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2008-11-24 13:24:29

Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans.

2008-11-23 14:35:00

In 430 B.C., a new and deadly disease—its cause remains a mystery—swept into Athens. The walled Greek city-state was teeming with citizens, soldiers and refugees of the war then raging between Athens and Sparta.

2008-11-20 14:57:45

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2008-10-22 08:15:00

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.

2008-10-13 09:00:09

Infectious diseases claim 949 lives in China in September BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua)-- China's Ministry of Health on Friday reported 949 deaths from infectious diseases nationwide last month, including a Tibetan couple killed by plague.

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By CHET BROKAW INTERIOR, S.D. -- On the grasslands a few miles from the pinnacles and spires of Badlands National Park, federal wildlife officials have been waging a war since spring to save one of the country's largest colonies of endangered black-footed ferrets.

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2008-09-03 11:10:00

Scientists announced on Wednesday that previously unexplainable outbreaks of plague in the U.S. may be linked to climate change in the Pacific Ocean.

2008-09-01 00:01:35

By The Associated Press INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) - On the grasslands a few miles from the pinnacles and spires of Badlands National Park, federal wildlife officials have been waging a war since spring to save one of the nation's largest colonies of endangered black-footed ferrets.

2008-08-31 12:05:00

By Chet Brokaw Associated Press INTERIOR, S.D. -- On the grasslands a few miles from the pinnacles and spires of Badlands National Park, federal wildlife officials have been waging a war since spring to save one of the nation's largest colonies of endangered black-footed ferrets.

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2008-07-17 10:05:00

Endangered black-footed ferrets, like children, aren't exactly lining up to be stuck with a vaccine, but in an effort to help control an extensive outbreak of plague in South Dakota, some of the ferrets are getting dosed with a vaccine given by biologists.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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