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18 min ago | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has killed around 53% of those infected

The UK volunteer will be given the candidate inoculation in a safety trial being conducted by experts at the University of Oxford. The testing is part of a series of safety trials of potential vaccines to combat the virus, which could offer hope to the thousands facing the illness in West Africa where an outbreak has killed around 53% of those infected.

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2 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

16, 2014. . President Barack Obama, left, talks during a meeting with Emory University doctors and healthcare professionals at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Star Tribune

The price of turning away from institutions

Health workers wore protective gear in Liberia after carrying the body of a woman they suspect died from the Ebola virus. Imagine two cities.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Fire, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bill Frist, Opinion

USA Today

Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly

If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday. Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Age

$US1b needed to fight Ebola: United Nations

U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos and World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward listen to Dr. David Nabarro, senior U.N. coordinator for Ebola, speak during a news conference on Ebola at the United Nations. Photo: Reuters Nearly $US1 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations says, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters, Guinea, Sierra Leone

The Washington Post

Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets. The heightened rhetoric comes as Chicago tries to recover millions in health care costs from opioid drugmakers, alleging that companies deliberately misled the public about the risks of their drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Natural Disasters, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), US Politics, US News

Journalgazette.net

Responding to Ebola crisis

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Fort Wayne, IN, Natural Disasters

Canada.com

Rare respiratory virus confirmed in Alberta

Canada's public health agency says cases of a severe respiratory illness that has hospitalized clusters of children in the United States have been confirmed in Alberta. In a statement sent to Postmedia News on Monday night, the federal health agency said the government is "aware of the confirmed EV-D68 cases in Alberta as well as multiple other clusters of mild and severe respiratory illnesses in children in several additional provinces."

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Influenza, Natural Disasters, Health

Suria

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra...

China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday. Sierra Leone government workers are disinfected after loading the bodies of Ebola victims onto a truck at a clinic in Kailahun, on August 14, 2014 - by Carl de Souza "The most urgent immediate need in the Ebola response is for more medical staff," World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said in a statement, hailing the Chinese commitment.

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KNDU

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped-up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.

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Cape Gazette

"atTAcK addiction" Chapter to Hold First Meeting at Bethel UMC, Lewes

Sussex County's "atTAcK addiction" Chapter will hold its first meeting at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 in Bethel United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 129 W. 4th Street, Lewes, DE. "atTAcK addiction" is a not-for-profit, proactive group of individuals, and families, who's lives have been impacted by drugs or alcohol.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

New York Daily News

'Pandemic Princess' cruise leaves 100 with norovirus, second journey scuttled

The highly contagious gastrointestinal virus sickened dozens during a leg from Singapore to Fremantle, Western Australia, aboard the Sea Princess. A 26-day cruise set to leave the same day was canceled, leaving 2,000 stranded ashore, after workers found mechanical issues aboard.

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Medical Daily

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. Young children were 51 percent less likely to be diagnosed with pertussis - also known as whooping cough - when their parents had been immunized against the infection at least four weeks earlier, compared to children in homes where parents weren't immunized, researchers found.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sydney Morning Herald

Virus hunter confronts Ebola

Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.

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Democracy Now

Underestimated and Ignored, Growing Ebola Epidemic Requires Unprecedented Global Mobilization

Laurie Garrett , senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for her coverage of an Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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CTV

WHO, U.S. seek to increase production of Ebola drugs, vaccines

High level efforts are underway to find ways to substantially ramp up production of experimental Ebola vaccines and drugs, officials at the World Health Organization and within the U.S. government say. The talks involve trying to find more production capacity for the therapeutics, which before this outbreak had never been tested in people.

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The Tribune

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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Houston Chronicle

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Mail

Teen dead after 4WD crashes into a chemist in Sydney's southern suburbs

'Do you really know her?': White boyfriend of detained actress reveals how cops quizzed him like a curb-crawler as LAPD claims officers WERE acting on complaint of indecent exposure Pregnant woman dies after being hit in the face by stray bullet in Philadelphia drive-by but her baby is saved with emergency C-section U.S. Army veteran suffering from PTSD throws himself in front of traffic as his family and police officers helplessly watched Still single? Maybe you're just too difficult to date: Take Dr Pam Spurr's quiz to find out...and see how to change your ways White House denies threatening families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff over ISIS ransom but adds 'we made the law clear to them' Professor mom facing six years in jail after admitting part in 1995 murder of man who raped her at college after her ex-boyfriend 'stabbed him to death in revenge attack' Thousands of passengers ... (more)

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Examiner.com

Ebola epidemic death toll tops 2,400 as Cuba sends medical team

In Cuba, doctors and nurses are heeding the call for help to fight Ebola. The communist island nation says it's sending 165 healthcare workers to West Africa, where the worst outbreak of the disease in history is raging.

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