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Guinea Pig in the Time of Chagas
Jun 28, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

Although endemic in parts of Latin America, studies show that it is hard to transmit Chagas disease. Research studies have estimated that for one...

New Study Finds Rabies May Not Always Be Fatal
Aug 6, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

A study published on August 1 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reported that rabies may not be fatal in all patients who do...

Paralyzing Virus Returns to China
Aug 31, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

On Friday night, four children in China’s Xinjiang province were diagnosed with polio, a virus absent from China for over a decade.  The poliovirus...

Hantavirus Blamed for Death in Peru
Jul 22, 2011 | healthmap

A 29-year-old woman is Peru’s first ever Hantavirus death.  The woman worked as a tour guide Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest. ...