- This study was done at Rhode Island Hospital. I have been a participant in a longitudinal weight loss study with this facility for many years.
- My son is a physician at this hospital.
- I like fish.
Presented without further comment because it’s too early in the day for one of my rants.
CDC estimates that from the 1976-1977 season to the 2006-2007 flu season, flu-associated deaths ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. Death certificate data and weekly influenza virus surveillance information was used to estimate how many flu-related deaths occurred among people whose underlying cause of death was listed as respiratory or circulatory disease on their death certificate.
Just a simple reminder that in any year the flu virus will kill more people than the ebola virus.
Stay calm people. And get a flu shot.
The analyses showed alcohol was involved in 18.5% of OPR and 27.2% of benzodiazepine drug abuse-related ED visits and 22.1% of OPR and 21.4% of benzodiazepine drug-related deaths. These findings indicate that alcohol plays a significant role in OPR and benzodiazepine abuse. Interventions to reduce the abuse of alcohol and these drugs alone and in combination are needed.
The case fatality rate currently stands at 53% in this current outbreak.