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  • Official: Ebola survivor may have infected new Liberia case

    A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official said Tuesday, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in weeks. Ebola is typically transmitted...
  • Health Calendar for March 24

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENT CLASS: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Lake County's Peer to Peer 10-week class will be held Thursdays and begins at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Lake County Health...
  • Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection

    Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection
    A Santa Barbara County resident possibly contracted the Ebola virus overseas and was being transported Sunday night to a Los Angeles-area hospital for close monitoring, public health officials said. The person -- whose identity was not released --...
  • Mother Fighting To Overcome Effects of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease

    Mother Fighting To Overcome Effects of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease
    The signs were slight at first. "I would be standing at the sink doing dishes and my toe would just twitch and twitch," says Jennifer Bona, a Middlebury mom, whose strange symptoms increased in late 2012. "I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't move. My...
  • Are viruses on the rise or does it just seem that way? Yes and yes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The man wasn't any sicker at first than many of the other patients who arrive at University of Kansas Hospital, infectious disease specialist Dana Hawkinson recalls. But he went downhill fast. Fever spiking, kidneys failing, breath so...
  • Liberia investigates how latest Ebola patient got infected

    Liberian officials were investigating Saturday how the country's latest Ebola patient became infected, after weeks with no cases of the disease in the country. Liberia has seen the most deaths in the Ebola outbreak, with more than 4,200 of the more...
  • Liberia officials: New patient tests positive for Ebola

    A patient has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia's capital, officials said Friday, deflating hopes that the West African nation had beaten the disease after weeks with no new cases. Liberia has seen the most deaths in the West African Ebola outbreak,...
  • Officials urge meningitis shots at University of Oregon

    More than half of the undergraduates at the University of Oregon have not been vaccinated against meningitis, despite the fact that one student has died and five others have been sickened since January. Public health officials are appealing to parents to...
  • A vaccine denier bet $100,000 the measles virus 'doesn't exist.' He lost.

    A vaccine denier bet $100,000 the measles virus 'doesn't exist.' He lost.
    Stefan Lanka is a German biologist with a long history of pseudoscientific outbursts, including a denial that the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, "exists at all."  In November 2011 he put his money where his mouth is by offering 100,000 euros...
  • Bill repeals religious exemption from vaccinations in NC

    Some North Carolina senators worried about the resurgence of certain communicable diseases want to eliminate an exemption from North Carolina's childhood-vaccination requirements that is given to parents who oppose them on religious grounds. The...
  • Elkhart family uses crowdfunding to help pay medical bills

    When Brent and Heather Zebell learned in February that their son Emerson has a rare disease, they were concerned but also relieved to finally have an answer as to why he'd been sick so often over his first three years. Doctors diagnosed him with Bruton's...