All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘centers for disease control’

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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‘Kissing Bug’ Illnesses On the Rise in the U.S.

Members of a typically subtropical family of insects commonly known as kissing bugs have been making their way further north in the United States, while carrying the deadly Chagas disease. Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic ailment caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. The parasite exists in the feces of the kissing bug (Triatoma infestans), and is spread …

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MERS Virus: Third Case Diagnosed in U.S.

The MERS virus appears to be spreading–albeit very slowly. The third case of the disease in the United States has been officially diagnosed. An Illinois man likely picked up the illness from an Indiana man who was diagnoed as the first within the country to have the disease earlier this month. Middle East respiratory syndrome hasn’t had much of an …

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School Head Lice Policies Changing

School head lice policies are being relaxed in several states, which has left some parents not too happy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are between six to twelve million head lice infestations each year in the U.S., among children ages three to eleven. And now states including Florida, California, Nebraska, South Carolina and New Mexico no …

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