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Ebola Has Returned to Africa and Officials Are Racing to Contain It

The deadly viral disease Ebola has once again surfaced in Africa, and health officials are rushing out vaccines and other measures to stop its spread. As of Tuesday, there have been at least 11 cases and seven deaths in two countries, including Guinea, which had a massive outbreak in 2013 that ultimately left 11,000 dead. Several other African countries are now on high alert.

Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Have Now Surpassed 1 Million

Deaths from COVID-19 have now surpassed a worldwide total of 1 million. As you should expect by now, the U.S.—whose response to the pandemic at the federal level should remain an ongoing source of grave concern for citizens—is at the top of the list when breaking down the total number of deaths by country. Continue reading Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Have Now Surpassed 1 Million

Herpes Viruses Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease in New Brain Research

A fringe theory about the origins of Alzheimer’s disease—that latent viral infections can sometimes trigger its emergence—has gotten perhaps its most significant bit of support yet. A complex new study published Thursday in Neuron has found evidence that certain viruses are not only more common in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, but that they play a direct role in the chain of events responsible for the fatal neurodegenerative disorder. Continue reading Herpes Viruses Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease in New Brain Research