Latest epidemics Stories

2009-09-28 07:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As America braces for a complicated flu season and a possible swine flu (H1N1) pandemic which could overwhelm the U.S.

2009-09-25 13:55:00

Many US schools are facing the problem of nurse shortages at a time when cases of the swine flu are on the rise.

2009-09-22 18:15:08

About 100 people possibly exposed to plague-related bacteria blamed for a Chicago scientist's death have been given antibiotics as a precaution, officials say. Federal health officials are at the University of Chicago, where they have sealed off the laboratory of geneticist Malcolm Casadaban, who died Sept.

2009-09-21 05:00:00


2009-09-15 09:34:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc.

2009-09-14 07:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey released today by the Harvard School of Public Health, only a third of businesses said they could avoid severe operational problems if half of their workforce stayed home for two weeks because of H1N1 swine flu.

2009-09-09 17:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California announced today that it will cover the administrative costs of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) vaccine for all its members, regardless of which plan they have.

2009-09-09 15:17:16

Employees Will Face Challenges As Few Businesses Offer Paid Leave to Care for Sick Family Members.

2009-09-05 02:40:26

More than 2,000 students at Washington State University in Pullman have contracted swine flu during the first two weeks of classes, school officials say. But Saturday's football game against Stanford will be played at WSU's Martin Stadium, Washington State officials told The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review.

Latest epidemics Reference Libraries

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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