The snow-geese are suspected to have died from avian cholera. The disease comes on quickly and can kill birds in midflight.
When I was 12, my mom asked me and my sister to shave her head after she had chemo. She was still beautiful, even if she couldn’t see it for herself.
Here’s how the infection would spread in the United States. New York City is so screwed.
The country will now undergo a 42-day waiting period before it can officially declare itself Ebola-free.
Urgh. Stop reading this and take a damn siesta.
The death toll from the H1N1 virus stands at 1,075, with more than 20,000 cases in the country.
Following news that schools will reopen in March, the nation will also remove travel restrictions as the number of infections continues to decline.
The Center for Disease Control has teamed up with the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the spread of potentially deadly bacteria.
Scientists have found that tracking visits to Wikipedia articles about some diseases can spot when outbreaks are happening.
Also true: No one knows exactly how many there are. Why is it so hard to count in a public health crisis? Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
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“I feel very isolated and rejected and powerless,” the young woman told BuzzFeed News.
“I think the first thing we should do is be honest about the disease and I think President Obama’s administration has so tried to downplay the transmissibility of this,” Paul said.
Officials distributed information at hundreds of apartments in Dallas after three people were diagnosed with Ebola.
In exclusive interviews with BuzzFeed News, two Dallas residents who live next to Ebola patients described what it was like when hazmat crews descended on their buildings.
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Enterovirus 68 is suspected of sickening children in more than 40 states, and has now been linked to four deaths, though its exact role still remains unknown.
A CDC official said the alarming spike in children suffering from the illness in at least 10 states could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases.”
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
Update: A dose of “experimental serum” will be used on Nancy Writebol, a North Carolina-based missionary who contracted the deadly virus in Liberia.
So, uh, you might want to take your contacts out.
The so-called “Mississippi Baby” was born in 2010 and went years without detectable levels of HIV. However, during a checkup this month doctors once again found the virus.
Who invited dust mites to our slumber party?
Health authorities struggle to control the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.
Cancer isn’t just a zodiac sign.
“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”
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A mumps outbreak shows the importance of vaccination — and reveals the standard dose may not be enough.