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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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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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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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