Drug-resistant bacteria infect at least 2 million people and kill 23,000 each year. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a call to slow the rate of hospital-acquired infections. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Michael Bell from…
By PBS NewsHour
The Army's top general says human error probably was not a factor in the inadvertent shipping of live anthrax to research laboratories.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Several scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus at a Centers for Disease Control lab in Atlanta, the Washington Post reported. The Washington Post report said that as many as 12 scientists were potentially exposed when a…
By News Desk
U.S. troops arrived in Liberia Monday to begin building a field hospital in the central part of the country following a pledge to send 3,000 soldiers to assist in the ongoing fight against Ebola in West Africa, Reuters reported.
By Adelyn Baxter
By Ellen Rolfes
The first ever case of Ebola in the U.S. has been diagnosed in Dallas.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the outbreak is unprecedented in part because it's in a region of Africa that never has dealt with Ebola before. He says the outbreak's two main drivers…
By PBS NewsHour
Safety and security problems put the head of the Centers for Disease Control under the microscope at a House hearing. Lawmakers questioned Dr. Thomas Frieden over concerns such as workers being exposed to live strains of anthrax and avian flu…
By Victoria Pasquantonio
As of January of this year, there were more than 460 e-cigarette brands available for purchase online, and around 7,700 flavors, including Swedish fish, roasted marshmallow and vanilla cupcake.
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