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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University… Read More »

Salmonella outbreak connected to backyard poultry expands to 41 states, sickens hundreds: CDC

Chickens peck fox to death, because they’re dinosaurs After sneaking into a chicken coop at a farm school in Brittany, in northwestern France, a young fox became trapped with 3,000 hens as the automatic hatch door closed behind it. Chickens, like all birds, are descended from dinosaurs so it comes as no surprise that they… Read More »

U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits Record High

In 2000, the United States declared that it had eliminated measles, a childhood infection that can be serious and deadly but is easily prevented with a vaccine. Now, according to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 700 of measles have been confirmed in the United States this year, making it… Read More »