Ron Smith, MD

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

New China COVID Wave Predicted to Infect 65M Weekly

Monday, 29 May 2023

Bacillus cereus: Re-heating rice can put you at risk for this potentially fatal disease

How many times do you reheat the leftover rice you made? If it's more than once and the weather is hot simultaneously, you may get fried rice syndrome!

Friday, 19 May 2023

New Case of Powassan Disease Confirmed; Experts Warn of Tick-Borne Virus As It Spreads Across U.S.

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

HIV Survivors 40 Years After AIDS Virus Discovered

Wednesday, 3 May 2023

FDA Approves First RSV Vaccine from GSK

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved GSK Plc's respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, the British drugmaker said on Wednesday, making it the first shot to be cleared for protection against a common respiratory disease that can be fatal for older people. The vaccine, Arexvy, was approved for people aged 60 and older, the company said

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

[UK] Knife crime statistics

The ONS publishes data on police recorded crime involving a knife or sharp instrument for a selection of serious violent offences. In the year ending March 2022, there were around 45,000 (selected) offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales (excluding Greater Manchester Police Force). This was 9% higher than in 2020/21 and 34% higher than in 2010/11. Recent trends in knife crime have been affected by undercounting in the Greater Manchester Police Force area prior to 2018/19. Increases in recorded offences since 2018/19 are directly related with improvements in recording practices.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Knife crime: Fatal stabbings at highest level since records began in 1946

Tularemia in Child in Pueblo County, Colorado

The Pueblo County, Colorado Department of Heath confirmed that a child in Pueblo County had been infected with a rare infectious disease called tularemia or rabbit fever. Tularemia may be present in some animals, particularly rabbits, rodents, and hares.

First Monkeypox Death of 2022

The first death from the flavivirus Monkeypox has been reported in Nigeria. Chinedu Asadu reports that the patient who succumbed to the viral infection was, in fact, immunocompromised.