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New tick-borne disease discovered in China infecting dozens, researchers claim

Researchers in China claim to have identified a new tick-borne disease. In a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers wrote they’ve identified a tick-borne disease dubbed as Alongshan virus (ALSV). The virus was identified after a 42-year-old woman in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region in China, went to a local… Read More »

Mumps – is it the forgotten disease?

There has been a sharp increase in cases of mumps this year in England – but the viral illness which can cause swollen glands (and, more rarely, testes) has been around for a very long time. Way back in the 5th Century BC, Hippocrates is thought to be the first person to have recorded the… Read More »