Deadly virus carried by ticks kills 7 people in China with dozens more infected
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Deadly virus carried by ticks kills 7 people in China with dozens more infected

A deadly virus has killed seven people in China and left more than 60 infected after its re-emergence. The novel bunyavirus which is highly pathogenic has re-surfaced in the rural areas of China, reports News.au. Bunyavirus is a tick-borne virus and can lead to thrombocytopenia syndrome – causing a viral hemorrhagic fever. Among the victims […]

Patient infected with deadly brain-eating infection that destroys tissue
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Patient infected with deadly brain-eating infection that destroys tissue

A patient has been infected with a rare brain-eating amoeba. The Florida Department of Health said one patient in Hillsborough County, the US, has been infected with the deadly water-borne amoeba – Naegleria fowleri. According to experts, the amoeba infects the brain in a process called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) – that destroys tissue. Being […]