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2 hrs ago | Medical Daily

To Fight Drug-Resistant Superbugs In Hospitals, Researchers Have...

Amid the current drug-resistant bacteria crisis, it's become increasingly apparent that past methods of combating germs no longer work.

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6 hrs ago | Directions Magazine

Pacific Community Launches a new Web-based Map of Epidemic Alerts

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region.PC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts in the Pacific The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Samoa, Oceania

10 hrs ago | HON

Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys

A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of those it infects, researchers report.

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Related Topix: University of Texas Medical Branch, Immunology, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters

15 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Cops fire live rounds at Ebola protest

Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break out of a quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said.

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Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, Natural Disasters

16 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

FDA pressured to allow gay men to donate blood

Then the West Hollywood resident found out that as a gay man, he was banned for life from giving blood under a federal regulation put in place before he was born.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Food and Drug Administration, Natural Disasters

20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

In ongoing Ebola epidemic, doctors worldwide should stay current on developments

Doctors in hospitals and emergency rooms around the world should be prepared to recognize Ebola virus infection and isolate patients if necessary, infectious disease specialists recommend.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel

Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Brave Doctor, Adadevoh Loses Ebola Battle

FRONTLINE medical Doctor, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who saved the country from potential epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, yesterday, fell to the vise-grip of the disease which she contracted while attending to the index Ebola case, the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Medicine, Nursing, Nigeria, World News, Europe, United Kingdom, Africa

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

A patient in a California hospital is being tested for a possible Ebola infection, according to a hospital official's statement.

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Related Topix: Kaiser Permanente, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Sacramento, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Natural Disasters

Business Journal

Seattle airport officials monitor Ebola situation as global authorities increase vigilance

Seattle authorities are staying in constant touch with the U.S. Centers for Disease control about preparedness, and monitoring global response to the Ebola pandemic in Africa.

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Wharfedale Observer

Volunteers from Horsforth School help Aids orphans in South Africa

Handprints from Horsforth and thousands of pounds have been taken to South Africa by a group who have travelled out to help Aids orphans.

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Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, South Africa, Natural Disasters

New Scientist

Ebola fight hindered by rumours and bogus cures online

First the epidemic, now the snake oil. Fraudulent products claiming to fight the Ebola virus are being pushed to concerned US citizens online.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Food and Drug Administration

SanLuisObispo.com

Ebola survivors return home to stigma, loneliness

Dattu Lahai and her two-year-old daughter Rosalie, both Ebola survivors, ride in a Doctors Without Borders vehicle that is returning them to their home in Daru after treatment at the medical charity's center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, Aug. 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

WGBH

'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

The producers behind this unlikely music are Samuel "Shadow" Morgan and Edwin "D-12" Tweh, who grew up in the shadow of war.

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Related Topix: D12, Rap, Liberia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters

YourErie

Attorney General Kane to testify at Clarion hearing on heroin epidemic

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will testify at the Center for Rural Pennsylvania's fourth and final hearing of its series, "Heroin: Combating This Growing Epidemic in Rural Pennsylvania" at Clarion University.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Raw Story

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as search for 17 missing patients continues

Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa's worst-hit nation.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Guinea, Natural Disasters

WTVM

Gay teen's eye donation rejected

The most precious letter Sheryl Moore will ever receive told her what became of her son's kidneys, liver, heart and lungs.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Natural Disasters

KETK

Ebola epidemic delays Mercy Ships departure

Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa.

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GPB.org

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: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cholera, Health, Natural Disasters

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, Natural Disasters, Pediatrics, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Suria

Nepal floods kill 101 as cholera fears...

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal has risen to 101 after rescuers found four more bodies, officials said Monday, as they battled to prevent a cholera outbreak.

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Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Asia, Weather, Natural Disasters

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