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SARS-Like Virus Continues to Spread Through Middle East

SARS-Like Virus Continues to Spread Through Middle East

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — A new virus spreading through the Middle East has claimed three more lives, according to Saudi health officials, bringing the death toll to 30.At least 50 people have been sickened by the virus, newly-dub…

CDC Warns of New Deadly Virus, No US Cases Yet

CDC Warns of New Deadly Virus, No US Cases Yet

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(ATLANTA) — Health officials are warning of a new virus that has sickened at least 14 people worldwide, with eight fatalities, though no cases have been reported in the United States yet.
The novel coronavirus virus, known as hCoV-E…

Response to SARS-Like Virus an Improvement over 2003 Outbreak

Response to SARS-Like Virus an Improvement over 2003 Outbreak

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Health officials detected a SARS-like virus that started in the Middle East this month. Still, the global response is drastically different from what it was in 2003, when the world learned about the original SARS virus …

Virus Could Be New Weapon Against Zits

Virus Could Be New Weapon Against Zits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It might be possible some day to apply a cream that contains a virus that kills acne-causing bacteria to ward off zits, a new study suggests.The study, published Tuesday in the journal mBio, analyzed the genomes of v…

Virus Could Be New Weapon Against Zits

Virus Could Be New Weapon Against Zits

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It might be possible some day to apply a cream that contains a virus that kills acne-causing bacteria to ward off zits, a new study suggests.The study, published Tuesday in the journal mBio, analyzed the genomes of v…

Rare Virus Kills Camper at Yosemite National Park

Rare Virus Kills Camper at Yosemite National Park

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A California man has died after contracting a rare virus in Yosemite National Park, according to officials from the California Department of Public Health.The man, whose name has not been released, died in late July …

Will You Lose Internet on Monday?

Will You Lose Internet on Monday?

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The FBI’s temporary Internet servers will go dark Monday, leaving thousands of unsuspecting malware-infected individuals without online access. What temporary Internet servers, you ask? They might have been connecting you t…

Common Cold Virus Attacks Cancer, Study Finds

Common Cold Virus Attacks Cancer, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A virus that causes the common cold can also track and attack tumors, according to a new study that opens the door to novel cancer treatments.British researchers injected reovirus into the bloodstreams of 10 patients…

‘Flame’ Compromises Key Microsoft Security System

‘Flame’ Compromises Key Microsoft Security System

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The cyber espionage super bug Flame compromised a key Microsoft security system, the company has now revealed, prompting Microsoft to issue an emergency patch to its millions of customers because of fears of what one…

Could a Virus Actually Power Your iPhone?

Could a Virus Actually Power Your iPhone?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Viruses might eventually be able to power the very phone, computer or tablet you’re reading this article on. And we’re not talking about those digital viruses or infestations — trojans, worms, and…

Facebook Beefs Up Security With New Anti-Virus Marketplace

Facebook Beefs Up Security With New Anti-Virus Marketplace

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Facebook has partnered with anti-virus software companies, including Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec, and is announcing Wednesday two major security steps.Facebook will now incorporate the…

Iran Says It Foiled Cyber Attack on Oil Production

Iran Says It Foiled Cyber Attack on Oil Production

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — The Iranian government claimed Monday that a massive cyber attack on the country’s oil industry had been foiled, though it did damage some computer motherboards and erased some data. “The cyberattack has not dama…

Mac OS X Report: Virus Infects 600,000 Computers

Mac OS X Report: Virus Infects 600,000 Computers

Courtesy of Apple(NEW YORK) — More than 600,000 Apple computers worldwide have been infected with the Flashback Trojan, leaving their system’s security vulnerable to criminal hackers, Russian anti-virus firm Dr. Web reported.Over half of the inf…

After Slow Start, Flu Season Has Arrived

After Slow Start, Flu Season Has Arrived

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — After a late start, the flu season ball has begun to roll, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said it has been the slowest start to a flu season in three decades, …

Bird Flu Strain That Killed Man Won’t Spread, China Officials Say

Bird Flu Strain That Killed Man Won’t Spread, China Officials Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — A Chinese bus driver died after complications from the bird flu virus Saturday, but after genetic analysis, the strain contracted by the man can’t spread from person-to-person, the country’s health officia…

Zoo Gives Gorillas Flu Shots … and Bananas for Their Trouble

Zoo Gives Gorillas Flu Shots … and Bananas for Their Trouble

Hemera/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Eighteen-year-old Okie is like many teenagers: He’s filling out, he’s a bit on the quiet side, and he has a predilection for sweet treats. And like many his age, a seasonal flu shot is highly recommended.But as any doctor w…

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