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Although rare, the plague, yersinia pestis, can and still does affect people in the US each year. According to CBS News, the most recent case just occurred in Larimer County, Colorado, and took the life of a 16 year old male. The CDC says that the plague...
According to The New York Times, New York legislature may soon be mandate the meningitis vaccine for incoming seventh graders in addition to a booster shot for twelfth graders. The bill was originally opposed by some who trusted the association between...
Coming up on monsoon season, many pregnant women in Nepal face a serious risk of infection by hepatitis E, according to Reuters. Hepatitis E is a liver disease that generally infects people when they drink water infected with feces. With poor sanitation...