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Mutated Polio Vaccine Causes Outbreak

December 5, 2000

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- A mutated strain of polio traced to a vaccine has infected at least three people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, causing the first cases of the disease in the Western Hemisphere since 1991, a regi

West Nile Researchers Continue Battle

December 4, 2000

ALBANY, N.Y.-Cold weather has grounded mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. No new human cases are being reported. The deadly virus appears to be resting for the winter.

Not so for West Nile researchers.

EU Takes Major Steps Vs. 'Mad Cow'

December 4, 2000

BRUSSELS, Belgium--European Union farm ministers on Monday approved a six-month ban on animal products in fodder, part of an extraordinary plan to stem growing panic over mad cow disease.

Generic AIDS Drugs to Help South African Public

November 30, 2000

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa-- South Africa on Thursday granted a special exemption to allow the import of a generic anti-AIDS drug, seen by AIDS activists as a landmark decision.

West Nile Virus Looming Health Risk for Americans

November 30, 2000

WASHINGTON--The first frost has come to the East and, with it, an end to the danger from West Nile virus. But the respite is temporary--because scientists know something now they didn't know last year: The virus is here to stay.

The war against deadly bacteria

November 29, 2000

The Times (London) - Just before Christmas two years ago a 56-year-old woman was awaiting death in a London hospital from methicillinresistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.

Climate discounted as major global health influence

November 28, 2000

Concerns about global warming shifting disease patterns are misplaced, declares physicist Hadi Dowlatabadi of the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., and director of the Center fo