The number of cases of swine flu continues to grow in the USA with 289 cases since 2011. The present variant of the disease has the same gene as the H1N1 swine flu virus that was responsible for the 2009 pandemic.
Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.
The patients’ immune systems become damaged, leaving them unable to fend off germs as healthy people do.
What triggers this isn’t known, but the disease does not seem to be contagious.
This is another kind of acquired immune deficiency that is not inherited and researchers are calling this new disease an “adult-onset” immunodeficiency syndrome because it develops later in life and they don’t know why or how.
The death toll in the ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has risen to 10.
A massive cholera epidemic in the coastal slums of West Africa is killing hundreds of people with thousands more infected.
Syphilis outbreak among porn actors in the California porn industry prompts calls for a halt to filming in the multi-billion dollar industry.
Epidemic of PRR [peste des petits ruminants] in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a contagious viral disease that has killed tens of thousands of goats and sheep.
Botulism outbreak on a bird farm in Wyoming, USA. 2 700 pheasants have died in the past week.
Legionnaires disease outbreak in Quebec City, Canada. 3 people have died with 40 more infected. It is believed the disease is spread by one or more of the many cooling towers around the city.
9 people have now died in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
224 cases of a new strain of swine flu have now been reported across 9 US States.
Ebola outbreak in Isiro, Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 1 person is dead with 3 other infected. This is a different strain of the virus to that found in the Uganda outbreak.
Thousands of people flee Syria to escape a massive diarrhoeal outbreak.
Cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone and Guinea. 60 people have died.
The hand, foot, mouth disease outbreak in Washoe County, Nevada, USA continues to spread with over 400 cases reported.
The disease is spread by direct contact with nose and throat discharges (coughing, sneezing), saliva, or fluid from blisters.
There is no treatment or vaccine for the disease, so the best defense is prevention.
West Nile virus outbreak in the Dallas area, Texas, USA. 8 people have died with more than 120 cases reported. The virus is transmitted by mosquitos and the authorities are spraying against the spread of the insects.
Hundreds contract gastroenteritis in Kashmir, India after drinking contaminated water.
Anthrax outbreak on a ranch in Colorado, USA kills cattle. It is the first anthrax outbreak in Colorado in 31 years.
An outbreak of a variant of swine flu has infected 141 people in Indiana and Ohio. No person-person transmission has been found.
More than 8 million chickens have been destroyed on farms in northern Mexico due to a bird flu outbreak.