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Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia

Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia

By Brian Powell August 12, 2014

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 …

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. …

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, …

Ebola Outbreak Continues To Spread

The Ebola outbreak that hit Guinea a few weeks ago is still spreading and the CDC is calling it one of the hardest viruses to control. Ebola is a type of hemorrhagic fever and symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, …

Cruise Ship Illnesses Continue on Crown Princess

An illness on the Crown Princess cruise ship continues to affect passengers on the vessel. The ship has been on a seven-day voyage visiting ports in California, which includes stops in San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. …

Ebola Outbreak In Guinea, At Least 59 Dead

An outbreak of the ebola virus has spread to Guinea. According to UNICEF, at least 59 people in Guinea have died from the virus. Reports indicate that this is the first outbreak detected in humans in the South African nation. …

Ebola Outbreak Met With Humanitarian Efforts Ebola Outbreak Met With Humanitarian Efforts

Medical professionals are working hard to contain the Guinea Ebola outbreak as it has reportedly claimed up to 59 lives. “The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left …

Giant Virus Thawed Out By Global Warming? Giant Virus Thawed Out By Global Warming?

What has been described as a “giant mystery virus” has been discovered in a largely desolate region of Siberia. The virus is thought to have been buried in Siberian permafrost untouched for over 30,000 years. The term “giant virus” is …

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 …

Mumps Outbreak At Fordham: Numbers Rising

An outbreak of the mumps has spread across two of the Fordham University campuses, with the number of infected students rising each day since Monday. “The University community was notified that there has now been one case of suspected mumps …

Zinc Supplements Studied As Possible Viral Remedy
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Although Americans are hit with 1 billion colds each year, most view it as some invisible enemy to which they’ll inevitably succumb. We wait until the running nose and sore throat symptoms set in and then head to our local …

Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada
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A deadly virus known as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDv) is spreading among hog herds in Canada and is said to be affecting two provinces. The pig virus, which was tested positive in the United States last May, has now made …

Inmates Pathogens: State Prison Exposed To Viruses

A state prison in west Phoenix, Ariz., could possibly be in danger of blood-borne pathogens, better known as viruses that can be transmitted through body fluids or blood. Twenty-four inmates may have been exposed to the pathogens Sunday after a …

Swine Flu (H1N1) An Epidemic In The U.S?
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claim that the swine flu, known as H1N1 is spreading widely throughout the U.S. and has now extended into 10 states. This is the same flu that in 2009 was seen as a worldwide …

Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage
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If you ever needed a reminder to be careful about the emails and attachments you open, it’s now. The Crypto Locker virus that is going around is said to be one of the worst ever and is infecting computers with …

Herpes Study Confirms We Came Out of Africa
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Scientists have debated, since such discussions were made permissible, the origins of the human species: did we come from Asia? Africa? Maybe even the Middle East? Until very recently, many of these theories had equal merit. However, a study of …

MERS-CoV: Three More Deaths Linked to Virus

Three more lives have been claimed by the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) , bringing the total deaths from this virus in Saudi Arabia to 47. On June 2, the director general, Margaret Chan gave a speech to the …