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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Michael Farrell resigns after US CDC anthrax release mishap

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Anthrax release director resigns The director of a US government bio-terror laboratory that potentially exposed scores of workers to live anthrax last month has resigned, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. Michael Farrell, head of the laboratory in Atlanta, had been reassigned from his position last month after the agency disclosed ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds more infectious germ samples found at lab near Washington

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... to these agents." The statement was released four hours after the chief of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tom Frieden, finished his testimony at a House hearing, in which he admitted ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Zombies have taken over US shooting ranges, feeding on end-of-the-world craze

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... way, including a zombie apocalypse. As they say, if you can survive a zombie apocalypse, you can survive anything." Zombies have even become a metaphor for disease outbreaks and mass casualty attacks, with both the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Defence Department having used zombie hordes in training documents and simulations. A group of mathematics ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fat camps offer 'pawlates' and 'doga' to help overweight pets slim down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:33pm by AP

    ... problems, heart disease and decreased life expectancy, just like obese people, he said. Most luxury pet hotels and spas nationwide will customise a fitness programme for a pudgy dog or cat, but only ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mystery remains over deaths of 1,000 dogs after eating China-produced jerky treats

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:40am by Agence France-Presse

    ... suffered gastrointestinal illness, while 30 per cent exhibited kidney or urinary issues, including a rare kidney disease called Fanconi syndrome, she said. “Without knowing what is causing ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rodents winning the rat race, but New Yorkers fight back

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... Side and adjacent Chinatown at nearly 9 per cent each. Rats can carry and spread diseases, bite, and trigger asthma attacks. In May, a boy aged four died after eating rat poison in a Bronx ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Stomach bug strikes down Maryland food safety conference

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention, and food companies such as McDonald's, Tyson Foods and ConAgra Foods. "We are working on evaluating possible exposures and doing testing at the Maryland ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    More drugs may be linked to US meningitis outbreak

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 03:01pm by Reuters in Chicago and New York

    ... Reuters in Chicago and New York Two other drugs made by the Massachusetts pharmacy at the centre of a deadly meningitis outbreak may be linked to the disease, US health regulators said ... steroid methylprednisolone, bringing the number of cases to 212, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A Tennessee woman among these cases filed a lawsuit on Monday ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pennsylvania man charged with sending ricin-laced birthday card

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:45pm by NYT

    ... of the substance was unclear. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says ricin can be distributed as a powder, mist, pellet or dissolved in water. Heckler stressed that the toxin was "very ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. Although there have been reports of women transmitting the virus to other women through sexual activity, they have been difficult to prove. ...




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