Now Confirmed case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

BUT WHAT IS IT? A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports. But what is this disease, and how is it different from other hemorrhagic fevers, like Ebola? A few days ago (Jan. 15), health [...]

A very Deadly ‘Ebola-like’ plague shakes Jamaica…

…As 8-year-old boy dies of ‘internal bleeding’ fever. A rare and deadly disease that causes severe internal bleeding has tragically killed an eight-year-old boy in Jamaica. Dr. Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s health minister, said the boy was killed by dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) – a lethal viral [...]

A federal ban on creating lethal viruses is now lifted

Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits [...]
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Deadly botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a Sacramento County gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday. The state Department of Public Health said tests on the opened bag sold last [...]

EBOLA SPREADING: INFECTIONS UP 800% IN LAST WEEK, OFFICIALS RACE TO TRACK DOWN 400 POSSIBLE CONTACTS

  Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus. Their efforts appear to have failed. The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 [...]

Unique retinal scar identified in Ebola survivors

Steptoe PJ, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;doi:10.3201/eid2307.161608. Unique retinal lesions have been observed in some survivors of Ebola virus infection, according to a study. In a case-control prospective study, University of Liverpool researchers compared retinal images of 82 Ebola virus [...]
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Six more Ebola cases reported in DRC

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Report today, officials report six additional Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in Likati Health Zone, bringing the total to 43. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The reported cases are from five health areas, [...]

South Sudan shuts border with DR Congo over Ebola fears

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation blighted by over three years of brutal civil war, closed its southern border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday as precaution against the spread of Ebola, local official said, AAP reports quoting Anadolu Agency. Lino Utu, the deputy [...]

WHO UPDATE: Suspected EBOLA cases reach FIVE sites in DR Congo province

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there are now 37 suspected cases of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while another person has died, bringing the total number of fatalities to four. The latest updated situation report says that new suspected cases were reported in [...]

All about the new Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. By May 12, at least nine people were suspected of being infected, and three had died. The outbreak has raised alarms about the [...]

Fourth death recorded in latest Ebola outbreak in Congo

A fourth person has died in an Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. Since the WHO declared the outbreak on May 12 in the north-eastern Bas-Uele province, 37 suspected cases are being monitored, WHO’s Eugene [...]

Palm Beach County has first case of locally-acquired Zika virus | <a href="www.palmbeachpost.com">www.palmbeachpost.com</a>

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America on Verge of Zika Pandemic

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