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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 noroviruses and get sick. Also...
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...
Alzheimer's research needs more attention
The disease Alzheimer's is on the rise. According to reports today, men have a 1 in 11 chance of getting the disease, whereas women age 60 or older have a 1 in 6 chance to develop the disease...
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