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  • Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding. At an emergency...

  • Ebola survivor donating blood to Atlanta patient

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Ebola survivor says he's in Atlanta to donate blood to an American patient. British nurse William Pooley was reached at his Atlanta hotel Thursday night and said he was in the country to donate blood to a patient being treated at Emory University Hospital. Pooley...

  • Autistic boy's parents sue Ohio health department

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Parents of an autistic child on Thursday sued the Ohio Department of Health and others in federal court, alleging discrimination against Ohio's autistic children by failing to provide what the lawsuit describes as federally mandated treatment. Gary and Nikki Ruhl, of...

  • Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella. Nearly six years later, a federal jury is weighing criminal...

  • 7 killed while on Guinea Ebola education campaign

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The prime minister of Guinea says seven bodies have been found in rural Guinea after a group of local residents attacked Guinean health workers carrying out Ebola awareness efforts in a rural area. In an announcement made on state television late Thursday,...

  • Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults. The study, released Thursday, was conducted by Oregon Health & Science University...

  • Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for mayor. Ford said he soon would...

  • 2 Illinois women die from West Nile virus

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two women with West Nile virus have died, becoming the state's first deaths from the illness this year, health officials announced Thursday. One woman was in her 70s and the other was in her 80s, said Chicago Department of Public Health spokesman Ryan Gage....

  • West Nile virus blamed for Lee County death

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Lee County woman has died from West Nile virus. The death is the fourth from the virus reported in Mississippi this year. Health officials did not identify the victim. The disease often is transmitted by mosquitoes.

  • Perry, A&M dedicate key element of vaccine center

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry and top officials from Texas A&M University dedicated a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant Thursday that's intended to have the capacity to produce bulk flu vaccine that can be delivered to as many as 50 million people within four...

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