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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia

    Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia
    ZMapp, the experimental Ebola drug that won notoriety when it was given to a handful of infected aid workers at the height of the epidemic, will now begin clinical testing in Liberian treatment centers, U.S. health authorities said. "Although ZMapp...
  • After 2 Legionella infections, LaPorte hospital cleans water

    The Indiana University Health hospital in LaPorte has cleaned out its water system as a precaution after two patients were found to have Legionella infections. The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/17DIgST ) reports the hospital's pipes were flushed with...
  • Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

    A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. The vaccines target B strain meningococcal disease, which comes on...
  • Pepin County farmers deny raw milk made football team ill

    Pepin County dairy farmers who had their sales permit suspended are denying allegations that their milk made students and coaches sick at a high school football team potluck. At least 26 people who attended the September dinner were confirmed to have...
  • Macon County confirms 2 cases of tuberculosis

    Two people are being treated for tuberculosis in Macon County. The county health department confirmed the tuberculosis cases Wednesday. The department said in a news release that it's making sure contacts of the two people get follow-up medical...
  • Pence says he shared concerns over HPV vaccinations goal

    Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday he had concerns about a now-defunct bill aimed to increase vaccination rates among Indiana teenagers for the virus blamed for causing most cases of cervical cancer. The measure, which was defeated in the House this week,...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Flu shots, nasal spray Free seasonal flu shots and nasal spray are available by appointment at the health department's Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, S.W. Glen Burnie 410-222-6633 and Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew Street, Annapolis, 410-222-...
  • Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu

    The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm. The AstraZeneca FluMist vaccine works well for most flu strains, but small...
  • New Mexico's nurse hotline touted as a model in states

    WASHINGTON If your infant has a high fever or you're experiencing an unusual pain in your abdomen and you live in New Mexico, you may want to call the NurseAdvice line before you do anything else. New Mexico is the only state with a 24/7 registered nurse...
  • Genetic, environmental factors may raise risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter, 31, was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Do doctors know what causes this disease, especially at a young age? Will she need to be on medication for the rest of her life? ANSWER: The precise cause of...
  • Panel: Base quarantines, other outbreak decisions on science

    Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday. The U.S. has a moral responsibility, as well as a self-interest, in helping to fight public health...