All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CDC’

Joni Mitchell Improving, Still Hospitalized–What is Morgellons Disease?

Joni Mitchell remains hospitalized several days after being rushed to the hospital after a collapse. Doctors say her condition is improving. Her medical scare has prompted people all over the world to wonder about the mysterious disease she claims to suffer from–Morgellons disease. What is it? More importantly–is it real? The Mayo Clinic says Morgellons disease is both mysterious and …

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Lyme Disease Kept Avril Lavigne in Bed for Five Months

Lyme disease kept Avril Lavigne bedridden for months. While the Canadian singer suffered in silence for most of the time, she tweeted a message to a fan a few weeks back that went viral and revealed to the world that she had long been ill. During her illness, there were rumors that she and husband Chad Kroeger of Nickelback had …

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Flu Symptoms Already Showing Up, Get Vaccinated Now

It’s about that time of the year again when flu symptoms start to appear in people all over the country. One way to prevent such a fate is to get the flu vaccine, but doctors say that it might not protect you from every strain. CBS Chicago reports that the current flu vaccine is matching only about half of the …

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Ohio State Football Player Found Dead

The body of an Ohio State University football player who had gone missing was found in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, according to authorities. Kosta Karageorge, a 22-year-old OSU defensive lineman and wrestler, disappeared Wednesday, and his body was found five days later. Karageorge apparently commited suicide inside of a dumpster near his apartment, by way of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. …

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Teen Driver in Deadly Crash Will Not be Cited

A Texas teen who was issued a careless driving citation after wreck that killed five of his family members will not face charges, prosecutors said Monday. The crash crash occurred on a Louisiana interstate, as the family was travelling to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Louisiana authorities believe the teen dozed off behind the wheel, and overcorrected as he …

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Norovirus Sickens 172 on Princess Cruises Ship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday that 172 passengers of a U.S.-based Princess Cruises ship touring the Pacific have been infected with Norovirus. The ship in question, the “Crown Princess,” had a similar outbreak in April, when over 150 passengers became infected. The vessel also had a Norovirus incident in December, 2012, when 102 passengers were infected. …

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Ebola Quarantine Acceptable to New Jersey Voters

A poll conducted in New Jersey revealed that most voters agreed with Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to quarantine a nurse from Maine who had recently spent time in West Africa. Doctors Without Borders member Kaci Hickox returned from Sierra Leone on October 24, and was involuntarily quarantined at New Jersey’s University Hospital. At the time, a slightly feverish Hickox protested …

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Ebola: Cruise Ship Passenger in Quarantine Over Scare

The U.S. State Department today announced that an American on a cruise ship is currently being monitored for possible Ebola exposure. The passenger is an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where Eric Duncan died of Ebola last week. Duncan was the first person on U.S. soil to be diagnosed with Ebola. The State Department identified the employee through a …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives CDC $25M to Fight Ebola

Saying we’re at a “critical turning point” in the fight against Ebola, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating a hefty $25 million to the cause. Here’s what Zuckerberg had to say in a post: The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but …

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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 Million to Fight Ebola on the Front Lines

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday that he and his wife would $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola. The nation’s most famous hoodie-wearing public figure since the Unabomber announced his donation — where else? — on his Facebook page. “We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t …

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First Ebola Case Diagnosed In U.S. — ‘We Will Stop It Here,’ Says CDC

The first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. The person who first tested positive for Ebola is a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, hospital spokesman Stephen O’Brien said Tuesday. The unnamed person left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September …

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Second Ebola Infected Patient Arrives in Atlanta

A North Carolina missionary who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia was transported to the United States Tuesday to begin treatment, just days after Dr. Kent Brantly was moved in a similar manner. Nancy Writebol, who is affiliated with the North Carolina-based Christian relief groups Samaritan’s Purse and SIM, arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in a private jet converted …

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