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Fourth brain-eating amoeba case of the year being treated

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unidentified patient in Florida is being treated after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba last week, according to the Florida Department of Health. It is the fourth known case this year of infection by the parasite Naegleria fowleri.<p>"We believe that the individual contracted the …

Disease

All donor blood in the U.S. should be screened for Zika, FDA says

All blood donated in the U.S. should be screened for Zika to prevent the virus from spreading through transfusions, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.<p>The new guidance should be implemented "immediately" in states and territories where the virus is already being spread by mosquitoes, and …

A Young Woman Dies, A Teen Is Saved After Amoebas Infect The Brain

Doctors describe 16-year-old Sebastian DeLeon as a walking miracle — he is only the fourth person in the U.S. to survive an infection from the so-called brain-eating amoeba.<p>Infection from<i>Naegleria fowleri</i> is extremely rare but almost always fatal. Between 1962 and 2015, there were only 138 known …

Swimming Pools

First Cases Of New, Infectious Fungus Reported In U.S.

If you're tracking emerging infectious agents in the United States, it's time to add a new one to the list.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 13 cases of a fungal infection first seen in Japan in 2009. The culprit is called Candida auris.<p>The fungus has appeared among …

Public Health

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday.<p>The first list of its kind, it highlights bacteria that global health experts believe pose the greatest threats to human health. The …

Microbiology

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Welcome to the bat cave. No, we're not talking about the secret headquarters of a superhero.<p><b>What Causes Pandemics? We Do</b><p>In this series, NPR explores the causes behind our new hyperinfectious era. Join the conversation with the hashtag #KillerViruses or tweet us @NPRGoatsAndSoda<p>This is Gomantong — …

Forestry

Survival Water Fundamentals: 9 Common Waterborne Diseases and How to Treat Them Naturally

How are you today, Ready Nutrition Readers? In “Part 1″ of this series, we discussed the importance of water in a survival situation. We’re going to …

Alternative Medicine

How to Purify Water: Learn 5 Different Methods That Can Save Your Life

Water is the essence of life on Earth and nothing can take its place in the natural system. It’s the fundamental element that allowed us, life on …

Teenager Dies Of Bubonic Plague After Eating Infected Barbecued Meat

The meat came from a marmot, a rodent known to be a carrier of the disease.<p>More than 100 people who came into contact with the 15-year-old have been put into quarantine, the Guardian reports, citing health officials.<p>This the first case of plague in this region for 30 years, according to the …

Environmental Health

Texas Department of State Health Services, History of Plague

Plague is a zoonotic disease caused by infection with <i>Yersinia pestis</i>. In nature, plague cycles in its enzootic and epizootic foci, circulating …

Black Death

The Plague<p>The first outbreak of plague swept across England in 1348-49. It seems to have travelled across the south in bubonic form during the summer months of 1348, before mutating into the even more frightening pneumonic form with the onset of winter. It hit London in September 1348, and spread …

History

Maps and Statistics | Plague

Plague in the United States<p>Plague was first introduced into the United States in 1900, by rat–infested steamships that had sailed from affected …

H7N9: Bird flu cases surge ahead of Chinese New Year

<b>A surge in cases of the deadly new strain of bird flu has been reported in China at the beginning of 2014.</b><p>Only a handful of people had been infected with H7N9 since June, but health officials have reported 73 cases so far this month.<p>Influenza researchers argue the winter season and preparations for …

Chinese New Year

How a Zombie Outbreak Could Happen in Real Life

Could zombies actually exist? What would it take for human corpses to rise up and hunt the living? We often think zombies are scientifically …

Ebola crisis: Top Sierra Leone doctor dies from disease

<b>One of Sierra Leone's top doctors died from Ebola hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to save him.</b><p>Victor Willoughby, who tested positive for the disease only on Saturday, is the 11th doctor in the country to die in the current outbreak.<p>His death …

Disease

9 Reliable Fire Starters to Have in Any Survival Situation

<i>Last Updated January 2018: We’ve updated our guide to the best fire starters you can buy and added new picks and insights. Prices and links have also</i> …

Tinder

SEVENTY2 Survival Kit

They say the first 72 hours after a disaster are the most critical, and what you do in those first 72 hours can mean the difference between life and …

Uncharted

'CONPLAN 8888': The US Government Plan To Fend Off The Zombie Apocalypse

The U.S. military may actually have a plan to stop a zombie apocalypse.<p>Yes, you read that correctly.<p>While Hollywood and video games continue to …

The Pentagon's guide to surviving a zombie apocalypse: U.S. military plans for how to deal with undead chickens, space invaders and VEGETARIANS

• <b>The Pentagon has a plan in order to 'preserve the sanctity of human life'</b>• <b><br>Revealed in an unclassified document called 'CONOP 8888'</b>• <b><br>Document dated April</b> …

13 Essential Tools for Surviving a Zombie Outbreak - REI Co-op Journal

Zombie outbreaks happen. This infographic provides an overview of the 13 essential pieces of equipment you'll need as well as step-by-step …

Cast Iron Skillet

Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math

This equation could spell your doom: (bN)(S/N)Z = bSZ. That is, if you ever found yourself in the midst of a zombie pandemic.<p>That's because the …

The Walking Dead

Meet 5 "Zombie" Parasites That Mind-Control Their Hosts

Hairworms turn crickets suicidal, wasps make spiders spin their last web, and more.<p>Zombies may still be a thing of fiction, but some parasites more or less turn their hosts into the walking dead.<p>These masters of mind control manipulate their hosts from within, causing them to act in …

The Equation That Can Help Predict Zombie Migration Patterns

The scenario: News reports say that there's been a zombie outbreak at the city hospital. The undead are pouring into the streets, biting hapless …

12 Best Vehicles For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse

Since the episode last night of Doomsday Preppers had a guy modifying an old school bus to be his battle wagon after the destruction caused by of an …

Watch Isolation, a great zombie apocalypse short that’s entirely CGI

<i>Isolation</i> is an immersive, economical five-minute short that confidently invests in its protagonist. Its lighting and tracking shots suggest a …

David Fincher

Henry's Packable U.S. AR-7 Is The Ultimate Survival Rifle

When it comes to survival tools, a good rule of thumb is the smaller, the better. You’re looking for tools that can perform a multitude of tasks, …

The Badass Motorbike Built to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

1<p>SHARES<p>If there's one key lesson from our pop culture visions of a post-apocalyptic world, it's that survival of the fittest really means survival of …

The Walking Dead

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Home Video How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Video)<p>How long do you think you could survive in a zombie apocalypse? ‘Epic How To’s Joe Bereta …

Walking

Study Calls For International Action to Prevent a 'Zombie Apocalypse'

The lighter side of infectious diseases research.<p>Zombies aren't real, and that's a really good thing. Because if they were real, we wouldn't stand a …

Walking

Statisticians Have Determined The Safest Hideout For a Zombie Apocalypse

And no, it's not a mall. Or a pub. And it's definitely not a city.<p>In the event of a zombie apocalypse, it's imperative that you have a plan.<p>If you're …

Walking