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An ambulance departs Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Saturday. Dr. Kent Brantly, an American infected with the Ebola virus, was transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta today.
August 2, 2014 The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.
Men outside a hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, wear surgical masks as a precaution against infection with a coronavirus.
June 10, 2013 Is the world on the verge of a pandemic? There are three reasons to think so. Two flu viruses are active, and a virus that bears a resemblance to SARS has cropped up in the Middle East. Each has devastating potential, but many early warnings of past pandemics have failed to materialize.
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As an armchair disease detective, you don't have to bother with mundane tasks, like culturing fluorescent bacteria or interviewing the ill.
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February 22, 2013 Dozens of kids get sick after a seemingly innocent birthday party. Was it the homemade ice cream or an accident in the pool? A new iPad app lets you solve outbreak puzzles just like real disease detectives. It's pleasing entertainment, if not as infectious as real video games.
Coronaviruses can cause a mild cold or severe pneumonia-like symptoms.
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November 30, 2012 The latest cases represent the oldest known so far. They push the SARS-like virus's timeline back three months from the first reported case involving a 60-year-old man who died in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, last June.
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