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rabbit virus

A deadly virus is spreading across the United States… in rabbits

May 19th, 2020

A deadly virus has been found in rabbits in several US states, and it could pose a risk to populations of various species across the country. The disease causes internal bleeding, leading to death, and is considered to be highly contagious. The virus can spread between rabbit species, but it’s not thought to be a …

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A whole bunch of people with coronavirus just arrived in the United States

February 17th, 2020

For the travelers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was docked in Japan and briefly became a coronavirus nightmare scenario for those on board, getting home was a top priority. Not wanting to spread the disease any further, the passengers were locked down and gradually tested before they could be safely released. Unfortunately, some …

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US airports issue two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from Wuhan

February 3rd, 2020

China’s new coronavirus is rapidly spreading in the country, and the number of cases confirmed in other countries continues to rise as well. US citizens traveling through China and hoping to return home have had to grapple with the increasingly complicated situation, and it looks like things are going to get worse before they get …

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The FDA just had to scold Purell for claiming it can prevent Ebola

January 28th, 2020

With the bizarre and undeniably scary situation happening in China right now with the new coronavirus, you might be tempted to reach for your nearest bottle of sanitizing gel, if only for a little peace of mind. Unfortunately, the makers of Purell just found themselves on the wrong end of an FDA warning for claiming …

glacier viruses

Scientists found ancient never-before-seen viruses locked in a glacier

January 22nd, 2020

You can find a lot of interesting things if you start digging around in ice that’s been frozen for thousands and thousands of years. For scientists working in China, 15,000-year-old glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau provided a glimpse into the not-so-distant history of viruses, including some entirely new viruses that were previously unknown to science. …