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  • 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...
  • Best-selling novel led scientist to Ebola-related research

    University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Yoshi Kawaoka was researching influenza viruses that were killing chickens in the mid '90s when he picked up a new bestseller, "The Hot Zone." Richard Preston's 1994 novel dealt with the genesis of viral...
  • Obama's Ebola czar is a government insider with no medical background

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday named a former longtime top aide to coordinate the government's efforts to combat Ebola, a veteran insider with experience in navigating the government bureaucracy but also a man with no medical background. Ron...
  • Ebola in the U.S.: 1,000 people under some level of watch

    Whether by land, sea or air, the fear of Ebola has been spreading at a pace far faster than the growth in the number of people diagnosed with the disease. In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has...
  • O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland

    O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland
    President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment. Meanwhile, Johns...
  • Lawmakers criticize Dallas medical officials for errors in handling Ebola

    WASHINGTON Members of a U.S. House subcommittee sharply criticized national and Dallas medical officials Thursday for errors in the Ebola crisis that they say have eroded public trust in the hospital system. Fumbles by the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • CDC lowers temperature threshold for Ebola fever

    Without explanation, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered its threshold for suspecting that someone might be infected with Ebola from 101.5 degrees to 100.4. The presence of fever remains the indication most relied upon...
  • Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy

    Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy
    The federal government effectively began to restrict the care of Ebola patients to hospitals with special bio-containment units Thursday, and the Obama administration labored to reassure jittery Americans and increasingly skeptical lawmakers that public...
  • Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics

    Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics
    A local longshoremen's union in Baltimore briefly refused to work a ship from West Africa. Questions about a patient's medical transport sparked a fury. And Rep. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican and a doctor, called for a ban on travel from...
  • Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas

    Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas
    The first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, Nina Pham, left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Pham, 26, is the...
  • Regeneron's Eylea works better vs Avastin and Lucentis in study

    (Reuters) - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that a head-to-head study showed that its Eylea treatment for diabetic macular edema created significantly greater improvement in visual acuity compared with Genentech's Avastin and Lucentis. Eylea...