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There Is A New Infection Called ‘Chikungunya’ And Guess What, It Is Spreading Faster Than Ebola In America

There Is A New Infection Called ‘Chikungunya’ And Guess What, It Is Spreading Faster Than Ebola In America

Its name means “bending over in pain.” It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people — 155 of them fatally — since spreading to the Americas one year ago. The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has long been diagnosed in travelers returning from countries in Asia and Africa, where the […]

Researchers Discovered A Virus That Causes ‘Stupidity’

Researchers Discovered A Virus That Causes ‘Stupidity’

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Nebraska have discovered a virus that may increase dumbness in people. The scientists stumbled upon the previously unknown “stupidity virus” in the throat cultures of healthy subjects during a completely unrelated experiment. The 44 percent of people who tested positive for the virus performed 7 to 9 points lower on IQ […]