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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Virus’

Flu Symptoms Already Showing Up, Get Vaccinated Now

It’s about that time of the year again when flu symptoms start to appear in people all over the country. One way to prevent such a fate is to get the flu vaccine, but doctors say that it might not protect you from every strain. CBS Chicago reports that the current flu vaccine is matching only about half of the …

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Corey Perry of the NHL Diagnosed with Mumps

Anaheim Ducks players Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin have been diagnosed with mumps. National Hockey League winger Perry has been cleared of the disease and is set to resume workouts Thursday, while Beauchemin is still in the hospital receiving intravenous fluids. Though, Ducks medical director Craig Milhouse said that he is improving. Mumps, or epidemic parotitis, is a viral illness …

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Ebola Travel Ban May Do More Harm Than Good

Some US lawmakers are calling for a travel ban on people from West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus in the attempt to safeguard Americans from the disease. However, experts are advising against the Ebola travel ban, saying that it would make the disease harder to control in different ways. One proponent of the Ebola travel ban is …

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Boyfriend Of Nina Pham Reportedly In Isolation For Observation Of Ebola

The boyfriend of Ebola patient Nina Pham has been placed in isolation, according to an e-mail sent by his employer to his colleagues. Jeff George, CEO of Alcon in Fort Worth Texas, apparently sent an e-mail to his employees that a person who had been in contact with Pham and works for the company was admitted to the hospital on …

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Amber Vinson Contracts Ebola, Virus Spreads In The US

The second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has reportedly been identified as Amber Vinson. After treating a patient diagnosed with Ebola who later died, Vinson herself came down with the virus, making her the second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas to be infected; the first was Nina Pham. Vinson had treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who …

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Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia

In 2009, the World Health Organization classified the H1N1 strain of influenza, more commonly referred to as swine flu, as a Phase 6 pandemic, the highest rating possible for such a virus. Thankfully, the pandemic only lasted slightly longer than one year, with the WHO declaring the pandemic over in August 2010. If Australia has any impact on WHO classifications, …

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Saudi Arabian Man Suspected of Having Ebola Dies

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health said that a citizen of that country who died Wednesday in Jeddah is suspected of having contracted Ebola while on a recent business trip to Sierra Leone. Saudi laboratories certified by the World Health Organization are testing blood samples from the deceased man for Ebola, as well as for other illnesses which cause the …

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Ebola Kills Doctor Who Treated Dozens

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who risked contracting Ebola to treat dozens of patients, succumbed to the deadly disease Tuesday, according to officials in Sierra Leone. Khan, who had been regarded as a national hero in his country, died while in a hospital under quarantine. Manifestation of Ebola begins with a sudden onset of an influenza-like stage characterized by general malaise, …

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Ebola Outbreak Kills 5 People In Sierra Leone

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a new Ebola Virus outbreak is responsible for the deaths of at least 5 people in Sierra Leone. “Preliminary information received from the field indicates that one laboratory-confirmed case and five community deaths have been reported from Koindu chiefdom,” the WHO’s website said, which also explained that the five cases were located along …

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Internet Explorer Security Flaw Puts Users at Risk, Feds Say Switch Browsers

If, for some reason, you still use Internet Explorer to browse the web, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that you switch to a different browser for the time being. A major security flaw was exposed in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that could allow hackers to take over your computer. The security flaw was discovered over …

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Ebola Virus Survivors Face Stigma

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 240 people so far, and has been fatal to over 145. Ebola results in death in 68% of all cases, though at times those who survive recover quickly and completely. Yet, survivors still face the challenge of social stigma in their communities, regardless of being completely healthy and free of …

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MERS Virus Outbreak Spreads to Egypt, UAE

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has hit Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has begun spreading. According to a Reuters report, Egypt this weekend confirmed its first-ever case of MERS. The Egyptian patient had been working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before returning to the country. In addition, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reported seven new confirmed cases …

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