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Viral Infections

Washington D.C. Lab Messed Up Hundreds Of Zika Tests

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Officials in Washington, D.C.’s public health laboratory had to repeat Zika tests for nearly 300 pregnant women, including two w...

Ebola Study Shows How 'Superspreaders' Can Prolong An Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living

Disease “superspreaders” may have played a major role in the spread of the Ebola virus during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa, according to a new...

Team Didn't Make It To The Super Bowl? You May Have Dodged A Deadly Flu

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living

If you’re a New England Patriots or an Atlanta Falcons fan, you’re likely gearing up for a festive Super Bowl Sunday. But according to a study pub...

Why Pneumonia Often Strikes Older Adults | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.24.2017 | Healthy Living

Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Jan. 14 following a bout of pneumonia, CNN reported Jan. 18. In addition, Bush’s wife, former ...

Global Coalition Aims To Outpace Epidemics With New Vaccines

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.19.2017 | Healthy Living

A global coalition of governments, health specialists and philanthropists will launch a new plan on Thursday to “outsmart” future disease epidemic...

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil Could Become Epidemic, Officials Fear

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living

Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a small yellow fever outbreak in Minas Gerais, a populous landlocked state adjacent to São Paulo state...

Angola Reports First Two Zika Virus Cases

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola said on Wednesday it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic tha...

5 Ways The Zika Virus Is Here To Stay

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

Zika virus’ status as a global health threat may officially be over, but the disease’s impact is far from contained. The World Health Organizatio...

Stalking the Wild Pathogen: Viral Threats to Modern Humanity

Steve Heilig | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Writers and filmmakers have long liked apocalyptic stories. But out in the real world, it might well be that the most likely cause of our specie's demise will be a microscopic bug we cannot defeat, and that we vanish, or vastly diminish, not with a bang but a whimper.