Salmonella Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s some background information about Salmonella. Salmonellosis, the infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella, is one of the most frequently reported foodborne illnesses in the United States. Prono:…

MRSA Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here is some background information about MRSA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics such as methicillin, penicillin, oxacillin and amoxicillin. A MRSA infection…

Stem Cells Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here is some background information about stem cells. Scientists believe that stem cell research can be used to treat medical conditions including Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, stroke,…

Ebola Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976. Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by…

HIV/AIDS Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at the origins, treatments and global response to HIV and AIDS. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV/AIDS is…

Meningitis Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at meningitis outbreaks in the United States. Meningitis is caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes (known as meninges) covering the brain and spinal…

Conjoined Twins Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s some background information about conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are physically connected to one another at some point on their bodies. Conjoined twins occur once every 200,000 live…

Sarin Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s some background information about sarin, a man-made nerve agent developed for chemical warfare. Sarin is a liquid that is clear, colorless, tasteless and odorless. Sarin is an…

Smallpox Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at smallpox, a contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease. The most severe and most common form of the smallpox virus is known as variola major.…

Avian Flu Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at avian flu. Avian influenza, also called avian flu or bird flu, is an illness that usually affects only birds. There are many different strains…