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Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA slaps NY Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center with $201,000 fines »
Workers were forced to handle broken laundry bags filled with bedsheets and towels that contained blood and bodily fluids,...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year »
The number of measles cases from the outbreak linked to Disneyland has now risen to at least 98. But measles remains extre...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flu Scan for Jan 30, 2015 »
Steady US flu activity; Second H7N9 case in Canada MORE >>
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News Scan for Jan 30, 2015 »
Two more MERS cases; Drug-resistant bacteria; BSE case in Norway MORE >>
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ebola response evolves amid slowing cases »
Reports of Ebola infections in the three hard-hit nations continued to trickle in, as health officials gear up for the nex...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Meta-analysis supports oseltamivir use in adults, notes side effects »
A comprehensive new meta-analysis on the controversial topic of oseltamivir's effectiveness found that the drug reduces th...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The dangers of dental devices as reported in the Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User »
The dangers of dental devices as reported in the Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experi...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on a Healthy Workforce »
Business Pulse: Healthy Workforce, launched today by CDC Foundation, provides employers and workers with access to resourc...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Measles in the United States, 2015 »
Press Briefing Transcript Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 03:30 E.T.  MORE >>
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CDC urges measles vaccinations amid Disneyland outbreak »
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans on Thursday to get vaccinated for measles amid an outb...
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Suspected Ebola patient admitted to California hospital »
A patient suspected of contracting Ebola after traveling in West Africa and exhibiting symptoms of the disease was admitte...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Warns of MERS »
Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus  was found in only two people in the U.S. last year, but health officia...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 U.S. measles outbreak already at 84 cases, more than in a typical year »
The 2015 measles outbreak already has spread to 84 people, more than health officials typically see in an entire year, the...
Friday, January 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Updates Dental Amalgam Consumer Advisory »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied three petitions to ban or restrict dental amalgam. In doing so,...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Scan for Jan 29, 2015 »
Flu vaccine in Canada; Egypt's H5N1 spike; H7N9 in China; Camera monitors in CDC labs MORE >>
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on polio-like illness in kids supports link to EV-D68 »
A detailed report on a cluster of unexplained polio-like illnesses in Colorado children supports, but doesn't prove, the s...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avian flu rampages in Taiwan, hits China, India »
Taiwan yesterday reported more than 100 avian flu outbreaks of three different subtypes, affecting hundreds of thousands o...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC sounds alarm about early measles spike »
The 84 measles cases from 14 states reported to federal officials in January alone already exceed the total reported from...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies From Saliva »
Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institut...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
With recorded Ebola cases reaching new lows, UN health agency targets ending epidemic »
This week, the number of Ebola cases in West Africa has fallen below 100 for the first time in seven months, the World Hea...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: QuickStats: Suicide Rates,* by Mechanism of Injury† — National Vital Statistics System, United »
From 1999 to 2013, the leading mechanism of injury for suicide for persons aged ≥5 years was firearm, followed by suffocat...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Notes from the Field: Identification of a Taenia Tapeworm Carrier — Los Angeles County, 2014 »
Carriers of the pork tapeworm,  Taenia solium , are the sole source of cysticercosis, a parasitic tissue infection...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: A Plan for Community Event-Based Surveillance to Reduce Ebola Transmission — Sierra Leone »
Ebola virus disease (Ebola) was first detected in Sierra Leone in May 2014 and was likely introduced into the eastern part...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Effectiveness of Ebola Treatment Units and Community Care Centers — Liberia, September 23–Octo »
Previous reports have shown that an Ebola outbreak can be slowed, and eventually stopped, by placing Ebola patients into s...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Public Health Response to Commercial Airline Travel of a Person with Ebola Virus Infection »
Before the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa, there were few documented cases of symptomatic Ebola patients traveling...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Update on the Epidemiology of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infectio »
CDC continues to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to closely monitor Middle East respirato...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Tickborne Relapsing Fever — United States, 1990–2011 »
Tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a zoonosis caused by spirochetes of the genus  Borrelia  and transmitted t...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Among Children Aged 7–9 Years — Arizona, Colorado, and New York, 2010 »
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a serious birth defect and developmental disorder caused by in utero exposure to alcohol (...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
MMWR: Outbreaks of Unexplained Neurologic Illness — Muzaffarpur, India »
Outbreaks of an unexplained acute neurologic illness affecting young children and associated with high case-fatality rates...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ebola czar Ron Klain to leave Feb. 15 after leading US response to outbreak »
From cellphone distribution to waste disposal, Ron Klain coordinated the massive government effort. MORE >>
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins »
The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totaled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Hea...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Updates Consumer Advisory Reaffirms position on dental amalgam »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied three petitions to ban or restrict dental amalgam.  In doing so, F...
Thursday, January 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Children Still Struggle With Mystery Paralysis »
Te n Colorado children with mystifying muscle weakness and partial paralysis are still suffering symptoms and may be perma...

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