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CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.

09/26/2014

Staff of 'Doctors without Borders' carry the body of a person killed by viral hemorrhagic fever, at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guinea.  (Photo by SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Health Officials: West Africa Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 1.4 Million People

They laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa: warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January; or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.

09/23/2014

Police say a woman delivered a baby along I-66 in Arlington Wednesday. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

CDC Confirms Respiratory Illness in Va.

Virginia is the latest state to detect a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

09/17/2014

Guinea's Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits prepare to carry the body of a victim of Ebola at the NGO Medecin sans frontieres Ebola treatment center near the hospital Donka in Conakry on Sept. 14, 2014. (credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Assign 3,000 US Military Personnel To West Africa To ‘Combat And Contain’ Ebola Outbreak

The Obama administration will assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa “to combat and contain” what senior administration officials call an “extraordinarily serious epidemic.”

09/16/2014

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CDC: US Children Consume Too Much Salt

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet.

09/15/2014

Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (Credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: ‘It’s Gone Beyond An Ebola Crisis To A Humanitarian Crisis’

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

09/15/2014

Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS Virus (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS Virus

The largest newspaper in Liberia published a conspiracy theory accusing the United States of intentionally engineering the Ebola and AIDS viruses in bioterrorism research labs and infecting Africans with the virus through vaccinations.

09/11/2014

President Barack Obama talks to reporters at the end of the NATO Summit on Sept. 5, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Obama Warns Ebola Virus Could Mutate If Outbreak Is Not Controlled

President Barack Obama warns that the Ebola virus could mutate if it is not controlled.

09/07/2014

Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS Virus (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Asks Congress For $30M For CDC To Help Contain Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.

09/07/2014

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: Scale Of Ebola Crisis Unprecedented

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday.

08/07/2014

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