animals
Pet Store Puppies in America Are Spreading a Diarrhoea-Causing Superbug to Humans

One of the few bastions of purity left in this forsaken world—puppies—might be inadvertently spreading a bacterial superbug that causes diarrhoea. Last week, the US Centers for Disease and Prevention reported that an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni has sickened more than 100 people across 18 American states in the past two years. And most of these victims had recently come into contact with a pet store puppy. Read More >>

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Quarantined Passengers on Flight From Dubai Were Sick With the Flu and Common Cold: Officials

The initially mysterious illness that prompted Emirates Airlines Flight 203 to be quarantined upon its arrival to JFK International Airport in New York Wednesday is likely just a bad case of the flu and cold, health officials said Thursday. Read More >>

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Raw Turkey Is Spreading Superbug Salmonella

Getting a stomach bug is bad enough. But a new outbreak of salmonella bacteria spread by raw turkey that has sickened nearly 100 people across several US states has a troubling wrinkle to it: The germ at fault is likely also resistant to multiple antibiotics. Read More >>

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What Is Nipah, the Virus Spread by Bats That’s Killing People in India?

A deadly viral disease spread by bats is once again infecting humans, but in this case, it isn’t Ebola. As of 1 June, an outbreak of the Nipah virus has infected at least 18 people and killed 17 in Kerala, India, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. The outbreak, which is the first to hit South India, raises fears of the disease becoming more far-reaching. Read More >>

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The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Reached a Major African City

An ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Africa has become much more worrying, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. While previous cases of the often fatal viral disease had been found in rural areas during this most recent outbreak, the first urban case of Ebola was recently confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the northwestern region of the DRC with 1.2 million residents. Read More >>

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Synthetic Marijuana Is Making People Bleed From Their Eyes and Ears 

It’s a sentence that just about sums up 2018 so far: Illinois is dealing with an outbreak of synthetic weed that makes its users bleed from their eyes and ears. Read More >>

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Why We Still Don’t Have an Ebola Vaccine

More than 1,900 people have died in this year's Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The World Health Organization says nearly all of the 3,500 confirmed or suspected infections result from human-to-human transmission. Amid emergency WHO meetings and frenzied containment efforts, where is the Ebola vaccine? Read More >>