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SARS lessons crucial for mounting coronavirus test

The strain of coronavirus that has killed more than 80 people in China and that has spread to several countries appears to be more contagious but less deadly than SARS, offering health authorities some clues in dealing with ...

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Southwest passengers may have been exposed to measles

(HealthDay)—Passengers and crew on four Southwest Airlines flights within Texas in late August are being notified that they may have been exposed to measles. Officials said a passenger who took the four flights over two ...

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DR Congo's Ebola outbreak coming to an end: minister

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is just weeks away from being defeated, after claiming 29 lives, the country's health minister said Thursday.

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DR Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak

The Congolese health minister on Saturday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak in a remote northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo which caused four deaths in the area.

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Teenager dies as Ebola returns to Liberia: official

A teenager has died in Liberia in the first such death since the country was officially declared free of the virus in September, an official said Tuesday.

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Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

It had been five months since an Ebola death when Musa Kamara traveled to his hometown for festivities to mark the end of Ramadan. Not long after his sudden death in this roadside village, authorities came with a grim message: ...

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Ten dead in record NY Legionnaires' outbreak

The death toll has risen to 10 in New York's record outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, out of a total of 101 people diagnosed with the form of pneumonia, authorities said Friday.

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Third day with no new MERS cases in S. Korea

South Korea said Tuesday it had gone three days without any new cases of the deadly MERS virus, in a welcome boost to efforts to tackle the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia.

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