Thailand Now MERS Free As Experts Declare The Only Man Free Of The Deadly Disease

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Health Ministry gave a clean bill of health to the one man in all of Thailand who was the known case of the deadly MERS virus. A 75-year-old Omani citizen was declared free of infection on Friday. Health officials conducted five laboratory tests on the man, living little chance for the virus to go unchecked, […]

Bird Flu Will Worsen If USDA Faces Budget Cuts Of $500 Million

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Bird flu, as the name states, is a viral infection that affects birds and can be transmitted from bird to bird and can affect humans. Humans are known to be affected through handling of infected chicken, turkeys, ducks etc. It cannot be transmitted through consumption of cooked chicken or cooked eggs. Signs and symptoms of […]

Traveling woes of Liberians persist – after Ebola epidemic subsides

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DAKAR, Senegal: “This constant stigmatization of the country has implications for our post-war economic recovery and for our post-Ebola economic recovery,” she said. “It’s almost like we’re a pariah.” “It’s not just affecting people who are in the country — it’s all of us who have Liberian passports,” said Pailey, an academic, activist and author […]

First case of deadly MERS virus in Thailand: 175 exposed, authorities take immediate action, quarantines people

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Authorities in Thailand confirm their first case of MERS after an Omani national tested positive for the deadly virus at a hospital here. MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) is an infection caused by coronavirus (which includes the SARS, common cold and flu viruses). Although, it’s still not confirmed how it’s transmitted from one person to […]

MFS: Ebola Might Hit Again, We Remain Unprepared, Repeating Mistakes

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The head of the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres is warning that the Ebola epidemic could just as easily be rearing its head again in West Africa – and like last time – the health authorities may not be well-equipped to deal with the deadly virus. The heads of the seven great industrial nations met […]

Another Health Care Hero Is Home Probably Exposed to Ebola Virus

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  Health officials have announced the arrival of an American health worker from Sierra Leone who was possibly exposed to Ebola. The patient was brought directly to a hospital in Omaha last Sunday for examination and treatment. Sierra Leone is the worst West African nation hit by Ebola virus infection. The patient was transported by […]

Flu Awareness may decrease incidence of the much feared epidemic

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Each year, people around the world dread the epidemic of influenza which has caused great loss of lives in the past. This year, the Center of Disease and Control are concerned about the evolved influenza A virus, which is also known as H3N2. Evolution means a certain mutation in the strand of the virus that […]

What you need to know about Ebola virus disease

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First time it hit in the 1976, Ebola didn’t cause as many casualties as it has done now. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the total number of deaths from the current outbreak has reached 7,000, which is greater than all the previous outbreaks combined. The current outbreak occurred in the West Africa around […]