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Monkeypox May Have Made
Its Way to 2nd US State
May 20, 2022 7:54 AM CDT
Monkeypox May Have Made Its Way to 2nd US State
Massachusetts had already reported a case of rare disease; now, a suspected case in New York City
- The UK , Portugal, and Spain have all recently reported a small number of confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, and on Wednesday, Massachusetts phoned in its own report , as officials tried to see if it was linked with the ones overseas. Now, a possible second case in another US city:...
We're Closer Than Ever to
Eradicating a 2nd Disease
Jan 30, 2022 11:35 AM CST
We're Closer Than Ever to Eradicating a 2nd Disease
Only 14 cases of Guinea worm infections are known to exist in the world
- Guinea worm infections dropped to just over a dozen worldwide last year, getting closer to fulfilling former President Jimmy Carter's dream of completely eradicating the disease during his lifetime. The Carter Center reported this week that only 14 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in all of...
Dec 28, 2021 12:58 PM CST
Israel Suffers Its Deadliest Wildlife Disaster
At least 5K cranes dead in bird flu outbreak
- A bird flu outbreak in northern Israel has killed at least 5,200 migratory cranes and forced farmers to slaughter hundreds of thousands of chickens as authorities try to contain what they say is the deadliest wildlife disaster in the nation's history. Uri Naveh, a senior scientist at the...
Researchers Say a Shot
Might Prevent Lyme Disease
Aug 17, 2021 1:34 PM CDT
Researchers Say a Shot Might Prevent Lyme Disease
Lyme PrEP is currently in clinical trials
- Lyme disease is becoming more and more common. Once a rare affliction found in just a few parts of the US, mainly in the Northeast and Great Lakes, it has now turned up in all 50 states. The ticks that carry it have spread farther south and west. Scientists have...
In This Nation, a 'Fearsome
Intruder' Is Surging
Mar 31, 2021 12:44 PM CDT
In This Nation, a 'Fearsome Intruder' Is Surging
Australia slammed with a spike of flesh-eating Buruli ulcers
- Australia has been hit with a spike of what the
New York Times
calls a "fearsome intruder," though it's not a new one. Stretching back as far as the 1940s, cases of Buruli ulcer —an infectious disease caused by the flesh-devouring
bacterium, typically found...
Cluster of Cases May Signal
Entirely New Brain Disease
Mar 30, 2021 10:20 AM CDT
Cluster of Cases May Signal Entirely New Brain Disease
Symptoms are similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob, doctors in New Brunswick, Canada, are stumped
- Doctors in Canada may be dealing with an entirely new brain disease that's specific to one part of their country. A cluster of 43 cases is under investigation in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, reports the
. Symptoms are similar to well-known "prion diseases" such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob,...
Tasmanian Devils Get Good
News on Cancer Front
Dec 15, 2020 8:27 AM CST
Tasmanian Devils Get Good News on Cancer Front
Gruesome facial cancer 'might eventually go extinct'
- A new study is offering hope for Tasmanian devils, an endangered species battling a contagious cancer. Devil facial tumor disease is a nasty condition causing deep mouth sores that eventually lead to starvation. Since it was first discovered in 1996, researchers have feared the disease would prompt the extinction of...
Factory Leaks Disease
That Afflicts Thousands
Sep 19, 2020 4:30 PM CDT
Factory Leaks Disease That Afflicts Thousands
In Lanzhou, China, at least 3.2K have tested positive
- A Chinese pharmaceutical factory has apparently leaked an illness into the air and infected thousands of people, Global News reports. Chinese officials say the factory was producing vaccines for animals with brucellosis—also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever—when bacteria vented out and infected at least 3,245...
