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  • Researchers Study the Persistence of Ebola Virus in Wastewater
    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa that began in March 2014 and has killed more than 11,000 people since, has raised new questions about the resilience of the virus and tested scientists' understanding of how to contain it. The latest discovery by a group of ...More
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  • Release of Last Ebola Case Signals Sierra Leone Outbreak Could Be Over
    Sierra Leone celebrated an important milestone on Aug. 24, 2015. For the first time in more than a year, there are no people being treated for Ebola virus disease and no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country. ...More
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  • The Challenge of Getting Children to Ebola Healthcare Centers in Sierra Leone
    Intense surveillance in Kambia, Sierra Leone, has revealed that around 75 percent of deaths have been occurring in children under 5. Even though Ebola transmission was halted in Kambia last month, mothers still are afraid of Ebola and don’t take their young children ...More
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  • CDC Says Take Chickenpox Seriously
    Most children with chickenpox completely recover. But it can be serious, even deadly, especially for babies, pregnant women, adolescents, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Make sure everyone in your family is up to date on their chickenpox vaccinations. ...More
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  • Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus Infection
    Summertime means mosquitoes and West Nile virus season. An infected mosquito bite can make you or a family member sick with West Nile virus. Stay healthy by avoiding mosquito bites, especially from dusk to dawn when the mosquitoes that spread West Nile virus are most ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Offers Information on Mumps
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Anyone who has not had mumps or been vaccinated can get the disease. There is no treatment for mumps, and it can cause long-term health problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says you can protect ...More
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  • California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announces that it has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Toilet Waste Provides Knowledge About Diseases' Global Transmission Routes
    Current international disease surveillance systems are mainly based on reports made by doctors after treatment of infected patients. As a consequence, disease-causing microorganisms and resistance bacteria have time to spread and make large population groups sick before ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News