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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared

    Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared
    Throughout the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, health officials have feared that widespread transmission would give rise to an even more virulent and contagious form of the virus. However, new research published Thursday in the journal Science suggests...
  • Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak
    Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the...
  • Study: Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids

    Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests. Those a little older — ages 1 to 4 —...
  • New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

    Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening. The germ caused two cattle herders to suffer fever, swollen lymph nodes, and painful...
  • Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    While treatment of the single case of the "superbug" reported last week at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital continues, county health department officials said one case is not cause for alarm.    On March 17, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Interim CEO Paul Craig...
  • Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

    The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. The...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Remember that fever is your child's friend

    Every year, during the fall and winter "sick season," I see 20-30 patients a day with a fever, and every parent anguishes over why this has happened. Fever is one of the most common symptoms among children. Younger children run fevers quite frequently...
  • Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza

    Wild bird populations in Kansas appear to be unaffected by an outbreak of avian influenza, although one wild goose suspected of having the disease has been tested for it, the state's wildlife disease official said Wednesday. Those test results from a...
  • Ugandan official: Typhoid sickens hundreds in capital

    An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets under way, a senior health official said on Wednesday. At least 4,000 suspected cases of typhoid fever...
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care reporting multiple cases of Parvo virus in dogs, urges vaccinations

    Virginia Beach Animal Care reporting multiple cases of Parvo virus in dogs, urges vaccinations
    The Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, an open-admission municipal shelter impounding approximately 7,000 animals a year, released the following information on Wednesday. The Center "has recently received dogs from the Virginia Beach...
  • Lowell woman sentenced for tax fraud scheme

    A Lowell woman who helped run a family-owned temporary employment agency has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for defrauding the IRS of more than $5 million in tax revenue. Margaret Mathes sought leniency because she had recently...