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Fri October 24, 2014
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Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

Dallas nurse Nina Pham speaks at a press conference after she was confirmed free of Ebola and released from a National Institutes of Health facility on Friday.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Dallas nurse Nina Pham was discharged from a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland Friday, where doctors confirmed she was free of the Ebola virus.

Pham's colleague Amber Vinson is also said to be free of Ebola, though she remains in a hospital in Atlanta.

While their progress is being cheered, many nurses around the country still feel their profession unfairly received blame for the errors in treating Ebola in Dallas.

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Thu October 23, 2014
Shots - Health News

What To Do When The CDC Orders You To Check For Ebola Symptoms

The symptom card tells what to watch for, and the log sheets are for recording temps and symptoms, twice a day.

Now that the United States is asking people arriving from West Africa to monitor their health in an effort to identify those infected with Ebola virus, the natural question is: How would I do that?

With your Ebola CARE Kit, of course.

On Thursday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled the Check and Report Ebola Kit, which it will be handing out starting Monday to travelers from West Africa who arrive at U.S. airports. Think of it as a swag bag for epidemic time.

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Tue October 21, 2014

To Reduce Lyme Disease In Humans, Fort Collins Researcher Wants To Vaccinate Mice

Laboratory mice eating oral vaccine that protects them from Lyme disease bacteria.
Division of Vector-borne Diseases, CDC

It begins with a rash – red, and expanding. Then, exhaustion. Joints ache as if with arthritis. There may be a headache, fever, chills. If it goes untreated, the arthritis can last years. Even worse, the brain may be affected, leading to shooting pains and tingling limbs, or even memory loss.

These are the symptoms of Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that affects around 300,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no human vaccine for Lyme, but now a CDC researcher has developed a new way to fight the troublesome disease: by vaccinating the mice that carry it. 

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Wed August 13, 2014

Larimer County To Spray For Mosquitoes In Southeast Fort Collins

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insecticide spraying for West Nile infected mosquitoes will begin Friday, August 15 in the highest risk portion of Larimer County, an area that overlaps with part of southeast Fort Collins.

It will be the county spraying, not the city of Fort Collins.

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Mon July 28, 2014

Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab

A CDC scientist examines mosquitoes using a stereoscopic microscope to identify the species while working in a BSL-3 lab in Fort Collins, Colorado
Centers for Disease Control Division of Vector Borne Diseases

While most Americans probably haven't heard of Chikungunya, Ann Powers, a research microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, has been studying the virus for 15 years.

The mosquito-carried virus made the news recently when the first locally-transmitted case of it appeared in Florida, July 17. Now, the public and medical researchers are wondering if it may spread further into the United States, and how serious it might be.

The research that Powers does at the CDC's Division of Vector Borne Diseases in Fort Collins may help answer some of those questions.

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