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‘Dirty’ Oklahoma dentist put 7,000 patients at risk of HIV and Hepatitis

A dirty dentist placed 7,000 patients at risk of contracting HIV and other infectious diseases after failing to properly sterilize equipment at his Oklahoma practice, health officials warned Thursday. Officials do not yet know if any patients were infected but urged everyone who had ever been treated at the Tulsa…

Experts sound worldwide alert over deadly bat virus

Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia. The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment. Doctors…