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Unusual Ebola strain kills 23 in Uganda; no vaccines, treatments available

Unusual Ebola strain kills 23 in Uganda; no vaccines, treatments available

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Enlarge / Health measures are taken at Mubende Regional Referral Hospital after an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda. Health officials in Uganda are scrambling to catch up to a burgeoning Ebola outbreak caused by a lesser-seen Ebolavirus species called Sudan virus (SUDV), for which there is no vaccine or treatment. Information so far suggests that…
A common virus is surging—and it can cause a polio-like disease in kids

A common virus is surging—and it can cause a polio-like disease...

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Enlarge / Students listen to their teacher during their first day of transitional kindergarten at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, Calif., on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that a common respiratory virus in children is surging in several regions of the US, raising concern that an…
An E. coli outbreak possibly linked to Wendy’s has expanded to six states

An E. coli outbreak possibly linked to Wendy’s has expanded to...

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A sign is posted in front of a Wendy's restaurant on August 10, 2022 in Petaluma, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A sign is posted in front of a Wendy's restaurant on August 10, 2022 in Petaluma, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images An E. coli outbreak that was first detected…
The CDC says the Wendy’s E. coli outbreak has spread to more states. Here are the 6 states impacted so far.

The CDC says the Wendy’s E. coli outbreak has spread to...

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Wendy's has been hit with an E. coli outbreak, with some people falling ill after eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce. The CDC says 97 people have been sickened in 6 states. More than 40 people have been hospitalized. Here are the states affected and how many cases have been detected there, according to the CDC. …
Poopy lettuce at Wendy’s still prime suspect in outbreak that just doubled

Poopy lettuce at Wendy’s still prime suspect in outbreak that just...

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Enlarge / A Wendy's old-fashion burger. Romaine lettuce on Wendy's burgers is thought to be the cause of the outbreak. A multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections linked to romaine lettuce on Wendy's burgers has more than doubled since last week, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The…
CDC investigates an E. coli outbreak in 4 states after some Wendy’s customers fell ill

CDC investigates an E. coli outbreak in 4 states after some...

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A sign is seen by the entrance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on April 23, 2020. The CDC said it is investigating an E. coli outbreak in four states that has sickened at least 37 people. Tami Chappell/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tami Chappell/AFP via Getty Images…
Everything you need to know about the monkeypox health emergency

Everything you need to know about the monkeypox health emergency

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Enlarge / A negative stain electron micrograph of a monkeypox virus virion in human vesicular fluid. On May 7, health officials in the UK reported a case of monkeypox in a person who had recently traveled to Nigeria. The case was very rare but not necessarily alarming; a small number of travel-related cases of monkeypox…
New tragic details of US child who died from tropical bacteria in room spray

New tragic details of US child who died from tropical bacteria...

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Enlarge / Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours. B. pseudomallei is a Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and it's the causative agent of melioidosis. The fourth person affected by a bacterial outbreak linked to imported aromatherapy room sprays sold at Walmart last year occurred in a previously healthy 5-year-old boy in Georgia, who…
Can the monkeypox outbreak be stopped? Some experts say its too late

Can the monkeypox outbreak be stopped? Some experts say its too...

There's increasing concern that the window of opportunity to contain the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. has closed. Some experts say it's already too late. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: It has been more than two months since the first case of monkeypox was detected in the U.S. At the time, many health officials thought the…
US monkeypox cases hit 1,470; CDC says more coming, and we’re short on vaccines

US monkeypox cases hit 1,470; CDC says more coming, and we’re...

Enlarge / A vial of the Monkeypox vaccine is displayed by a medical professional at a vaccination site at the Northwell Health offices at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, on July 13, 2022. US monkeypox cases hit 1,470 this week, and federal officials reported Friday that they expect the tally to continue rising…

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