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CDC ramps up Ebola fight
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
More than 50 disease experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have arrived in West Africa to aid in efforts to stop the spread of the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak responsible for more than 1,000 deaths across four countries, the agency said Wednesday.
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Vital Signs
As U.S. diabetics live longer, the costs of care are rising
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 13, 2014
More Americans are developing diabetes during their adult lives and living longer with the disease, a new government study finds. The consequences of those developments include a potentially huge cost burden for the country's health system tasked with providing long-term care for those with this...
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Ebola could devastate African countries' healthcare systems
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The current Ebola virus outbreak in four African countries has the potential to severely damage health infrastructure in those countries for years, raising concerns about their ability to address and contain future infectious disease outbreaks.
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McKesson pays $18 million to settle CDC shipping allegations
By Bob Herman | August 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
McKesson Corp. will pay the federal government $18 million to settle allegations tied to a whistle-blower lawsuit. The suit involved a company shipping contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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CDC on Level 1 alert for Ebola, first such alert since 2009
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on its highest level alert in response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 900.
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Information
U.S. government had role in Ebola drug given aid workers
By Associated Press | August 04, 2014
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
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Information
NYC hospital testing patient for possible Ebola
By Associated Press | August 04, 2014
A man who recently visited West Africa was placed in isolation at a city hospital and was undergoing tests for possible Ebola, officials said Monday.
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Information
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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Information
U.S. doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment
By Associated Press | August 02, 2014
The first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the U.S. from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape.
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U.S. raises travel alert to 3 countries plagued with Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the nation's alert level for travel to three west African countries where an Ebola virus outbreak has killed more than 700.
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