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  • Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

    AMSTERDAM/LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - 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...
  • Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola at Nebraska hospital

    (Reuters) - A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone died early on Monday of the disease at a Nebraska hospital, medical officials said, the second death from the virus out of 10 known cases treated in the United States. Dr. Martin...
  • 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 Henry was withdrawn form the starting...
  • Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second death in 2014: ministry

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman died on Monday of H5N1 bird flu after coming into contact with infected birds, the second death from the disease this year, a health ministry spokesman told Reuters. Egypt has identified seven cases of the virus in...
  • 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...
  • Last-line drug resistance poses 'alarming' European health threat

    LONDON (Reuters) - More and more infections in Europe are proving able to evade even the most powerful, last-resort antibiotics, posing an alarming threat to patient safety in the region, health officials said on Monday. Releasing annual data on...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Without Obamacare, I would have died

    DURHAM, N.C. The Obamacare subsidies saved my life. Now, I'm scared the U.S. 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...
  • 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...