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Tuberculosis Remains World’s Top Infectious Killer, But A Turning Point May Be Near
A high-level U.N. meeting next week may jolt efforts to fight the treatable, curable disease.
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More Dangerous Outbreaks Are Happening. Why Aren't We Worried About The Next Epidemic?
Ebola. MERS. Zika. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. Rift Valley fever. All were in active outbreaks in June.
Where Zika Came From
By Peter Martell, On Assignment For HuffPost
Early cases of the virus were different from those today.
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In A Single Week, Plague Cases More Than Doubled In Madagascar
A far more infectious airborne strain is hitting cities hard.
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An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio
It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn't require the actual virus to work.
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Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
Bacteriophages -- viruses found in soil, water and human waste -- may be the cure in a post-antibiotic world.
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Rural Cambodia Uses Guppy Fish To Fight Mosquito-Transmitted Dengue
By Astrid Zweynert, Reuters
Villagers keep the guppies in barrels of water used for cleaning and cooking.
Are Outbreaks of Infectious Disease Accelerating Around the World?
David W. Niesel, PhD
Chief Research Officer, Sr. Vice President and Dean - UTMB
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Finally, climate change is a factor that we sometimes overlook. An increase in temperature
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Deadly Measles Complication Is Frighteningly Common Among Babies
By Bill Berkrot, Reuters
This is why herd immunity is so important.
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In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length
By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters
Florida has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government’s disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground.
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Could Infections Cause Alzheimer's?
A study published this week in the journal
Science Translational Medicine
suggests that the plaques -- made of a protein called amyloid beta -- may actually have a role after all, possibly in fighting off infection, and that Alzheimer's may be an unwelcome result of this legitimate purpose.
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Mutant Superbug Has Been Discovered In The U.S.
The infection resists the treatment of last resort, meaning "the medicine cabinet is empty for some patients," the CDC director said.
TB Survivor Reunites With Toddler Son
Kate O'Brien, who was isolated for infectious tuberculosis for 75 days in New York City, reunites with her todder son, Donny.
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Hawaii Declares State Of Emergency To Fight Dengue Fever And Zika (UPDATE)
The state is experiencing its largest dengue outbreak in decades.
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Jamaica Advises Women To Delay Pregnancy Due To Zika Virus
There are no recorded cases of the mosquito-born virus in the country yet.
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Your State Likely Can't Handle An Infectious Disease Outbreak
One year after Ebola left the U.S., most states don't focus enough on disease prevention.
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