Tag Archives: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ebola May Persist in Semen for Nine months: Study

Ebola May Persist in Semen for Nine months: Study

  Miami, United States – The Ebola virus may persist in some men’s semen for nine months after they were initially infected, far longer than previously thought, according to preliminary research ...

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First Direct Evidence that Autism is Not Rising: Study

First Direct Evidence that Autism is Not Rising: Study

  Miami, United States – The way autism is diagnosed in the United States has led to an apparent tripling in cases in recent years that does not reflect reality, researchers ...

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Rubella is Gone from the Americas: Global Health Authorities

Rubella is Gone from the Americas: Global Health Authorities

  Washington, United States – Improved vaccine campaigns have led to the elimination of rubella — an infectious disease that can cause birth defects — from North, Central and South America, global health authorities ...

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Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone

  Miami, United States – Thousands of healthcare workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials ...

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Pill Taken Before, After Sex May Prevent HIV: Study

Pill Taken Before, After Sex May Prevent HIV: Study

  Los Angeles, United States – An HIV prevention pill taken by gay men before and after sex reduced the risk of virus transmission by 86 percent, according to the results of a ...

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HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Riskier Sex, STIs: Study

HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Riskier Sex, STIs: Study

  Miami, United States – Despite concerns among some parents, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause riskier behavior in teens, nor does it raise rates of sexually transmitted infections, ...

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Death Rate in US Blacks Infected with HIV Drops 28%

Death Rate in US Blacks Infected with HIV Drops 28%

  Washington, United States – The mortality rate of African-Americans infected with HIV has dropped sharply in recent years and the gap between whites and blacks is narrowing, new figures show. A new ...

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CDC Monitoring Lab Tech After Possible Ebola Exposure

CDC Monitoring Lab Tech After Possible Ebola Exposure

  Washington, United States – A lab worker may have been exposed to a live sample of the deadly Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, adding ...

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Bacteria in Caramel Apples Kills at Least 4 in US

Bacteria in Caramel Apples Kills at Least 4 in US

  Miami, United States – A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened 28 people since November, ...

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