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Promoting health through the life course

La depresión posparto es el lado oscuro de la maternidad

El Nuevo Dia features an article on Postnatal Depression and its prevalence and impact on one in five women. It cites WHO figures that a study of 7,187 women in Mexico in 2012 concluded that the dramatic changes and mood swings that affect one in five women are part of this syndrome. It is particularly tough to detect and is often put down to baby blues, when for most women it resolves itself after a few weeks, for some it carries on for months and that is when it becomes critical and needs medical support. The stigma of seeking support should be removed and the issue more actively discussed and understood, argues the article

May 10, 2017
El Nuevo Dia

Preparedness, surveillance and response

Plague: New Mexico reports 1st human case of 2017

New Mexico health officials have confirmed the first human plague case of 2017 in a 63-year-old man from Santa Fe County, the patient is currently hospitalized and being treated, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is conducting an environmental investigation at the man’s home to look for ongoing risk and to ensure the health of the immediate family and neighbours. Additionally, staff are going door-to-door to neighbours near the patient’s home to inform them about plague found in the area and educate them on reducing their risk

June 7, 2017
Outbreak News Today

Dengue no da tregua a Veracruz, es el secundo estado con mas casos en el pais

The Mexican state of Veracruz now ranks the second highest in Mexico for the number of confirmed dengue cases with 144, according to an epidemiological report from health authorities. Chiapas has 217 confirmed cases, Nuevo Leon (138), Guerrero (101) and Michoacan (79). These numbers are down on a year earlier and deaths in the country are lower too with 3 this year compared to 11 by the same time last year

May 27, 2017
Imagen del Golfo

Suman 158 casos de zika en México hasta el 1 de mayo

Of the 158 recorded cases of Zika since the start of May, 45 were in the state of Nayrit, the state health secretary said. The regions most affected were Morelos, Jalisco, Yucatan, Veracruz and Guerrero (with 17,12, 11, 11 and 10 cases respectively)

May 8, 2017
Vanguardia , Diario de San Luis

Mexico reports H7N3 bird flu outbreak on commercial farm: OIE

Mexico has reported an outbreak of H7N3 bird flu virus on a farm in the state of Jalisco, the World Organization for Animal Health announced, citing a report from Mexico’s agriculture ministry

May 4, 2017

Tijuana, primer lugar en tuberculosis en el país

Tijuana is among the top 100 cities in Latin America with the most cases of tuberculosis, and it is number one for cases in Mexico, according to a popular local health news programme

March 2, 2017

Non communicable diseases

High obesity rates stealing the youth of SA kids

Rising obesity rates in South African youth are crippling their ability to live healthy lives and fully enjoy their youth as more and more develop life-threatening chronic diseases like Type II diabetes. This is according to the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA), an alliance of organisations with a mission to promote healthy living. According to PRICELESS SA, a 20 percent sugary drinks tax is needed to facilitate much-needed daily dietary adjustments to reduce sugar consumption as it has been modelled to result in 220,000 fewer obese South Africans. Proof that this policy lever can be effective has also been established in a study conducted among households of lower socio-economic status in Mexico which showed a decline in sugary drinks consumption two years after a tax was implemented

June 17, 2017

Se han duplicado las cifras de depresion en Mexico

Mexico saw the number of people suffering from depression or trying to commit suicide jump from 2.2 cases per 100,000 people to 4.7 cases between the years 1990 and 2012, according to WHO statistics. The group of people most at risk were young people between the ages of 15 and 29. Many were women of reproductive age and another major group were older adults. The way society looks at depression is partly to blame, asking sufferers to snap out of it, or make a bigger effort, instead of helping them to overcome the situation with treatment and advice

May 9, 2017

Communicable diseases

Two new cases of the plague have popped up — here's why it keeps appearing in the US

This week, the New Mexico Department of Health confirmed that a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman were hospitalized with cases of the plague. Both cases were in Santa Fe county. These aren`t isolated incidents — there was another human plague case in Sante Fe county this year and four cases each in New Mexico in 2016 and 2015. There are usually a few plague infections in the US every year, mostly in the West. Plague is a bigger problem in places that have a harder time shutting down outbreaks. In the US, disease detectives try to find every person an infected individual came into contact with. That`s harder in regions with humanitarian crises or ongoing conflicts, according to the World Health Organization

June 28, 2017
Business Insider

Detectan en Zacatecas mosquito que trasmite Fiebre del Mayaro

Mexican health authorities in Zacatecas are reporting they have detected the presence of a mosquito that transmits the Mayaro fever virus, which combines the effects and symptoms of dengue, chikungunya and zika. They are taking action; laying traps and fumigation to seek to control it but are concerned the coming rainy season may be troublesome

May 22, 2017
El Sol de Zacatecas

Mexico becomes first in Americas to wipe out tropical eye disease

Mexico has become the first country in the Americas to eliminate trachoma, but the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness remains endemic in Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala, the World Health Organization said. Key was specially trained medical workers who helped cut the number of cases in tricky regions, like Chiapas, from 1,800 in 2004 to zero in 2016, by promoting hygiene, antibiotics for infection and surgery for advanced cases of trachoma

April 25, 2017