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  • Cuban doctor with Ebola is stable, fever reduced: official

    Cuban doctor with Ebola is stable, fever reduced: official
    The Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone was in stable condition with a reduced fever and no further complications, a Cuban health official said Wednesday. The doctor, Felix Baez, 43, cannot recall any mistake in...
  • Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research

    Ebola: Gates Foundation funds convalescent plasma research
    As a group of celebrities that includes Bono, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck calls for increased efforts to battle Ebola, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it was contributing $5.7 million for the study of an experimental...
  • Bird flu raises concerns in United Kingdom and Netherlands

    Bird flu raises concerns in United Kingdom and Netherlands
    Europe: Travelers in parts of the Netherlands and United Kingdom might want to minimize dining on poultry over the coming weeks as cases of H5N8 bird flu have been detected in East Yorkshire and the Dutch city of Hekendorp. There was also an earlier...
  • Pet Vet: Scottie's changes point to Cushing's disease

    Mac is a 10-year-old Scottish terrier who has lived with Joe and Paula for almost all of his life. He has always been a healthy dog. Joe and Paula give Mac a monthly tablet for prevention of heartworm disease and intestinal parasites as well as a...
  • Ebola? Bring it on.

    Ebola? Bring it on.
    Does our nation run the other way in the face of deadly threats? Hardly. The United States has shown no reluctance to confront terrorists anywhere in the world. But now that the threat is too small to see — the Ebola virus — many of us,...
  • Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment

    Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment
    A frantic, 36-hour effort to save the life of Dr. Martin Salia at the Nebraska Medical Center included a rare dose of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, hospital officials disclosed Monday. The 44-year-old surgeon contracted the virus while treating...
  • Massive starfish die-off in Pacific Ocean linked to mystery virus

    Marking a major breakthrough in the mystery of one of the largest wildlife die-offs ever recorded in the world's oceans, scientists believe they have found the cause of a disease that has killed millions of starfish since last year along California and...
  • Is the U.S. pursuing the right strategy against Ebola?

    Just two months ago, patients were being turned away from Ebola treatment units in Liberia because there weren’t enough beds to cope with the spiraling caseload. President Obama dispatched hundreds of troops to build and supply 17 new units, along...
  • Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

    Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans
    Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans. Health officials said the...
  • Ireland flanker Henry suffered temporary blockage in brain

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland flanker Chris Henry suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain before last week's victory over South Africa, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Monday. Henry was withdrawn form the starting...
  • Infected, cured of Ebola and still committed to doing good

    WICHITA, Kan. It's something no one should have to tell the person they love. But David Writebol had to tell his wife of 40 years. They'd both already seen the effects of Ebola. At first there were just reports from northern Liberia, which borders...