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Mystery Surrounds Isolated Dengue Fever Outbreaks In United States
2013-11-15 09:03:40

Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease carried by several species of mosquito in the genus Aedes, has been showing up in Key West and the Florida mainland, potentially exposing millions of people to a disease that can lead to life-threatening illness.

2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Death Toll Much Worse Than Originally Believed
2012-06-26 12:02:29

Shortly after the 2009 H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic, health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) had reported that roughly 18,500 people died from the virus, a finding that is being called into question.

2012-01-11 13:56:26

Humans are considered the hosts for spreading epidemics.

2011-12-01 12:56:35

Inadequate use of masks or respirators put health care workers at risk of 2009 H1N1 infection during the earliest stages of the 2009 pandemic in the U.S.

Black Death Genome Could Reveal Secrets of Ancient And Modern Pathogens
2011-10-13 04:32:16

Scientists have successfully mapped the complete genome of the Black Death - the bubonic plague that wiped out 50 million Europeans between 1347 and 1351.

14th Century Plague Lives On Via New Strain
2011-08-30 10:17:00

According to a study published Tuesday, a less virulent version of the 14th century's Black Death plague is still present today.

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2011-08-22 20:39:39

A new study says that swine flu infections could trigger a rare sleeping disorder.

2011-07-19 12:34:31

Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases is an important tool in the understanding and prediction of epidemics.


Latest epidemics Reference Libraries

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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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