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The outbreak of the Ebola virus has triggered a market for treatments of the disease, especially online, an article published by CNN Health reports. Last month, fraudulent Ebola treatments were discovered for sale online, all of which directly violated federal laws and were unproven in fighting the virus....
Despite having access to healthcare and vaccines, many wealthy parents are refusing to immunize their children, an article published by CBS News says. In parts of California such as Malibu and Santa Monica, nearly 15 percent of kindergarteners are not immunized, which according to the CDC, is a compromise...
The U.S. government has ramped up efforts to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa, and is now predicting between 550,000 and 1.4 million infections by January, a Reuters article reports. Over 2,800 are already dead in an outbreak that has single-handedly been more fatal than every previous outbreak combined....