| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Federal officials announced Wednesday that they plan to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms.
At least four Baltimore-area...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Deaths from infectious diseases such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors.
Specialists on deadly diseases say deaths...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:29 AM
U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.
| Sep 6, 2014
RICHMOND – Rarely is potentially frightening phraseology found in the state budget.
But the $40,000 set aside each year "for the purchase of medications and supplies for individuals who have drug-resistant tuberculosis" is kind of a show stopper....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The World Health Organization is nothing if not opportunistic, impulsively jumping on every public health issue that makes the front page. And, of course, it always calls for lots more money to throw at the disease-of-the-month. The latest on WHO's radar...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:52 PM
In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Thirty-one Christopher Newport University students will be tested for tuberculosis after they were exposed to the infection on campus, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.
The Virginia Peninsula Health District recently notified campus officials...
| Aug 4, 2014
Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa on more than two dozen occasions over the past 40 years, and it was brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
After years of declining tuberculosis rates, Los Angeles County saw an uptick in cases last year, health officials said Tuesday.
County public health director Jonathan Fielding said the number of tuberculosis cases reported annually had declined by 60%...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:08 AM
The World Health Organization released a report Monday detailing alcohol consumption around the world and its effects, including information on alcohol-related diseases and deaths.
In the year 2012, 3.3 million deaths worldwide were alcohol related....