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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Virus’

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, sore throat, and in severe cases, bleeding from the mucous membranes. The reason the Ebola outbreak is so bad and …

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Cruise Ship Illnesses Continue to Spread 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. A norovirus was detected and was said to be very contagious. It generally causes nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramping, and other flu-like symptoms. The …

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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. Symptoms of the virus were first noticed last month. These symptoms include fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Overall, there have been …

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Ebola Outbreak In Guinea; Doctors Without Borders Offers Aid

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 at least 59 dead out of 80 cases identified by our services on the ground,” said Sakoba Keita, the ministry’s …

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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 used to describe those ancient viruses that are as large as bacteria and also much much larger than the viruses …

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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 year are the focus of doctors, as of right now. The United States has been free from the polio virus …

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Mumps Outbreak: 14 Fordham Dorm Students Infected Since January

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 reported at the Lincoln Center campus, and four new cases at Rose Hill,” officials from Fordham reported included in a …

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Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold

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 pharmacy to self-medicate or hit the nearest urgent care so we can try to make it to work the next …

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Pig Virus Makes Its Way From the U.S. to Canada

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 its way to the farm regions of Ontario and Quebec. Twenty-three hog herds (equivalent to 66 million animals) in the …

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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 nurse from health care provider; Corizon Health Inc. had improperly injected the insulin. HIV and Hepatitis B and C are three …

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Swine Flu (H1N1) An Epidemic In The U.S?

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 pandemic, which caused 12,000 American deaths. Apparently that flu, during peak flu season, has surfaced with a vengeance in parts …

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Crypto Locker Virus Holds Your Computer Hostage

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 the Windows OS all across the United States. The virus, also called “ransomware,” works by holding your files hostage until …

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