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  • 4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday

    4th Ebola victim to arrive in U.S. Tuesday
     A fourth Ebola patient will be flown to the United States by air ambulance from West Africa to receive treatment for the deadly disease, hospital officials in Atlanta said on Monday. The patient is expected to arrive at Emory University Hospital early...
  • Ebola highlights slow progress in war on tropical diseases

    LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the world's most gruesome diseases are finally getting a bit of attention. The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2,296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or...
  • New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease

    New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease
    Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the...
  • Gates Foundation gives $50 million to stem Ebola outbreak

    SEATTLE The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started small in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with a $1 million grant in July for medical supplies and other assistance. But as the number of cases grew and the disease spread, the world's...
  • NOVA addresses vaccine controversy

    For sheer survival, we live with acceptable risks. We eat knowing we might choke. We go down steps realizing we could break our necks. We drive fully aware of the 36,000 traffic fatalities each year. That leads to the risk of vaccines. Science is...
  • Emergency rooms in Chicago, Midwest see spike in children with respiratory virus

    Emergency rooms in Chicago, Midwest see spike in children with respiratory virus
    Emergency rooms in Chicago and other Midwestern cities are seeing a jump in the number of children with respiratory infections, possibly the result of a rare virus that can cause difficulty breathing but is generally not fatal, authorities said Monday....
  • Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states

    Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states
    A rare virus that threatens respiratory systems has sickened hundreds children in Kansas City, Mo., and and Chicago and could be responsible for far more cases in about a dozen states, national health officials said Monday. The virus, known as...
  • Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Batavia

    Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Batavia
    A bird has tested positive for West Nile virus in Batavia, county health officials said today. This is the second bird to test positive for the virus in Kane County this year, said Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department. The...
  • Gates Foundation pledges $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $50 million on Wednesday to support emergency efforts to contain West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has already killed almost 2,300 people in the worst outbreak of the virus in history....
  • Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic

    Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic
    As the spread of Ebola virus disease accelerates in West Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it was pledging $50 million to fight the epidemic. The United Nations has estimated that it will cost at least $600 million...
  • CDC issues nationwide alert for child respiratory virus

    WASHINGTON Health care providers nationwide have been told to watch for an increase in a respiratory illness among children after the outbreak of a rare and sometimes serious virus strain that has hospitalized dozens of youngsters in Chicago and Kansas...