News from February 2016

February 15, 2016

Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver which can cause a chronic infection that could lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Chronic hepatitis B infection affects 350 million people worldwide and 1.2 million people in the U.S. Hepatitis B is not passed casually. Most cases in the world occur as a result of …

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February 4, 2016

HILLSBOROUGH – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has confirmed several dozen cases of the rapidly-spreading Zika virus in the United States and a township physician says it won’t be long before people in New Jersey are susceptible to the mosquito-borne disease. On Monday, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus …

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February 1, 2016

Food-borne illness is a common, costly — yet preventable — public health problem. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Many different disease-causing microbes, or pathogens, can contaminate food so there are many different food borne infections. In addition, poisonous chemicals, or other harmful substances, can cause food-borne diseases …

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