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U.S. CDC director to visit Ebola outbreak countries
By Associated Press | August 23, 2014
A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.
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American nurse with Ebola to leave Liberia Tuesday
By Associated Press | August 03, 2014
A second American medical missionary stricken with the often deadly Ebola virus is expected to be flown Tuesday to Atlanta for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.
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CDC faces torrent of criticism over anthrax, other mishaps
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Wednesday called incidents involving the mishandling of dangerous biological materials at federal research laboratories a “pattern of safety issues” that was missed and vowed to correct the...
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More anthrax safety problems uncovered in second probe of CDC labs
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A second investigation identified more problems with safety procedures at federal bioresearch laboratories involving the handling of dangerous pathogens such as anthrax. The new findings come ahead of a Wednesday congressional hearing on the failures.
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CDC gets cooking with healthy recipes
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new prescription for you. But you'll have to cook it yourself.
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Anthrax, bird-flu scares shut two CDC labs
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Operations at two government research laboratories in Atlanta have been shut down and the transfer of biological materials in or out of other laboratories has been halted in response to a slew of recent missteps in the handling of potentially deadly pathogens.
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Two ill Orlando Health staffers test negative after exposure to MERS patient
By John N. Frank | May 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two Orlando Health staffers who were exposed to the second U.S. MERS patient and came down with flu-like symptoms have tested negative for the virus that causes the illness, the Florida health system said Wednesday morning.
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E-cigarette youth poisonings on the rise
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Calls to U.S. poison centers reporting toxic exposure to electronic cigarettes climbed from one per month in September 2010 to 215 in February of 2014, federal health officials reported Thursday.
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Those at high overdose risk more likely to use prescribed opioids than borrowed drugs: researchers
By Steven Ross Johnson | March 03, 2014
Frequent nonmedical uses of opioid painkillers by those at highest risk for overdose are more likely to result from drugs obtained through a doctor's prescription than drugs from a friend or relative, government researchers say.
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California senator seeks review of paralysis cases
By Associated Press | February 28, 2014
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
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