State health officials warn about synthetic pot; severe bleeding, deaths reported
09 April, 2018, 04:44 | Author: Keith Rowe
All of the cases involved unexplained bleeding, such as coughing up blood, blood in the urine, bloody nose or bleeding gums.
The death toll in this outbreak remains at two.
Since March 10, 89 people in IL have been rushed to the hospital with severe bleeding from the eyes and ears after using a synthetic marijuana product, per a report from Gizmodo. According to the MDHHS, the deaths and severe and persistent bleeding are caused by the chemical brodifacoum, an off-white and odorless poison, a pesticide commonly used to kill rats.
"This poisoning is unique in that its effects can last weeks to months", said Dr. Jenny Lu, a toxicologist and emergency medicine physician at Chicago's Stroger Hospital.
Synthetic marijuana is extremely lucrative for retailers, who sell it illegally, said Cara Smith, chief policy officer with the Cook County sheriff's office.
However, Prather also thinks its possible that the bleeding could've been caused by a yet-to-be identified chemical that was reportedly first identified in 2012. They are sold for recreational drug use under the names K2, Spice, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Genie, Zohai and others.
The Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy received information on Tuesday about a fake weed user who was hospitalized because of severe bleeding.
The Department of Health Services says the so-called "fake weed" is unsafe and health effects from using these products can be life-threatening. Officials said there has been one confirmed case in Wisconsin. Other interventions may be necessary depending on the severity of the poisoning.
"We're warning people to not use synthetic cannabinoids", advised Bruce Anderson, executive director of the Maryland Poison Center.
Among the patients admitted for treatment, the largest numbers came from Chicago (24) and Peoria County (24) all of which experienced severe bleeding when they were admitted. The person's current medical status was not immediately disclosed.
Before Thursday's statement, the Indian government had issued warnings about the risk associated with trading. This, however, doesn't necessarily mean that any sort of ban on cryptocurrencies will follow.
Jaccbot Hinds , 40, told the Daily News that he witnessed the shooting and said officers did not warn Vassell before opening fire. NY police shot dead an African American man in Brooklyn on Wednesday after mistaking a piece of pipe he was holding for a gun.
Trapped in its gravitational clutches, run-of-the-mill stars whip around this gargantuan black hole like fireflies in a hurricane. But when black holes mate with a low-mass star, the marriage emits X-ray bursts that are weaker, but consistent and detectable.
The gain lifted the annual increase in average hourly earnings to 2.7 percent from 2.6 percent in February. Economists on Friday suggested there are a number of possible reasons for the hiring slow down.
He did manage to walk off the course, saying only, "I'm going to get it checked out", as he headed into the clubhouse. Garcia said he got the stains when he put his arm around one of the people working backstage.
And Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch, who made up the women's team sprint pair, won their event, also beating NZ. Bates, according to news.com.au, said: 'I have to say a bit disrespectful to sit up at the end like that.
There's no word on how Bon-Ton's potential closure in Wisconsin could impact corporate offices in York and/or in Dayton, Ohio. Because of that, they are required by law to give notice of closures, in case that sale does not go through.
On Thursday the county will conduct two tornado drills with outdoor warning sirens sounded and NOAA weather radios activated. The potential for strong to severe showers and thunderstorms will be present Saturday afternoon and evening.
The Paris-Roubaix, which is one of the oldest bike rides in the world, is famous for rough terrain and challenging cobblestones. Last week's Tour of Flanders victor Niki Terpstra was third at 57sec and 2017 champion Greg Van Avermaet fourth at 1:34.
Chiesa later said on Twitter that the New York State Athletic Commission determined he would not be allowed to fight on Saturday. The fracas appeared to be related to the Ultimate Fighting Championship's decision to strip McGregor of his title.
FOOD taxes hit the least well-off the hardest - and experts say there's little evidence they fight obesity. In Hungary the "sweet" tax resulted in a reduction of sugar in beverages is 40%.
Funeral Held For Journalist Shot During Protest at Gaza Border
They added that "several attempts have been made to damage and cross the security fence under the cover of the smokescreen". Security Council (UNSC) resolution calling for an independent inquiry into the killing of Palestinians in Gaza by the IDF.
Key messages for World Health Day 2018
The UN General Assembly on Dec 12 in 2012 adopted a resolution emphasising health as a critical element in worldwide development. World Health Day is a global health awareness day which is celebrated under the sponsorship of World Health Organisation (WHO).
China ready to pay 'any cost' in trade war, ministry says
On Friday, the Dow Industrials, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq all fell by more than two percent, capping off another down week. The imposition of tariffs, Chinese investment and student restrictions will all hurt the USA more than they will hurt China .
The feds now own America's premier prostitution website
Craiglist took down its personal ads section last week in response to the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act, known as SESTA. Backpage founder Michael Lacy had his home raided by the FBI's Phoenix branch earlier on Friday, according to 3TV/CBS 5 .