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UK: Ebola Screening Comes to Heathrow

Even in countries not likely to be widely affected by Ebola people are beginning to worry about the growing outbreak of the disease. Tensions in the U.S. are rising after a Dallas healthcare worker was diagnosed with Ebola just days …

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 …

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 …

China Bubonic Plague: City Quarantined, One Dead

In China bubonic plague has forced officials to quarantine parts of the city of Yumen, which is located in the northwestern portion of the country. A 38-year-old man in that city died of bubonic plague last week. He had reportedly …

MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East

In 2012, the world was first exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, better known as MERS. The virus originated in Saudi Arabia, and all evidence suggests that only six Middle Eastern countries have been noted spots of origination …

West African Virus Death Toll Rises Above 80

West Africa is bracing itself for the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in nearly a decade. CNN is reporting that the death toll has risen to 85 with dozens more ill. The deaths are among 137 cases reported by …

Alzheimer’s Disease Could be Detected by Blood Test

Globally, 44 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with 4.7 million of those living here in the United States. By 2050, that number will increase to nearly 14 million in the US and 115 million worldwide, according to the World …