Viruses

One More Thing For Puerto Rico To Worry About: Disease-Ridden Mosquitoes

The images and reports coming out of Puerto Rico show an island in crisis. Many ports remain closed, airports are damaged, and roads are blocked by …

Puerto Rico

Scientists Learn How Your Cells Help Influenza Evolve Faster - ExtremeTech

By on September 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As we head into flu season, new …

Biology

Warning over deadly Aussie flu which couple sweep the UK

A dreaded 'Aussie flu' could sweep its way from the southern hemisphere to the UK, it is feared.<p>The epidemic in Britain could be 'worst we've seen in …

Public Health

Why didn't my flu jab work this year?

The flu vaccine's effectiveness may have dropped below 40 per cent this year, experts say, as flaws in its manufacturing and design become …

Australian News

Sodium valproate: birth defect risks known 40 years ago – campaigners

Campaigners say young women of childbearing age should have been warned about the epilepsy drug as long ago as 1974<p>Warnings to young women who might become pregnant that the epilepsy drug sodium valproate could cause birth defects and developmental problems in their babies could have been made …

Medicine

Young mother becomes latest flu victim

A young mother-of-two has become the latest victim of Australia's fatal flu season.<p>Canberra Medical receptionist Jennifer Thew had been vaccinated, …

Flu

Lab notes: Quick diagnosis of dengue possible in remote areas with this rapid test kit

The test is less sensitive but much faster than the standard tests used in laboratories and can be used for preliminary diagnosis.<p>Diagnosis of dengue …

Medicine

Nigeria: How Nigeria Is Tackling Spread of Yellow Fever - Official

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed its readiness to contain further spread of yellow fever in the country.<p>The Chief Executive Officer, …

Canberra mother dies after contracting the flu

A Canberra mother-of-two has died after developing complications linked to the flu.<p>Jennifer Thew, from Gungahlin, died over the weekend from acute …

Australian News

Nadine Lustre surprised to be alive after two weeks of dengue

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Nadine Lustre posted on her Instagram story that she has been diagnosed with dengue but said she is now recovering from …

Public Health

Puerto Rico Is Recovering Much More Slowly Than Texas and Florida. These Satellite Photos Prove It

Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the Department of Energy reports that almost all of the island's 1.57 million …

Hurricane Maria

Human Dengue Virus Antibodies Protect Mice and Unborn Pups from Zika Virus

Scientists in the U.K. and U.S. have shown that antibodies from patients infected with Dengue virus (DENV) can also protect non-pregnant and pregnant …

Zika Virus

Death toll from West Nile climbs to 7 in L.A. County, officials say

Los Angeles County health officials warned residents Monday to protect themselves against the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, as the number of people killed by the disease in L.A. County this year reached seven.<p>The department launched a campaign Monday called “It’s Not Just A Bite” to try …

California

The Epidemiologist Who Killed Himself For Science

If you’re studying deadly hemorrhagic fevers, the last thing you want to do is test your hypothesis on yourself — but that actually was the last thing epidemiologist Jesse William Lazear did.<p>Lazear been studying malaria and yellow fever since 1895, during his days at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. At …

CDC using Google and social media for flu forecasting

Flu

Unusual Heat Keeps Mosquitoes Biting Into Fall

Summer may be over, but state environmental officials are reminding Delawareans that the bugs are still biting.<p>Officials say the recent detection of …

Philadelphia

How can we prevent the spread of infectious diseases in youth sports?

Should you worry about your child catching infectious diseases from playing sports? How serious is the problem? The major risk factors for infection …

Infectious Diseases

How extreme weather events affect your health - Blog | White Coat, Black Art with Dr. Brian Goldman

Volunteer Adrienne Adair wears a mask while helping clean up a home destroyed by floodwaters in the aftermath of Harvey in Spring, Texas on Sunday. …

Extreme Weather

12 Flu Season Facts You Need to Know

Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about influenza and flu vaccines.<p>Fall is officially here, and that usually means three things: …

Public Health

Dam Failing In Puerto Rico As Residents In Area Are Evacuated

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>|</b> <b>Twitter</b><p>PUERTO RICO (CBSMiami) – Puerto Rico’s governor says it’s extremely difficult right now to get information out of …

Puerto Rico

The Latest: Jennifer Lopez offers $1M for Puerto Rico relief

The Latest on Hurricane Maria and its devastation of Puerto Rico (all times local):<p>3:50 p.m.<p>Jennifer Lopez says she's donating $1 million from the …

Business

No Japanese encephalitis cases in Manila, rest of NCR

Manila health officials have denied reports that a child has died of Japanese encephalitis in a hospital in the city.The post No Japanese …

Philippines

How Many Viruses Can Live In Semen? More Than You Might Think

When it comes to microbes in sexual organs, the vagina and its fluids seem to garner most of the attention. Heck, there's even a consortium dedicated specifically to studying which critters live and thrive in its confines.<p>Really, who can blame scientists? The vagina's microbiome — or all the …

Science

Death toll rising in Puerto Rico and Caribbean after Hurricane Maria barrels through

The death toll in storm-battered areas is rising as Hurricane Maria continued to barrel through the Caribbean on Friday, two days after its landfall …

Caribbean

Cuomo back after seeing ‘heartbreaking’ devastation in Puerto Rico

Gov. Cuomo saw Hurricane Maria’s devastation up close Puerto Rico on Friday, calling it “heartbreaking” and “much worse than appears on TV.”<p>The …

New York City

CDC: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, other deadly viruses could breed in 75 percent of the US

According to a CDC study, up to 75 percent of the contiguous United States may provide suitable conditions for disease-spreading mosquitoes in 48 …

Health

Melo raising funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, pledges $50K

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters<p>Carmelo Anthony wants to help the people in Puerto Rico, but he can't do it alone.<p>That's why the New York …

New York Knicks

Desperation grows in Puerto Rico after Maria

The hurricane wiped out the island's power grid and has left some residents desperate for basic supplies like water.

Puerto Rico

HIV cure could be in sight as scientists create 'three-in-one' antibody that attacks 99% of strains

While this is a promising result, the treatment has only be tested on monkeys and the primate form of HIV<p>A new antibody that attacks 99 per cent of …

Medicine

CDC: Yellow-fever carrying mosquitoes could invade 75% of America

The Centers for Disease Control has warned that there is a chance that three-fourths of America could be invaded by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, dengue and yellow fever, reports the <i>Independent</i>. <b>The paper says the danger comes from warming temperatures in the winter, which notes that if just</b> …

Mosquitoes