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Sep 15, 2014

Sep 15, 2014

UN security council to hold emergency Ebola talks

US lawmakers will hear from federal officials, ahead of an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Ebola.

Sep 15, 2014

News Scan for Sep 15, 2014

Chikungunya spike
More EV-D68 cases
Additional MERS case
CDC animal-related safety breach
Poliovirus spill in Belgium

Sep 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014

Experts raise specter of more-contagious Ebola virus

Amid fears of out-of-control spread, experts raise the specter of virus mutations that could aid transmission.

Sep 12, 2014

Cuba commits health workers for Ebola response

As Cuba offers 165 health workers, cases continued unchecked, notably in Monrovia, Liberia.

Sep 12, 2014

News Scan for Sep 12, 2014

New Saudi MERS cases
Infractions at Foster Farms plants
Lyme ticks heading west

Sep 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014

Ebola survivor gives blood to doctor; experts push for more action

The WHO has said that blood given by Ebola survivors may help Ebola patients.

Sep 11, 2014

PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats

As PAHO stresses mosquito control and other steps, the US chikungunya total tops 900 cases.

Sep 11, 2014

News Scan for Sep 11, 2014

More Ebola in DRC
EV-D68 cases in 6 states
US HPV vaccine coverage
Anthrax vaccine contract
Marburg in Ugandan mine

Sep 10, 2014

Sep 10, 2014

More funds pledged, more volunteers sought for Ebola fight

A House bill totals $88 million, and the Gates Foundation adds $50 million.

Sep 10, 2014

News Scan for Sep 10, 2014

Duplicative antibiotic use
Active flu Down Under
WHO's future focus
Attack on polio vaccine team

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