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CDC: Skin Ulcer Parasite Infection Spreading
New strains of leishmania, a parasitic disease that starts with skin ulcers, are spreading. The CDC reports on an outbreak in a group of 24 scientists and warns US physicians to be alert for the infection in travelers returning from Latin America and South America. The destruction of the Amazon rain forest may be playing a role.
Doctors Use Herpes to Kill Skin Cancer
The herpes virus has found its sole positive use: to combat melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers.

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