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12 hrs ago | Wired

The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It

The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and 2,200 deaths in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. That is extraordinary: Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak's toll has risen above several hundred cases.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Contagion, Arizona State University, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health

16 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

The Original Ebola HunterBy Abby Haglage

In 1976, an American doctor got the call to investigate a new, lethal fever sweeping through central Africa. He shares a history of Ebola's early days.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Malaria, Health, Family, Kids, World News, Congo, Africa

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Scientists see dire future in Ebola crisis

The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa is likely to last 12 to 18 months more, much longer than anticipated, and could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control, say scientists mapping its spread for the federal government. "We hope we're wrong," said Bryan Lewis, an epidemiologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Liberia, World News, Africa, Infectious Diseases

Global chronic kidney disease market: Latest market analysis presented

In addition, the report includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast of the prevalent cases of CKD segmented by sex, age , and stage in these markets. Our epidemiological forecast is supported by data from country-specific studies published in peer-reviewed journals.


Related Topix: Medicine, Marketing

New York Daily News

Breastfeeding tied to fewer ear, sinus infections in kids

'Health benefits of breastfeeding go beyond infancy,' said the CDC epidemiologist who led the study. Breast milk may stimulate a baby's immune system.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

Business Journal

Osterholm: You're not scared enough about Ebola

Michael Osterholm , the former state epidemiologist for Minnesota, says the Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa could get worse. A lot worse.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota

Cuba Responds To Ebola Crisis; Black Market For Convalescent Serum

I'm a pharmacologist, freelance science and medical writer, educator, and speaker with a passion for public science communications. I earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology and therapeutics from the University of Florida and a B.S. in toxicology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pharmacology, Florida, University of Florida, Nursing, Business News

In-depth Africa

WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2014/African Press Organization / - WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care in West Africa. The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone.


Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Assessment of Varicella Surveillance and Outbreak Control Practices - United States, 2012

Case-based varicella surveillance is important for monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program. In 2002, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists recommended that all states move toward case-based varicella surveillance by 2005; in 2003, varicella was made nationally notifiable .


Related Topix: Chickenpox, Health, Vaccinations, Medicine, Washington DC

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KMVT Twin Falls

Idaho Public Health Officials Closely Monitor Respiratory Infections

Idaho Public Health officials are working closely with hospitals, public health districts, laboratories and healthcare providers to identify any possible clusters of respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68. More than a dozen other states are reporting increased hospitalizations of children due to possible Enterovirus D68 respiratory infections.


Related Topix: Medicine, Common Cold, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Public health: A burning issue

An unusually high number of women from east Asia develop lung cancer. Few smoke, but that's only part of the mystery.


Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, World News, Indonesia, Smoking, Medicine, Asian-American, Chinese-American, Genetics

Athens Banner-Herald

Health officials concerned rare virus infecting Georgia children

Public health officials say it's not yet known whether a rare enterovirus that has struck elsewhere is to blame. Enterovirus D68 is linked to two clusters of respiratory illness among children and teens in Kansas City and Chicago, said officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Tue Sep 09, 2014

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Tracking Enterovirus D-68 In South Dakota

Officials with South Dakota's Department of Health say tracking any spread of Enterovirus D-68 could be difficult because no health facilities in the state have the ability to test specifically for the bug. Instead, state epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says specimens from any hospitalized suspected cases would have to be sent onto the CDC in Atlanta for confirmation.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Findings questioned when clinical trials get a closer look

Clinical trials rarely get a second look-and when they do, their findings are not always what the authors originally reported. That's the conclusion of a new study, which compared how 37 studies that had been reanalyzed measured up to the original.


Related Topix: Medicine, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA


Minnesota health officials say virus has likely arrived

Health officials say it's likely a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in more than 10 states has made its way to Minnesota. State epidemiologist Dr. Aaron DeVries says health officials have identified a handful of Enterovirus 68 cases in each of the past few years in Minnesota.


Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Minneapolis, MN

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Minot Daily News

Possible Minot rabies victims being sought

All but one of the people who purchased kittens last week at Amy's Pet Parade have been contacted as of Monday morning, said Alicia Lepp, epidemiologist with the North Dakota Department of Health. One kitten from the litter of six has tested positive for rabies, and Lepp said it's highly likely that the others in the litter are rabid as well.


Related Topix: Minot, ND, Medicine

Enterovirus D68 is likely in Oklahoma, although state waiting on confirmation

State health officials say that Enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness affecting children in multiple states, is likely active in Oklahoma, but they're waiting on confirmation from federal officials. State epidemiologist Kristy Bradley said the state Health Department will wait on laboratory test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm whether the virus is active in Oklahoma.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

Rendi Murphree, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will soon be leaving for Monrovia, Liberia, packs for her trip at her home in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.


Related Topix: Medicine, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry, Liberia, World News, Africa, Nashville, TN

Fri Sep 05, 2014


A Diplomat Infected A Doctor, As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria

Ever since Ebola first appeared in Nigeria in July, health officials have been holding their breath. Could the country keep the virus from spreading outside its capital of Lagos? The answer is no.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Medicine,

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Triclosan In Utero May Disrupt Growth Of Boys, But BPA Doesn't

A team of epidemiologists have written a study indicating that exposure to certain phenols during pregnancy, especially parabens and triclosan, may disrupt growth of boys during fetal growth and the first years of life. Triclosan is on store shelves and in almost every home.


Related Topix: Medicine