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  • Warning! Ebola has reached the shores of the United States. As most people know, a man traveling from Liberia, one of the infected countries, was diagnosed with Ebola on September 29 in a Dallas hospital. He has since been quarantined and the people he was in contact with have been notified and are under observation for the next 21 days.

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  • CDC confirms the first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
    CDC confirms the first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.Tue Sep 30, 2014
    The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. had traveled to West Africa, the CDC confirms.
  • Ebola outbreak: Deadliest on record
    Ebola outbreak: Deadliest on recordMon Jul 28, 2014
    Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola. Testing centres are to be set up at the few major entry points to the country which will remain op...
  • Second American contracts Ebola in West Africa
    Second American contracts Ebola in West AfricaMon Jul 28, 2014
    Nancy Writebol, who was helping treat Ebola patients in Liberia, is the second American aid work to contract the virus. Last week, Texas physician Kent Brantly tested positive for the...
  • More autism cases discovered due to heightened awareness, CDC says
    More autism cases discovered due to heightened awareness, CDC saysThu Mar 27, 2014
    The Centers for Disease Control says one in 68 children have autism, a 30 percent increase in two years. The average age of diagnosis in the U.S. is 4-and-a-half years old -- too late,...
  • The Way Things Were
    The Way Things WereWed Jan 29, 2014
    Over the past 50 years, the social acceptability of smoking has declined significantly; this is a keystone accomplishment of the tobacco control movement. This video explores the impor...
  • A Cure for Ebola, Rabies, & Other Virus Villains?
    A Cure for Ebola, Rabies, & Other Virus Villains?Sat Mar 23, 2013
    Viruses are among humanity's greatest threats and it seems like they're always one step ahead of us. But this week, biologists say that they've discovered a new weapon we can use again...