RedskyNews Category: Diseases & Mutations

Earless Rabbits Born By Nuke Plant

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Earless rabbits has been discovered just outside the radiation zone of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. FRESH fears over a nuclear leak at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima plant have re-ignited after rabbits born close to the facility were found to

Killer Cucumbers Claim More Lives

BERLIN (Reuters) – A killer bacteria linked to contaminated cucumbers claimed a 15th victim in Germany on Tuesday and its first fatality abroad when a Swedish woman who had been travelling in Germany died, authorities said. One of the largest

Chinese Girl Born With Two Heads

BEIJING – A hospital in southwestern China says conjoined twin girls with a single body and two heads have been born at its facility. A staffer surnamed Wang at Suining City Central Hospital in Sichuan province says the girls were

Superbug Found In New Delhi Water

A deadly superbug was found in about a quarter of water samples taken from drinking supplies and puddles on the streets of New Delhi, according to a new study. Experts say it’s the latest proof that the new drug-resistant bacteria,

Swine Flu Doubles In Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan health officials say the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the country has risen to more than 400 people. Health Minister Eugenia Sader says the 415 people have been diagnosed with swine flu in 19

Cholera Epidemic Kills 60 In Ghana

ACCRA (Reuters) – A cholera epidemic in Ghana has killed 60 people and infected almost 4,000 since the first cases emerged last September, with 482 new cases reported this week alone, health authorities said on Friday. The outbreak, which started

Fungus Turns Ants Into Zombies

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Researchers combing the rainforests of Brazil have uncovered four new species of fungi that turn ants into zombies. Although it is not the first time the fungi has been seen affecting ants, the discovery of four distinct species in close

Rabies Claims 124 Lives In Bali

Health workers pull a coffin bearing the body of Ayu Srinadi from the intensive care room at Sanglah hospital in Denpasar on Bali island, 21 August 2007. Twenty-eight year-old Indonesian woman Ayu Srinadi suspected of being infected with the bird flu virus died on the resort island of Bali on 21 August, a health ministry official said. AFP PHOTO/Sonny TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Denpasar. Despite an ongoing canine vaccination campaign, rabies has claimed the lives of three people in four days on the resort island of Bali, a health official said on Wednesday. Ketut Karnu, a 62-year-old from Bunutin village in Karangasem district,

Livestock Diseases Ravage Africa

New assessments from International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have spelt out how livestock diseases present ‘double trouble’ in developing countries where increasing numbers of domestic livestock and more resource-intensive production methods are encouraging animal epidemics. Please follow and like us:

Leprosy & Cholera in New York

When New York City’s health department revealed last weekend that three people had contracted cholera, it was a reminder that the city is not just a world capital of arts, business and the like — but also of exotic diseases.

Dengue Fever Hits Queensland

The number of cases of dengue fever in cyclone-hit north Queensland has more than doubled this week. Authorities say they have identified 15 cases of the mosquito-borne illness in East Innisfail. Two different strains are present in the town. Please

China Swine Flu Claims 20 Lives

BEIJING (AFP) – At least 20 people have died of swine flu in China this year, the health ministry said, but officials said there was no reason to panic even as the flu season reaches its peak. The fatalities from