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Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports October 30, 2014

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say October 30, 2014

Hygienic burial practices are crucial

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis October 29, 2014

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Women's Infection After All October 28, 2014

Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids October 27, 2014

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

N.Y., N.J. Ease Ebola Quarantines October 27, 2014

Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home

White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines October 26, 2014

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts October 25, 2014

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds October 24, 2014

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer's Risk October 24, 2014

But other experts doubt that a herpes infection could cause the brain disease

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola October 24, 2014

She expressed thanks to those who helped treat her, and then met with President Obama at the White House

New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition October 24, 2014

Three contacts of Dr. Craig Spencer are in isolation; NYC mayor is urging calm

Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed October 24, 2014

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say October 23, 2014

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters October 23, 2014

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked October 23, 2014

Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health departments for 21-day incubation period

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too October 22, 2014

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

Where Ebola Battles Are Won October 22, 2014

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC October 21, 2014

Firestone efforts to protect employees may have limited spread of disease on rubber tree plantation

Ebola Vaccines May Be Deployed in West Africa by January, Officials Say October 21, 2014

American, Canadian vaccines both in safety trials that should be complete by December

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself October 21, 2014

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports October 21, 2014

Staff at 5 airports will identify and screen these travelers for Ebola infection before entry

CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients October 21, 2014

Full body suits, respirators now recommended, along with monitor to observe workers removing gear

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals October 20, 2014

Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock

Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet October 20, 2014

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now 'Free' of the Virus October 20, 2014

Unidentified patient arrived at Emory University Hospital Sept. 9, was discharged Sunday, officials say

U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report October 19, 2014

Among the recommendations: full body suits so no skin is showing

Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban October 18, 2014

Government's moves must be 'guided by science,' he says

WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa October 17, 2014

Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports

Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds October 17, 2014

Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say

Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar' October 17, 2014

Ron Klain, a trusted White House adviser, has a reputation for handling political challenges

U.S. Health Officials Resist Ban on Travel From West Africa October 16, 2014

Such a ban would make it much harder to track those who might be infected with Ebola, CDC director testifies

1st Dallas Nurse With Ebola Headed to NIH Facility in Maryland October 16, 2014

Second nurse has also been transferred from Dallas hospital that has been criticized for its handling of Ebola patient

Ebola Nurse From Dallas Transferred to Atlanta Medical Center October 16, 2014

Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities nationwide with isolation units designed to treat infectious diseases

Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC October 15, 2014

Health officials play down risk to fellow passengers on trip from Cleveland to Dallas

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola? October 15, 2014

After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

Texas Health Care Worker With Ebola Took Commercial Flight on Monday: CDC October 15, 2014

Woman was on Cleveland-Dallas evening flight, first reported symptoms to hospital next morning

For Ebola, No New Drugs Riding to the Rescue -- for Now October 15, 2014

Intensive supportive care and blood transfusions are best bets, infectious-disease experts say

Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola October 15, 2014

Nurse reported a fever Tuesday and was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure October 14, 2014

They helped treat the first case diagnosed in the U.S., a Liberian national who died last month

Lowly House Fly's Gene Map Causes Buzz October 14, 2014

First blueprint of the insect's DNA might hold clues to human health, scientists say

Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Treatment Procedures at Dallas Hospital October 13, 2014

CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola October 13, 2014

CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures; woman cared for Ebola patient who died last week

New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers for Ebola October 12, 2014

About half of the 150 travelers who arrive daily in the U.S. from West Africa land at the airport

Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola in Preliminary Check October 12, 2014

Worker cared for Liberian man who died of virus in Dallas hospital last week

Keep It Clean After Ear Piercings October 11, 2014

Dermatologist offers tips on preventing infections

Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study October 10, 2014

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

U.S. Troops Arrive in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia October 10, 2014

Screening of travelers from West Africa to begin Saturday at JFK Airport in New York

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll October 10, 2014

Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds jump in number of people who say virus is 'major threat' to United States

Study Finds Hospital Patients Don't Wash Their Hands Enough October 09, 2014

More education needed about importance of infection control, researcher says

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