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Mar 18, 2013 at 5:57 PM
William Edward Small was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, trap and fish. When the 20-year-old airman died while undergoing training in Florida's panhandle, his death was shocking enough.
Mar 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM
A 20-year-old Air Force recruit who died of rabies had symptoms of the disease but wasn't tested before his organs were transplanted to four patients, one of whom died of rabies nearly 18 months later, federal health officials said...
Feb 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM
Adorable in life, still attracting admirers in death: Knut the polar bear's hide has been mounted on a polyurethane body and is going on display in a Berlin museum.
Aug 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Health officials say two cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed among humans in Oregon, in Coos and Malheur counties. Both people are recovering.
Apr 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM
Two inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary contracted chickenpox, causing the Department of Corrections to take precautions.
Nov 9, 2011 at 5:00 AM
One day, Acey Shaw coached his team to the state championship. The next day, he contracted a life-threatening mystery illness.
Sep 20, 2011 at 6:00 AM
Researchers at Oregon State University have shown for the first time that loss of biodiversity may be contributing to a fungal infection that is killing amphibians around the world
Jun 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM
An aggressive breed of mosquito found in the Portland metro area about five years ago is spreading, boosting the risk of spreading disease along with it.
May 5, 2011 at 8:43 AM
The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there's a big outbreak.
Apr 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM
The Berlin zoo's celebrity polar bear, Knut, drowned after swelling of his brain caused him to collapse and fall into his enclosure's pool, experts said Friday.
Aug 22, 2008 at 8:14 AM
Military leaders have suspended some activities at biological research laboratories to review safety rules for some of the world's deadliest germs and toxins, including how they are shipped through FedEx and other civilian carriers.
Aug 11, 2008 at 7:36 AM
The Homeland Security Department swept aside evaluations of government experts and named Mississippi - home to powerful U.S. lawmakers with sway over the agency - as a top location for a new national lab to study some of the world's most virulent...
Jun 25, 2008 at 11:25 AM
Officials at GAVI, formerly known as the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, announced they have prioritized vaccines for cervical cancer, cholera, typhoid, meningitis A, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and rubella.
May 27, 2008 at 9:24 AM
Researchers have identified seven possibilities for the next generation of mosquito repellant, some of which may work several times longer than the current standard-bearer, DEET.
Mar 12, 2008 at 6:32 PM
The outbreak has not been linked to bird flu, which was detected in birds in Hong Kong. Bird flu remains difficult for humans to catch, but scientists fear the virus that causes it could eventually mutate into a form that spreads easily among humans.