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  • Up close look at mosquito
    Eastern equine encephalitis kills four horses in Ohio
    Ohio's state veterinarian, Dr. Tony Forshey,announced Tuesday thatfour horses in northeast Ohio have died from eastern equine encephalitis. This virus, also known as EEE, is a mosquito-borne disease that attacks the central nervous system and...
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    Threat: Ever heard of 'Mexican Ebola?'
    U.S. health officials refuse to admit the link between the recent surge of illegal alien children over our Southern border, and the expanding epidemic of Enterovirus (DV-68), which is landing children in emergency rooms across the country. However...
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    West Los Angeles vaccine rates lower than the least literate country on the plan
    Eat the rich. Better yet, don’t. You may catch a deadly disease. According to IFLScience, the vaccination rates there are now lower than in South Sudan, a country known for being, well, not that good at anything really.It seems that being...
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    What are the lesser-known risk factors of colorectal cancer?
    In the past week, I’ve heard that two people—a much-beloved high school teacher and a college friend’s father—were each diagnosed with devastating late-stage colorectal cancer. It’s been a most difficult few days, and...
  • WFP brings food to countries impacted by Ebola virus
    Ebola outbreak: WFP rushes food aid to restricted areas
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a relief mission to feed around 1 million people in countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus. This will include restricted access areas in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.Over one thousand people...
  • Robin Williams
    The face of alcoholism
    As Portland's Addiction Examiner I need to write something about the passing of lovely, wonderful, magical Robin Williams.Of course we all want to celebrate his life, his big juicy life, but he died of alcoholism and its effects. We need to...
  • Ebola scare comes to America
    Ebola scare comes to America
    Kent Brantly, the American M.D. now receiving aggressive treatment for the deadly and feared Ebola virus at a hospital in Atlanta, is apparently “improving and in good spirits.” This is according to the former Liberian aid worker's...
  • Immigrants
    'Brown shirts' threaten medical staff with arrest if they talk about immigrants
    A government-contracted security force calling itself the "Brown Shirts" have threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they say anything about contagious diseases at a refugee camp for illegal immigrants set up at Lackland Air Force...
  • Hidden video: Border agents facilitating illegal entry says union VP
    Hidden video: Border agents facilitating illegal entry says union VP
    A hidden video shows the conditions that overworked agents along the U.S.-Mexico border have resorted to in order to meet the demand of thousands of illegal immigrants surging across the Rio Grande River.“Obama needs to understand that...
  • Mad Cow beef concerns
    Mad Cow Disease confirmed in death of Texas hospital patient
    A patient who recently died in a Texas hospital has been confirmed by laboratory tests to have had a Mad Cow Disease according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) this week.The confirmed diagnosis after autopsy is a fatal brain disorder called...
  • What's making CDC employees sick in Atlanta?
    30 CDC employees catch mystery virus at Atlanta office
    30 employees of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) office, based in Atlanta, were sent home sick last Friday, all suffering from an unidentified virus, and urged to work from home until at least Thursday, it was quietly announced by the agency on...
  • Red Robin worker hepatitis A: Worker exposes thousands to Hep-A, vaccine shipped
    Red Robin worker hepatitis A: Worker exposes thousands to Hep-A, vaccine shipped
    “Red Robin… Yum,” as the slogan goes. Except in this case, “yuck” would be the more appropriate interjection, after news was released that an ill restaurant worker in Missouri may have exposed upwards of 5,000...
  • Superbugs are posing a real threat across globe
    WHO antibiotics resistance: Superbug claiming lives across globe, 'real threat'
    The United Nation’s WHO (World Health Organization) has recently reported that a dangerous antibiotics resistance is surfacing in fatal “superbugs” that are claiming a high number of lives across the globe. While they may not...
  • norovirus
    Simple steps to prevent the spread of noroviruses
    Noroviruses are a group of related viruses. Infection with these viruses causes gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the stomach and intestines. This leads to stomach cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Anyone can be infected with...
  • Got germs?
    Fight germ invasion
    Can anything be worse than knowing there is more bacteria on your work desk, your phone and on your kitchen sponge than in your toilet? According to Chuck Gerba, PhD, a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson...