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  • Ebola health workers should get danger money, expert says

    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doctors and nurses fighting the world's biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should get incentives including better pay, insurance and access to the new Ebola drug ZMapp, an international health expert...
  • Health workers strike at major Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

    Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday, a further blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus. Faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, West...
  • Experimental Ebola medication ZMapp saves infected monkeys

    Experimental Ebola medication ZMapp saves infected monkeys
    In speedy testing conducted as West Africa's Ebola epidemic began to mushroom, researchers have found that ZMapp, the experimental drug that has been used in seven infected human patients to date, prompted the recovery of 18 macaque monkeys infected...
  • Porn productions suspended after performer tests positive for HIV

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A porn industry trade group has placed a moratorium on U.S. productions of adult sex films after one performer received a preliminary positive test for infection by the virus that causes AIDS. The...
  • Seal Beach resident dies of West Nile virus

    A Seal Beach woman has died of West Nile virus, Orange County's first fatality from the mosquito-borne illness since 2012, according to public health officials. Test results Tuesday showed that the unidentified woman, who was in her 80s and had...
  • 2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

    2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows
    Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this month and appears to be "spiraling out of control," health officials said Thursday. The county Health Care...
  • Ebola outbreak stirs anger in fragile Liberia

    MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) - When a starving Ebola patient escaped from a treatment center in Monrovia and staggered through a crowded market in search of food, bystanders who scattered in his path voiced their anger not at him but at Liberia's president....
  • Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September

     Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September
    GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday, Aug. 28, that it will begin testing its Ebola vaccination as early as mid-September in human volunteers ¬† ¬†With the help of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, GSK will start...
  • Chickens just have to say no to drugs

    Chickens just have to say no to drugs
    Yes, it can be done. Livestock operations can raise chickens without using antibiotics that are useful for treating infections in humans. Perdue Farms announced this week that it is no longer using any “human antibiotics” in its chickens,...
  • EU pledges 140 million euros in Ebola aid as West Africa toll tops 2,100

    ABIDJAN/GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union on Friday pledged 140 million euros ($180 million) to boost the fight against Ebola in West Africa, where the death toll in the worst outbreak on record has passed 2,100 people. More than six months into...
  • GI symptoms that come on quickly not necessarily cause for concern

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 44 and in good health. Two weeks ago, I became very ill (bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal cramping for three days) after eating at a restaurant. The stool samples did not show any sign of food-borne disease, and I was told my...