RedskyNews Category: Diseases & Mutations

Cameroon: Scores die of cholera

(CNN) — More than 100 people have died of cholera in Cameroon, according to Joseph Beti Assomo, a regional governor. The deaths occurred in the High North region of northern Cameroon, and the fatalities come since a cholera outbreak warning

Dengue fever epidemic threatens Caribbean, kills dozens

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Mosquito-borne dengue fever is reaching epidemic stages across the Caribbean, with dozens of deaths reported and health authorities concerned it could get much worse as the rainy season advances. The increase in cases is being

Rapid Rise in Infectious Disease rates rattle Chinese

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Infectious diseases claimed 1,530 lives on the Chinese mainland last month, and nearly one third of the deaths were caused by A/H1N1 influenza, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). A total of 28,779 A/H1N1

Disease kills thousands of ducks on the marshes of the Great Salt Lake

State and federal wildlife officials are reporting a “moderate” case of an avian botulism outbreak on the marshes of the Great Salt Lake resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds. “My best guess for the

Doctors in climate change health warning

Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be “catastrophic” for health, the heads of 18 doctors’ associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The

Chile vaccinates salmon against deadly virus

Fisheries in Chile on Tuesday began inoculating farm-raised salmon against infectious salmon anemia (ISA), a virus that has killed millions of fish and threatens the viability of a once-flourishing industry. Authorities so far have vaccinated some 300,000 farm-raised hatchlings, which

40 percent of dead swine flu patients were young and healthy

About 40 percent of people who have died of swine flu or fallen seriously ill were young and otherwise healthy, an expert from the World Health Organisation told a conference in Vienna Monday. Forty percent of the most serious cases,

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West Nile Virus found in Switzerland

ZURICH — A mosquito capable of spreading the deadly West Nile virus to humans has been detected in central Europe for the first time, Swiss scientists said Friday. The Asian rock pool mosquito – or aedes japonicus – has colonized

Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel. The report