Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One test for all infections

If you're returning from abroad with a fever, your doctor will likely test you for malaria. You'll give multiple blood samples at the lab, and if the results are inconclusive, you'll face yet another round of tests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US authorities discover deadly 'Bourbon' virus

US health authorities on Friday announced the discovery of a new virus believed to be responsible for the death of a previously healthy man in Kansas last year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries

Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday as the food scare spreads.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kansas says new virus found after resident's death

A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday.

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