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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Doctor with Ebola heading from Liberia to Nebraska for treatment

    Doctor with Ebola heading from Liberia to Nebraska for treatment
    An American doctor and missionary who was infected with the Ebola virus while helping care for patients in Liberia will be flown to Nebraska for treatment, the Christian missionary group SIM USA announced Thursday. Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, an obstetrician...
  • Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead

    Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead
    Laguna Beach city staff are advising residents to rid their property of any stagnant water that could attract mosquitoes as Orange County endures a recent outbreak of West Nile virus cases. Three county residents — including a Huntington Beach man...
  • The most complete Ebola genome yet: What it can tell us

    The most complete Ebola genome yet: What it can tell us
    It’s a murderer on a killing spree, and now it has a new — and remarkably complete — genetic mug shot. An international team of scientists has sequenced the RNA of 99 Ebola virus samples collected during the early weeks of the outbreak...
  • J&J Ebola vaccine to start clinical trials in early 2015

    Sept 4 (Reuters) - Scientists will fast-track tests on another Ebola vaccine, this time from Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N, in another sign that the world's worst outbreak of the virus is mobilizing research into the deadly disease. J&J said on Thursday that...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • U.S. missionary with Ebola identified, as survivor shares story

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - A third U.S. missionary infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia was identified on Wednesday, even as a fellow aid worker with the same Christian organization publicly shared her battle with the deadly virus for the first time....
  • Canada Ebola vaccine shipment to Africa stymied by logistics

    WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine was stuck in the government lab that developed it as officials puzzled over how to safely transport it, three weeks after it was offered to Africa to fight the deadly epidemic. Ottawa...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Backus Community Series Kicks-Off With Free Talk On Hurricane Preparedness

    Backus Hospital will kick-off a free community education series"Let's Talk about Your Health"on Sept. 9 with a discussion on preparing your home and family for hurricanes and other emergencies. Hartford HealthCare East Region Manager of Emergency...
  • Several treatment options can effectively decrease symptoms of Graves' disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Three months ago, I was diagnosed with Graves' disease. I've decided to have a thyroidectomy and want to know what to expect after the procedure. Will all of my symptoms (Graves' ophthalmopathy, heart palpitations, irritability) go...
  • Hand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a French survey of travelers to countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the people who used hand sanitizer while abroad were half as likely to have their trips spoiled by a bout with Montezuma's revenge. "Use...
  • H.B. man 1 of 3 dead as county West Nile outbreak grows to 76 cases

    H.B. man 1 of 3 dead as county West Nile outbreak grows to 76 cases
    A Huntington Beach man has died of West Nile virus, one of three area fatalities in two weeks as Orange County's number of human infections has grown more than eightfold in a month, health officials said. The county Health Care Agency said Tuesday...