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  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Interactive graphic on Ebola: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/...
  • Pictures in the News | October 24, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where patient Nina Pham is hugged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outside of National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Pham, the...
  • In NYC Ebola case, crowded city complicates efforts to track exposure

    NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most crowded city in the...
  • Mali monitors 43 people as it tackles its first case of Ebola

    Mali monitors 43 people as it tackles its first case of Ebola
    Health authorities in Mali are monitoring 43 people known to have been in contact with a 2-year-old girl, the West African nation's first Ebola case. As Malian officials scrambled to head off the threat, authorities in neighboring Ivory Coast were...
  • Fitness Files: Gluten-free doesn't mean stress-free

    "So Pig-Pen from 'Peanuts' had the right idea?" a friend emailed after reading my last article. He referred to the "hygiene theory" that doctors from the Mayo Clinic and University of Chicago think may be responsible for the uptick in auto immune...
  • Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges

    Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges
    Maryland health officials designated three hospitals to receive Ebola patients in Maryland — including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore — changing course from previous plans almost two weeks...
  • Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola in New York City arrived at John F. Kennedy International airport on Oct. 17 and went through the ramped-up screening for travelers from the worst-hit West African countries, officials said...
  • Mali isolates nurses amid alarm after first Ebola case

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Nurses and other people who have come into contact with the first Ebola patient in Mali were isolated on Friday as concerns mounted that an epidemic that has killed 4,900 people in neighboring West African states could take hold in...
  • Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious

    In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola. And even after threats are addressed, a new form of...
  • Dallas nurse Nina Pham is Ebola-free, says National Institutes of Health, and will be released from hospital

    Nina Pham, the Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, is now "virus-free," according to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. She will be released Friday. Pham was admitted to the center on October 16 in fair condition, but...
  • With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

    (Note: Please be advised that the second paragraph contains language that may be offensive to some readers.) (Reuters) - When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman...