A woman in Australia discovered her headaches were caused by tapeworm larvae in her brain

The aches were caused by tapeworm larvae that had taken up space in her brain, according to a new study on her case by the The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene published on September 21.

The woman, who never traveled overseas, is the first native case of the disease in Australia, the study said. Previous Australian cases of this infection were from immigrants or returning residents who traveled to regions where the disease is endemic to, such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

For the past seven years, the woman complained of headaches that would occur two- or three-times a month and went away with prescribed migraine medication. However, her latest headache lasted for more than a week and came with more severe visual symptoms, including the blurring of her central vision.

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An MRI of her brain led doctors to believe that a tumor might be the cause

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New Coronavirus Cases Top 1K In Virginia For 1st Time In 2 Weeks

VIRGINIA — The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,116 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, up from the 966 cases reported Friday. The new cases bring the cumulative case total in the state to 150,803.

The daily increase topped 1,000 cases for the first time since Sept. 18 when 1,242 new cases were reported. State health officials also reported a cumulative total of 11,191 hospitalization since the start of the pandemic and 3,270 deaths, an increase of 20 deaths since Friday.

The breakdown of new cases by region as of Saturday was 283 in the southwest region, 260 in the central region, 221 in the northern region, 187 in the northwest region and 165 in the eastern region. The seven-day average of new cases across Virginia is now 771.

The positive average of PCR tests remains at 4.7 percent, below the 5 percent rate recommended by the World Health

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Louisiana Department of Health ends COVID-19 data-sharing | News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration has stopped sharing information about residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus with local officials in dozens of parishes.

The Louisiana Department of Health ended the data-sharing Friday.

Louisiana was one of few states still providing the patient names to local law enforcement or emergency workers, particularly after civil liberty and community activists raised privacy concerns around the country. In Louisiana, the health department had raised worries about parishes potentially violating federal privacy laws governing the sensitive health care data.

“It is past time for us to end this practice. This data no longer serves its original intent and in fact could lead first responders to make the wrong decisions in protecting themselves,” the health department said in a statement to The Associated Press.

The agency began sending lists of people with positive tests and their addresses to local

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Health Officials: 500 Active Cases Of COVID-19 In New Hampshire

CONCORD, NH — The state of New Hampshire has more active cases of COVID-19 than it has seen since late July after reporting 66 new positive test results Saturday.

Of the new positive test results, eight were children and 35 were male with 51 testing positive via polymerase chain reaction tests and 15 testing positive by the new antigen test. Nineteen of the new cases live in Nashua, 12 in Manchester, nine reside in Merrimack County, and eight live in both Rockingham County and Hillsborough County outside of Nashua and Manchester.

The state said there were 500 current positive cases of the coronavirus in New Hampshire — the most since July 26 when there were 589 active cases with 8,597 accumulative cases and 7,655 recovered or about 89 percent.

Seventeen people remain hospitalized while 14 of the new patients have no identified risk factors.

The state collected 8,671 PCR specimens

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Doctor, WH Official Offer Contradicting Reports On Trump’s Health

WASHINGTON — White House doctor Sean Conley walked back comments made at a news briefing outside of Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, during which he said President Donald Trump is doing well 72 hours into his COVID-19 diagnosis.

Speaking to reporters earlier in the day, Conley said the president had been fever-free for 24 hours and was having no difficulty breathing or walking around. Conley also said Trump was in “exceptionally good spirits.”

Conley’s rosy outlook on the president’s health contradicts an account included in a White House pool report Saturday in which an anonymous source “familiar with the president’s health” said, “The president’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”

According to The Associated Press, Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows

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What Is Remdesivir? President Trump Receiving Treatment Following COVID-19 Hospitalization

President Trump is reportedly receiving an experimental antiviral medication called remdesivir after contracting for Covid-19.

NBC News reported that Trump was given his first dose of the drug at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Friday. The president is expected to continue to receive the drug over the course of five days via IV.

Remdesivir is a drug that was manufactured by Gilead Sciences and is used to lower the amount of the virus within the body. Clinical trials from May revealed that the drug lowered the hospitalization of COVID-19 patients by about four days.

Trump is reportedly receiving remdesivir as a part of a double-barreled treatment plan that includes an antibody cocktail.

Although the medication Trump has received is still in its clinical phase, Dr. Hugh Cassiere, director of critical care services for Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital, told the

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The Latest: Trump says he is ‘going to beat’ coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The Latest on coronavirus infections hitting President Donald Trump and others in his circle (all times EDT):

6 p.m.

President Donald Trump has told his longtime friend and sometimes lawyer Rudy Giuliani that he’s “going to beat” the coronavirus.

The New York Post says Trump called Giuliani on Saturday to assure him he’s doing fine following a sobering assessment from the White House chief of staff.

Trump reportedly told Giuliani on the call: “I feel I could get out of here right now. But they’re telling me there can always be a backstep with this disease. But I feel I could go out and do a rally.”

Trump also reportedly explained that he continued to engage in high-risk activity despite the pandemic because he’s the “president of the United States. I can’t lock myself in a room. … I had to confront (the virus) so the American people

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Trump says he is feeling well, still at Walter Reed with covid-19

At a news conference at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday morning, Trump’s medical team suggested that the president tested positive for the coronavirus earlier than initially disclosed by the White House. The president’s physician, Sean P. Conley, later issued a “clarification” through the White House on that timeline, as well as the time frame in which the president was administered Regeneron, an antibody cocktail that was part of the complement of drugs Trump has taken to fend off the virus.

Conley also declined to answer specific questions about the president’s health, including how high his fever grew in recent days, when he last tested negative for the virus and whether he was ever administered supplemental oxygen since being diagnosed. A senior administration official later confirmed reports that Trump was given supplemental oxygen at the White House Friday before going to Walter Reed.

The questions raised

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No. 1 Clemson Enters Virginia Game in Good Health

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said this week that his team was as healthy as it’s been all season, and he was proud of how they’ve handled themselves in terms of COVID-19 protocols. 

That all seems to have paid off for Saturday night. Coming off an open date, No, 1 Clemson doesn’t have any unexpected starters out for the 8 p.m. game against Virginia in Memorial Stadium. 

The Tigers will be without defensive ends Xavier Thomas and Justin Foster, which Swinney basically announced earlier in the week. Thomas is still working himself into football shape after a pair of offseason illness and is getting close to returning. Foster, meanwhile, hasn’t been cleared medically this season and is still day-to-day. 

Of the 119-man roster, Clemson will also be without OL Kaleb Boateng, LB David Cote, S Peter Cote, WR Hampton Earle, WR Tye Herbstreit, LB Matthew Maloney, TE Luke Price and DT

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Donald Trump is doing ‘very well’ in hospital after being admitted with COVID-19

US President Donald Trump walks to a helicopter on the White House lawn (Picture: Getty)
US President Donald Trump walks to a helicopter on the White House lawn (Picture: Getty)

Donald Trump’s medical team have said he’s doing ‘very well’ in hospital after being admitted with COVID-19.

The US president’s doctors added they are “extremely happy” with his progress at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Trump revealed on Friday he and his wife Melania had tested positive for coronavirus and were going into quarantine.

His health then deteriorated and he was filmed walking to a helicopter at the White House before being taken to hospital.

“The team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made,” Trump’s physician Dr Sean Conley said this afternoon outside the hospital.

“He’s been fever-free for 24 hours and we are cautiously optimistic.” 

Dr Conley added the president no longer had a fever and was not currently on oxygen.

He said Trump

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