HEALTHBEAT When worlds collide: human, critter and virus
Two of the more intriguing health stories this past summer didn't involve rogue sharks, swine flu or any of the other usual suspects. The stars of this particular show were the hantavirus and the West... Posted on 9/26/12 at 9:47 AM
A tricky new computer virus is making the rounds. Infected users see pop-up messages that claim to be from the FBI and threaten people with a fine or prison unless they pay up. The virus, meanwhile, locks up the computer, holding it and the user hostage, thus its name: ransomware.
With the first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) disease for 2008 confirmed in three Minnesota residents Monday, state health officials urged Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes from now through September.
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