One woman died and a man lost all his limbs from a bacteria transmitted through the saliva of seemingly harmless dogs and cats. The infection is considered rare, but the two cases happened in the span of a single month.
Most of the affected people attended the funeral of a religious leader in Greenville, Sinoe County
Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost tip of Texas, remains part of the state that's most at risk for Zika because of its proximity to Mexico and the presence of Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the region.
CBS reported that veterinarians in the state revealed that for this year, there is an increase in the number of dogs that contracted the disease called leptospirosis.
Aside from the number of deaths, more than 1,000 people have been infected. The report added that the outbreak was caused by a new strain of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which is not common in Nigeria. State of high alert declared by the ministry since March 20.
Previously, only 20-30 genetic conditions that can cause obesity have been thought to exist.
Each cane toad carries enough venom to kill a child, National Geographic notes.
A new research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) in Leipzig, Germany suggests that babies born to mothers with diabetes may be at risk of poor brain development.
A new study revealed that one of the most viral diseases ever to affect humans has evolved far more recently than previously thought.
The Chernobyl disaster is the most infamous nuclear accident ever recorded in history. However, reports revealed that Russia had a secret nuclear disaster with magnitudes that almost equates to the Chernobyl catastrophe. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Mayak Nuclear accident in Russia, but it seems that it is not that well known.
In October, people were alarmed to hear reports about a 67-year-old man dying from infections caused by a flesh-eating parasite which he got from Ocean City in Maryland. It is the first time that an incident such as this has been reported in the United States since it was completely exterminated decades ago.
Scientists are starting to reconsider our major preconception about aging. Is it really a natural phenomenon or a disease that could be "treated"?
On a research published by the American Society for Microbiology in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a group of experts were able to create models showing potential compounds that can inhibit Chikungunya virus protease' activities.
Deaths in 1901 ware compared with deaths in 2014 to determine how different time and illnesses evolved.