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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores in Washington, US

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... needed to make "bubble hash", a marijuana concentrate. The Public Health Inspections division of the Denver Department of Public Health said it ordered the business to stop using ...

  2. News - World - Ebola

    US isolates troops as Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:09pm by Reuters

    ... building treatment units to help health authorities battle the epidemic. Up to 4,000 US troops may be deployed on the mission. “From a public health perspective, we would not feel that isolation is appropriate,” said Dr Jeff Duchin, Washington State epidemiologist and chairman of the public health committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The decision goes well beyond previously ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Michael Farrell resigns after US CDC anthrax release mishap

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

    ... of containing biological agents. It develops methods and provides oversight to a corresponding national network, which links state and local public health laboratories designed to identify potential ... concluded that there was minimal, if any, actual risk of exposure. But the lapse prompted scrutiny of how the agency protected the public from potentially dangerous research. The centre's ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse back from helping Ebola fight freed from home quarantine in US

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 07:02am by Reuters

    ... volunteers. While she may travel freely in public, the judge decided that Hickox must continue direct monitoring of her health, coordinate travel plans with health officials and report any symptoms. ... the three African nations where Ebola is widespread. Some US politicians have called for a similar ban, making Ebola as much of a political issue as a public health question. The most deadly ...

  5. News - World - ANALYSIS: HEALTH

    US races to tighten policy on Ebola following second case in Texas

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:32pm by Reuters

    ... 2,800 departments' plans", said Jack Herrmann, chief of public health programmes at the National Association of County & City Health Officials. Among the lapses in Dallas, even ... for Ebola symptoms. While the CDC advises states on 15 "preparedness capabilities" they need to respond to public health emergencies, the list was last evaluated in 2011 and is fairly ...

  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Schools shut, quarantine eyed to fight Ebola outbreak in Liberia

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:21pm by Reuters

    ... the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. "This is a major public health emergency. It's fierce, deadly and many of our countrymen are dying and we need to act to stop ... blamed for 672 deaths in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation. Liberia accounted for just under one-fifth of those deaths. ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    US to funnel travellers from Ebola-hit regions through five designated airports

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:34pm by Reuters

    ... to a travel ban" on West Africa, and remained "open to it" if the scientists and public health experts advising him say it would help protect Americans. Earnest said those advising ...

  8. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Dutch authorities identify bird flu strain as highly contagious H5N8

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:11pm by Reuters

    ... The Netherlands cull came as a duck breeding farm in northern England was closed off yesterday after an outbreak of bird flu, although officials said the risk to public health was "very low". ... in the past 10 years, according to data from the World Organisation for Animal Health. Earlier outbreaks in Europe and Asia have infected humans, prompting fears of a bird flu epidemic. The transport ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola vaccines in the works, but there's no simple way to test one

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by MCT, Reuters

    ... let's get them out now. Unfortunately, things aren't that simple. That was made clear during an emergency conference convened by the World Health Organisation at the end of September to address this very issue. The meeting brought together 70 experts- epidemiologists, public health regulators, pharmaceutical company representatives and ethicists, among others- to thrash out ...

  10. News - World - Ebola virus

    Ebola spreads to US as airline passenger who flew from Liberia confirmed to have deadly virus

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:57pm by Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... that CDC and other health officials were discussing whether to treat the patient with an experimental drug. Gerald Parker, vice-president for public health preparedness and response at A&M ... Agencies Man was initially sent home with antibiotics; search is on for those who were exposed Hospital failed to spot first US Ebola case Health officials in the US were last night trying ...




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