As the Chinese government openly begins to speculate about the possibility of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu strain, an international team of experts, including some from the World Health Organization, have been deployed to investigate the disease in the country.
[PHOTOS: Bird Flu Cases Increase in China]
If true, the development would quickly raise concerns of the disease outbreak leading to a pandemic. Flu experts have long warned once a particularly [...]
A man in Oregon has been infected with the plague, the same disease that wiped out up to 60 percent of Europe in the Middle Ages.
He caught the rare, but deadly, strain of the bacteria after he was bitten on the hand trying to pry a dead mouse from the jaws of a stray neighborhood cat.
The man, whose name was not released, is currently fighting the most horrific form of [...]
A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death across the U.S., health officials say.
No form of contaminated food or other cause has been identified in the illnesses, which occurred in April and May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Three people were hospitalized. One victim, 21-month-old Maelan Elizabeth Graffagnini of the New Orleans area, died last week, reports WWL-TV.
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March 9, 2012
Smoke, Mirrors, and the “Disappearance” Of Polio … Unbeknownst to most doctors, the polio-vaccine history involves a massive public health service makeover during an era when a live, deadly strain of poliovirus infected the Salk polio vaccines, and paralyzed hundreds of children and their contacts. These were the vaccines that were supposedly responsible for the decline in polio from 1955 to 1961! But there is a more sinister [...]
January 31, 2012
During roughly the same time period that health experts worldwide have been warning that the infamous H5N1 avian flu virus could soon morph into a highly-transmissible, exceedingly-deadly “super strain” capable of killing millions, scientists from around the world have been exposed deliberately developing such a strain in laboratories.
Last month, we reported about research work conducted by Ron Fouchier from Erasmus Medical College in the Netherlands that [...]
The scientists who altered a deadly flu virus to make it more contagious have agreed to suspend their research for 60 days to give other researchers around the world time to discuss the work and determine the best way to proceed.
A letter explaining the decision is being published in two scientific journals, Science and Nature, which also plan to publish reports on the research, but in a redacted form omitting details that [...]
A deadly strain of bird flu with the potential to infect and kill millions of people has been created in a laboratory by European scientists – who now want to publish full details of how they did it.
The discovery has prompted fears within the US Government that the knowledge will fall into the hands of terrorists wanting to use it as a bio-weapon of mass destruction.
Some scientists are questioning whether [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Disease specialists are carefully monitoring the case of a Minnesota infant who developed a unique type of H1N1.
It’s called the H1N2 virus and it’s only the second case ever detected anywhere.
The Minnesota Department of Health is minimizing the threat but at the same time, they are saying this is an example of how difficult the flu virus is to pin down. That is also why the threat is [...]
The E.coli outbreak could have been caused by vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in Germany, an official has said.
German beansprouts are said to be behind the E.coli outbreak
Preliminary tests found that bean sprouts and other sprout varieties from the farm in the Uelzen area, between the northern cities of Hamburg and Hannover, could be traced to infections in five German states, Lower Saxony [...]
By the CNN Wire Staff
June 2, 2011 3:28 p.m. EDT
Tomatoes and cucumbers are displayed on May 30, 2011 in a stall in a supermarket in Paris.
NEW: Spain’s produce “safe for all consumers,” Spanish official says
At least 16 people have died in the outbreak and hundreds have been infected
The deadly strain has spread to at least 10 countries
The strain is very rare, according to disease experts
(CNN) — Infectious disease detectives [...]
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cases of a deadly strain of a horse virus have more than doubled in the past week and suspected cases have forced the quarantine of 15 more facilities.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Friday there are 75 confirmed cases in 9 states and 61 facilities have suspected or confirmed cases.
The agency says 11 horses have [...]