Mosquito-borne dengue targeted by antibody with hope for vaccine
Dengue
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Dengue
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Mosquito-borne dengue targeted by antibody with hope for vaccine

Oliver Staley | Bloomberg - December 15, 2014

LONDON — Scientists have discovered new antibodies that neutralize viruses that cause dengue, potentially putting a universal vaccine within reach for a mosquito-borne illness that strikes an…

Storyline: Ebola is actually difficult to get
Ebola
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Ebola
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Storyline: Ebola is actually difficult to get

Todd C. Frankel | The Washington Post - October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A mild fever was the first sign that the nurse in Dallas was infected in Ebola. She started feeling ill last Friday. It was alarming…

First Ebola patient diagnosed in US dies from virus
Ebola
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Ebola
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First Ebola patient diagnosed in US dies from virus

Kelly Gilblom, Caroline Chen and Harry R. Weber | Bloomberg - October 8, 2014

NEW YORK — Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died from the virus Wednesday while in isolation at a Dallas…

Female Alzheimer’s researchers band together
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Female Alzheimer’s researchers band together

Fredrick Kunkle | The Washington Post - September 4, 2014

Women arguably have been hit hardest by Alzheimer's disease: Two-thirds of those with the dementia-causing disease are women, and women serve more often than men as their…

Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities
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Ebola
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Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

Todd C. Frankel | The Washington Post - August 31, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children's hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. His diagnosis became clear three days after…

Costa Rica-based US relief workers join efforts in West Africa to combat Ebola
Ebola
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Ebola
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Costa Rica-based US relief workers join efforts in West Africa to combat Ebola

Matt Levin - August 29, 2014

Two Costa Rica-based USAID workers left to West Africa this month to lead disaster-relief efforts in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak. Tim Callaghan and Phil Gelman…

‘Virus’ is solo performance at its finest
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Virus’ is solo performance at its finest

Robert Isenberg - July 24, 2014

When people get seriously ill, they rarely suffer alone. Whether it’s cancer or HIV, depression or STDs, their trauma sends ripples of emotion through family and friendships,…

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Panama will use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue

AFP - January 16, 2014

PANAMA CITY – Panama will try to control a dengue outbreak that has claimed six lives this year by releasing transgenic mosquitoes. Officials believe the mosquitoes can render…