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Health Feb 17This year’s awful flu season may have just hit a plateau
It’s too soon to say the flu season has peaked, but it’s at least possible it may have plateaued.
Science Jan 05CDC plans session on preparing for a nuclear detonation
With this week’s bellicose boasting about who has the bigger red button on his desk, an alert Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention felt more than a bit on the nose.
Health Dec 23Traveling over the holidays? Follow these tips to stay healthy
Keep your fingers away from your nose and your mouth. Seriously.
Health Dec 01Flu season arrives early and may peak during the holidays
If you have been planning to get a flu shot but just haven’t gotten around to it yet, the time to act is now — especially if you hope to be healthy at Christmas.
Health Sep 09Third dose of mumps vaccine could help stop outbreaks, researchers say
The findings come as health officials confront large and protracted mumps epidemics that have become more common around the country.
Health Jul 07Brenda Fitzgerald named new CDC director
Georgia’s public health commissioner, Brenda Fitzgerald, will succeed Dr. Tom Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Jun 10‘Part of the new reality’: Despite confusion, Zika warnings are here to stay
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to warn women who are pregnant to avoid traveling to wide swathes of Latin America and the Caribbean.
World Jun 09Polio outbreak reported in Syria
An outbreak of vaccine-related polio cases has been reported in war-torn Syria, the World Health Organization announced Thursday — another hurdle for a nearly 30-year eradication effort that has seen more than its share of setbacks.
Health May 24Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes the first African director-general of the World Health Organization
Ethiopia’s former health minister -- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus -- has been elected to serve as the next director-general of the World Health Organization — the first African picked to lead the global health agency.
World May 13Ebola outbreak reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo
To date there have been nine suspected cases of Ebola, three of whom have died, according to local authorities. The first case dates back to April 22.