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  • Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor

    Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor
    Thomas A. Cebula, a lauded microbiologist who helped develop ways to speed up the identification of dangerous pathogens and taught as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital following a heart attack....
  • A tour of Rush's Ebola treatment center

    A tour of Rush's Ebola treatment center
    Bleach was everywhere. Jugs of it. Canisters of disposable bleach wipes. The so-called containment suite at Rush University Medical Center was stocked with bleach, ready to kill the Ebola virus should it come to Chicago. If an Ebola patient undergoing...
  • Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola flying to U.S. identified

    Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola flying to U.S. identified
    A Sierra Leonean doctor sick with Ebola is expected to depart the West African country on Friday night to fly to the United States for treatment and be reunited with his American wife, according to the doctor's church and employer. Dr. Martin Salia, 44,...
  • Marylanders among 'superstars' of federal Ebola fight

    Marylanders among 'superstars' of federal Ebola fight
    Dr. Lance Plyler was desperate. It was late July, and two of his American relief workers in Liberia were showing worsening symptoms of Ebola. Believing he couldn't handle such "dire circumstances" alone, the medical director for Samaritan's Purse turned...
  • A number of conditions can spark low white blood cell count

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 16-year-old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with a low white blood cell count after going to the ER twice with a migraine headache, vomiting and temporary loss of sight. What could cause a low white blood cell count in someone...
  • Commentary: Inoculating against flu-season myths

    This season, you could protect yourself from the flu by holding your breath on elevators and avoiding touching handrails, doorknobs, faucets, arm rests, keyboards, money, mail and anyone wishing to shake your hand. Or you could get the flu shot....
  • Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report

    Surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone to be flown to Nebraska: report
    A surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, "CBS Evening News" reported on Thursday. The surgeon was born in Sierra Leone but is a U.S. resident, CBS reported. University of...
  • David Tedrow: Without Obamacare, I would have died.

    The Obamacare subsidies saved my life. Now, I'm scared the Supreme Court is going to gut them. In 2010, at 54, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis (end-stage liver disease). It's debilitating, and a transplant is the only cure. At that time,...
  • Ducks' Corey Perry, Francois Beauchemin diagnosed with mumps

    The illness that has sidelined Ducks’ goals leader Corey Perry and veteran defenseman Francois Beauchemin was diagnosed Wednesday as the common mumps, the team’s doctor said. Perry, who missed his fourth game Wednesday, is cleared to...
  • Family of Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan settles with hospital

    Relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan announced Wednesday that they had settled all legal claims against the Dallas hospital where the Liberian man was treated and died of Ebola last month. They said the agreement with Texas Health Presbyterian of Dallas...
  • Lawmakers question Obama's $6-billion request for Ebola funding

    Weighing President Obama’s request for billions of dollars in new funding to combat the Ebola virus, lawmakers on Wednesday pressed federal agencies to explain how the additional money would help in the fight against the disease. Members of the...