RedskyNews Category: Diseases & Mutations

Legionnaires’ Disease Kills 8 In Illinois

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State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week. The Illinois Department of Public Health

Two Headed Calf Born In Peru

Pic shows: The two headed calf.

This strange looking two headed calf has spooked people in a remote area in Peru where it was born.

 Some villagers claim it is a sign from God about all the evils that are happening in the world, while others believe it was a mythical birth and the cow must have gone through a swamp when she was on heat.

Others claim it is the result of environmental pollution due to mining in the region.

The  tragedy is that the animal cannot feed itself because it is unable to lift it’s  two heads because the combined weight is too heavy.

It was born in the community of Vista Alegre, in the district of Hualgayoc, in the northwest Peruvian department of Cajamarca.

It has two heads, two noses, two sets of eyes and two mouths.

As it does not have the strength to stand up, the farmer  Edward Villegas Rubio is feeding it milk by bottle.

Close relative  Clodomiro Becerra, said: "It was a very difficult birth and we had to force it because it had two heads."

 Vet Rolando Ballena Chumioque, an official of the Agricultural Agency, tried to calm the fears of villagers and said the birth defect could have been caused by the use of antibiotics during the gestation period or that it could be a congenital malformation during pregnancy.

He denied it could be a result of environmental pollution in the district of Hualgayoc due to the presence of mining.

He said the calf was not expected to live very long.  In 2009, two calfs with two heads were born in the district of Chota, in the same Peruvian province. One of them was born dead and the other one alive and was baptized with the name of Milagritos (Miracles) and managed to live for seven months in the laboratory of Pathology at the National University of Cajamarca.

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A two-headed calf born in Peru has divided villagers wondering if it is a good or a bad omen from God. Some believe that the calf, born in the north western Cajamarca region, was sent by the almighty as a

5th Bird Flu Victim In Indonesia

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A 24-year-old woman has died of bird flu on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the fifth human death from the virus this year, a health ministry official said Wednesday. “She tested positive for the H5N1 virus by the health ministry’s laboratory. It’s

NT Town Warned Of Killer Bat Virus

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Australia: Residents of Katherine in the Northern Territory are being urged to stay away from bats because they could be carrying a potentially fatal disease. The town’s main sportsground was closed last week, after an estimated 250,000 bats descended on

Flesh- Eating Bug Kills In Hours

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Flesh-eating disease is the medical equivalent of being struck by lightning: it’s extremely rare and very tragic. And the fact that it moves at breakneck speed, capable of killing a healthy person in as little as 12 hours, makes it

Taiwan Culls 1000’s Pigs

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Taiwanese authorities said Thursday they had slaughtered nearly 1,000 pigs following the island’s worst outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in more than 14 years. The pigs were culled earlier this week at a farm in the southern city of Tainan after

Scientists Create Killer Bird Flu

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A Dutch laboratory claiming to have developed a deadly strain of bird flu wants to publish its research, sparking fears that terrorists could use the information. Scientists at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam say they have been able to

2-Headed Snake Found In Garden

Video Report:A surprised Tennessee man found this two-headed snake in his backyard. State wildlife officials say this little reptile’s biggest problem will be how to safely navigate obstacles without becoming trapped by its two heads. Please follow and like us:

Philippine Bananas Under Threat

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MANILA — A disease that has ravaged banana plantations across Southeast Asia could wipe out the Philippine industry in three years unless the government finds a cure, a growers’ group warned Monday. The disease, called Fusarium wilt, is caused by

Ocean Reveals World’s Biggest Virus

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A virus found in the sea off the coast of Chile is the biggest in the world, harbouring more than 1,000 genes, surprised scientists say. The genome of Megavirus chilensis contains almost 1.26 million base pairs, making it the most

Warming Causes Shrinking Animals

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Melting ice, outbreaks of disease, more intense storms and more forest fires are just some of the effects scientists say will accompany human-caused climate change. Scientists are now exploring another, perhaps more surprising, potential effect: Shrinking animals. A new study

UK E-Coli Outbreak Affects 250

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An eight-month E coli outbreak across the UK left 250 people ill and one dead but was not publicised at the time because its origins were unknown, health officials say. After six months of investigations the infection was ultimately linked