Black rats are also implicated in both outbreaks, which took place 800 years apart
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Saturday 20 February 2010
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Wednesday 27 January 2010
Wednesday 20 January 2010
A futuristic "plasma jet" that eradicates tooth decay without fillings could be replacing the dentist's drill in as little as three years, a study claims.
Saturday 02 January 2010
Health chiefs were today investigating a possible outbreak of legionnaires' disease at a hospital which was recently under scrutiny for blood-splattered equipment and an unusually high patient mortality rate.
Monday 28 December 2009
Disinfectants designed to keep bacteria out of homes and hospitals could be fuelling the growth of superbugs. Scientists found that exposing infectious bacteria to increasing amounts of disinfectant turned the bugs into hardy survivors. The bacteria also developed resistance to the antibiotic, ciprofloxacin – despite not having previously encountered the drug.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Monday 14 September 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
Health experts are warning that a new bug which is resistant to antibiotics has been brought into the UK by patients treated abroad.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
A six-year-old girl with swine flu died of septic shock following a bout of tonsilitis, it was announced today.
Friday 17 July 2009
Charlotte Roche's novel Feuchtgebiete created a minor literary scandal, when it was published in Germany last year. More exactly translated as "moist patches", this debut is an upfront riposte to the evils of "raunch culture" – a Teutonic paean to all things female, hairy and swampy.
Monday 15 June 2009
A tiny purple bug discovered three kilometres under Greenland ice has been reawakened from a slumber lasting more than 100,000 years.
Monday 15 June 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
A warning about the dangers of eating raw or lightly cooked seafood was issued today after cholera bugs were found in Norwegian mussels.
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