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6 Speed Reads: Poveglia, Most Haunted Place on Earth, Is for Sale

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The island then became a place to quarantine those with infectious diseases. As the death toll increased, people began to claim the island was haunted. But the creepiness doesn’t stop there. In 1922, the island was converted into a hospital for the ...

New Clue Found: Why Bats Spread Viruses but Don't Get Sick

according the hypothesis in a new paper led by research zoologist Thomas O’Shea of the USGS and published Wednesday in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. “We know about fever,” said researcher Angela Luis, a disease ecologist now doing ...

Heart, infectious diseases top killers worldwide

In second place, infectious diseases lead to 16.2 percent of worldwide deaths. Cancer, in third, claims 12.6 percent of global deaths, said the 146-page report, which is based on death registration data from 112 countries and estimates where reporting is ...

Vaccination rates drop, putting more kids at risk

Fear of vaccination “is a reasonable gut reaction," said Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. But it’s a fear that should be battled with ...

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Infectious Diseases: Causes, Types, Prevention, Treatment ...

Updated April. 15, 2014

Get the facts on infectious disease types, causes, prevention, and treatment, and learn how they spread. Plus, read the latest news on emerging infectious ...

List of infectious diseases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 12, 2014

Infectious diseases arranged by name. There are 215 entries in this list, though some entries such as 'Common cold' include a number of distinct pathogens.

Infection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 15, 2014

Infection is the invasion of a host organism's bodily tissues by disease -causing organisms, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms ...

Infectious Diseases: MedlinePlus - National Library of ...

Updated April. 14, 2014

Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found ...