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  • Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won

     Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won
    The plague erupted deep in the forests of West Africa, sweeping through isolated villages and teeming cities before reaching across oceans to Europe and the United States.
  • What Ebola has taught us

    World Health Organization officials said Tuesday that the deadly Ebola virus could lead to 5,000 to 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by December despite the global fight against it ..." —Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2014. That...

    Vaccines can mute threat to pets from animal droppings

    Vaccines can mute threat to pets from animal droppings
    Q: The people where I live are brain dead. The neighborhood is plagued by geese, ducks and nasty squirrels. There are laws against feeding these animals, but people do it anyway. As result, I walk my beautiful pup in poop. I have to bathe him constantly....

    In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act

    In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act
    Red-faced and teary-eyed, Julie Selsberg struggles to compose herself as she describes her father's last days. "He wanted to die at home at peace," she says, sitting in a Denver coffee shop. "In the end he died suffering. He did not die peacefully."...

    Somber Christmas, gatherings banned in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leoneans observed a somber Christmas in their homes on Thursday, after the government banned traditionally boisterous holiday celebrations to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola in the worst-hit country. Small groups of Christians in formal...