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Zika Virus - Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

Roman Hall Celebrates his 18th Birthday and Continues to Battle with Cystic Fibrosis

Roman Hall Cystic Fibrosis patient

On the 239th anniversary of the Independence Day of the United States of America we would like to wish Roman Hall a happy 18th birthday.

Roman Hall is Desperate for Another Chance at Life

Roman Hall

Roman Hall a 17 year old young man from Florida who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and has already been the recipient of a double lung transplant, is gravely ill in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

An Ebola update from an NIH medical expert - White House

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently sat down to share an update on Ebola. He spoke about the measures the Administration is taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa.

Ebola virus: UK government response

British troops prepare for deployment to Ebola affected zone

The risk of Ebola to the general public in the UK remains very low.

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus primarily affects 3 countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Around 7,500 cases and more than 3,500 deaths are suspected in West Africa, according to the World Health Organisation (3 October). This is the largest known outbreak of Ebola.

Southcom Keeps Watch on Ebola Situation

Ebola Virus Disease

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 – The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University here yesterday.

Customs and Border Protection begins Enhanced Screening Program at JFK Airport to combat the spread of the Ebola Virus

Enhanced Ebola Screening Press Conference - CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske stands by Dr. Martin Cetron of the CDC

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection earlier today began enhanced passenger processing protocols at JFK International Airport in New York for passengers entering the United States who have traveled from or through the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  This is being done in coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Chikungunya Hits Mainland USA - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host. Photo: James GathanyThe first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler. Although CDC does not expect widespread cases of chikungunya in the United States this summer, American travelers infected overseas may continue to return and bring the virus with them.

University Graduate returns to Canada after six month internship in Guyana

Carmen Pedersen, graduate from St. Francis Xavier University in Edmonton

Carmen Pedersen a graduate from St. Francis Xavier University in Edmonton has returned to the Calgary, Alberta, Canada after a six-month youth internship funded by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in Georgetown, Guyana.

Separating the good from the bad in bacteria, could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases

A new microfluidic technique developed by MIT researchers to quickly sort bacteria within the same strain could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases.  PHOTO: BRYCE VICKMARKNew microfluidic technique quickly distinguishes bacteria within the same strain; could improve monitoring of cystic fibrosis and other diseases.

There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria — and sometimes both coexist within the same species. 

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