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Mosquito. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Two NH Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus

New Hampshire health officials are reporting two cases of the Chikungunya virus in people.

07/08/2014

Mosquito. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 Cases Of New Mosquito-Borne Virus In Rhode Island

Rhode Island health officials are reporting the first confirmed cases of a nasty mosquito-borne virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean.

06/14/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

Swansea Police Department (WBZ-TV photo)

Swansea Police Pay Ransom After Computer System Was Hacked

The Swansea Police Department confirms that earlier this month, they were forced to pay $750 to hackers through an untraceable online currency.

11/18/2013

Harbor Seals (Photo Credit: NOAA)

‘New’ Seal Flu Blamed For Mass Seal Deaths Across New England

Scientists say an influenza virus similar to one found in birds but never before found in harbor seals has been linked to the recent spate of seal deaths off the coast of northern New England.

12/20/2011

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MIT Researchers May Have Found Cure For Common Cold And Flu

Local researchers may have discovered a cure for the common cold.

08/10/2011

B.U. Virus

Virus Strikes Boston University Students

More than two dozen B.U. students have experienced similar, virus-like symptoms, and now the school is working to prevent a larger outbreak.

11/19/2010

Tech Minute: Protect Your PC From Botnets

Increasingly hackers are using “Botnets” – giant networks of computers that are infected with viruses – to help them break into personal computers and access private data from individuals and companies.

10/26/2010