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Now Confirmed case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

BUT WHAT IS IT? A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports. But what is this disease, and how is it different from other hemorrhagic fevers, like Ebola? A few days ago (Jan. 15), health [...]

A very Deadly ‘Ebola-like’ plague shakes Jamaica…

…As 8-year-old boy dies of ‘internal bleeding’ fever. A rare and deadly disease that causes severe internal bleeding has tragically killed an eight-year-old boy in Jamaica. Dr. Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s health minister, said the boy was killed by dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) – a lethal viral [...]
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Deadly botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a Sacramento County gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday. The state Department of Public Health said tests on the opened bag sold last [...]

WHO UPDATE: Suspected EBOLA cases reach FIVE sites in DR Congo province

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there are now 37 suspected cases of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while another person has died, bringing the total number of fatalities to four. The latest updated situation report says that new suspected cases were reported in [...]

All about the new Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. By May 12, at least nine people were suspected of being infected, and three had died. The outbreak has raised alarms about the [...]

Ebola tests negative for Birmingham patient, family members, firefighters

  on August 05, 2015 at 9:09 AM, updated August 05, 2015 at 11:08 AM   A patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms tested negative for the virus, authorities confirmed this morning. Six Birmingham Fire and Rescue firefighters quarantined overnight have also been released after the test results, [...]

Liberian with possible case taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital

10-year-old boy being tested for Ebola A 10-year-old Liberian boy at ProMedica Toledo Hospital is being tested for a possible case of Ebola. The boy, who went to the hospital with a slight fever this afternoon, is isolated as the hospital and public health officials await results of a blood test, [...]

2 More Sierra Leonean Doctors Die of Ebola

Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday. The deaths bring the number of Sierra Leonean doctors killed by Ebola to nine. The disease is spread through the bodily [...]

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459; Cuban doctor ‘stable’

A man walks by a mural with health instructions on treating the Ebola virus, in Monrovia, November 18, 2014. (Reuters) – The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

Brown on LifeNet Ebola strike team

Brown on LifeNet Ebola strike team Since the Ebola scare has hit the U.S., LifeNet emergency ambulance services has established new protocol to screen for and respond appropriately to possible Ebola patients. LifeNet Operations Manager for Red River County, Clifton Brown, serves on that Ebola [...]

1 Iowan quarantined for ‘some risk’ of Ebola after traveling

    Public health officials in Iowa are closely watching one Iowan who has recently traveled to a West African country and was at “some risk” of being exposed to Ebola. As of Thursday, Nov. 6, the Iowa Department of Public Health said 12 travelers who had visited either Sierra Leone, Liberia or [...]

The Ebola outbreak in Texas is about to end.

As of midnight Friday, it will have been 21 days since anyone got Ebola or was in contact with someone who got Ebola. “God willing, we are going to be Ebola-free Friday midnight,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the elected official who oversaw the county’s response to its three-person [...]

‘Post-Ebola Syndrome’ Persists After Virus Is Cured, Doctor Says

Healthcare workers load a man, center, onto a ambulance as he is suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Sept. 24, 2014. Tanya Bindra/AP Photo West Africans fortunate to survive Ebola may go on to develop what’s being called “post-Ebola syndrome,” [...]
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