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The chart above shows the number of positive flu tests reported to the CDC by week through Nov. 19, the latest week available.  Cases continue to rise after season started weeks earlier than expected

Flu outbreak in the United States: 6 MILLION Americans have been infected with the flu and 3,000 have died from it

More than six million Americans have been infected with the flu and nearly 3,000 have died from the disease so far since October – in the worst outbreak in a decade. The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also show that there were 53,000 hospitalizations during this period. A total …

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Wolves infected with a common parasite may be much more likely to become pack leaders

Wolves infected with a common parasite may be much more likely to become pack leaders

Diagram of the results of the demographic and behavioral analysis. Shown at the top are three sample packs with different cougar overlap categories and their corresponding predicted probabilities of T. gondii infection (seronegative in black; seropositive in red) based on the best-fit demographic model. Wolves filled with red indicate the expected percentage of infected wolves …

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Gray wolves infected with this parasite are more likely to become pack leaders, scientists say

Researchers studying gray wolf populations in Yellowstone National Park have discovered an intriguing reason why some wolves may be more inclined to become pack leaders. According to a study published Thursday in Communications Biology, gray wolves exposed to Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite responsible for toxoplasmosis, are more than 46 times more likely to become a …

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