| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Medical experts need to rethink how highly infectious diseases are handled in the United States, a U.S. health official said on Monday, after a Dallas nurse contracted Ebola despite wearing protective gear while caring for a dying Liberian patient.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Nurse Nina Pham wore a gown, mask, gloves and other protective gear when she cared for a Liberian patient who died from Ebola in a Dallas hospital. But she still caught the virus. How? Dr. Thomas Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:20 AM
It took years for Brian and Elizabeth Hall to have their first baby.
It will take years more for their infant daughter to get well.
Amy Hall turned 2 last month, battling a debilitating form of salmonella that, according to her parents, surfaces every...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:59 AM
In one scene, an empty chair sits in the middle of a student art class, a blank sheet of paper on the easel in front of it. In another, an empty seat is surrounded by students playing flutes and clarinets. Then in a roomful of chess matches, one student...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans.
"The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said.
The gift to the Centers for...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:01 PM
A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:24 PM
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...