Monthly Archives: January 2015

Untested Ebola Drugs Begin Trials in West Africa

Reuters/January 6, 2015 By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) – Medical charities say they have started trials of untested drug treatments on Ebola patients in Liberia and Guinea for the first time in an effort to control an epidemic that … Continue reading

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First Human Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection Reported in Americas

January 8, 2014 – Canada has reported the first case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus ever detected in the Americas. The case occurred in a traveler who had recently returned from China. H5N1 virus infections are … Continue reading

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FOLLOW-UP: New (Tick-borne) Virus (in Kansas) Unlike Anything Ever “Identified in the Western Hemisphere”

http://www.weather.com/news/video/new-tick-borne-bourbon-virus-is-deadly-and-unlike-anything-previously-seen-in-us

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100 soldiers begin Ebola quarantine at Lewis-McChord

By Adam Ashton, The (Tacoma, Wash.) News Tribune (TNS); Published: January 2, 2015 (Tribune Content Agency) — A group of 100 soldiers returning to the States from an Ebola-response mission in West Africa arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Friday to … Continue reading

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US medical worker exposed to Ebola overseas arrives in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for observation. The patient landed in Omaha Sunday afternoon. Paramedics wearing full-body protective … Continue reading

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Coldest Temperatures of the Season Are on the Way for Midwest, East

By Linda Lam, Weather.com As we head into the first full week of January, the coldest temperatures of the season so far will plunge into the Midwest and East. This blast of cold temperatures will be different than the Arctic … Continue reading

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Severe Flu Cases on the Rise in U.S.

  From THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By STEPHANIE ARMOUR and VALERIE BAUERLEIN Dec. 30, 2014 7:40 p.m. ET  This year’s influenza season started earlier than expected and is sending more patients to the hospital, raising concerns this could be a more severe outbreak … Continue reading

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