re seeing the beginning of the uptick start at least a month before we’d generally see it,” cautioned CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden, explaining that flu rates typically start to rise in early January. Readers…

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Dr. Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Stop TB Department, announced this week that in the last 17 years over 51 million people worldwide have been treated for tuberculosis, and as a result, approximately 20 million lives have been saved. “This milestone reflects the commitment of governments to transform the fight against TB” added Dr. Raviglione, “but the momentum to…

Earlier this week the CDC released a report showing the tuberculosis bacterium is exhibiting ever increasing resistance to conventional treatment. Since the mid 1960’s, the vast majority of tuberculosis cases have been effectively treated with a combination of Isoniazid (INH) and Rifampin. That landscape is changing, and threatening efforts to eradicate a disease that infects almost 9 million people and…

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The Hospital de Denia in Spain was recently recognized for implementing the first all digital medical records system in Spain, and only the second in Europe.  Electronic medical records (EMR) are a key component of the American Healthcare Reform Act (PPACA), and are widely recognized as essential for increasing the efficiency of medical care worldwide.  According to Marcos Garcia of…

As a follow up to our post on travel philanthropy, a word of caution in regards to a common problem affecting areas trying to recover from destructive events: poor sanitation systems. Diarrheal diseases, including those linked to improper sanitation, are the second leading cause of death in the developing world, taking 2 million lives annually.   Fecal contamination of drinking water…

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