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Chikungunya Virus Present In Leon County

Chikungunya Virus Present In Leon County

By Val Powell June 19, 2014

On Wednesday, Leon County officials said that there are two cases of chikungunya virus that were found in the county. However, they said that the presence of the virus should cause no alarm, as it is not a threat to …

Ohio State Mumps Outbreak Grows To 28 Cases Ohio State Mumps Outbreak Grows To 28 Cases

A recent mumps outbreak at the Ohio State University has ballooned to 28 cases, according to public health officials. The spokesperson of the city health department made a statement on Tuesday that the number could increase with students coming back …

Baby HIV Cure: Success Number Two Raises Optimism Baby HIV Cure: Success Number Two Raises Optimism

Doctors at an AIDS conference in Boston revealed on Wednesday that a female baby that was born with the AIDS virus may have possibly been cured after getting treated soon after birth. The baby, born in Los Angeles, California last …

HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills

Two separate HIV studies on macaque monkeys show very promising results. Researchers from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York presented their findings on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass. They determined that a newly designed shot …

Is The Polio Virus Making Its Way Back To The US? Is The Polio Virus Making Its Way Back To The US?

Is the polio virus making its way back to the United States? Well, not officially, but a new polio-like virus has made an appearance in California, and has currently affected more than 20 children since 2012. Five new cases this …

Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low Worldwide Measles Deaths Hit All-Time Low

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week announced that measles deaths around the world hit an all-time low in 2012. The organization’s new mortality estimates count only 122,000 measles deaths worldwide in 2012, a full 78% fewer deaths than the …

Measles Still a Threat Worldwide, Says CDC Measles Still a Threat Worldwide, Says CDC

Though measles has been conquered in many parts of the world through the use of vaccines, the infection still poses a risk to global health, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). …

AP: Monsanto’s Chemicals are Sickening Argentina AP: Monsanto’s Chemicals are Sickening Argentina
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A recent AP investigation might change your mind if you think the Haitian farmers acted brashly when they destroyed the seeds Monsanto donated to them as relief from an earthquake. Argentina is, today, the world’s third-largest soy producer, and the …

Arthritis, It’s Time To Get Serious Arthritis, It’s Time To Get Serious

Sufferers of arthritis, the disease referring to inflamation of the joints, will be happy to hear some good news that has recently been released from the Canadian organization, The Arthritis Society. As the largest non-government funded organization in Canada responsible …

Bubonic Plague Kills Boy In Kyrgyzstan Bubonic Plague Kills Boy In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan, for those who don’t know, is a small, landlocked country in central Asia. It is mountainous, Russian-speaking, and bordered by neighbors Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China. The country is unassuming and, despite a plethora of political unrest and upheaval, …

Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos
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When it comes to defending yourself against one of life’s greatest nuisances, mosquitos, you’re pretty much limited to a few unappealing options. You can just stay inside – that usually helps. But what’s the fun in that? You can light …

Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction, Says WHO Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction, Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that significant progress is being made against tropical diseases including guinea worm, rabies, and yaws. In a new report, the organization shows that “new momentum has shifted” toward the elimination of many diseases …

Hantavirus: Yosemite Campers Catch Rare Disease Hantavirus: Yosemite Campers Catch Rare Disease
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A rare disease that killed one man and sickened a woman has been linked to a camping spot in Yosemite National Park. The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a man who stayed at the Curry Villiage camping spot in …

U.S. Airports With The Most Influence In A Pandemic U.S. Airports With The Most Influence In A Pandemic

Ok, this is cool. And also rather frightening, as I just caught Contagion on HBO the other night. Researchers at MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering took a good look at the first few days of a contagious disease …

Malaria Cure Found Inside Of The Mosquito Malaria Cure Found Inside Of The Mosquito
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We brought you word yesterday that Florida residents were up in arms over a British company that intended to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Keys region. The reason being that these mosquitoes would not be carriers of the particularly …

Google Spreads Flu Trends Around the World

The flu is a hot topic right now, unfortunately. A lot of people have it, have had it recently, or will get it soon. Flu shots are all over the news – Who gets them first? How many are available? Should you even get one? These are all questions circulating through the news media.