Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America

A rare tropical disease has become epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and other health issues. Some things ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rubella is gone from the Americas: global health authorities

Improved vaccine campaigns have led to the elimination of rubella—an infectious disease that can cause birth defects—from North, Central and South America, global health authorities said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese clinic suspected of infecting 95 patients

(AP)—Chinese state media say 95 people have been hospitalized after a private clinic gave them injections suspected to be contaminated with hepatitis C.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetics may explain severe flu in Chinese people

A genetic variant commonly found in Chinese people may help explain why some got seriously ill with swine flu, a discovery scientists say could help pinpoint why flu viruses hit some populations particularly hard and change ...

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