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Clay Jenkins and Zachary Thompson Are Ebola Heroes

All last week CDC officials reiterated their conclusion—based on nearly 40 years worth of successfully containing past outbreaks—that you cannot catch the Ebola virus from people who are infected unless they have already begun suffering a fever or started showing other signs of illnesses...

October 6, 2014 — Christine Gorman

Mosquitoes Have Flying, Blood-Sucking Parasites of Their Own

The biting midge Culicoides (Trithecoides) anophelis Edwards is a predator of engorged mosquitoes, which was first described by Edwards in 1922 [1].At least 19 mosquito species in the genera Anopheles, Culex, Aedes and Armigeres have been documented as hosts of C...

October 6, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer

Hospitals on the Lookout for Ebola Patients

Howard University Hospital in D.C. is the latest facility to report a suspect patient in isolation, but so far only a Dallas visitor has tested positive for the virus

October 3, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

BRAIN Inititaive Doles Out $46 Million in Initial Funding

A signature science program of the Obama administration’s second term—one intended to develop technologies and a base of knowledge to solve long-standing mysteries of how the brain works—has finally reached cruising altitude...

October 1, 2014 — Gary Stix

No Airlifts for Sickened African Ebola Docs

West African physicians confront the same dangers as foreign health workers, but unlike their counterparts they do not receive emergency evacuations if they fall victim to the Ebola virus ...

September 29, 2014 — Nicholas St. Fleur
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