Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Marshall Islands in health emergency over TB outbreak

An outbreak of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Marshall Islands has been declared a public health emergency, as the government Saturday considered invoking special powers of quarantine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New swine flu wave hits Mexico, closings unlikely

(AP) -- The next wave of swine flu has arrived, and Mexicans are bracing for an outbreak that may be even larger than the one here last spring that became a pandemic.

Health

Doubt cast over face mask benefit

Face masks are a common sight in some of the world's most polluted cities but a recent study has cast fresh doubt over their effectiveness.

Other

Swine flu having powerful impact on us

The new influenza A (H1N1), known as the swine flu, demonstrates the power of people's perceptions of risk. Sales of face masks are breaking all records not only in Mexico but also in Sweden. Hotel guests are being isolated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asia on alert after flu threat spreads

Asian health officials went on alert Sunday as a flu strain that has killed dozens of people in Mexico appeared to have spread to New Zealand, underscoring warnings of a potential pandemic.

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