Articles Tagged with virus

Measles Outbreak Spreads, Hitting Adults The Hardest

Measles Outbreak Spreads Across The United States

The measles outbreak is spreading from coast to coast across the United States. Though the contagious disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cited that this year, 14 states reported 102 cases of measles, which turns out to be the greatest number in fourteen years…. Read more »

Scientists Report Ebola Is Mutating, Fear Virus Becoming Airborne


The Ebola virus has mutated and could be getting more contagious, according to scientists in Guinea and researchers in France. Adding to their fears, the scientists have expressed grave concerns over the Ebola virus becoming airborne. Over 22,000 people have been infected with the Ebola virus, and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and… Read more »

Chikungunya: Lindsay Lohan Has The Disease, But What Is It?

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Over the last day or so, it has been widely reported on Inquisitr and elsewhere that Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted Chikungunya. The New York Daily News reported that Lindsay was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London yesterday. Lindsay was reported to have a high fever and severe joint pain. Apparently,… Read more »

Ineffective Influenza Vaccine: Why You Should Still Get Vaccinated

The influenza vaccine this year might not be effective.

The annual influenza vaccine is an important part of the season. In years past, the vaccine has proven to be effective in over 50 percent of the patients who receive it. This year, unfortunately, that is not the case. The CDC released a statement on Thursday indicating that the influenza vaccine might not be nearly… Read more »

Nurse Amber Vinson Is Ebola Free [BREAKING]

Ebola Patient Amber Vinson No Longer Has Virus, Family Says

Following three consecutive blood tests that all came back negative for the Ebola virus, Dallas nurse Amber Vinson reportedly no longer has the deadly virus, according to a statement released by her family. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are… Read more »

Redditors Warn Some Snappening Files Contain Viruses

Snappening files may be unsafe, warn Redditors.

It’s being called “the Snappening” — an invasive hack in which SnapChat photos were stolen from a third-party app server, and shared online. However, many of those who hope to benefit from the Snappening are learning what happens when one practices cyber sex acts with random parties: they’re getting viruses. The actual victims of the… Read more »

Ebola In Sacramento? New Mexico? Know The Symptoms

Ebola Virus strikes Sacramento?

The Ebola outbreak continues, but not in Sacramento. So keep calm, everyone. Health officials announced Thursday night that a Sacramento patient feared to have Ebola has tested negative for the virus. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Health, said in a press release: “We are pleased with the negative outcome of the… Read more »

Ebola Kits Sent To National Guard Units In All 50 States

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Ebola bio kits have been deployed to National Guard units in all 50 states, according to a Committee on Armed Services report. According to the government document was created in April to address mounting concerns that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus could spread outside of Africa. The portable Ebola kits are reportedly designed for “low… Read more »

Most Deadly Ebola Outbreak Ever Reaches Lagos, Nigeria

Ebola Virus Hits Nigeria

With the death of a Liberian man in Lagos, the death toll has finally reached Nigeria in what has been described as the most deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the recorded history of mankind. Onyebuchi Chukwu, the country’s health minister, told Reuters that a 40-year-old consultant for the Liberian Finance Ministry named Patrick Sawyer collapsed… Read more »

Flappy Bird Clones Contain Malware That Will Steal Your Information

Majority of Flappy Bird clones proven to have dangerous identity-stealing malware hidden within.

Developer, Dong Nguyen, removed Flappy Bird from all app stores, in February, because he felt it was too addictive. “I think it is an unexpected problem … and I have to remove it,” Dong said, according to USA Today. Almost immediately, clones of Flappy Bird began to pop up on every device, offering people a… Read more »

Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Egypt: First Cases Of 2014 Surface

MERS Epidemic

The potentially deadly MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus has made a comeback in the region after a hiatus, it seems. The SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) like disease was detected in a 27-year-old Egyptian civil engineer who was returning from Saudi Arabia, reports Fox News, citing a release by Egyptian news agency MENA. Saudi… Read more »

Ebola Virus Epidemic or Outbreak?

The Ebola Virus: Outbreak, Epidemic or Pandemic?

The Ebola virus is also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF). Although it does not cause the heightened effects noted in the 1995 film, Outbreak, it does lead to haemorrhagic fever, causing diarrhea, vomiting, muscle pain/weakness, organ failure and internal/external bleeding. It’s a deadly disease that, as of this moment, has no cure. Treatments… Read more »

Herpes Virus Blasts Infection Into Cells At High Pressure [Study]

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A new study has revealed that the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1) actually blasts its way into the cells it infects under a high pressure measuring tens of atmospheres. The study called Herpes Virus Genome, The Pressure Is On was published this month in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The American… Read more »

New Computer Virus Targets Windows, OS X And Linux Simultaneously

Apple Virus Also Targets Windows and Linux

Remember when Apple use to claim its operating system was impervious to computer viruses? It turns out not only was Apple incorrect in its assessment it was dead wrong. A new virus released this week attacks Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux-based operating systems without prejudice. The new virus works by pretending to be… Read more »

Israel, U.S. Worked Together To Create Flame Virus

Flame Virus with Iran and US

The Flame virus which sat on computers throughout the Middle East for nearly two years was created by experts in the United States and Israel according to sources cited by The Washington Post. According to reports the Flame virus was created by the U.S. National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Israel’s military. The… Read more »