At least 13 people have died in India after an outbreak of a rare disease that health officials warn could cause a global epidemic.
Rats may be the biggest rodents to plague New York City, but they may not be the germiest. Researchers recently made a disturbing discovery after studying mice in apartment buildings across the city in the past year: they're covered in disease-causing bacteria.
California’s outbreak of hepatitis A, already the nation’s second largest in the last 20 years, could continue for many months, even years, health officials said Thursday.
Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a method to reinforce the power of cells that kill cancerous tumors by starving them of oxygen, allowing immunotherapy treatments to be used in targeting previously immune solid tumors.
As Ebola continues to threaten West Africa, officials claim it will take up to six months to contain the outbreak. Liberian authorities have now quarantined entire villages it claims is the 'epicenter' of the virus and expanded its Ebola treatment centers throughout its capital of Monrovia. Meanwhile, two more airlines halted flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization admitted the official death toll of 1,145 in the region "vastly underestimates the magnitude of the outbreak."
Five days ago American Patrick Sawyer, 40, died of Ebola. However, days before his death he visited four airports and those in contact with him in Nigeria's capital Lagos airport may be at risk spreading the disease globally. Now the hunt is on for 30,000 people who may be hosting the organism which kills 60 percent of its sufferers.