disease http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22509/all en Ebola caused 14 deaths in Western Uganda this month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120728/ebola-culprit-behind-14-deaths-western-uganda-month Ebola is the culprit for 14 deaths in Uganda this month, said the World Health Organization, ending speculation about the identity of the malady.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120728/ebola-culprit-behind-14-deaths-western-uganda-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa disease Uganda Health Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:38:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5713956 at http://www.globalpost.com CDC advises whooping cough booster shots for adults, older kids http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120831/cdc-advises-whooping-cough-booster-shots-adults-older-kids You may have thought this distinctly unpleasant lung affliction has gone the way of the dinosaurs, but you'd be sadly mistaken: the Center for Disease Control reports that pertussis (Latin for whooping cough, which translates into "through cough") is back in the picture. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120831/cdc-advises-whooping-cough-booster-shots-adults-older-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease Science Health Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:53:30 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5717876 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 582,000 chickens hit by Mexican bird flu outbreak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130216/more-582000-chickens-hit-mexican-bird-flu-outbreak The Mexican government has announced that 582,000 chickens have been exposed to the bird flu virus, although it's currently unknown how many poultry will have to be slaughtered to control the spread of the ailment. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130216/more-582000-chickens-hit-mexican-bird-flu-outbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease Need to Know Americas Health Mexico Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:47:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5757447 at http://www.globalpost.com Two now confirmed ill with novel coronavirus in France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130512/two-now-confirmed-ill-novel-coronavirus-france Two French men have now been confirmed to be suffering from the novel coronavirus nCoV-EMC, a SARS-like respiratory illness that is believed to have originated in the Middle East. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130512/two-now-confirmed-ill-novel-coronavirus-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> coronavirus disease Need to Know SARS France Europe Science Health Sun, 12 May 2013 15:30:19 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5836233 at http://www.globalpost.com Man dies from coronavirus in Tunisia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130521/man-dies-coronavirus-tunisia <!--paging_filter--><p>A sixty-six-year-old Tunisian man has died of coronavirus after paying a visit to Saudi Arabia, the first death and the first recorded case of the novel infectious disease in the African nation.&nbsp;</p> <p>The&nbsp;NCoV disease, which is similar to SARS but has important distinctions of its own, appears to be strongest in Saudi Arabia, where it has killed sixteen people &mdash; and where the deceased Tunisian man was likely infected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130521/man-dies-coronavirus-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease MCoV Need to Know Science Health Tue, 21 May 2013 17:10:17 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5843007 at http://www.globalpost.com New malaria vaccine shows promising results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130808/new-malaria-vaccine-shows-promising-results "We're in the first stages now of really being able to have a completely effective vaccine."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/130808/new-malaria-vaccine-shows-promising-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease Need to Know Science Health Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:53:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5905891 at http://www.globalpost.com Lyme disease 10 times more common in US than previously believed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130819/lyme-disease-ten-times-more-common-us-previously The CDC estimates there's an average of 300,000 cases of Lyme in the US yearly, ten times higher than previous estimates. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130819/lyme-disease-ten-times-more-common-us-previously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disease Lyme Need to Know ticks Americas Health United States Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:01:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5913291 at http://www.globalpost.com