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2 hrs ago | GPB.org

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

A medical transport plane is en route to pick up two Americans sick with Ebola in Liberia, doctors in Atlanta said Friday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Liberia, World News, Africa, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University

5 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

5 infectious diseases confirmed in Florida

Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1rXjwNl "The message is: yes there are risks, but this is Florida and these are the risks we take to live here," said Hillsborough County epidemiologist Michael Wiese.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hillsborough County, FL, West Nile Virus, Health, Pinellas County, FL, Manatee County, FL

8 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

How U.S. Hospitals Contain Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus

With plans underway to bring one or two two Americans stricken with Ebola virus to the United States, people are wondering how that will happen without unleashing the deadly virus.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University

11 hrs ago | Examiner

Flesh-eating disease hits North

A DEADLY flesh-eating bacteria has affected at least seven people in the North, with one needing an arm amputation.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health, Medicine

16 hrs ago | ABC News

Two Americans With Ebola to Be Flown Back to US

Doctors Without Borders put on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated, June 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Guinea, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Nursing

20 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers are now step closer to find treatment for dengue fever

There have been several news reports that the world's first dengue vaccine will be available next year.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Medicine

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

Eight UC students among Peace Corps volunteers evacuated in West Africa

UC's Peace Corps Program Coordinator, Johanna Looye said it was the right thing to do, but still difficult for volunteers to leave the villages that they've come to know so well.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Medicine

The Town Talk

Atlanta hospital to receive Ebola patient

ATLANTA a?? Emory University Hospital has been informed of plans to transfer a patient with the Ebola virus to its special facility containment unit within the next several days.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

The News-Star

West Nile on the rise; combative efforts increase

Shannon Rider, Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement, and her department are in the midsts of the yearly battle with mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Medicine

Pharmaceutical Online

Arsanis Biosciences Is Fighting The Nastiest Bacteria With Monoclonal Antibodies

A pioneer and crusader in the almost-abandoned field of antibiotics is out to show the world how to fight the nastiest bacteria with monoclonal antibodies.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Bangkok Post

New dengue vaccine offers hope

Thailand and four other Asean countries have developed a new dengue vaccine that could mitigate the disease's severity by 88.5%, according to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand .

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Medicine

ABS-CBN News

494 new HIV cases in June

MANILA The Department of Health said it has recorded 494 new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in June, a report by the Philippine News Agency said.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Human Sexuality

Cambridge Evening News

As Cobra committee discusses Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we ask...

Cynthia Goldsmith..This colorized transmission electron micrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.

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Related Topix: Medicine, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Yahoo!

Risk of Ebola in Australia 'very low'

It's possible but highly unlikely that the deadly Ebola virus would reach Australia, but if it did the country would be well prepared to respond, medical experts say.

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Related Topix: Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Medicine

Lake Wylie Pilot

Patient traveling from Africa prompts Ebola scare at CMC

When they realized one of their patients had recently traveled in Africa, doctors at Carolinas Medical Center's emergency department took precautions early Wednesday to prevent possible spread of an infectious disease.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WLKY-TV Louisville

S. Ind. father warns of brain eating amoeba years after son's death

A southern Indiana man said the death of a Kansas girl is just another reason why warning signs should be posted at ponds and lakes.

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

News Observer

Cempra Q2 loss quadruples as R&D costs rise

Cempra's net loss quadrupled in the second quarter as the Chapel Hill pharmaceutical company ramped up spending on clinical trials for the antibiotic products it is developing.

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Related Topix: Cempra, Medicine

WIS-TV Columbia

Emergency room of Charlotte hospital fully reopens after patient tested

A section of the emergency room at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte is back open after temporarily being blocked while a patient was being tested.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Business Journal

Genocea's plan to advance first-ever herpes vaccine attracts investor support

Genocea Biosciences CEO Chip Clark said the results provide strong support for its ongoing clinical investigation of GEN-003, and provide further validation of its approach for identifying vaccine candidates.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Herpes, Health

Food Quality News

Cyclospora outbreak source still unknown

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported 110 cases of Cyclospora infection but admitted it is still unsure of the source.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

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