Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working closely with the Florida Department of Health to investigate how the patient contracted the virus; CDC will also monitor for additional locally acquired U.S. cases in the coming weeks and months.
CNN — Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.
In the fight against these fast-growing numbers, experts from all over the world discussed the latest research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week.
Here are five things we learned about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia:
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f you haven’t been keeping your own organized version of your medical history, you’ll experience this kind of curiosity every time you’re in a doctor’s office. What do those files say? Do they have my entire medical history? Does this doctor know about my appointment last week with the specialist? Does he have the full history of my illness?