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2 hrs ago | National Public Radio
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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6 hrs ago | Nepalnews.com
The mid-western region is at high risk of a contagion after massive floods inundated many areas in the region.
A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is being te sted for possible exposure to the Ebola virus , officials confirmed.
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.
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.
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".
SCIENTISTS in Hampshire have taken a significant step forward in the fight against meningitis after discovering new vaccines can curb its spread.
Workers from Doctors Without Borders unload emergency medical supplies to deal with an Ebola outbreak in Conakry, Guinea, March 23, 2014.
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.
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 .
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.
Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children.
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.
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.
The media has been buzzing about ZMapp, widely reported as an experimental top-secret, untested Ebola serum.
Writebol, 59, is one of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 09:03 am
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