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Scientists fear they have found the next big pandemic threat - a virus that lives in monkeys in Africa.  It is similar to the Ebola virus (shown in the stock image)

A deadly new Ebola-like virus that lives in monkeys in Africa is ‘on the verge of spreading’ to humans

Scientists fear they have found the next big pandemic threat – a virus that lives in African monkeys. The simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV) causes devastating Ebola-like symptoms, including internal bleeding and death. It hijacks the immune system, disables key defense mechanisms and breaks down the body cell by cell. No case has yet been …

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Scientists fear they have found the next big pandemic threat - a virus that lives in monkeys in Africa.  It is similar to the Ebola virus (shown in the stock image)

A deadly new Ebola-like virus that lives in monkeys in Africa is ‘on the verge of spreading’ to humans

Scientists fear they have found the next big pandemic threat – a virus that lives in African monkeys. The simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV) causes devastating Ebola-like symptoms, including internal bleeding, and kills virtually all primates it infects. The virus hijacks the immune system, disables key defense mechanisms and breaks down the body cell by …

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Tiny swimming robots treat deadly pneumonia in mice

Tiny swimming robots treat deadly pneumonia in mice

image: Colored SEM image of a pneumonia-fighting microrobot consisting of an algae cell (green) coated with biodegradable polymer nanoparticles (brown). The nanoparticles contain antibiotics and are coated with neutrophil cell membranes. see After Credit: Fangyu Zhang and Zhengxing Li Nano-engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed microscopic robots, called microrobots, that can …

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Experts warn of nitazenes, a new street drug as deadly as fentanyl

Experts warn of nitazenes, a new street drug as deadly as fentanyl

1/4 The Washington Division of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency is raising awareness about nitazenes, a dangerous class of drugs it sees emerging in the region. Nitazines come from China and are mixed with other drugs, according to the DEA. Isotonitazene, also known as nitazene or “ISO”, is a synthetic opioid first identified circa …

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A 33-year-old man's back pain and weight loss were symptoms of a deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust

A 33-year-old man’s back pain and weight loss were symptoms of a deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust

Desiree Chan developed back pain, cough, fatigue, night sweats and weight loss in late 2020. Doctors tested the 33-year-old man for numerous infectious diseases, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. After about a month, she was diagnosed with Valley fever, a life-threatening fungal infection. Loading Something is loading. When Desiree Chan stepped out of the tub …

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A 33-year-old man's back pain and weight loss were symptoms of a deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust

A 33-year-old man’s back pain and weight loss were symptoms of a deadly fungal infection that spreads through dust

Desiree Chan developed back pain, cough, fatigue, night sweats and weight loss in late 2020. Doctors tested the 33-year-old man for numerous infectious diseases, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. After about a month, she was diagnosed with Valley fever, a life-threatening fungal infection. Loading Something is loading. When Desiree Chan stepped out of the tub …

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