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  • Q Island
    Author, Russell James discusses new thriller 'Q Island'
    Author, Russell James graciously took time to answer questions about the characters, and inspiration behind his latest horror/thriller novel, Q Island.Q Island is available NOW from Samhain Horror, and available on Amazon and major online...
  • University of Texas confirms second case of mumps
    University of Texas confirms second case of mumps
    Less than one week after the first case of the mumps was reported on the University of Texas at Austin campus, a second case has now been confirmed.The latest announcement made on the University of Texas at Austin, University Health Services...
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    University of Texas student diagnosed with mumps
    A student at the University of Texas has been diagnosed with the mumps virus, the school has confirmed. Though the identity of the student has not been disclosed, authorities do know that the student has been out in the community recently,...
  • Microscopic canine influenza virus
    Canine influenza H3N2
    Earlier this month, reports coming out of the Chicago area have indicated a number of dogs coming down with canine influenza virus (CIV), aka dog flu, some with deadly consequences. A known type of canine flu, H3N8, had been identified in U.S....
  • This movie will teach you about epidemics
    This movie will teach you about epidemics
    Contagionis a 106 minute disaster thriller that was released in 2011. During themovie, a global team ofCDCandWHOofficials try to stop apandemicbefore it rages out of control. The pandemiclasts over 100 days, and the public death toll eventually...
  • Gwinnett County Animal Shelter closed because of virus in dogs
    Gwinnett County Animal Shelter closed because of mystery illness
    The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in Georgia has shut its doors because dogs are getting extremely ill. No new dogs will be accepted, and no dogs will be adopted during this time. According to shelter workers, dogs who were playful and healthy...
  • Doggy in New York's Easter parade
    5 dogs are dead from the canine flu virus, 8 things dog owners need to know
    The canine flu has taken the life of 5 dogs in the Chicago area, veterinarians have confirmed over a 1000 cases diagnosed, and it is believed there are still many dogs that have not been diagnosed for the virus, but carry it. The canine flu, known...
  • Influenza sickening many dogs in Chicago area
    Chicago experiencing an outbreak of nasty influenza strain for dogs
    Chicago has been hit by a particularly virulent form of canine influenza in recent weeks. Even dogs who have been vaccinated for Bordatella, or kennel cough, are getting ill. That's because while the virus mimics the symptoms of kennel cough,...
  • Learn about epidemics by watching this movie
    Learn about epidemics by watching this movie
    Contagion is a 106 minute disaster thriller that was released in 2011. During the movie, a global team of CDC and WHO officials try to stop a pandemic before it rages out of control. The pandemic lasts over 100 days, and the death toll eventually...
  • A children's doctor injects a vaccine against measles, rubella, mumps and chicken pox to an infant
    Bet that the measles is psychosomatic costs vaccination denier 100,000 Euros
    ZME Science reported on Friday that a vaccination denier named Sefan Lanka is being compelled by a German court to pay 100,000 Euros as part of an ill-considered bet that the measles is not caused by a virus, but is rather a psychosomatic disease....
  • Airport screening for viruses misses half of infections reports UCLA
    Airport screening for viruses misses half of infections reports UCLA
    Currently, in a matter of hours, air travel can transport passengers—and the bugs they carry—from one continent to another. The H1N1 virus and Ebola are just two of the many diseases whose spread was fueled by international airline...
  • That mysterious virus that killed Kansas man? Never seen before: CDC
    That mysterious virus that killed Kansas man? Never seen before: CDC
    Health officials investigating the death of a Kansas man who contracted a mysterious virus and died last year have the answer to what killed the man: a heretofore unknown pathogen. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in...
  • Beau-1
    Sweet Beau- a loveable FIV family addition
    We have a new addition to our feline family… Beau. He is the most loveable Maine Coon Cat we have ever seen…. And he has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) disease.Beau showed up one day on our rear deck off our master bedroom...
  • Frozen Berries Hepatitis
    Frozen berries: Hepatitis A outbreak in Australia linked to frozen berries
    Frozen berries are at the cause of at least five cases of hepatitis in Australia. Five Australians have contracted the Hepatitis A virus after consuming Nanna’s frozen berries. Nationwide, all bags of Nanna's Frozen Mixed Berries were...
  • Disney Wonder has an impeccable record
    What to do on a cruise if the ship experiences an outbreak of illness
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week that Grandeur of the Seas, a cruise ship in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line fleet reported 198 passengers, or 10.16%, of the 1948 on board reported being ill during their...
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