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  • White Township cat had rabies, Warren County health department warns

    The Warren County Health Department is reporting that a free-roaming cat has tested positive for the rabies virus. The cat is described as an all-gray, domestic shorthaired adult male that frequented the area of the 600 block of Brass Castle Road in...
  • 2 Connecticut Hospitals Treating Patients With Enterovirus D68 Symptoms; Cases Not Confirmed

    HARTFORD — Two Connecticut hospitals are currently treating patients with signs of severe respiratory illness that could be a strain of enterovirus that has been spreading in other states, but the cases are not confirmed, state health officials...
  • 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...
  • Cher's illness postpones Allentown's PPL Center concert

    Cher's illness postpones Allentown's PPL Center concert
    The day that Allentown’s new PPL Center has its first event, it also has announced its first postponement. Cher, who late Monday postponed two shows as she undertakes bed rest to overcome an acute viral infection, on Friday added Monday’s...
  • Backlash against vaccine-skeptical parents and doctors

    Backlash against vaccine-skeptical parents and doctors
    Articles on the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and declining immunization rates tend to draw passionate responses both from people dismayed that generations of progress fighting deadly infections may be reversed and parents reluctant to...
  • UN: Doctors, nurses play role in both treating, spreading Ebola

    GENEVA The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm that it has too few doctors and nurses willing to work in Africa to respond effectively to the continent's outbreak of Ebola. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization,...
  • Ebola 'not a death sentence,' says hopeful Nigerian survivor

    With its impressive cursive print and official signatures, the document from Nigeria's health authorities looks like a university diploma. But in fact, it declares Dennis Akagha has been "cured" of Ebola, one of the world's deadliest diseases. The...
  • How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.

    How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.
    Children reporting breathing problems have been streaming into emergency rooms across the Chicago area for several weeks, reporting symptoms akin to those caused by a rare virus that officials say could be sickening people across the Midwest. And even...
  • Official: Enterovirus no 'cause for concern' in California for now

    Official: Enterovirus no 'cause for concern' in California for now
    A respiratory virus that has sickened children in the Midwest -- and is being investigated in other states too -- should not worry Californians at the moment, according to a state public health official. On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus

    Seattle court orders HIV-positive man to stop spreading the virus
    An HIV-positive man in Seattle could face jail time if he fails to comply with a court order seeking to prevent him from spreading the disease to his sexual partners, King County officials said Thursday. Public health officials took the rare step of...
  • Volcano watch in Russia

     Volcano watch in Russia
    Russia: With at least four volcanoes in the far eastern region of Kamchatka continuing to show signs of increased activity, officials have warned of possible eruptions. Because ash plumes from the volcanoes could pose a risk to air traffic, the...