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Scores of monkeys killed in Rio yellow fever panic

Rio De Janeiro - Fears of spreading yellow fever are behind the illegal killing of scores of monkeys in Rio de Janeiro, complicating efforts to fight the virus, authorities say.

Brazil short of ammo in fight against yellow fever

S - Brazil is firing from all barrels to stop a yellow fever surge that has already killed dozens, but with vaccines short, the ammunition is already running out.

Brasstracks talks new song 'Fever,' Grammy win, Chance The Rapper Special

Production duo Brasstracks chatted with Digital Journal about their new track "Fever," as well as winning a Grammy with Chance The Rapper. They also opened up about the digital transformation of the music scene.

Rio de Janeiro announces mass yellow fever vaccination

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro said Saturday it plans to vaccinate the state's entire population against yellow fever in response to an outbreak that has killed at least 113 people around Brazil.

Putting ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ to the test

It’s an old wives tale – “feed a cold and starve a fever.” But does it come with any scientific basis? One research laboratory has put the aphorism to the test.

Essential Science: West Nile virus causes memory loss

One of the lasting effects of West Nile virus, for some sufferers, is neurological problems including memory loss. A new study links this to an immune reaction.

Review: This week’s new releases are out of this world Special

This week’s releases include a gripping thriller; a tribute to brave but ordinary citizens; another excuse for “The Rock” to look good; and several re-releases with some boasting exciting new supplementary features.

Review: Nigel Thomas captivates the listener on 'Travelling Man'

The former lead singer with English band The Foxes is to put out his first solo album, 'Travelling Man,' next month. Digital Journal was given an exclusive early listen.

Acetaminophen is ineffective against flu

To help with flu symptoms, some medical doctors recommend patients take acetaminophen, or paracetamol, to relieve their symptoms. A study shows no benefits from taking the drug.

A discussion with former Foxes frontman Nigel Thomas Special

The indie rocker recently released his debut solo single, "Fever," a song that has already generated a very positive response from fans and critics alike. Digital Journal caught up with him on tour in Germany.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Mysterious illness kills Atlanta mother of two after day at pool

Atlanta - She was just out for a day of fun with her two young daughters at a local pool in mid-July, but the next morning, Stefanie Ballard woke up with nausea, fever, and a headache. She began losing muscle control and fell. Then partial paralysis set in.

New way to forecast West Nile Virus outbreaks

A new study has correlated weather conditions and the incidences of West Nile virus disease in the U.S. This could lead to a new means for predicting outbreaks and tracking the spread of the disease.

Predicting the number of U.S. Ebola cases difficult

Scientists in the U.S. have warned that there will probably be more cases of Ebola in the U.S. The key question is: how many cases?

Is Nigeria clear from Ebola?

Abuja - Following around two dozen cases of Ebola, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country appears to have stopped the virus from spreading further.

Dengue fever vaccine may actually increase prevalence

Scientists caution that such dengue fever vaccines will probably cause temporary but significant spikes in the disease in the years after they are first used, according to a new report.

Tips for eliminating summer allergies Special

With summer allergy season in full swing, many adults and children are suffering from the “wheezes and sneezes” of the season. To help deal with this Digital Journal has spoken with a health expert.

Compounds that control Ebola identified

Compounds that could reduce the ability of viruses that cause diseases such as Ebola, rabies, HIV and Lassa fever to spread infection have been identified.

New target for treating Dengue fever

New research may help scientists develop treatments for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing viruses.

Chikungunya Fever: Will the Virus Spread to the US?

Chikungunya fever — a debilitating mosquito-borne disease that was once confined to Africa and Asia — has now spread to the Caribbean and may soon begin to make its way to the U.S.

New safety warning for Tylenol

Due to safety risks, bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will now bear red warnings. These warnings alert users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the pain reliever.

Fever medicine causes adverse skin reactions

Washington - The FDA have warned that the anti-inflammatory drug acetaminophen (paracetamol) has been associated with a risk of rare but serious skin reactions.

Secrets of typhoid fever revealed

Typhoid is one of the world's oldest and most deadly diseases. Until recently scientists have not fully understood why it is so potent. New research sheds some new light on the old killer.

Yes, viruses do prefer the cold

It may seem obvious, but viruses do function better under cold temperatures. Many scientists have said that cold viruses happen to coincide with cold weather; new research suggests that the cold virus is actually more virulent during the winter.

Ebola virus 'maybe airborne'

A Canadian science team have undertaken research to show that the a virulent form of the Ebola virus could mutate into an airborne pathogen. Such a mutation would also be capable of species to species transmission.

Google using search terms to track Dengue fever outbreaks

Taking a page from its Flu Trends offering, Google has begun using search terminology to monitor outbreaks of Dengue fever, a particularly nasty mosquito-born virus that impacts populated tropical areas worldwide.

Dengue fever claims 70 deaths in Thailand

Thailand had reported 70 deaths caused by dengue fever, a disease that is triggered by mosquito bites mostly on children and young adults.

Goat flu in Netherlands sickens over 2,000 humans, kills six

An outbreak of "Q fever" in the Netherlands has sickened more than 2,000 people and killed at least six. Dutch officials say they plan to "slaughter all pregnant infected goats" to help prevent the spread of disease.

Researchers: Even Viruses Get Viruses

Viruses that cause colds and fevers in humans are found to get bugs as well. According to French researchers, small viruses attack viruses.

Bigfoot Fever Grips Malaysian Rainforest

Bigfoot fever is gripping Malaysia, with local newspapers and the official news agency reporting sightings of a huge ape in southern rainforests.
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