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Swine flu in Mexico City closed schools and other public venues, made nearly 1,000 people ill and killed up to 60 people, public health officials say. A swine flu outbreak in Mexico City has closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters with nearly 1,000 people now ill, said public health officials. The flu strain, which killed scores in Mexico during the last few days, appears to be the same as one observed recently in California and Texas, the Word Health Organization said Friday. An...
US hospitals are notably better prepared for disasters than they were before the September 11 attacks, but experts warned Thursday that their medical facilities are still poorly equipped and in need of vast improvement should any catastrophic event like natural disasters or terrorist attacks occur.
A father whose daughter's oral vaccination resulted in him contracting paralytic polio 30 years ago should receive $22.5 million, a New York jury says. The Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance reported Saturday that Dominick Tenuto, 61, was awarded $22.5 million in damages as a result of Lederle Laboratories being deemed entirely liable for Tenuto contracting polio and losing the use of his legs. Tenuto's daughter, Diana, received a Lederle vaccination called Orimune in May 1979 while she was an...
Nuns and priests risked their lives to care for plague victims in Renaissance France, says a new study that associates contact with infectious plague victims to the demise of many religious order constituents.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Data by Dr. J. Bart Classen published this week in Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews provides further evidence that epidemics of type 2 diabetes/obesity/metabolic syndrome, like type 1 diabetes, are linked to immunization.
Eric York lugged the carcass of an adult mountain lion from his truck and laid it carefully on a tarp on the floor of his garage during October last year.
Scientists announced on Wednesday that previously unexplainable outbreaks of plague in the U.S. may be linked to climate change in the Pacific Ocean.
Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Seven thousand people died per day in Cairo.
Initially, some experts believed that the Black Death that decimated entire populations in Europe and elsewhere during the middle of the 14th century was a blindly indiscriminate killer, but a new study reveals that this may not be the case.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- A squirrel trapped at an Angeles National Forest picnic area has tested positive for bubonic plague, prompting county health officials to take precautions against the deadly disease.
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...