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Ebola Sample Is Mishandled at C.D.C. Lab in Latest Error
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, treatment, safety, risks, research, protection, prevention, medicine, humans, health, disease, Ebola Sample, mishandled, CDC )

- 337 days ago -
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one lab sent the wrong samples, possibly containing the live virus, to another lab, where a technician might have been exposed.
4 Mistakes That Made Ebola Worse: Dallas Hospital, CDC, WHO, Airlines Add To Panic, Exacerbate Crisis
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola Crisis, mistakes, Texas Presbyterian Hospital, CDC, WHO, Airlines, prevention, protection, safety, illness, disease, government, news, society, humans )

- 405 days ago -
Tracking major screw-ups around the Ebola crisis is almost as difficult as tracking the virus itself. The deadly disease spreading throughout West Africa dominated headlines around the world again this week, and every day seems to bring a new mea culpa...
Texas Patient Confirmed as First Ebola Case Diagnosed in US
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola Hits US, Ebola, Texas, CDC, treatment, warning, safety, illness, health, disease, protection, news, medicine )

- 423 days ago -
A Texas man just back from West Africa has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. Authorities with the CDC revealed the finding Tuesday, a day after the unidentified patient arrived at a Dallas hospital with...
C.D.C.'s Worst-Case Ebola Scenario: 1.4 Million Cases in 4 Months
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, illness, disease, risks, safety, research, protection, prevention, cdc, ebola, Ebola Outbreak, epidemic )

- 430 days ago -
Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on. . .
Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of The Ebola Virus Spreading In The U.S.
Health & Wellness  (tags: US, Ebola virus, CDC, treatment, containment, disease, medicine, risks, safety, humans, news, interesting, society )

- 481 days ago -
Ebola is deadly and can spread person-to-person, but with the precise infection prevention measures that will be in place with the CDC, the spread of the virus in America is extremely unlikely. I think that fear is unwarranted and here's why.
18 E. Coli Cases in Five States Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, E-Coli, raw clover sprouts, food, health, news, risks, safety )

- 516 days ago -
The latest update from the U.S. CDC reports that, as of June 27, 2014, a total of 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) have been reported from from five states.
Tech Is Racing Against Time as Africa's Ebola Outbreak Spreads
Health & Wellness  (tags: Africa, Ebola Outbreak, CDC, WHO, safety, treatment, humans, illness, healthcare, health, government, death, news, medicine )

- 519 days ago -
It's like something out of Outbreak or The Hot Zone: Aid workers in awkward biohazard suits maneuvering around a pop-up hospital and isolation unit, fighting a deadly virus in crude conditions.
CDC Confirms First Case of MERS in US
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, US, world, Middle East, MERS virus, health, humans, illness, warning, risks, research )

- 574 days ago -
Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the U.S. last week from Saudi Arabia where he was a health care worker.
Pregnant Women Warned Not To Drink Water 48 Hours After West Virginia Told Residents It Was Safe
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, West Virginia, risks, safety, warning, pregnant women, CDC, government, environment )

- 680 days ago -
More than 2 days after West Virginia American Water began lifting the ban on water use that had impacted 300,000 West Virginians,the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) finally broke its silence and advised pregnant women not to drink the water
Salmonella Tied to Foster Farms Chicken Hospitalizes Dozens, May Be Drug-Resistant
Health & Wellness  (tags: USDA, CDC, salmonella, chicken, illness, medicine, risks, safety )

- 780 days ago -
Federal food safety workers who monitor dangerous bacteria have been recalled from furlough to track an outbreak of salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken that has hospitalized a high proportion of victims, including some with hard-to-treat infections.
A Few Ways the Government Shutdown Could Harm Your Health (and the World's)
Health & Wellness  (tags: U.S. government shutdown, CDC, world, safety, risks, protection, medicine, health, government, news, humans )

- 786 days ago -
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention furloughed 68 percent of its people -- not just here in Atlanta, but globally.
CDC: Hepatitis A Outbreak Now at 162 Cases in 10 States
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, Hep A, Townsend Farms, illness, humans, family, health, safety, risks )

- 794 days ago -
Household contact can resulted in what are known as "secondary cases," or cases that are the result of exposure to an infected individual rather than a contaminated product.
A Scarier Bird Flu: CDC Chief Warns of Looming H7N9 Threat
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, bird flu, plague, killer measles, health, illness, disease, research, protection, safety, prevention, society, risks, warning, humans, news )

- 800 days ago -
Centers for Disease Control director Thomas Frieden outlined the looming crises in a talk this week, focusing on awareness and prevention while still name dropping a lot of scary stuff: the plague, bird flu, and killer measles.
CDC Warns: Drug-Resistant Infections Kill 23,000 Patients a Year
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, U.S., humans, health, antibiotics, research, science, study, medicine, society, family, disease, illness, prevention, protection, risks, safety, warning, news )

- 801 days ago -
The US faces "potentially catastrophic consequences" if it does not act immediately to combat drug resistance which already kills an estimated 23,000 people a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Monday.
Emerging Pathogens: Antibiotic Resistance Slowly Growing in Salmonella
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, salmonella, drugs, health, food, illness, humans, medicine, research, treatment, news, warning )

- 802 days ago -
The number of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella serotypes hasn't increased drastically in recent years, but drug-resistant Salmonella continues to pose a public health threat in the United States, particularly as resistance spreads across classes of...

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