MERS.
(AP Photo/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases via The Canadian Press, File)
May 19, 2014

Illinois Man With MERS Unable To Spread Virus

An Illinois man who showed signs of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has tested negative a second time for the ability to spread the virus.


A health official takes a blood sample from a child's finger for a malaria test at a clinic in Bong Ti Lang village on the Thai-Myanmar border.
(Narong Sangnak/EPA /LANDOV)
May 13, 2014

New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Malaria has proved one of the hardest diseases on the planet to treat. The World Health Organization estimates there are nearly 200 million cases each year, and the parasitic infection is blamed for some 700,000 deaths annually.


May 02, 2014

U Of I To Help PCB Landfill Opponents Find Alternatives

Officials in east-central Illinois have been trying to block a proposal to store hazardous PCB’s at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County for the last few years. Now, they hope to offer a different way of getting rid of the once-common chemical, which has been linked to cancer.


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