Medicine: Mouse Fever

At the height of the Korean War in 1951, hundreds of G.I.s were struck by a malady characterized by fever and bleeding from the mouth, nose and internal organs. Nothing medics did seemed to help. Most of the soldiers eventually recovered, and the mysterious ailment was later identified as epidemic hemorrhagic fever. But Army doctors were unable to find either the cause of the disease or how it was transmitted.

Now, after years of patient investigation supported by funds from the U.S. Army, a South Korean medical researcher may have solved the mystery of...

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