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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fightagainst the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the viruson Tuesday, the country's...

American man from Minnesota died from Ebola virus -NBC

A 40-year-old man who died in a Nigerianhospital last week from the ebola virus was an American fromMinnesota, his wife told...

Asky suspends Sierra Leone, Liberia flights amid Ebola scare

West African airline Asky has suspendedflights to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia amid increasingconcern at the spread...

Family of Texas doctor with Ebola not showing signs of virus

The family of a Texas doctorwho contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa hadtraveled back to the United States before...

Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak as U.S. agencies provide support: U.S. official

President Barack Obama is gettingupdates on the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea,Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria,...

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicenter

Sierra Leone's president visited theepicenter of an Ebola outbreak on Monday as West African leadersstepped up efforts to...

Fist bumps relay 90 percent fewer germs than handshakes: study

Ditching handshakes in favor of moreinformal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread ofbacteria and illnesses, according...

U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

U.S. lawmakers on Monday said theywere expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapsesincluding problems at the...

Nigeria isolates Lagos hospital where Ebola victim died

The Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday shutdown and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola in thefirst recorded case...

Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies in ambulance

A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whosefamily sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removedher from a treatment center...

Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading

The Liberian government on Sundayclosed most of the West African nation's border crossings andintroduced stringent health...

Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

A Liberian man who died inNigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive forthe deadly Ebola virus, Health...

Suspected Ebola victim dies in quarantine in Nigeria

A Liberian man suspected to have Ebolavirus has died in quarantine in Lagos, Nigeria, a Nigerianofficial in Geneva said on...

First Ebola victim in Sierra Leone capital on the run

Sierra Leone officials appealed forhelp on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capitalwith Ebola whose family...

India battles to contain "brain fever" as deaths reach almost 570

Almost 570 peoplein India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonlyknown as "brain fever", health authorities said...

U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

A divided federal appeals court onThursday upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policyallowing the use of various antibiotics...

Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus -CDC

More U.S. adolescents are receivingvaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causescervical and other types of...

Liberian man being tested for Ebola after collapsing in Nigerian airport

A Liberian man in his 40s is being testedfor the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital ofLagos, a mega-city...

Gilead hepatitis C drug Sovaldi racks up $3.5 bln in quarter

Gilead Sciences Inc said on Wednesday that itsnew hepatitis C drug Sovaldi had sales of $3.5 billion in thesecond quarter,...

Panel's report likely to tie farm antibiotics to human resistance

A White House advisory committee isexpected to acknowledge the link between antimicrobialresistance in humans and livestock...

Bill Clinton says AIDS-free generation "within reach"

An AIDS-freegeneration is within reach if early treatment is provided topeople infected with HIV and help scaled up for women...

HIV-positive women in Central America pressured to sterilize

HIV-positive womenin Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilizationby prejudiced health workers and misled...

Sierra Leone's chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

The head doctor fighting the deadlytropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught thedisease, the government said....

Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

Thirty-six children in Syria and two inIraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk ofthe virus spreading...

Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after plague death: Xinhua

China has sealed off parts of itsnorthwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonicplague last week, state media...

MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

Saudi scientists have found genefragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)virus in air from a barn housing...

U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of birdflu was cross-contaminated...

"Bad" laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

After Uganda passeda law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, DaisyNakato got a visit from the police. The country's...

AIDS conference vows to honor colleagues killed in plane downing

Delegates at aglobal AIDS conference vowed on Saturday to renew efforts to endthe deadly disease in honor of the commitment...

Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize government handling of Ebola

Religious leaders in Sierra Leonecriticized the government's handling of an Ebola outbreak thathas killed 194 people in the...

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