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  • CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    4 days ago

    Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states.

    Dr. Thomas Frieden,...

  • Jews at the helm of U.S. Ebola response

    By Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    The United States’ two main point men in dealing with the Ebola crisis, Ronald (Ron) A. Klain and Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden, have some things in common.

    Both are 53, high achievers and Jewish.

    Each is well-known in his professional circles, and now as both men find themselves in...

  • The facts of Ebola

    By Marty Kaplan

    2 weeks ago

    When the young woman in the seat next to me asked the flight attendant for a glass of cabernet, I took it as a sign that projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea would not be part of my trip from PHL to LAX.   I also took it as a reminder that the Ebola irrationality I’ve slammed...

  • Top U.S. Ebola point men are Jewish

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Any mother, Jewish or otherwise, would kvell over the accomplishments of her three sons, although at the moment she might wish that the youngest one weren’t constantly in the news.
     
    That would be Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and...
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  • White House shifts into crisis mode on Ebola response

    2 weeks ago

    Rising public anxiety about the Ebola virus has forced the White House to shift into crisis mode and cancel two days of planned political events as President Barack Obama strives to show he has control over stopping the spread of the deadly disease.

    Just three weeks ahead of...

  • Second Texas nurse with Ebola had traveled by plane

    2 weeks ago

    A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by jetliner a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said on Wednesday.

    The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had taken a Frontier...

  • U.S. funds to fight Ebola now top $1 billion, may rise

    3 weeks ago

    The U.S. government now has more than $1 billion available to fight the spread of Ebola from West Africa and is proceeding with plans to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel to the region by late October.

    Key congressional committee leaders signed off last week on the transfer...

  • BREAKING: CDC confirms first ebola case diagnosed in United States

    September 30, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis. No additional details were immediately available.

    Texas Health...

  • U.S. says 75 government scientists possibly exposed to anthrax

    June 19, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    As many as 75 scientists working in U.S. federal government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria and are being offered treatment to prevent infection from the deadly organism, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

    ...
  • e-cigarettes can kill our children!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 4, 2014 | 4:45 pm

    There is a new emerging health threat to our children: Nicotine poisoning.

    The number of nicotine exposures in children reported to the National Poison Data System has more than tripled in the last year.

    Here’s the fact every parent should know: 1 tablespoon of nicotine oil can...

  • ‘Nightmare bacteria,’ shrugging off antibiotics, on rise in U.S.

    March 5, 2013 | 11:00 am

    "Nightmare bacteria" that have become increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics infected patients in 4 percent of U.S. hospitals in the first half of 2012 and in 18 percent of specialty hospitals, public health officials said on Tuesday.

    "Our strongest antibiotics...

  • Measles Cases in 2011 Highest in Fifteen Years

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 20, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Three years ago I wrote a post alarmed that measles was on the rise in the US. Little did I know then that this was only going to get worse.

    This week the CDC released data in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and in a telebriefing for the media reviewing the measles...

  • New Autism Numbers from the CDC : I Know One

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    March 29, 2012 | 10:51 pm

    The big news today in special needs land was a new CDC report showing more than a 20 percent increase in autism rates. As reported in the NY Times, “The new report estimates that in 2008 one child in 88 received one of these diagnoses, known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), by...

  • Clostridium difficile Infections on the Increase

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 9, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    In 2010 I predicted that Clostridium difficile (C. dif.) would become a household name. C. dif. is a bacterium that infects the colon causing severe, sometimes life-threatening, diarrhea. C. dif. infection is frequently a complication of antibiotic use. Antibiotics can kill the...

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