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.
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
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world hit more than 10 million on Sunday, with over 500,000 confirmed deaths, the Associated Press reports. Continue reading Coronavirus Cases Exceed 10 Million Worldwide
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus. Continue reading Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus
The first case of an infection with the new coronavirus has been discovered in the United States. Continue reading 1st Case Of New Coronavirus Detected In U.S.
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
Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, aid agency Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered.