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  • Pictures in the News | October 21, 2014

    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on Valentine
  • Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak

    It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare: one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases loose in one of the world’s most densely populated and sometimes chaotic megacities — Lagos, Nigeria. With its teeming slums, bogus...

    WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

    LAGOS/LUXEMBOURG With no new confirmed cases reported for 42 days, which is twice the incubation period for the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared Nigeria free of Ebola transmission. "This is a spectacular...

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support
    Last year, I interviewed both Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS, and Dr. Alfred Sommer, whose work on vitamin A deficiency is credited with saving millions of lives around the world. Without prompting, both men expressed...

    Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school

    Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school
    The Lehigh Valley may have its first case of enterovirus D68, which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the country and may be associated with the deaths of four people. Matt Kerr, spokesman for the Allentown Diocese, said Wednesday morning a...