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Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph
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Proceed To Article NIH Scientists Unravel Clues to Ebola Hemorrhaging
Ebola virus is a rare but deadly microbe that kills up to 90 percent of the people it infects. Now, scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a part of the virus that likely is responsible for the massive internal bleeding leading to most of those deaths. More...

Proceed To Article Ebola Virus Hemorrhagic Fever: General Information
Viral hemorrhagic fevers are a group of diseases caused by viruses from four distinct families of viruses: filoviruses, arenaviruses, flaviviruses, and bunyaviruses. The usual hosts for most of these viruses are rodents or arthropods (such as ticks and mosquitoes). In some cases, such as Ebola virus, the natural host for the virus is unknown. More...

Proceed To Article Dengue In Bangladesh: Government Denies Epidemic
The Bangladeshi government Thursday denied that dengue fever has assumed epidemic proportions and urged the people not to be panicked as the disease can be prevented and managed. More...

Proceed To Article Dengue/Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: The Emergence Of A Global Health Problem
Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever are caused by one of four closely related virus serotypes, of the genus Flavivirus. Dengue is primarily an urban disease of the tropics, and the viruses that cause it are maintained in a cycle that involves humans and Aedes aegypti, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans. More...

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Thailand: 1,639 Infected With Leptospirosis, 70 Deaths Result
At least 70 people have died this year of rat urine disease or leptospirosis. A ministry release said 1,639 people have been infected with leptospirosis, which is transmitted by rat urine, during the first six months of the year and the number has been rising because of recent heavy rainfalls and flooding. More...

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