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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • 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...
  • U.S. missionary with Ebola showing signs of improvement, wife says

    U.S. missionary with Ebola showing signs of improvement, wife says
    The third U.S. medical missionary to become infected with the Ebola virus is showing signs of improvement at a Nebraska hospital, but is still very ill, his wife said Saturday. Dr. Rick Sacra, a 51-year-old Boston physician, arrived Friday at the...
  • Cher is sick with a virus, postpones two 'Dressed to Kill' shows

    Cher is sick with a virus, postpones two 'Dressed to Kill' shows
    Cher is sick with an "acute viral infection" and has postponed the start of the second leg of her "Dressed to Kill" tour, according to a statement posted on the website of the New York venue where was she was next scheduled to perform. The pop diva is...
  • OC doctor's bad advice on vaccines threatens public health

    To the editor: The approach that Dana Point pediatrician Bob Sears takes to vaccines shouldn't just frustrate disease experts. People who live in the community in which Sears practices should worry as well. His comment regarding delaying or not...
  • Cher's illness cancels start of her tour — what does it mean for Allentown's new PPL Center?

    Cher's illness cancels start of her tour — what does it mean for Allentown's new PPL Center?
    Cher has an acute viral infection and had to postpone some dates on the second leg of her "Dressed to Kill" tour, which was to have kicked off Thursday in Albany, N.Y. As of now, the music diva's show set for Monday, just four days later, at Allentown's...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]

    Perdue right to go antibiotic-free [Letter]
    Perdue Farms did the right thing to protect public health ("Perdue Foods says its chicken hatcheries now antibiotic-free," Sept. 3). The company committed to stop administering low doses of antibiotics used in human medicine to their chickens....
  • Ebola map shows people in more African regions at risk of animal infection

    LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Scientists have created the newest map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harboring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Africa....
  • Ebola outbreak stirs anger in fragile Liberia

    MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) - When a starving Ebola patient escaped from a treatment center in Monrovia and staggered through a crowded market in search of food, bystanders who scattered in his path voiced their anger not at him but at Liberia's president....
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • American doctor with Ebola shows improvement, still 'very sick'

    An Ebola-infected American doctor receiving treatment in Nebraska has shown some improvement but is still "very sick," his wife said in a statement. Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, an obstetrician who lives in the Boston area, contracted the deadly virus while...