Entries by Hassan Sheikh

CDC Issues a Warning for Vape Users

On August 30, 2019 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an official Health Advisory for users of e-cigarette products. Patients from several states have experienced respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain. The symptoms appeared in e-cigarette users a few days to several weeks after the use of […]

An Update on the Measles Outbreak in Maryland

Hassan Sheikh is a Law & Policy Analyst for CHHS, and works full-time assisting the Baltimore City Department of Public Health.  Measles can present in a patient anywhere between 10 to 14 days after initial exposure to the virus. Symptoms can include fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes, or a skin rash. Although cases […]