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  • Miami hospital patient tested for Ebola virus

    MIAMI A Miami hospital patient showing symptoms of Ebola was tested for the deadly virus last week, but the results were negative, Miami-Dade health officials said Monday. The patient, who was not identified, had been admitted to the county-owned Jackson...
  • Test for Ebola virus at Miami hospital was negative

    Test for Ebola virus at Miami hospital was negative
    A Miami hospital patient showing symptoms of Ebola was tested for the deadly virus last week, but the results were negative, Miami-Dade health officials said Monday.  The patient, who was not identified, had been admitted to the county-owned Jackson...
  • Ellicott City's Icing Smiles delivers happiness to sick kids

    “You can’t help but smile around a good cake!” says Tracy Quisenberry. An “icing smile,” she explains, is the special grin on the face of a child tucking into a big piece of frosted fantasy. Quisenberry is founder and...
  • Final trial confirms efficacy of Sanofi's dengue vaccine

    PARIS (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi, developing the first vaccine against dengue fever, said its product reduced disease cases by 60.8 percent in a large final clinical trial. Sanofi has invested more than 1.3 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in the...
  • New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease

    New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease
    Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the...
  • CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, and requires a "massive" effort to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • 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...
  • Legionnaires' case spurs water restrictions at Baltimore apartment building

    Legionnaires' case spurs water restrictions at Baltimore apartment building
    Water restrictions remain in place at the Hanover Square Apartments in Otterbein, where one resident was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in mid-July, according to the city's Health Department. The July 18 case is the only one associated with the 1...
  • 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...
  • Congo death toll from Ebola climbs to 31

    Congo death toll from Ebola climbs to 31
    The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of Health Felix Kabange Numbi told Reuters on Tuesday. The outbreak in Congo's Equateur province is thought to be...
  • 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....