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Washington D.C. Lab Messed Up Hundreds Of Zika Tests
By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters
Pregnant women were mistakenly told they tested negative for the virus.
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Ebola Study Shows How 'Superspreaders' Can Prolong An Outbreak
Social factors may be more influential than biological ones.
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Team Didn't Make It To The Super Bowl? You May Have Dodged A Deadly Flu
There's a downside to all those parties -- especially for older adults.
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Why Pneumonia Often Strikes Older Adults
By Sara G. Miller, LiveScience.com
Doctors tend to hospitalize elderly pneumonia patients, especially if they have other medical conditions.
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Global Coalition Aims To Outpace Epidemics With New Vaccines
By Kate Kelland, Reuters
“Without investments in research and development, we will remain unequipped when we face the next threat."
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Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil Could Become An Epidemic, Officials Fear
It's spread by the same type of mosquito that spreads Zika virus.
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Angola Reports First Two Zika Virus Cases
The country is still recovering from a yellow fever outbreak.
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5 Ways The Zika Virus Is Here To Stay
Just because the global emergency is over, that doesn't mean the virus is contained.
Stalking the Wild Pathogen: Viral Threats to Modern Humanity
Ethicist, epidemiologist, environmentalist, editor, educator, ...
Writers and filmmakers have long liked apocalyptic stories. But out in the real world, it might well be that the most likely cause of our specie's demise will be a microscopic bug we cannot defeat, and that we vanish, or vastly diminish, not with a bang but a whimper.
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