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New York's JFK airport launches Ebola screenings

New York's JFK airport began strict new health screenings Saturday for travelers arriving from Ebola-hit West African nations, amid growing US fears about importing the deadly virus.


Beware fake ebola treatments on the internet, FDA says

(HealthDay)— As the death toll in the West Africa Ebola outbreak passes 1,000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against products sold online that claim to treat the deadly disease or prevent infection.

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Thailand confirms first MERS case as virus spreads in Asia

Thailand on Thursday said a 75-year-old man from Oman was confirmed to have MERS in Southeast Asia's first case of the virus since an outbreak in South Korea that has killed 23 people.

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak has killed 42 since August: govt

The Democratic Republic of Congo raised its death toll from the dealy Ebola virus to 42 on Wednesday as it struggled to contain the second outbreak of the deadly disease in Africa this year.

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Long wait for answers in US tainted drug outbreak

Thousands of Americans who may have been injected with a tainted steroid will have to wait weeks to see if they have been infected with meningitis as investigators seek answers to a widening outbreak.

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Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death

Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.

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Ebola outbreak under control, says Guinea president

Guinea's Ebola outbreak is under control, but the death toll could rise above the current 74 because sick patients remain in hospital, the president said Wednesday.

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Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people.

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