Aug 17, 2020 6:45 PM CDT
Antibody Findings Encourage Scientists
Levels decline but could still be enough, scientists say
- New research has scientists more hopeful that lingering antibodies will help COVID-19 patients—even those who had only mild cases—fight off future coronavirus infections. The studies show that months after recovering, patients have antibodies in their blood still able to defeat the virus, the
New York Times
Vikings Had Early Version
of the 'Deadliest Virus'
Jul 25, 2020 2:00 PM CDT
Vikings Had Early Version of the 'Deadliest Virus'
Turns out smallpox dates back at least 1,400 years
- Those Vikings just keep making history. Not only did they settle North America and have female warriors , they apparently suffered from an early kind of smallpox—the disease the killed off hundreds of millions of people in the 20th century, the
New York Times
reports. The now-extinct strain turned up...
in case you missed it
May 23, 2020 7:00 AM CDT
Rabbits Dropping Dead From 'Extraordinarily Sturdy' Disease
Strain of rabbit hemorrhagic disease is killing bunnies off in western North America
- As humanity contends with the coronavirus, rabbits have a disease of their own to worry about. Earlier this month, California's Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed a "highly contagious and lethal" sickness in its wild rabbit population—and that's not the only state that's getting hit....
The Death Toll Rises
Feb 1, 2020 1:00 PM CST
The Death Toll Rises
The coronavirus has now killed 259 and infected over 11K in China
- China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for "domestic outbreak control" if the disease spreads in their countries, the AP reports. The number of confirmed cases in China rose to 11,...
This Is Why We Can't Have
Nice STD Numbers, America
Oct 9, 2019 8:51 AM CDT
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice STD Numbers, America
CDC: Gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia on the rise in the US for 5th year in a row
- A big number out of the CDC on Tuesday, and it's not a good one: The health protection agency says there were 2.4 million infections diagnosed and reported from three sexually transmitted diseases in 2018, the "most cases" ever documented in a one-year span, per a CDC...
Sia Reveals She Has
Oct 5, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Sia Reveals She Has 'Demoralizing' Disease
Singer says she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic illness leaving her in 'chronic pain'
- Sia Furler, the reclusive singer known for performing without even her face showing , has just given fans an unusually forthcoming look into some personal news, via what E! News calls a "heartfelt message" online. In a tweet Friday afternoon, the 43-year-old announced she's been living in "chronic...
Dogs Are Dying,
and No One
Sep 7, 2019 8:00 AM CDT
This Country's Dogs Are Dying, and No One Knows Why
Authorities in Norway are baffled on the cause of the dozens of dead and sick canines
- Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that's estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority says it had been informed of another six cases of dogs falling ill,...
Ebola Outbreak: Now
It's a Global Emergency
Jul 17, 2019 2:34 PM CDT
Ebola Outbreak: Now It's a Global Emergency
WHO makes the announcement after virus hits city of 2M
- The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people, the AP reports. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations...
WHO: Job Burnout Is
More Than Just a Pain
May 28, 2019 7:51 AM CDT
WHO: Job Burnout Is More Than Just a Pain
Disorder is officially recognized by health experts
- Add job burnout to the list of diseases recognized by the World Health Organization. Included for the first time in the International Classification of Diseases, occupational burnout results "from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed," and is marked by depleted energy or exhaustion; a mental...
Mother's Moment of Joy
Turns Into Horror
Apr 20, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
Mother's Moment of Joy Turns Into Horror
Little Ja'bari was born mostly without skin
- Priscilla Maldonado was robbed of a joyous New Year's Day moment—and things have hardly gotten easier. The 25-year-old Texas mom had just given birth to her son Ja'bari at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio when the delivery room fell silent and her newborn was rushed away. "...
City Hall Faces Medieval Illness
Feb 9, 2019 1:30 PM CST
City Hall Faces Medieval Illness
Los Angeles officials hear the patter of 'tiny feet'
- The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall, possibly carrying a potentially deadly disease, was the pitter-patter of little feet. "We had an employee or two mention they heard something in the ceiling," Wesson told the AP Thursday as...
Teen Girl Goes Blind, and
Doctors Have No Idea Why
Jan 6, 2019 7:17 AM CST
Teen Girl Goes Blind, and Doctors Have No Idea Why
Jordyn Walker battles a terrible illness
- A Missouri teen who fell ill after a family vacation has gone blind and lost her sense of smell and taste—and doctors are still asking why,
reports. KMBC reports Jordyn Walker had annually experienced stomach pain that she treated with medication, but her real trouble began after returning...
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