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Nov 06, 2014

Nov 06, 2014
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CDC cites 2 more deaths in EV-D68 cases, more polio-like illnesses

US deaths in EV-D68 patients have reached 11, with 70 cases of polio-like illness.

Nov 03, 2014

Nov 03, 2014
Africa globe

Ebola tops agenda at WHO African leaders meeting

African health ministers will nominate a new expert to lead the WHO's regional office for a 5-year term.

Sep 26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014
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Global health security summit puts sights on Ebola threat

As the outbreak tops 3,000 deaths, nations gather to push a global health plan.

Sep 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014
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Guinea arrests six in fatal attack on Ebola team

The brutal attack occurred 3 days ago; also, Sierra Leone has imposed a curfew to combat disease spread.

Sep 17, 2014

Sep 17, 2014
Ebola virus particles

Ebola infects French MSF worker as epidemic holds spotlight

MSF reports its first case in a staffer, and a health worker with EVD in Atlanta is poised to receive convalescent serum.

Jul 18, 2014

Jul 18, 2014
Mosquito fumigation

Reports profile Caribbean chikungunya threat to Europe

The outbreak is making ripples in Europe as Jamaica reports its first case.

Mar 06, 2014

Mar 06, 2014
cruise ship

ECDC reports measles outbreak on cruise ship

An outbreak on a cruise ship docked in Italy has so far affected only crew members.

Feb 17, 2014

Feb 17, 2014
Infant vaccination

Studies yield varied findings on pneumococcal vaccines

The 13-valent vaccine for young kids was shown more effective than the 23-valent version for older adults.

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