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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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Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588 – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading … Continue reading

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CDC monitoring tech for possible Ebola exposure

ATLANTA (AP) — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said. The person working in a secure laboratory … Continue reading

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Flu outbreak spreading rapidly in U.S. In part because this year’s vaccine is only “30 percent well-matched”.

Flu season is picking up steam just in time to ruin a lot of people’s holidays. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports widespread flu activity in 29 states, primarily in the South and Midwest. That’s twice as … Continue reading

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So long, Ebola Czar. Ron Klain is heading back to the private sector.

From FORTUNE: President Obama’s fix-it man is returning to Steve Case’s venture firm early next year. With the Ebola crisis seemingly in hand, Ron Klain, the veteran political operative the White House plucked from a venture capital gig to coordinate … Continue reading

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WHO: Recorded Ebola Deaths Top 7,000

(CONAKRY, Guinea) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour … Continue reading

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Ebola crisis: Top Sierra Leone doctor dies from disease Healthcare workers are among those most at risk of catching Ebola because is spread by bodily fluids (file pic) 19 December 2014 One of Sierra Leone’s top doctors died from Ebola … Continue reading

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