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Jonas Salk: Good at virology, bad at economics

On April 12, 1955, Edward R. Murrow asked Jonas Salk who owned the patent to the polio vaccine. "Well, the people, I would say," Salk responded. "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

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New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia.

June 19, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…

Virus that threatens infants up 85 percent

Respiratory synctial virus (RSV), which can be fatal, is up 85 percent in Arizona this season compared with its last season. RSV season is typically October through March in Tucson.

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E. coli prompts swim ban at Slide Rock park

FLAGSTAFF — Poor water quality at Slide Rock State Park means swimmers will have to stay out.

July 31, 2012 12:17 pmLoading…
Ga. woman with flesh-eating disease leaves hospital

Ga. woman with flesh-eating disease leaves hospital

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Georgia woman diagnosed with a rare, flesh-eating disease left the hospital Monday after nearly two months and headed to an inpatient rehabilitation clinic, where she’ll learn to move with the aid of a wheelchair after having her left leg, right foot and both hands amputated.

July 02, 2012 10:53 am Photos

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Arizona confirms first monsoon season West Nile case

PHOENIX  — The first case of West Nile Virus of the state’s monsoon season has been confirmed, Arizona health officials say.

June 27, 2012 11:07 amLoading…

Arizona infant dies of whooping cough

PHOENIX — The death of a Maricopa County infant from whooping cough is prompting health officials to urge residents to make sure they’re vaccinated.

April 26, 2012 8:55 amLoading…

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