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Medics warn of dangerous ‘kissing bug’ disease as 300,000 Americans already infected

Health experts are warning that the potentially lethal parasitic disease spread by ‘kissing bugs’ has taken hold in the US, with more than 300,000 Americans contracting it. The Chagas disease, which used to be contained in Central and South America (infecting at least eight million people) has reached the US, infecting hundreds of thousands across 27 states. It is also ...

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3,000yo Egyptian cheese infected with deadly disease unearthed at ancient burial site

Connoisseurs say that the taste of cheese improves with age – but what if it was left to age for 3,200 years? Archaeologists in Egypt now have the chance to find out, but it comes with an unexpected bonus: deadly ancient bacteria. A team from the University of Catania in Italy found the cheese at the tomb of Ptahmes, a ...

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‘You may be infected’: Measles alert at Newark Airport as highly contagious disease case confirmed

Passengers who traveled through Newark Airport in New Jersey were issued a measles exposure warning on Friday after the Department of Health confirmed one person with the highly contagious disease had been there ten days ago. “On January 2, 2018, an international traveler with a confirmed case of measles—a highly contagious disease—arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport ...

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Deadly flesh-eating illness has infected over 500 people in Japan

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 20:15 Over 500 people were infected with a deadly flesh-eating disease in Japan this year, local media report. The virus ravages limbs and internal organs and can kill its victims in a matter of hours. Some 525 patients – the highest number since records began in 1999 – have been afflicted with streptococcal toxic shock ...

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Germany to axe ancient forest as Poland fined by EU for chopping down infected trees

Published time: 25 Nov, 2017 15:22 A German company has received the green light to raze an ancient forest in order to make room for a massive coal mine. The court decision comes days after the EU threatened Poland with exorbitant fines if it logs an insect-infested forest. Read more Cologne’s administrative court ruled Friday that Germany’s biggest electricity provider, ...

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Teenagers infected with rabies after gang-raping a donkey

Fifteen boys, aged seven to 15, spent a week in a Moroccan hospital after catching the highly-contagious disease from the animal.  The actual number of infected children is feared to be higher as many families took their children to be treated at hospitals outside of Sidi Al Kamel to avoid embarrassment.  Police are now appealing to anyone else who “approached” ...

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HEALTH WARNING: Fears over hundreds of thousands of eggs infected with pesticide

Officials in the Netherlands believes hundreds of thousands of eggs could have been infected by the pesticide. Since Wednesday 180 poultry farms have been closed in the European country because of the discovery of the suspected harmful substance. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) announced on Tuesday there would be more product codes for eggs found to ...

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Usher paid $1M to woman he allegedly infected with herpes

This sex scandal won’t be going away. Usher paid out $ 1.1 million to settle a lawsuit with a stylist who claimed the pop star infected her with herpes, court papers show. The documents were first published Wednesday by Radar Online, but they appear to date to late 2012. The 38-year-old “Confessions” singer, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, ...

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