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  • 'Disastrous' health campaign feeds Pakistan's worrying polio spike

    KARACHI Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants have long been the scourge of Pakistan's polio vaccination campaign, attacking aid workers and the police who protect them as they distribute doses to children. But experts say there is another reason for...
  • In Liberia, Ebola survivors care for orphans of the disease

    In Liberia, Ebola survivors care for orphans of the disease
    Each has a survival story, one that began with a gesture of love and care and led to hell and back. Eight Liberian survivors of Ebola, they are now caring for children whose parents died of the virus. Their workplace is a temporary government-run orphan...
  • Anguished and afraid, West Africans in U.S. stay away from new arrivals

    WASHINGTON Tonieh Ross says her heart cries for the orphaned children back home in Liberia who aren't getting the hugs they so need, for fear of the deadly Ebola virus. Ross, the owner of the Virtuous D Boutique in Charlotte, N.C., also frets about her...
  • Pictures in the News | October 24, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where patient Nina Pham is hugged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outside of National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Pham, the...
  • Rodricks finds the wrong villain in Ebola research debate

    Rodricks finds the wrong villain in Ebola research debate
    Dan Rodricks is, as the saying goes, entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. In "Vigilance for viruses comes at a cost" (Oct. 19), Mr. Rodricks recites one scientist's complaint (in a Huffington Post interview) that research support from...
  • Lyme walk held to help raise awareness about the disease

    Two women who have been personally touched by Lyme disease organized a Lyme Walk, held Oct. 18 on the Hebron/Colchester portion of the Airline Trail, designed to raise awareness regarding the disease. Diana Young's son Brenden was in his senior year at...
  • Dallas Ebola responders could learn from Toronto's 2003 SARS outbreak

    DALLAS In 2002, a new human disease emerged in China and traveled around the world at the speed of a jet plane. The virus, known as SARS, which stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, caused a deadly form of pneumonia. It spread to 30 countries,...
  • Virginia pork producers enjoy high profits while battling epidemic

    Virginia pork producers enjoy high profits while battling epidemic
    It's fast, strikes without warning and has wreaked havoc on the nation's hogs. A virus first identified in the U.S. last year has killed millions of young hogs, putting the pork industry into flux and leaving Americans paying a premium for ham and bacon....
  • From West Africa To Atlanta, Tolland Nurse On The Front Lines Of Ebola Fight

    From West Africa To Atlanta, Tolland Nurse On The Front Lines Of Ebola Fight
    The children, sick with Ebola and often orphaned, are the most haunting memory that nurse Jane Boggini brought home to Tolland from Sierra Leone, where she recently spent six weeks taking care of patients with the deadly disease. It helped to touch...
  • Nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'

    Nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'
    Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her...
  • Scripps Florida in race to find Ebola vaccine

    Scripps Florida in race to find Ebola vaccine
    South Florida researchers are taking a lead role in the international fight against the deadly Ebola virus, racing to test a possible vaccine and treatments. Three scientists from Scripps Florida in Jupiter have received more $1 million in National...