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Health And Fitness

Emerging Viruses and Diseases: Going Global

December 17, 2021

Viral diseases are quick to spread. It is necessary that there is awareness about the diseases and stringent measures are followed to contain their spread across different countries. […]

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Health And Fitness

Why Diseases Like Ebola Know No Boundaries

December 16, 2021

When it comes to viruses and infectious diseases, global boundaries do not hold. Ebola, a disease that wreaked havoc in the countries of West Africa, can, and did, spread easily to the United States. […]

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How the Influenza Vaccine Works

September 26, 2021

Every year, hundreds fall victim to the influenza virus, leading to hospitalizations and even death. There are antiviral drugs, and scientists and the WHO have made advances in the vaccination programs, the . […]

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How the Influenza Virus Causes Disease

September 26, 2021

Through a complicated process, the Influenza virus infiltrates the cell and starts to take control of the machinery inside it, and controls the protein-making processes. […]

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More People Died of the Spanish Flu Than in WWII

September 26, 2021

Of all the health disasters over time, the Spanish flu ranks near the top of the list. It was one of the worst pandemics in history. Between 5 and 10 percent of the 500 million people who were infected died. […]

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The Battle to Conquer Smallpox

September 17, 2021

Although smallpox has been nearly eradicated throughout the world, the U.S. has a supply of smallpox vaccines ready in case of a bioterrorist attack. […]

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