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  • West African powerhouse Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The billboard depicts a masked health worker in a biohazard suit looming over a bed-ridden patient. Above them, bright red letters warn commuters on a busy Abidjan street that "The Ebola risk is always there". As Ivory Coast...
  • Obama announces initiatives to fight Ebola outbreak

    ATLANTA President Barack Obama on Tuesday came to Atlanta to announce that he is sending thousands of U.S. troops and health personnel to fight the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa, painting the crisis as a threat to global security. "Right now the...
  • Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

    Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
    ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000...
  • Yellowstone seeks to cull 900 bison from famed herd

    (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park plans to reduce its bison population this winter by as many as 900 head, or a fifth of the herd, by killing off those animals that stray from the park in what would be the largest such culling in seven years, the...
  • U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops

    U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat...
  • US troops dispatched to fight Ebola will find an epidemic out of control, UN says

    GENEVA The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the agency now expects tens of thousands of people will be infected with the Ebola virus before the current epidemic is contained, and it called for nations to commit far more resources to combating...
  • Post-immunization epilepsy likely not related to vaccine: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who start having seizures soon after a vaccination and go on to develop epilepsy usually turn out to have an underlying cause of the seizure disorder, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. "It's...
  • Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

    Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC
    A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with...
  • U.S. to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola

    U.S. to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola
    The United States announced Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control. The U.S. response to...
  • Special Report: Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation'...
  • A message to moms and dads: Get your kids vaccinated

    A message to moms and dads: Get your kids vaccinated
    To the editor: I cannot agree more with Margaret Harmon: Vaccination is the best way to keep everyone safe from potentially devastating diseases. ("Measles is back: a mother's warning," Op-Ed, Sept. 13) The odds of a child suffering ill effects from a...