Smallpox Fast Facts – CNN

Smallpox Fast Facts – CNN

Ordinary – most common, 85% of casesModified – mild and occurs in those that have been vaccinatedFlat – occurs more frequently in children and is usually fatalHemorrhagic – occurs more frequently in adults; is severe and usually fatal Insects and animals do not transmit smallpox. The incubation period averages about 10 to 14 days (but […]
Diabetes Fast Facts – CNN

Diabetes Fast Facts – CNN

Diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. The disease can lead to serious complications such as blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular disease, limb amputations and premature...
Vaccines Fast Facts – CNN

Vaccines Fast Facts – CNN

As of January 2020, 45 states and the District of Columbia allow religious exemptions from vaccines, and 15 states allow philosophical (non-spiritual) exemptions. This total does not include Maine. On May 24, 2019, Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law...
Conjoined Twins Fast Facts – CNN

Conjoined Twins Fast Facts – CNN

Conjoined twins are physically connected to one another at some point on their bodies. About 70% of conjoined twins are female. Conjoined twins are identical – they are the same sex. The form of conjoined twinning refers to the point where the twins are joined....
Avian Flu Fast Facts – CNN

Avian Flu Fast Facts – CNN

Avian influenza, also called avian flu or bird flu, is an illness that usually affects only birds. There are many different strains of avian flu: 16 H subtypes and 9 N subtypes. Only those labeled H5, H7 and H10 have caused deaths in humans. The most commonly seen and...