Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plague kills 19 in Madagascar

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 19 people and may have infected 85 others in just two months, the Indian Ocean island nation's health minister said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The hepatitis A virus is of animal origin

The hepatitis A virus can trigger acute liver inflammation which generally has a mild course in small children but which can become dangerous in adults. The virus, which is found worldwide, has previously been considered ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Timber rattlesnakes indirectly benefit human health

The scientific name of the timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, is a sign of the fear and loathing this native North American viper has inspired. But research by a team of University of Maryland biologists shows the timber ...

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