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  • WHO asks for more health workers to fight Ebola as death toll grows

    WHO asks for more health workers to fight Ebola as death toll grows
    The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death...
  • Vaccinations aren't just for children! VDH urges rabies vaccinations for pets

    Vaccinations aren't just for children! VDH urges rabies vaccinations for pets
    The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to sponsor a statewide effort to raise rabies awareness and promote health guidelines to safely vaccinate animals. The fatal disease occurs...
  • Southern states create a new face of AIDS

    New Yorker Deadra Malloy was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but she remained healthy for so long she wasn't completely convinced she was positive. When she finally started getting sick in 2006, she decided to embrace her "ancestral roots" and accepted a...
  • Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania

    Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania
    It was only a matter of time before the respiratory virus that has flared through the Midwest showed up in Pennsylvania. That time has come. The state Department of Health late Tuesday said a cluster of three cases of the enterovirus known as EV-D68 has...
  • Netherlands to evacuate two doctors who had contact with Ebola victims

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Authorities in the Netherlands are preparing to evacuate two Dutch doctors who had unprotected contact in Sierra Leone with patients who later died of Ebola, a Dutch public health official said on Friday. The two doctors have...
  • San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same. Scott Wiener, a member of the city's Board of...
  • How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.

    How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.
    Children reporting breathing problems have been streaming into emergency rooms across the Chicago area for several weeks, reporting symptoms akin to those caused by a rare virus that officials say could be sickening people across the Midwest. And even...
  • Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus
    An HIV-positive man in Seattle could face jail time if he fails to comply with a court order seeking to prevent him from spreading the disease to his sexual partners, King County officials said Thursday. Public health officials took the rare step of...
  • Volcano watch in Russia

     Volcano watch in Russia
    Russia: With at least four volcanoes in the far eastern region of Kamchatka continuing to show signs of increased activity, officials have warned of possible eruptions. Because ash plumes from the volcanoes could pose a risk to air traffic, the...
  • Global structure needed on infectious diseases

    We can no longer qualify certain threats as problems "over there." Local phenomena can create consequences that involve the entire world. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the control of infectious disease. In response to sweeping death in...
  • Mid-life migraine sufferers more likely to develop Parkinson’s : study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who experience migraines with aura during middle age are more than twice as likely as those without headaches to be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease later in life, according to a new study. Whether or not you've...