The unknown condition, which consists of two separate diseases - a form of pneumonia and skin cancer, has been found in 180 patients in 15 states since last July.
It has claimed around 75 lives so far in the US and up to 92% of the victims are homosexual men.
One death has been reported from the virus in London.
Although doctors have identified what appears to be a new disease, they have yet to devise a cure.
The epidemic is being investigated by the Centre for Disease Control in Atlanta.
The specialist unit has already discovered the causes of two other diseases, the toxic shock syndrome and Legionnaires' disease.
Coronation Street, Britain's longest-running television soap opera and its consistently highest-rating programme, was first broadcast on Friday December 9, 1960 on ITV, where it continues to be scheduled.
Visit the official ITV Coronation Street Website here. *SPOILER ALERT* - If you watch Corrie on CBC, episodes are about six months behind ITV.
Ten gay men who were taken by the Iraqi police are feared to be dead, five from the activist group Iraqi LGBT, the group reported December 1. The activists were held at gunpoint while holding a secret meeting in the al-Shaab district of Baghdad on November 9, their Web site said.
Ali Hili, a gay Iraqi Muslim living in Britain, said that gays in Iraq have been the target of threats and executions. He was on the phone with the men during the abduction.
"Suddenly, there was a lot of noise and then the connection ended," he reported on Iraqi LGBT's Web site.
The site also reported that another man, Haydar Kamel, 35, was taken near his home in Sadr City. The alleged kidnappers are members of the Mahdi army, a militia loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr.
The other four men were employees of the gay-popular Jar al-Qamar barber shop in Baghdad's al-Karada district, said Tris Reid-Smith on the same site.
None of the men who have been abducted have been heard from since. It is assumed, the site said, that they are all dead.
Peter Tatchell, from Hili's group Outrage, said Iraqi LGBT has establishes a network of activists working in Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala, Hilla and Basra.
"These courageous activists are helping gay people on the run escape to Syria, Jordan and Lebanon," Tatchell said. "The world ignores the fate of gay Iraqis at its peril. Their fate today is the fate of all Iraqis tomorrow." (The Advocate)
- 1617 Quebec Quebec - Anne Hébert marries Étienne Jonquet; first marriage on record in the colony.
- 1904 St Louis, Missouri - Third Olympic games close. Canada did not send an official team, but Canadians bring back four golds, in golf (George Lyon), lacrosse (Winnipeg Shamrocks), soccer and the 56 lb. weight throw (Etienne Desmarteau).
- 1962 Nashville Tennessee - Nova Scotia's Hank Snow has a #1 country music hit single with 'I've Been Everywhere'.
- 1995 Ottawa Ontario - Jean Chretien unveils federal unity plan; Prime Minister suggests distinct society thrust
- 1988 Edmonton Alberta - Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th career NHL goal.
- 1965 My brother, Brian was born. Happy Birthday!
- 1993 - Toronto Ontario - Justice Horace Krever starts his public hearings into Canada's blood supply, and the AIDS tainted blood and blood products given to Canadians in the 1980's, before the Canadian Red Cross began testing for HIV.
- 1963 - Toronto Ontario - John Fitzgerald Kennedy's assassination leads to closing of Toronto Stock Exchange in mid session for first time.
- 1943 - England - RAF and RCAF crews start air bombing of Berlin.
- 1594 - London England - Martin Frobisher dies; Arctic explorer, discoverer of Frobisher Bay for England.
- 1957 - Cornwall Ontario - First ship passes through Iroquois Lock, first lock of new St. Lawrence Seaway.
1. The POTD is part of a larger post today, so you can most likely deduce that the POTD is related to the theme of the rest of the post
2. It is in Canada
3. Today is my birthday. (Gifts are nice, but a smile and a hundred dollar bill is even nicer).
All you ever wanted to know about the song, and so much more!
9 - Vespasian, Roman Emperor (d. 79)
1502 - Atahualpa, last emperor of the Inca (d. 1533)
1905 - Queen Astrid of the Belgians (d. 1935)
1925 - Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
1938 - Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer
1942 - Martin Scorsese, American film director
1943 - Lauren Hutton, American actress
1944 - Danny DeVito, American actor
1944 - Lorne Michaels, Canadian producer
1951 - Dean Paul Martin, American singer and actor (d. 1987)
1954 - Mark Brandon Read, Australian criminal
1960 - RuPaul, American drag entertainer
1968 - Amber Michaels, German porn actress
1. On November 16, 19__ a significant event happend in this place and the people who lived here.
2. It is in Eastern Europe.
3. I am specifically looking for the name of the area shown, not necessarily the name of the town/city.