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3 min ago | HON

Seals, Sea Lions Helped Global Spread of TB, Study Finds

New research reveals that, long ago, sea mammals may have played a role in the global spread of the infectious disease known as tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arizona State University, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health

4 hrs ago | Science Daily

Progress in the fight against harmful fungi

One of the world's largest gene libraries for the Candida glabrata yeast, which is harmful to humans, has been developed by researchers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

American Doctors Travel To Sierra Leone To Help Fight Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an expert on infectious diseases at Boston University. She's going to Sierra Leone with two other doctors to help care for Ebola patients and learn more about the outbreak.

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Related Topix: Medicine

12 hrs ago | Nepalnews.com

Risk of infectious diseases in flood-hit areas of mid-west

The mid-western region is at high risk of a contagion after massive floods inundated many areas in the region.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Natural Disasters

16 hrs ago | The Standard

Cancer drug in HK's Ebola arsenal

Hong Kong could use a breast cancer drug to treat Ebola patients as health authorities cannot get hold of the experimental ZMapp drug from a US pharmaceutical company, the Centre for Health Protection said last night.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times Herald

Patient tested for Ebola virus in Calif. hospital

A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is being te sted for possible exposure to the Ebola virus , officials confirmed.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Inside Bay Area

UC Berkeley student diagnosed with West Nile Virus

A University of California, Berkeley, student has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus following a rise in the number of mosquitoes carrying the disease this year, officials said.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Medicine

HON

2 Vaccines Help Cut Bacteria That Cause Meningitis, Study Finds

Two new vaccines can reduce the spread of meningitis by reducing the number of meningitis-causing bacteria that people carry, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Newkerala.com

254 encephalitis deaths in Bengal this year

The encephalitis outbreak in West Bengal this year has so far claimed 254 lives, an official said Tuesday claiming that the situation is now "under control".

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Related Topix: Medicine

Daily Echo

New hope in fight against meningitis

SCIENTISTS in Hampshire have taken a significant step forward in the fight against meningitis after discovering new vaccines can curb its spread.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medical News

Globavir plans to seek approval, launch novel drug for treatment of Ebola infection

Globavir Biosciences, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing therapeutics to treat infectious diseases, has announced intentions to develop its lead drug candidate, GBV006, for the treatment of the current Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

International Business Times

Ebola Virus: NZ Health Officials Given 'Powers' to Stop Ships, Planes from Entering Border

Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with an Ebola outbreak in Conakry, Guinea, March 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Guinea, World News, Medicine

WGBH

Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Scientists have taken the first steps to developing a vaccine for chikungunya - an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has infected more than a half million people in the Western Hemisphere this year.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Examiner.com

Statin drugs may help fight Ebola

Statin medications used to treat people with heart disease and diabetes may help fight Ebola , according to physicians writing an editorial in a recent edition of the New York Times .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, University of Virginia, Cholesterol, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

Business Journal

DARPA wants you to take on mosquitoes - and the spread of infectious diseases

The Chikungunya Challenge. It doesn't exactly roll off your tongue. But the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is hoping it will attract some attention from individuals, businesses and universities alike.

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Related Topix: Medicine

WLBT-TV Jackson

Doctors ID new ways to get more kids vaccinated

Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Pediatrics, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Public Radio

Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

The two American Ebola patients are being cared for separately in rooms like this in the special isolation unit, known officially as the Serious Communicable Disease Unit, at Emory University Hospital.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Freshnews

NIH Awards Sedia Biosciences $195,490 SBIR Grant for Rapid HIV-1 Incidence Assay

Sedia Biosciences Corporation announced today that it has received a Notice of Award from the National Institutes of Health for a Small Business Innovation Research Grant to develop a Rapid HIV-1 Incidence Assay that will determine recency of HIV-1 infection in as little as 20 minutes from less than a single drop of blood.

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Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Small Business, Personal Finance, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PS News

And in other news...

A n Australian delegation is attending an Indian Ocean Rim Association Women's Economic Empowerment Dialogue from 17-19 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Malaysia, Medicine, Cancer, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Mashable

What Is ZMapp, the Ebola Serum?

The media has been buzzing about ZMapp, widely reported as an experimental top-secret, untested Ebola serum.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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