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Coronavirus disease gets an official name: COVID-19

Coronavirus disease gets an official name: COVID-19

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The outbreak started at the end of December in Wuhan, China. Getty Images The novel coronavirus, first discovered in the city of Wuhan, China, and reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, has rapidly spread across mainland China. In the past six weeks it's infected over 40,000 Chinese citizens and killed more than…
New Coronavirus Disease Officially Named COVID-19 By The World Health Organization

New Coronavirus Disease Officially Named COVID-19 By The World Health Organization

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An illustration created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the structure of the coronavirus now named COVID-19. Science Source hide caption toggle caption Science Source An illustration created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the structure of the coronavirus now named COVID-19. Science Source The new coronavirus disease that…
Stealth Disease Likely To Blame For 20% Of Worldwide Deaths

Stealth Disease Likely To Blame For 20% Of Worldwide Deaths

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Sepsis arises when the body overreacts to an infection, and blood vessels throughout the body become leaky. Researchers now estimate that about 11 million people worldwide died with sepsis in 2017 alone — that's about 20% of all deaths. Medic Image/Universal Images Gr/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Medic Image/Universal Images Gr/Getty Images Sepsis arises…
What Triggers An Uncommon Illness That Disables Kids? Scientist House In On An Infection

What Triggers An Uncommon Illness That Disables Kids? Scientist House In...

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Evan Mazanec came down with AFM when he was 7, in 2014. It started with a fever and an ear infection, and lead to paralysis. He has since made a full recovery — he's back to playing baseball and living a full life. Alex Gort/Gort Productions hide caption toggle caption Alex Gort/Gort Productions Evan Mazanec…
Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance Shines Spotlight On Severe Flaccid Myelitis

Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance Shines Spotlight On Severe Flaccid...

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The CDC is calling on medical professionals to recognize acute flaccid myelitis and report all suspected cases. According to the CDC, AFM cases follow a seasonal and biennial pattern. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Doctors should be on the lookout for a mysterious childhood illness that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis. That warning comes from the…
Illness Enjoy: What International Travelers Ought To Know In Summertime 2019

Illness Enjoy: What International Travelers Ought To Know In Summertime 2019

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A popular crosswalk in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Cases of rubella have been reported in Tokyo and other Japanese tourist destinations. TommL/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption TommL/Getty Images A popular crosswalk in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Cases of rubella have been reported in Tokyo and other Japanese tourist destinations. TommL/Getty Images The Dominican Republic's reputation for Instagrammable beaches…
Here Is A New Illness That You Can Receive From Ticks

Here Is A New Illness That You Can Receive From Ticks

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<div _ngcontent-c15="" innerhtml=" The Ixodes persulcatus tick is suspected of carrying the newly discovered Alongshan virus. (Photo: Getty Image)...
Raynaud’s Illness: Types, Signs and Treatment

Raynaud’s Illness: Types, Signs and Treatment

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Raynaud's disease causes the skin to turn white in conditions of cold or stress, as blood flow to the area is restricted. Credit: Shutterstock Raynaud's disease (also known as Raynaud's phenomenon, Raynaud's syndrome or simply Raynaud's) is a blood vessel disorder that causes the vessels in the body's extremities to constrict more than necessary when…
There’s now a remedy for the lethal congenital disease referred to as ‘bubble-boy’ illness

There’s now a remedy for the lethal congenital disease referred to...

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For babies born with the severe genetic condition known as "bubble-boy" disease, a run-of-the-mill common cold can be deadly. Born without crucial disease-fighting immune cells, they must be kept isolated from the outside world for their own protection. Those with the disease normally spend months in the hospital and are treated for severe infections. Without…
Gene Treatment Advances To Much Better Deal With ‘Bubble Kid’ Illness

Gene Treatment Advances To Much Better Deal With ‘Bubble Kid’ Illness

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David Vetter, pictured in September 1982 inside part of the bubble environment that was his protective home until he died in 1984. Today most kids born with severe combined immunodeficiency are successfully treated with bone marrow transplants, but researchers think gene therapy is the future. AP hide caption toggle caption AP David Vetter, pictured in…

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