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Is Drug-Resistant Typhoid the Next Global Health Emergency?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:00am 11/8/2019 at 9:00am
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Los Angeles area public health officials have reported that more than 1,000 homeless people died in the county last year, double the number of deaths from six...

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Health Officials Warn That 44,000 Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:00pm 10/25/2019 at 1:00pm
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It was only three weeks ago that the US was declared measles-free.

Now, Los Angeles health officials are warning that a person diagnosed with measles visited Disneyland followed by a stop to a popular Starbucks location, exposing thousands to the illness.

The theme park draws an average of 44,000 people every day from...

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Scientists Narrowing the Search for Pathogen Causing Polio-Like Illness Outbreaks in Kids

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 9:00am 10/24/2019 at 9:00am
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Last year, we reported on outbreaks of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in the US. The poorly understood illness, which can cause paralysis and death in rare cases, infected over 200 children in 31 states.

Scientists have narrowed down the cause of the illness.

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In Wake of Continued Measles Outbreak, U.S. Health Officials Consider Air Travel Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9:00am 5/30/2019 at 9:00am
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As measles cases in the country rise to the highest level in over two decades, health officials have weighed a travel ban that would prohibit those believed infected with the disease from flying.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 60 new individual instances of measles in Monday’s update, bringing this...

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Los Angeles County Declares Measles Outbreak

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 26, 2019 at 9:00am 4/26/2019 at 9:00am
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We have followed the rapid spread of measles cases around the nation.

The last time we reported, a measles-infected visitor had stopped into Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters and public health officials had to issue appropriate warnings. Now, officials have declareda measles outbreak in Los Angeles County.

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Israeli Scientists “Print” World’s First 3D Heart Made with Human Tissue

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:00pm 4/16/2019 at 1:00pm
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Scientists at Tel Aviv University announced the creation of a 3D heart that has cells and blood vessels, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. While the heart is small and not yet functional, it shows that, in the future, a heart could be made, which would help eliminate the need...

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