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Patient exposed to Ebola Discharged from NIH Clinical Center »
Earlier today, the NIH Clinical Center discharged the patient who was admitted to the hospital on December 11 following a...
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Avian Flu Scan for Dec 19, 2014 »
H5N8 avian flu in Oregon; H5N8 in Europe MORE >>
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News Scan for Dec 19, 2014 »
More polio-like illnesses; Federal food safety shortfalls; Crypto in emergency workers MORE >>
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US flu activity rises ahead of holiday season »
With Christmas holiday days away, the nation's flu markers are showing spirited rises, with 29 states reporting widespread...
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UN head tours Ebola region, warns against let-up »
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Ghana yesterday to begin a 3-day tour of West Africa's Ebola outbr...
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Listeria tied to caramel apples prompts broad CDC warning »
A listeriosis outbreak involving 28 illnesses in 10 states, with 5 deaths, prompted federal health officials today to warn...
Friday, December 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles »
CDC report of transmission in U.S. air terminal shows how easily the virus can spread MORE >>
Friday, December 19, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preparing for Influenza: An H3N2 Season with a Vaccine Mismatch »
As this year’s flu season begins to pick up speed, early indicators point to a particularly severe season. Thus far, flu a...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Residential Care Communities* and Residents,† by Number »
In 2012, there were 22,200 residential care communities serving 713,300 residents across the United States. Forty percent...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Measles Transmission at a Domestic Terminal Gate in an International Air »
In March 2014, CDC identified a possible cluster of four laboratory-confirmed measles cases among passengers transiting a...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Fatal Rat-Bite Fever in a Child — San Diego County, California, 2013 »
In August 2013, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency was notified of a fatal case of rat-bite fever (R...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Reintegration of Ebola Survivors into Their Communities — Firestone District, Liberia, 2014 »
The current Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in size and duration ( 1 ). Since the o...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Support Services for Survivors of Ebola Virus Disease — Sierra Leone, 2014 »
As of December 6, 2014, Sierra Leone reported 6,317 laboratory-confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (Ebola), the highest...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Challenges in Responding to the Ebola Epidemic — Four Rural Counties, Liberia, August–November »
The first cases of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in West Africa were identified in Guinea on March 22, 2014 ( 1 ,2 ). On...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Update: Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic — West Africa, December 2014 »
C DC is assisting ministries of health and working with other organizations to end the ongoing epidemic of Ebola virus dis...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Illnesses and Deaths Among Persons Attending an Electronic Dance-Music Festival — New York Cit »
Outdoor electronic dance-music festivals (EDMFs) are typically summer events where attendees can dance for hours in hot te...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Update: Influenza Activity — United States, September 28–December 6, 2014 »
Viral Surveillance During September 28–December 6, approximately 250 World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respi...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Responders to a Rollover of a Truck Carrying Calves — Kans »
In April 2013, the Thomas County Health Department notified the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Infectious D...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Influenza-Related Questions & Answers by Topic »
Have Questions about Flu? Find answers to your questions about this flu season, vaccines and treatment. MORE >>
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 18, 2014 »
MERS GOF studies to resume; Avian flu in Germany, India; Compounding pharmacy charges; Shingles vaccine MORE >>
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness »
Citing the bumpy response to Ebola as an illustration, a public health advocacy group asserted today that many US states h...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial »
African countries that will host phase 2 clinical trials of one of the leading candidate Ebola vaccines have asked GSK, th...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dreaming Up A Safer, Cooler PPE For Ebola Fighters »
Here's what it takes to design a better Ebola suit: a roomful of university students and professors, piles of canvas and&n...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NLM Director’s Comments Transcript Ebola Vaccine: First Steps – 12/15/2014 »
While an experimental Ebloa vaccine produced an intended immune system response and seems sufficiently safe to recommend f...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Mumps, a Scourge of Dormitories, Spreads Through the N.H.L. »
Five days ago, the  Pittsburgh Penguins   posted pictures  on their website of several players in Santa...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014 »
Next steps on GOF policy ;  More misplaced microbes found MORE >>
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Dec 17, 2014 »
More Salmonella from sprouts ;  Plasma pathogen removal ;  Avian flu in Washington ;  H5N1 death in Eg...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ebola total tops 18,000, with hints of slowing in Sierra Leone »
Sierra Leone's rising Ebola activity seems to be slowing as a major effort to knock down the disease gets under way; disea...
Thursday, December 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study Identifies 53 Approved Drugs That May Block Ebola infection »
Researchers found 53 existing drugs that may keep the Ebola virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
4 tips for less stress this holiday season »
In my previous  column , I identified and talked about the main reasons the holidays stress people out. In summary,...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
One of Canada's Top 100 Powerful Women new CEO for patient safety More: http://www.pharmiweb.com/pr »
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is pleased to announce that Chris Power has been recruited as the new CEO by...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Patient with exposure to Ebola at the NIH Clinical Center »
We are continuing to observe and monitor the person who, following a high-risk exposure while working as a health care wor...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
F.D.A. Approves System That May Make Blood Transfusions Safer »
The  Food and Drug Administration  on Tuesday approved the first system that could be used by blood banks to d...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa »
Latest CDC Outbreak Information  Updated December 16, 2014 MORE >>
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season »
Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. MORE >>

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