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Stories with subject: Virology
  • New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 12:56 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.

  • Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats - a distant relative of Lyme that's easy to confuse with other illnesses.

  • More reason for calm than panic in South Korea's MERS scare story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 12:04 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Sales of surgical masks surge amid fears of a deadly, poorly understood virus. Airlines announce "intensified sanitizing operations." More than 1,100 schools close and 1,600 people - and 17 camels in zoos - are quarantined.