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Missouri Mom Dies After Contracting The Bourbon Virus, An Untreatable Tick-Borne Illness

Tamela Wilson, a Missouri mom, died one month after contracting an untreatable tick-borne illness. While working at the Meramec State Park in May, Wilson discovered two ticks attached to her body. The 58-year-old Missouri mom of one removed the two ticks and continued on with her daily duties as assistant park superintendent. Several days later, Tamela Wilson was struck by ...

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Missouri Mom Dies After Contracting The Bourbon Virus, An Untreatable Tick-Borne Illness

Tamela Wilson, a Missouri mom, died one month after contracting an untreatable tick-borne illness. While working at the Meramec State Park in May, Wilson discovered two ticks attached to her body. The 58-year-old Missouri mom of one removed the two ticks and continued on with her daily duties as assistant park superintendent. Several days later, Tamela Wilson was struck by ...

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Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Detected In Long Beach: How To Avoid The Zika Virus

Aedes aegypti, the species of mosquito which transmits dengue, Zika, and other viruses, have been discovered in California’s Long Beach, raising concern over mosquito-borne diseases in the region. According to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), this is the first time that the Zika-carrying mosquito has been detected in the region. How Long Beach Authorities Are ...

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Deadly Hepatitis C Virus Is On The Rise In America

Reports indicate the hepatitis C virus has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and experts say it could very well be a result of the startling opioid epidemic. Over 2,400 hep C infections were reported in 2015 alone, but researchers state the actual number of those infected with the virus could be as high as 34,000. According to statistics, ...

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Deadly Hepatitis C Virus Is On The Rise In America

Reports indicate the hepatitis C virus has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and experts say it could very well be a result of the startling opioid epidemic. Over 2,400 hep C infections were reported in 2015 alone, but researchers state the actual number of those infected with the virus could be as high as 34,000. According to statistics, ...

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Tick-Borne Powassan Virus — Possibly Deadlier Than Lyme Disease — On The Rise

With summer just weeks away, experts have sounded the alarm on the Powassan virus, a rare tick-borne pathogen that might be deadlier than Lyme disease. According to the experts, the Powassan virus can result in a more severe illness than the Lyme disease bactreium, with about 1 in 7 of Powassan cases leading to death. “About 15% of patients who ...

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Another Zika Mosquito Identified: Citizens Urged To Curb Mosquito Breeding As Uncertain If They Spread Virus

Another type of mosquito carrying the Zika virus has been found. Scientific researchers report that the Asian tiger mosquito, a fairly common mosquito, was found to carry traces of ZIKA RNA. The specimens were collected in Brazil and scientists conducted genetic testing on these mosquitoes. However, being a carrier of the Zika virus does not automatically mean that the Asian ...

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Virologists Report Reversion Of FluMist Into Pathogenic Virus In Mice

Virologists, including the CDC’s own Virology, Surveillance, and Diagnosis Branch chief, reported in a paper published in the Journal of Virology that no study had ever been done specifically to determine if the attenuating temperature-sensitive phenotype in FluMist could ever revert and regain virulence to cause severe disease. FluMist was licensed over a decade ago and the FDA approved its ...

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Newly Developed Ebola Vaccine Gives 100 Percent Protection From The Deadly Virus, Will Prevent Future Ebola Outbreaks

A newly developed, Ebola vaccine could bring relief to millions of people threatened by the deadly disease. Ever since the first cases of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first detected back in 1976, there was a constant effort by drug companies and governments across the globe to develop an effective Ebola vaccine. However, until the West-African Ebola virus ...

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Zika Virus Origins: All The Information You Need On Where The Disease Came From, Its Symptoms, And Where It Could Hit Next

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Zika has captured the world’s interests. Where did this strange disease come from, why is it so deadly, and where might it strike next? The first infected Florida mosquitoes were recently found in Miami, and now there is worry the disease may eventually spread throughout the continental U.S. According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, the ...

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