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The Future Of Mental Health Care | lloyd I. Sederer, Md

She did recover, over many months, yet wrote, "I feel bitter and miserable ... anyone with some intelligence must surely learn how to treat oneself..." remarking on how the care she received was one to avoid, if at all possible. [1] It was also in 1944, after 100 years of service, that TB sanatoriums special info began to close, giving way to care that could be done, effectively and more agreeably, as patients lived in their homes, walked in their own neighborhoods and were surrounded by people who knew them and wanted to help. Mary experienced the end of a once necessary but, by then, dated era. Prophetic? The origins of mental hospitals, with their mission of delivering humane medical care, date back well before the TB sanatoriums: Asylums, as they were first called, began in the late 1700s abroad and the early 1800s here in the U.S. At first, they were true to their mission. <br> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lloyd-i-sederer-md/mental-health-care_b_5182772.html

SARS-Like MERS Virus Spreads Among Health Care Workers - ABC News

Of those 244, 50 of them have been reported in the last week. "It took us over a year to get the first hundred cases of this viral infection," Dr. Michael Osterholm , who directs the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told NPR blog Shots . "Now in just the last two weeks, we've had a hundred cases." The uptick alone isn't the main signal that the disease might be changing. Previously, researchers have noticed spikes in MERS cases in areas immediately following camel races, suggesting human contact with the humped mammal is the primary way in which the virus spreads. Clusters of MERS cases have also been seen among camel herders. But more recently, MERS cases have been concentrated among healthcare workers, suggesting human-to-human transmission. <br> http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2014/04/22/Uptick-in-MERS-cases-in-Saudi-Arabia-has-health-officials-worried/1501398198828/

MERS spreading in Saudi Arabia, official concerns growing - UPI.com

One case was found in Malaysia. Of the 32 cases reported this month, 19 were health care workers, according to the WHO. See How the MERS Coronavirus Attacks the Body For the first time, the disease has been found in Asia, after a Malaysian man was found to have contracted it this month. The 54-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after traveling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The man traveled for a pilgrimage and during his vacation spent time at a camel farm, where he had camel milk. He died on April 13 and had undisclosed underlying health conditions. The virus is a respiratory virus in the same family as the deadly SARS virus and common cold. Symptoms can include fever, shortness of breath, pneumonia, diarrhea and in severe cases kidney failure. Since the virus was first identified in April 2012, the WHO has found a total of 243 confirmed cases of the deadly virus and 93 people have died from it. The virus has been shown to spread between people in close contact. Currently officials do not know where the virus originated, but suspect it was likely from an animal. <br> http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sars-mers-virus-spreads-healthcare-workers/story?id=23392119

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