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Frozen tuberculosis spilled Thursday within the Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Building, creating a potential hazard after a latch failed on a transport container, an official with the medical institution said Friday. The [Read more]
In recent years, amid profound shortages of medicine coupled with widespread ignorance, H.I.V. has spread rapidly throughout Venezuela’s Orinoco Delta and is believed to have killed hundreds of the Warao indigenous people. [Read more]
Federal officials predict that the outbreak, linked to romaine lettuce, will continue for several weeks. It is the largest American E. coli flare-up since 2006, when tainted spinach sickened 199 people across [Read more]
Getting the right information to the right people at the right time can be vital in preventing the spread of deadly, yet wholly treatable diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. The fact [Read more]