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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

MERS coronavirus (CDC)

San Francisco International Airport Gets MERS Warning After 2nd Case Of Deadly Virus In U.S.

San Francisco International Airport is one of 22 U.S. airports to receive notice of a potentially deadly respiratory virus from the Middle East after a second case was confirmed in the U.S.

05/14/2014

Soy Sauce (University of Missouri)

Soy Sauce May Hold Secret Ingredient In Treatment Of HIV/AIDS

Virologists at the University of Missouri recently confirmed a 2001 finding that a flavor-enhancing molecule in the sauce could potentially be used to treat HIV.

05/07/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Indiana MERS Case Has California Doctors Taking A Closer Look At Respiratory Illnesses

Last week’s hospitalization of an Indiana man with what’s known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has California public health officials taking a closer look to see the local risk levels.

05/05/2014

Yellow Fever Mosquito, or aedes egypti.

Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito Resurfaces In Menlo Park

A deadly mosquito that hasn’t been seen in the Bay Area since the 70s has been detected in San Mateo County.

04/12/2014

Baby Pigs.

Bacon Prices On The Rise As Virus Killing Millions Of Baby Pigs In U.S.

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

04/08/2014

ATM, bank, money, machine

ATMs Vulnerable To Hackers After Windows XP Deadline

At midnight, Microsoft stops supporting its Windows XP operating system, opening ATM’s around the country up to the possibility of a cyber attack.

04/07/2014

Second generation Microsoft Surface tablet. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Windows Ending Support for XP, Upgrade Suggested

This week marks the last day that Microsoft will offer support for its popular XP operating system. Our technology analyst has some advice on how you should prepare to upgrade if need be.

04/07/2014

Sofia Jarvis (center) appears with her family at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on February 24, 2014. Sofia suffers from a rare illness that causes symptoms described as "polio-like." (CBS)

CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

02/27/2014

Sofia Jarvis (center) appears with her family at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital on February 24, 2014. Sofia suffers from a rare illness that causes symptoms described as "polio-like." (CBS)

Bay Area Family Impacted By Mystery Illness Speaks Out

Doctors continue to investigate a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least five California children since August 2012. Meanwhile, the family of a young Berkeley girl who was diagnosed with the disease spoke out about her condition.

02/24/2014

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