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3 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Germs on the loose - are you prepared?

AP Photo/Gilbert Family Dylan Gilbert, 7, of Naperville, Illinois, demonstrates how he helps collect samples of bacteria from his foot during a 2012 study.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Medicine, Influenza, Health

7 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

No human cases of West Nile in Michigan, cool summer responsible for drop

West Nile virus, an annual health threat for more than a decade, so far hasn't been detected in Michigan residents, likely because of a cool summer, an expert says.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Weather

11 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Barima Sydney disappointed; Ebola video to be shot - technologically'?

Liberian founder and Presidential Candidate for the Congress for Democratic Change Party, Mr. George Oppong Weah has confirmed the cancellation of Ghanaian musician, Barima Sydney's trip to Liberia to shoot the video to the Ebola campaign theme song earlier scheduled for today, Sunday, August 31, 2014.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Risk of bad flu season raises need for shots

Severity of the upcoming influenza season could hinge on our old acquaintance H1N1, the virulent strain that caused 13,000 deaths during the 2009 pandemic and has made an appearance each flu season since then.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of Pittsburgh, Vaccinations

WICU12 Erie

Erie Organization Sending Aid as Ebola Death Toll Climbs

One country has been severely affected by the Ebola outbreak. As the death toll climbs and supplies fall short, a local human services organization, "Community of Caring," is sending aid.

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Related Topix: Metal, Liberia, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Star-Telegram.com

North Texas Liberians collect donations for West Africa

Donations can be made online at www.lcadfwmetro.org . Information about how to directly deposit a donation is also available on the organization's website.

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Related Topix: Texas, Medicine, Malaria, Health

Examiner.com

Spread of chikungunya in the Americas is not slowing

The Pan American Health Organization released its latest data on the spread of chikungunya in the Western Hemisphere on Aug. 29. The international agency has received reports of 659,367 suspected, probable or confirmed chikungunya illnesses since the disease was first diagnosed in the hemisphere in Dec. 2013.

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The Motley Fool

Children Using e-Cigarettes Are More at Risk of Trying Cigarettes

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 43.9% of non-smoking youth that have tried e-cigarettes report an intention to smoke a conventional cigarette within the coming year, versus just 21.5% of those that have never tried an e-cigarette.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Education Etc., Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Healthcare Law, Law

NewsTarget.com

Health Ranger launches 'A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines' - calls for...

When CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson recently confessed to scientific fraud for the purpose of hiding links between MMR vaccines and autism, members of the public were outraged.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Autism, Mumps

Journalgazette.net

USDA seizes over 1,200 snails

Since June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has seized more than 1,200 giant African land snails, all traced to a Georgia resident.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Sat Aug 30, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Ebola victim who received experimental ZMapp drug dies of Ebola

An experimental drug for Ebola known as ZMapp has failed, according to new reports, after a top Liberian doctor who was given the untested medication recently died.

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Reuters

CDC warns of Ebola 'catastrophe' in Sierra Leone

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ''immediate and urgent action'' must be taken to avoid an Ebola 'catastrophe' in Sierra Leone.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

SFGate

3 Baker County residents likely had West Nile

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Baker City, OR, Science / Technology

NewsTarget.com

Secret video from CDC bunker captures the moment propaganda ministers ...

A secret video captured inside the CDC bunker complex in Atlanta, Georgia has captured the moment CDC propaganda ministers learned one of their own top scientists had confessed to widespread vaccine research fraud.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry, Vaccinations

Daily Kos

The fictional CDC coverup of vaccines and autism - "movie time

Earlier this week, I and about 20-30 other pro-science bloggers wrote articles about a strange story , pushed by all of the usual suspects in the antivaccine universe .

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Related Topix: Simpson University

Hispanically Speaking

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted Chikungunya, which - if true - would be the first two fatalities linked to that virus on the island.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Junk Food Does More Than Make You Fat, And Other Studies You Missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Related Topix: Chickenpox

New York Post

US colleges to screen West African students for Ebola

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, University of Missouri, Tufts University, Illinois, Mercer University

KMIZ

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States.

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ABC News

Student Evades Monitors, Spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border closures and flight bans have failed to contain the outbreak.

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Related Topix: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Africa

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