Test results in suspected Ebola case in Toronto due in 24 hours

Test results on a patient being treated in a Toronto-area hospital for a suspected case of Ebola are due within the next 24 hours, Ontario’s health ministry said on Saturday. Samples from the patient, who recently came to Canada from Nigeria, have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. “This action was taken as a precautionary measure and results of the testing are expected within the next 24 hours.” The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst on record and the World Health Organization said on Friday that it represents an international health emergency that will likely continue spreading for months.

Guinea shuts borders with Sierra Leone, Liberia in bid to halt Ebola

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrographBy Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea closed its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola epidemic that has killed nearly 1,000 people in the three countries this year. Authorities said the decision was taken primarily to prevent infected people crossing into Guinea, where at least 367 people have died of Ebola since March and 18 others are being treated in isolation. The West African Ebola outbreak is the worst in history and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it represents an international health emergency that will likely continue spreading for months. It has put a severe strain on the health systems of affected states and governments have responded with a range of measures including national emergencies declared in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, which confirmed seven cases of Ebola in Lagos.


Georgia salmonella trial shows food safety relies on honor system – The Denver Post


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Georgia salmonella trial shows food safety relies on honor system
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ALBANY, Ga. ? Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say that Stewart Parnell and others …
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Currently, the United States has three facilities that are especially established to quickly produce vaccines and therapeutic agents if and when major public threats occur. These facilities have assured the U.S. of their support and involvement in aiding the …
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The first case of West Nile Virus in a human for 2014 has been confirmed in Weld County. Mosquitoes are caught and tested in a risk index called the "vector index". The testing zones in Weld County exceed 0.50 in the vector index, which is the point when risk …
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Kings Island on Saturday topped the record for the most people applying sunscreen at the same time with 2,148 to help raise money and awareness for Melanoma Know More. Sunscreen was provided courtesy of Panama Jack, according to a release from …
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Microbiome Analysis Key to Testing for Colon Cancer?
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Investigation of the gut microbiome may provide some indication of patients that are most at risk of developing, or already have, colon cancer. The study, entitled The Human Gut Microbiome as a Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer, was published in the …
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Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor infected with Ebola released a statement Friday afternoon? his first since being brought back to the U.S.. Brantly was working for humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse in West Africa, treating Ebola patients at a …
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Liberia president apologises for high toll for Ebola health workers

By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) – Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologised on Saturday for the high death toll among the country’s healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to $18 million for the Ebola fight, part of which will be given to health workers to help with insurance and death benefits, to fund more ambulances and to increase the number of treatment centres. “If we haven’t done enough so far, I have come to apologise to you,” she told hundreds of health workers who gathered at Monrovia’s City Hall for a meeting with her government. The West African Ebola outbreak, centred on Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, is the worst in history.