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2011-07-06 15:03:03

Using weekly influenza surveillance data from the US CDC, Edward Goldstein and colleagues develop a statistical method to predict the sizes of epidemics caused by seasonal influenza strains.

2011-05-25 14:29:45

Schools were closed, restaurants shuttered and large public gatherings cancelled.

2011-04-11 21:55:05

French Canadian voyageurs spread tuberculosis throughout the indigenous peoples of western Canada for over 150 years, yet, strangely enough, it wasn't until the fur traders ceased their forays that epidemics of tuberculosis broke out.

2011-03-07 16:22:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) announced today that Doctors Without Borders / Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) will be the newest beneficiary of TravelRelief.org, EAN's charity program.

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2011-01-30 08:45:00

Moscow and two other cities shut their schools down for a week Saturday in an attempt to stop the worst flu outbreak to hit central Russia in over a decade.

2011-01-05 13:32:10

For those infected with the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus, extreme obesity was a powerful risk factor for death.

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2010-11-01 08:40:00

A new study tracking the DNA signature of the plague has found that the deadly disease first broke out in China more than 2,600 years ago before making its way to Europe via Central Asia’s “Silk Road” trade route.

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2010-10-10 08:20:00

Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been confirmed by anthropologists to have been caused by a germ called Yersinia pestis.


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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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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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