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CDC conference will tackle coping in 'post-antibiotic' era

By Michael Sandler and Sabriya Rice  |  August 22, 2015

The threat of a looming “post-antibiotic era” has been detailed for years in media reports, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation has finally reached that tipping point.

Ebola proved taxing for Dallas area

By Associated Press  |  August 15, 2015

Dallas-area taxpayers paid more than $825,000 in costs related to last fall's Ebola outbreak that left a foreign visitor dead and two hospital nurses infected, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Data Points for July 13, 2015

Data Points for July 13, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

Data Points for the week of July 13 2015, covered the following topics: Hospital readmissions, costs for low-risk births, Ebola, heroin use and Medicaid ER usage

Panel blames politics for botched WHO Ebola response

By Associated Press  |  July 07, 2015

The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday—but it did not blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.

Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug halted

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 22, 2015

Clinical drug trials of an experimental treatment for Ebola have stopped after it was found unlikely to be effective. Health officials have been looking to abate the effects of the virus strain that has ravaged West Africa for more than a year.

U.S. will help African Union build continent-wide CDC

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 15, 2015

The African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will support African ministries of health and other agencies in preventing, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks.

CDC launches new Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 14, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that it has launched a clinical trial in Sierra Leone of the experimental Ebola vaccine that showed positive results in two previous trials.

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