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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • U.S. House panel requests probe of federal labs

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee investigating the mishandling of anthrax at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked a federal watchdog agency on Thursday to review U.S. lab procedures for handling dangerous...
  • U.S. advises against non-essential travel to countries hit by Ebola

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to curb the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed more...
  • Ebola crisis: CDC warns travelers to avoid deeply affected countries

    Ebola crisis: CDC warns travelers to avoid deeply affected countries
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday warned Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the continuing Ebola crisis in those countries. The CDC and the World Health Organization have...
  • Centro de Prevención de Enfermedades emite alerta por brote de ébola en África

    Centro de Prevención de Enfermedades emite alerta por brote de ébola en África
    ATLANTA - Los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) emitieron hoy una alerta por la que instan a los estadounidenses a evitar viajar a la zona de África Occidental donde un brote de ébola ha cobrado cientos de vidas en los últimos meses....
  • Whooping cough vaccine safe for pregnant women

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women in their third trimester can safely receive the whooping cough vaccine to prevent infections in newborns, a recent study from the UK suggests. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious disease....
  • More about food allergies

    Information courtesy Angela Hogan, MD Allergy/Immunology, CHKD, CSG, EVMS Presented to Gloucester County School Board in April 2014 The most common food allergens: Childhood (85%) –Milk –Eggs –Peanut –Fish –...
  • Don't delay vaccinating children for measles

    The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, July 25: Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the first case...
  • Medical pot shops are coming! Take a chill pill, folks.

     
    Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries

    DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus....
  • New law lets more school workers use emergency injection on students

    New law lets more school workers use emergency injection on students
    Trained school employees and volunteers will be allowed to administer an emergency epinephrine injection if they believe a student or visitor is having an allergic reaction under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn. The legislation expands on a...