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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • WHO asks for more health workers to fight Ebola as death toll grows

    WHO asks for more health workers to fight Ebola as death toll grows
    The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death...
  • Netherlands to evacuate two doctors who had contact with Ebola victims

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Authorities in the Netherlands are preparing to evacuate two Dutch doctors who had unprotected contact in Sierra Leone with patients who later died of Ebola, a Dutch public health official said on Friday. The two doctors have...
  • Cuba to send 165 health workers to fight Ebola in Africa

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Cuba is to send 165 healthcare workers to West Africa to help in the battle against the world's worst ever epidemic of the Ebola virus, the country's health minister said on Friday. Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...