Matt Ehalt NorthJersey Published 10:55 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 NEW YORK — Here's a new one for the Mets injury lexicon. Noah Syndergaard will be placed on the disabled list after contracting hand, foot and mouth disease the team announced Sunday. Yes, you read that right. The Mets are hopeful he will only miss one start, and Corey Oswalt is slated to start in Syndergaard's place Wednesday against the San Diego Padres. "We did that a little like, hand, foot and mouth disease, are you serious," New York manager Mickey Callaway said. "It's kinda odd. Maybe the first DL stint in Major League Baseball with hand, foot and mouth. A record or something." Hand, foot and mouth disease is primarily a children's disease, but, these are the Mets, who have had their fair share of eye-opening injuries throughout the years. The Mets believe that Syndergaard may have contracted the disease after working a children's camp during the All-Star break. It is a contagious disease, … [Read more...] about Mets’ Noah Syndergaard contracts hand, foot and mouth disease, placed on DL
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WHEN Belfast retired teacher Henry McNulty found himself having to quickly answer a call of nature, he dipped behind a hedge and thought nothing more about it. That was 26 years ago and today he looks back on that fateful moment and wishes he had chosen another hedge. For Henry, a widower turning 70 this October, was bitten by an infected tick near Loughanure, Co Donegal, and has been suffering from the debilitating effects of chronic Lyme disease ever since. But the chronic form of the illness – caused by various tick-borne pathogens and, in the acute phase, often causing a characteristic red rash – goes unrecognised by the medical profession in Northern Ireland; a stance that left the west Belfast grandfather battling for a diagnosis for two decades. Mystery health problems including chronic pain, joint stiffness and crippling fatigue were put down to a "convenient, catch-all virus" or else dismissed as "psychosomatic" symptoms. It was frustrating, to say the least, but … [Read more...] about Chronic Lyme disease not just ‘summer flu’ says man bitten by tick 26 years ago
A TEENAGE boy found himself covered in pus-filled lesions after contracting a 18th century cowpox disease. But what is the virus, and how can you get it? Here's the lowdown on the gruesome infection. What is cowpox? Cowpox is an infectious disease caused by the cowpox virus. The disease is caused by cowpox virus, a close relative to vaccinia, smallpox and monkeypox viruses. It was far more common in the 18th Century, when milking maids often caught it. The virus, which is not contagious from person to person, has almost disappeared because fewer people milk cows by hand. The 15-year-old boy who caught it in 2018 had been feeding calves on his family farm in Flintshire, North Wales. It is very rare - Public Health Wales say the last reported case before this one in the country was ten to 15 years ago. What are the symptoms of the disease? Cowpox virus is not highly infectious for humans and usually results in localised lesions mainly on fingers, hands, or the face. The disease runs its … [Read more...] about What is cowpox, what are the symptoms of the disease, how is it transmitted and is it contagious?
0 Comments Are you washing your hands properly? 10 ways to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The World Health Organisation's (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day takes place this Saturday. It's a timely reminder of the role of careful hand-washing in reducing illness and helping the fight against antibiotic resistance, explains Julia Moloney. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/are-you-washing-your-hands-properly-10-ways-to-help-reduce-the-spread-of-infectious-diseases-36860573.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36860571.ece/473f3/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-01_lif_40560941_I7.JPG Email The World Health Organisation's (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day takes place this Saturday. It's a timely reminder of the role of careful hand-washing in reducing illness and helping the fight against antibiotic resistance, explains Julia Moloney. 1. You're probably washing your hands all wrong. "Most people, when they wash their hands, … [Read more...] about Are you washing your hands properly? 10 ways to help reduce the spread of infectious diseases
An alarming report highlights that the number of Wiganers receiving hospital treatment for life-threatening liver disease caused by Hepatitis C is well above the national average. A study published by Public Health England shows that between 2012 and 2016, the borough was listed as one of the worst areas in the region for the number of patients admitted to hospital with liver failure or cancer brought on by the virus. Hep C is a serious condition which can cause liver damage, cancer and consequently death if left untreated. As a blood-borne virus, it can be transmitted through any blood-to-blood contact including intravenous drug use, accidental needle sticks, childbirth and, in rare cases, sexual activity.High-risk groups are considered to be injecting drug-users, healthcare workers who come into contact with blood products and syringes and prison inmates among others. PHE has revealed that 3.9 in every 100,000 Wigan patients were suffering from Hep C-related liver damage, a number … [Read more...] about Concerns over Hep C liver disease levels in Wigan